Nestled on a street corner in the Federal Hill neighborhood, The RowHouse Grille beckons to passersby with homey feasts of freshly caught seafood, crispy fried chicken, and burgers. A misty, old-timey charm pervades the welcoming tavern, with wooden rafter beams overhead, dark varnished hardwood floors underfoot, and a silent 'e' defiantly hanging off the end of the word "Grill." Friendly tenders at two different bars pour out frosty glasses of beer from 16 taps, perfect for pairing with a plate of P.E.I. mussels or New England lobster rolls. Servers bear gifts of jerk chicken, gator po' boys, and English pea risotto, or cart out five-course sampler feasts of smoked cheese, seared scallops, bacon-wrapped steaks, and pear tartes.
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Technique: In threading, a thin (cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, plucking the hair at the follicle level. Unlike tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, threading can remove short lines of hair.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Origin: Most people believe threading originated in India over 6000 years ago and spread throughout Asia, the Middle East and in recent times Europe.
What do you love most about your job?
Advantages cited for eyebrow threading, as opposed to eyebrow waxing, are that it provides more precise control in shaping eyebrows and is more gentle on the skin. It can be painful as several hairs are removed at once: however this can be minimized if it is done professionally.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The girls I use are from India and Pakistan. Also, since I'm more mature, they hold my eye skin tight while they perform the threading. There is no pain this way, they follow up with aloe gel, and it's very inexpensive. I've been in a lot more pain from waxing and tweezing any day.
After more than 2,000 hours of professional training across two decades, Bella Dermis Skin Care owner and aesthetician Monica Grajales knows how entwined inner health and external appearance can be. She combines her extensive knowledge—including licensure in Florida and California and a postgraduate aesthetics diploma from the International Dermal Institute—with 10 years of experience as a health educator and is currently studying for certification as a yoga teacher. In keeping with her holistic philosophy, Grajales avoids harsh chemicals in favor of natural, plant-based skincare products.
In addition to clinical-grade facials and peels, Grajales caters to women's needs with treatments such as skin bleaching and signature "derriere care" sessions. She also hosts events such as bachelorette parties or corporate gatherings that teach employees how to address acne without resorting to dabs of liquid paper.
Audrey Hepburn gazes out from her portrait in Paola's Beauty Boutique, her movie-star eyes taking in the salon's chic furnishings, expert staff, and patrons leaving with manicured brows that might even rival hers. Audrey stands as Paola's unofficial mascot?in addition to her portrait, an Audrey quote in praise of strength, laughter, and femininity hangs on the salon's wall?but it's the services themselves that are the real stars. In addition to waxing services for brows and bikini lines, Paola's offers spray tans, weight-loss aids, and other beauty services designed to make guests feel like eating Breakfast at Tiffany's, going on a Roman Holiday, or various other glamorous activities related to movie titles.
True Nails and Eye Brow Threading Spa?s technicians specialize in painting artistic designs, and there's no request too challenging for them to handle. They layer nail polish colors to create polka dots, chevron stripes, and animal prints. They help clients get into the holiday mood by painting reindeer and stockings for Christmas and colorful sugar skulls for Day of the Dead. Manicures might even showcase a client's profession?teachers can opt for meticulously painted notebooks and rulers, while podiatrists can cover their fingernails with tiny toenails. Beyond polish, the technicians add 3-D faux crystals, pearls, flowers, and bows to nails. Eyebrow threading and eyelash extensions round out the menu of services.