Originally a mobile spa service dedicated to pampering elderly and disabled women, Forever Beauty Spa Suite opened its Curtis Bay storefront to indulge belles of all ages with an array of beautifying treatments. In addition to its mobile and onsite services, the spa plays host to parties within the sun-kissed walls of private rooms, such as The Suite, outfitted with a dining area and stations for hair, nail, and makeup services, or the Retreat Room, whose amenities include massage and facial areas and a lone white flag.
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.
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.
You never know when a date, a job interview, or an old high-school rival might suddenly pop up, so Spa On The Square keeps its doors open seven days a week to help clients look their best no matter the occasion. A full slate of hairstyling services awaits, including cuts, updos, and highlights for both men and women. Nail technicians groom nails and soften skin during basic mani-pedis or organic nail services, which include ingredients such as milk and honey, chocolate, or herbs, and aestheticians reach for chocolate, caribbean sea salt, or seaweed during skin-softening body treatments that may be enjoyed à la carte or paired with a soothing Swedish, deep-tissue, or volcanic-stone massage. Spa On The Square extends its waxing services to men as well, manscaping fuzz on multiple areas including the stomach, neck, back, and ears. The spa even offers men's Brazilian waxes for baseball players looking to facilitate faster slides into home plate.
Apothecary Wellness Spa's service menu may be long and diverse, but every treatment has one thing in common: holistic, eco-friendly products and techniques that calm the mind and reveal beauty naturally. Facials rely on formulas from Naturopathica and Ilike Organic Skincare to purify and revitalize complexions through fully personalized treatments, each of which include soothing massages and a bounty of hot towels. Custom-massage sessions benefit from the addition of individually blended essential oils, and body treatments soften the skin by imparting essences of wholesome fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Even the waxing treatments take a natural approach by using Nufree, a plant-based, hair-removal formula that's naturally antibacterial and free of waxes and sugars, resulting in less skin irritation than the hard waxes or recently-lit birthday candles used by other spas.
Historically spas have served as escapes from the stresses of everyday life. Yet at Baltimore Spa and Salon, ensconced within the Ritz-Carlton Residences on the Inner Harbor, an acute attention to detail has enabled patrons to escape all their worries, from their aches to their dissatisfaction with their style to their irrational fear of invading Mongols. The spa side is divided into therapy suites: a couples' treatment room with whirlpool, a Vichy treatment room that draws deep impurities from the body while releasing a warm radiance, and an oasis treatment room for individuals or couples to help detoxify, firm, and hydrate skin. While enjoying treatments that range from a four-handed massage to a detoxifying rinse beneath a seven-headed Vichy shower, guests take in curved glass panels and walls wrapped in damask fabric.
The salon, meanwhile, affords a similarly immersive experience with designer cuts, expert coloring, straightening, and deep-conditioning treatments. Both facets of getaway gain backup support from a boutique, which offers guests products from lines such as Red Flower, Éminence Organic Skin Care, and Bumble and bumble. With a new medical aesthetics menu and new hours, the spa salon always keeps its customers in mind.