Cheveux Salon is home to a team of five internationally trained hairstylists and makeup artists, and what a tasteful home it is. With cobalt-blue salon chairs and silver-framed mirrors at each workstation, it's the perfect setting for clients to indulge in a haircut that highlights their own natural beauty. Speaking of highlights, the team specializes in coloring techniques that range from traditional lowlights to bold streaks.
Apsara Day Spa & Threading's licensed aestheticians liberate bodies from unflattering fuzz with both waxing and threading treatments at their Cockeysville and Catonsville locations. Clients revamp expressive visages for upcoming mime calisthenics drills with facial waxing, or oust facial fibers with Indian techniques of deft string handling and threading. Brazilian waxes leave skin smooth from the navel down, and egyptian waxes evict strands from betwixt hips with an all-natural, sugar-based formula, which clings to individual hairs without irritating the skin.
In addition, multitalented staff members further beautification with spa services such as massages, hairstyling, and facials. One-on-one yoga sessions boost circulation and flexibility as well as building self-esteem by allowing clients to boast about being the top student.
The stylists at Allure Salon & Spa strive to cultivate a personable environment—they compare the salon’s atmosphere to that of the TV show Cheers, except with less beer, more shampoo, and no patronizing laugh tracks. Inside this amiable salon, each stylist boasts more than 20 years of experience in the haircare industry. They get to know their clients before dolling them up with MoroccanOil and American Crew products in order to craft elegant hairdos or glossy, manicured nails that complement each guest’s personal style. A certified keratin straightening practitioner transforms damaged or frizzy hair into a smooth waterfall of strands, skincare specialists evoke natural skin tones, and massage therapists loosen clenched backs and shoulders with calming strokes.
Signature Service: Eyelash Extensions
Brands Used: Nova Lash
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Good for Kids: No
Pro Tip: Welcoming and satisfying experience
At Public Image Salon, owner and stylist Nicki believes that a hairstyle should do more than frame the face; it should tell the world who you are. That's why she begins each of her appointments with a conversation. "I start by asking questions about them without getting too personal," says Nicki. "I find out their interests." This step helps Nicki craft a look that's unique to the client's personality or professional life.
But Public Image's burgundy walls listen to more than just the sound of scissors snipping and hairdryers plotting world domination. Nicki also administers salon services such as highlights, Novalash eyelash extensions, and mani-pedis.
Similar to the mirrors found in the dressing rooms of Broadway theaters, the long mirrors mounted on the walls of Salon Craft are framed by thin lights, lending each styling station a glamorous energy. But the real show can be viewed in the mirrors’ reflections where stylists engineer sleek layers, wrangle fussy curls, and smooth down frizz. Private waxing sessions also manage difficult strands, lifting away unwanted fuzz from upper lips and brow outskirts. While waiting on highlights to set, clients may sip coffee at the refreshments bar.