Chock full of environmentally conscious practices and comfy armchairs, Juste B's comfortable salon soothes fingers and toes with a slew of doting manicure and pedicure services. During the Quench My Hands manicure, frantic fingers unwind and compete to hold their breath the longest in an organic soak infused with eucalyptus and lavender, before shedding exoskeletons with an exfoliating acai-and-peppermint scrub. Not to be overshadowed, floor-based digits receive the same treatment before aestheticians smother them in a honey-almond treatment, a deep hydration that sinks softly into skin with a hot-towel wrap. For long-lasting, healthy bone coverings, hands and feet also absorb a protective coating of natural sunscreen. Finally, tendons stretch and strengthen under the invigorating attention of a capable masseuse before finger and toe tips don expressive pigmentation with a water-based polish, colored to match outfits or express a complicated admiration for Pollock.
Located on the lower level of residential tour de force Silo Point in the Locust Point neighborhood, Privé Salon & Spa is an urban oasis devoted to aesthetics. Chandeliers that look like they belong on the top of a Greek goddess's Christmas tree dangle provocatively from the ceiling, flanked by exposed beams and well-stocked shelves. Owners Johnna Sychuk and Jennifer Beck both trained with legendary mane man Chas before creating their own state-of-the-art palace of pampering. Glance over their salon services card; lady snips average $40–$75, and guy's cuts are $30–$50. Privé also offers coloring services including retouching ($60–$80), full highlights ($90 to upward of $130), and lowlights (starting at $10).
Twisty scalp canopies quickly become stunningly straightened with a keratin smoothing treatment, which softens, smoothes, and strengthens fallow follicle farms into majestically long strands. An all-natural solution is used to achieve notable results without unpleasant odors and excessive fumes and works exceptionally well with damaged hair, frizzy locks, and woolly mammoth coats. Unlike New Year’s resolutions, the treatment lasts two to four months and will leave hair conditioned and more manageable even after it returns to its natural, springier form.
Usha Salon & Day Spa might best be known for meticulous threading services, which twice garnered a spot on Baltimore Magazine's annual "Best Of" list. But the skills of the house stylists and aestheticians don't stop there. They can also reshape coifs with stylish cuts and add face-framing dimension with highlights services. Nearby, Usha's henna artists use traditional Indian techniques to install intricate designs that are perfect for standing apart from the crowd or blending in with a pile of tea-stained lace. Clients can also take a break from humdrum chores with soothing facials and massages.
Laser hair removal gets rid of pesky strands by targeting them at the follicle with two rhythmic handclaps and an intense burst of light. The beam heats the follicle to a controlled, sauna-like temperature, soothing the hair before it experiences a life review and a serene, fade-to-white farewell. Immediately following treatments, some clients may experience redness, but they will be professionally advised with a post-treatment skin-care plan to relieve whatever minor irritation may occur. Women can use today's Groupon to treat their underarms ($540/three sessions), bikini line ($607.50/three sessions), upper lip ($337.50/three sessions), or chin ($472.50/three sessions), and men can use it for their shoulders ($275 per session) or the nape or the front of their neck ($175 per session). As few as three to four sessions (spaced two to three months apart) are typically required to see permanent results, and customers can conveniently combine two Groupons for a total of six sessions.
Aestheticians Melissa Jacobson and Stephanie Casey employ only organic ingredients within their candlelit beauty studio. Jacobson, a certified reiki master, and Casey, a certified aromatherapist, believe in treating the whole body and all of its manifestations in alternate universes. They excel at cultivating a sense of total peace, whether they're performing body wraps, deep-tissue massages, ear candling, or makeup applications.