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.
Under the guidance of master barber Paul Johnson, the staff at Hair Fetish Barber Shop and Salon makes over men and women with sleek new hairstyles. Men can watch sports on high-definitions TVs while getting a quick cut and shave, and women can unwind with colors, cuts, and styles in a separate salon area. The shop’s barbers and stylists trim hair in a spacious facility with tile flooring and a wraparound mirror obscuring red walls and facial blemishes.
Under the direction of senior cosmetologist and makeup artist Dakota Mabe, the hairdressers at Tasteful Tresses snip, color, and style strands of all textures. The team pairs hair-sprucing services, such as extensions and frizz-fighting keratin treatments, with facial waxes and custom makeup to completely transform each client’s look. In addition to women’s hair services, they also tidy up the hairdos of men and children, and trim beards so clients can get a competitive advantage in pie-eating contests.
Monavé's specialty is mineral makeup, a line of cosmetics based in whole, organic, botanical ingredients, with formulas that are 95% vegan and preservative-free. Monavé's makeup is not tested on animals, or plush facsimiles of animals, so you can glow with the knowledge that your radiance is not indirectly hurting any penguins (though your dazzling countenance may injure their self-confidence). The natural ingredients are gentle on your skin, so you also won't need as much makeup for an even complexion, and your cheeks won't feel like a monster-truck course. Monavé will happily give you free samples so you can purchase your product with 100% enthusiasm (see their exchange policy here).
When the rest of Erika’s middle-school classmates filled the seats around her with trendy hairdos, Erika was still wearing elementary-era pigtails. Determined to transform her tresses, she tried her own hand at hairstyling and quickly found her niche. Soon, she was dispensing her talents on the heads of family and friends, which led to a job as a 14-year-old shampoo assistant—even Michael Jordan didn’t go pro that fast. Today, she’s a full-blown stylist with 16 years of experience. At Create the Beautiful, Erika spends her days taming clients’ manes with keratin straightening treatments, face-flattering haircuts, and highlights that might match the bright-yellow walls of her salon. Erika also offers other spa services such as facials designed to make the skin appear youthful and rejuvenated with deep exfoliations, massage, extractions, and deep cleansing masks.
Stylist Adriane Beveridge works out of Fells Point Salon, where she specializes in shorter hairstyles for men, women, and children. In her nearly 20 years in haircare—which includes an appearance of her work in the INSPIRE Vol. 89 technical haircutting guide—she's learned styling short hair is just as important as cutting it. She also adds variation to new styles with Joico coloring products, and offers augmentative services such as beard trims, eyebrow waxing, and head massages.