The staff at That Look Hair Gallery cuts, colors, and styles hair for men, women, and children, in addition to offering nail services and massage treatments. Behind their stations, stylists modify hair with golden highlights and skillful weaves or alter follicle texture with relaxers and perms. Nail technicians coddle hands and feet with regular or chip-resistant Shellac-polish manicures and pedicures. Elsewhere, massage therapists work to ease muscle tension in necks and backs caused by wearing steel-rimmed bowler hats, employing the relaxing kneads and soft pummels of Swedish massage.
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.
Cuticles Natural Nail Salon delivers relief to hand toes and feet fingers by transporting their nail technicians directly to the front lines of nail care. With this deal, you can opt for either a "no-chip" manicure for two or a regular mani-pedi treatment for one. With the salon's "no-chip" manicure ($90 per person), you and a friend can put aside your differing views on the theory of biological transmutation for a manicure using gel lacquer and ultraviolet lighting to bond color to keratin. Results last up to two to four weeks. With the Cuti-CALL mani-pedi treatment ($140), hands and feet are softened with the salon's Better Butter, and hot towels and a massage add stimulating satisfaction to the cuticle tending. Included in this deal is an offer to join the salon's Polish for a Change membership (a $99 annual value) for free. The membership entitles its members to 10% off regularly priced salon services and 15% off regularly priced products in the salon and online, as well as numerous other perks.
At Aesthetic Restorations Spa, every visitor is a VIP, and aestheticians lavish attention on every guest. This high level of care is particularly impressive given the team's broad spectrum of services, which include lashes perms, lip waxes, and laser body-contouring treatments. Also on the menu are specialty services, such as manicures and pedicures specifically designed for those who are diabetic or have high blood pressure. In addition, Jade Therapy hair-restoration treatments fortify and renew locks, and reiki restores the body's energy so clients can turn on light bulbs by thinking about them.
The all-natural Hannah’s Hair and Nail Studio specializes in weaves and relaxer treatments. But they also offer a wide range of salon services, from hair enhancements and braids to manicures and keratin treatments. Talented aestheticians work with each client to achieve their individual beauty goals.
LaTonya Thomas has dedicated the last 14 years to staying abreast of the current hairstyling trends. A graduate of Suffolk Beauty Academy, she specializes in color treatments as well as fusion and weave hair extensions. Working alongside the other stylists at Hair on You Salon and Spa, LaTonya reaches for products by Bed Head and Design Essentials as she makes over the manes of her male and female clientele, who also flock to the salon to enjoy skin-softening clay facials, full manicures and pedicures, and compliments from complete strangers.