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Getting an awful haircut can be an oddly traumatizing experience. When a teenaged Elizabeth Ford got an awful haircut, she used it as inspiration to work toward opening her own salon one day, where she would ensure her clients would leave happy with how they look. She eventually opened As You Like It Salon and Spa, where after 35 years she's still motivated by the idea that everyone should have a style that makes them feel beautiful. To that end, her and a team of stylists perform everything from haircuts and coloring treatments to keratin and bioionic hair-straightening services. Over the years Elizabeth also added a spa, and now counts a certified aesthetician and massage therapist among her ranks. Resident aesthetician Gina used to be a television makeup artist, and the studio offers makeup applications as well as lash extensions and glycolic facials. Massage services include relaxation and prenatal sessions, as well as essential oil-based raindrop therapy, which is generally preferred to lightning therapy.
3270 Roscommon Dr
Glenelg,
MD
US
When the [team]((http://gr.pn/OFLxSi) of licensed massage therapists aren’t targeting knots with Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofascial-release techniques, they advise clients on matters of fitness and nutrition. Devout believers in the health benefits of massage, the staff spends much of the time attending conferences and devising new treatments. These treatments sometimes make it onto a list of services selected for their ability to help reduce cellulite, release endorphins, and ease digestive problems caused by accidentally swallowed car keys.
5401 Twin Knolls Road
Columbia,
MD
US
Erica Loren has a passion for skincare that she has pursued ever since earning an aesthetician's license in 2004. She now holds a dual license in standard and medical aesthetics after years working with prestigious doctors in the Washington, DC area. In her eponymous spa, she draws on these experiences to share her aesthetic talents with stressed clients. Loren continually seeks out new training to learn the best ways to remove unwanted hair with organic wax or moisturize and detoxify the skin with fine mud grains and seaweed wraps. She sets facial skin aglow using products from G.M. Collin and the clinically validated Jan Marini Skin Research. Using the FDA-approved derma roller, Loren can also reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and cellulite by way of microneedling, which pesters collagen on a cellular level until it finally gets back to work.
10025 Governor Warfield Parkway
Columbia,
MD
US
Kristie’s Hair Design has seen many beauty experts come and go, but owner Jordan firmly believes that her current staff is the best of the best—after all, she calls them the “Dream Team.” Especially versed in ethnic hair types, their diverse and sophisticated talents include hair cutting and styling, weaves, natural braids, and texture treatments. Their finesse also extends to the rest of clients' images through makeup applications and eyebrow shaping treatments, which bring attention to features more effectively than photobombing the State of the Union address. Meanwhile, the staff’s team of barbers also provides custom, classic styles for men as well.
9350 Snowden River Pkwy
Columbia,
MD
US
Tropical Tan, with a focus on convenience and the belief that everyone deserves a great tan, spans across four locations. Each tanning sanctuary is manned by a knowledgeable staff who offer advice and suggestions on which of the many tanning beds or lotions to use for the best bronze.
6905 Oakland Mills Rd
Columbia,
MD
US
Sometimes hair color needs a complete do-over. And if that's the case, Vivid Salon is the place to go. That's because all of the stylists are board-certified colorists, meaning they're experts at the art of great color. They can handle it all, whether it's a fast foil or a complete retouch and balance with partial highlights (known here as the Color Indulgence Package). Their hair expertise doesn't stop with great color, either. They offer haircuts, keratin treatments, and other texture services to boot. To make sure great hair remains in beautiful company, the salon also provides skincare services like brightening facials.
10015 Old Columbia Road
Columbia,
MD
US
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