Domani Studio's Bel Air location is an ideal place to indulge in a pleasing pedicure or hair-straightening treatment. Submerge shoe-fillers in the rose petal-covered waters of Domani's pedicure bowl; experienced specialists will clean calluses from your feet's seedy underbelly and will cosset cuticles until they're polished and respectable. Domani's Curl-Interrupted treatment manages mouthy manes with a moisturizing and strengthening serum, which strives to repair hair's damaged cortex. Molecules coat each strand of hair, softening it, straightening it, and protecting it from UV rays, smoke, and violent canasta contests. For up to six months, hair can remain smoother, softer, and more conditioned.
Back in the 1960s, beauty was so simple that some beauty parlors—like the nine traditional ones run by Robert Andrew Zupko—only had one service: roller sets. But beauty trends began to change, so Zupko changed right along with them, adding skincare and nailcare to his hairstyling business. When 1996 hit the calendars, the salon evolved into a full-fledged day spa that covered 7,000 square feet.
Zupko has since created Robert Andrew – The Salon & Spa, a 22,000-square-foot Tuscan-style getaway nestled in the giant scalene triangle that connects D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore. Inside the salon, more than 90 beauty professionals—including nail technicians, massage therapists, and stylists—shape and polish nails, snip split ends, and disentangle achy muscle knots. The salon also boasts a troupe of Yon-Ka trained aestheticians who remove dead skin cells with pumpkin enzymes and melt away frozen funny faces with hot-stone facials.
More recently, Zupko opened Robert Andrew Medical Spa, where the spotlight's on lasers, injectables, chemical peels, and other high-tech skincare services.
April Novack, a licensed cosmetologist, provides hairstyling to men, women, children, and stacks of dogs wearing a trench coat. Alongside Novack stands a staff that specializes in other beauty services, such as nailcare and makeup, to completely revamp clients’ looks.
At Accessible Beltway Clinics, a large team of licensed chiropractors traces chronic ailments to their sources and treats them with adjustments. Using technology such as cold-laser therapy, custom-fit orthotics, and spinal decompression, staffers work to relieve patients’ symptoms through a combination of chiropractic and physical therapy.
When working with clients’ hands, the master nail technicians of Unforgettable Nails do everything by hand. Using anywhere from 18 to 21 years of professional experience, practitioners paint nail-art designs and resurface artificial nails—fiberglass, gel, or acrylics—by hand instead of using drills or tiny zambonis. The entire staff is licensed to perform CND Shellac manicures, which can be upgraded with treatments such as paraffin dips and skin-soothing hand “facials.” Beyond a row of whirlpool-spa pedicure chairs is a massage room, where licensed therapists assuage muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques.
As a competitive tennis player, skier, yoga practitioner, and active outdoorsman, Doctor of Chiropractic Richard Hoffman knows how painful and debilitating injuries can be. He specializes in getting injured employees back to work and facilitating seniors' active lifestyles with personalized, one-on-one care. Dr. Hoffman has been in private practice for more than two decades and regularly continues his training in physical therapy and chiropractic care so he can offer the latest equipment and techniques to his patients.
Dr. Hoffman employs advanced technology such as a spinal-decompression table to gently alleviate the pressure associated with compressed discs. His heated Osaki OS-4000 massage chair loosens muscles from the neck all the way down to the calves with an ergonomic, zero-gravity design that cradles the spine and makes a person feel as weightless as a dieting ghost.