Rather than juggling a menu of spa services, the aesthetician at Eyebrows at Studio 54 focuses on just one area: the eyebrows. Using a twist of pure cotton thread, she sweeps away unwanted hair with controlled precision, shaping brows into sultry arches, going ultra-thin, or merely cleaning up their perimeter. Developed in ancient India, this threading technique requires no waxes or chemicals.
Many different cultures and ethnicities contribute to the tapestry that is America, each with its own traditions and customs. At Eden Salon, stylists embrace all hair types no matter the ethnic background. They specialize in hair services that cater to a wide array of hair textures and types, like curly, kinky or super fine. They can create a natural look, press hair to straight and soft, or add extensions to existing tresses.
Usha Salon & Day Spa might best be known for meticulous threading services, which twice garnered a spot on Baltimore Magazine's annual "Best Of" list. But the skills of the house stylists and aestheticians don't stop there. They can also reshape coifs with stylish cuts and add face-framing dimension with highlights services. Nearby, Usha's henna artists use traditional Indian techniques to install intricate designs that are perfect for standing apart from the crowd or blending in with a pile of tea-stained lace. Clients can also take a break from humdrum chores with soothing facials and massages.
Karen Berk loves to color so much, she’s done what every kid with a pack of Crayolas dreams of doing—she made a career out of it. But it isn’t the cartoon pages of coloring books to which she applies her art; it’s the heads of her clients. At Color by Karen, Berk changes hair hues with L’Oreal Professional products and bleaches strands using a gentle solution made with Keratin, which helps hair shine. She also cleanses dirt, oil, and big scary bugs out of hair with plant-based shampoos and conditioners from the Phyto line. Her colleague, Dawn Montgomery, also brings her own expertise to the styling station. In addition to holding certifications in both Brazilian straightening and Nano-Keratin techniques, Dawn is also versed in Deva's strategies for cutting curly hair.
Developed in Beverly Hills, Glow to Go's sunless solution offers a safe and effective way to achieve beachy bronze in less than 10 minutes. A healthy alternative to UV beds and venomous minnow exposure, the spray tan process at Glow to Go employs Infinity Sun technology, which boasts being all natural and carbon neutral. Certified tanning technicians use airbrushes to apply customized color, misting contours with a special mixture of anti-oxidants and pure botanicals to leave skin hydrated and vibrant, like a marching band in a swimming pool. All sun-styling sessions take place in Glow to Go's 1,400-square-foot facility, and clients are encouraged to shower, shave, and remove lead aprons before swinging by for their treatment.
The cosmetologists at Flow Dominican Salon come from all over the world, hailing out of countries from Jamaica to Nepal. Maybe that's why they're able to offer such a diverse array of beautifying services. Clients can smooth hair into finger waves or condition locks with Dominican hot-oil treatments. Stylists can also swiftly erase unwanted hair with waxing or threading services. For those looking to adorn hands or feet, professional henna artists decorate skin with traditional Indian body art.