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.
AKA Studios is nestled in Baltimore's downtown Canton Square, only a short wig toss from Chesapeake Bay. While relaxed in a cozy salon chair, clients can solicit a skilled stylist to sculpt artful layers or decorate tresses with color highlights. The salon also offers an array of spa treatments such as spa mani-pedis, brow waxing, and soothing massages to ease chronic tension.
For more than 17 years, the staff at Sima’s Salon & Spa has made clients exemplars of high fashion with an emphasis on creativity and individualized attention. Before administering any cuts, conditioning, or color treatments, the team carefully considers various aspects of the client’s appearance and lifestyle. They assess the shape of the face, which can suggest what features are best to highlight and which would look best covered in hair. The salon's licensed aesthetician also takes an analytical approach as she customizes daily skincare routines with organic products by Éminence and uses hard wax to remove hair from brow to foot and everywhere in-between.