In a studio praised by the Baltimore Sun for its feng shui approach to balancing inner and outer beauty, Zen Head Salon's experienced stylists revamp exteriors with personalized hair and nail services. Shellac manicures keep nails clad in fresh hues for weeks without smudging, chipping, or cracking into silhouettes of Teddy Roosevelt. Thin sheets of polish cover keratins, with UV rays speeding the curing process between coats. Alternatively, scissor-wielders collaborate with clients to design hairstyles that accommodate personal tastes and profiles before shampooing and cropping overflowing tendrils. Moroccanoil treatments restore elasticity to shorn locks, replenishing protein for stronger manes that look great when flexing in a leotard.
Branching from a hallway adorned with hanging plants are private treatment rooms painted a soft sage green. In these tranquil nooks, aestheticians perform various facials that imbue expressions with youthful radiance and clarity. Several facials include steam cleaning, extractions, staring contests, and masks; more specialized services, such as back facials and anti-aging facials, nurture skin with products of marine origin. Massage therapists direct their attention to knots below the skin with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages.
Even though it's called The Face Place, the team at the full-service salon treats clients from head to toe. Inside the clean, modern space with warm orange colors and hardwood floors, spa professionals perform soothing lotus flower mud body treatments, aromatherapy facials and relaxing manicures. Acupuncturists free up energy pathways, and massage therapists melt tension with hot-stone massages. The team even helps beautify folks from the inside out with fitness classes, such as meditation, tai chi and hula hooping.
On the garden level of The Hotel at Turf Valley, Alexandra's offers up a well-rounded menu for the midmorning muncher. As you peruse the linen-laden tables, indulge in a sampling of thick hickory-smoked bacon, blintzes, waffles, a rotating seafood dish, and a multitude of fresh fruit and vegetables. The sight of hearty eggs benedict and slow-roasted prime rib coexisting in peace will draw a tear of joy from enchanted eye sockets, while the smoked salmon and diverse bakery selection is enough to make stomachs skip a beat. The omelette station equips adventurous eggs with provisions for the journey to the center of your stomach, and lunch edges in on the action with the build-your-own salad station. The brunch also includes unlimited champagne, Bloody Marys, and mimosas, unlike “linner,” which includes a Capri Sun and rush-hour traffic.
An Aveda-concept salon, Visual Changes caters to guests' individual needs by providing personalized pampering experiences. The style-boosting Aveda hair spa treatment, which includes a blowdry and style, will keep your follicles feeling loved and your loved ones feeling your follicles until you feel justified charging them a petting fee. The Caribbean therapy manicure pampers skin cells and nerve endings and the special occasion makeup application decorates newly brightened mugs with botanically based pigments, giving faces a cheerful change from clown paint.
If your eyes are the windows to your soul, your hair is the tunnel to your mind. Keep your mind-matter from escaping with today's hair-taming Groupon. For $19, you get two Floyd's Cut haircuts at Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, a $38 value. This traditional barbershop with modern rock flare is about 13 miles to the west of Baltimore in Ellicott City.