Studio 210 Salon founder Sohelia has more than 15 years of experience behind her, but still she shines the spotlight on her coworkers, gushing on the staff page about her salon's "house full of energetic and enthusiastic hair stylists." Her team of makeup artists bring with them their own distinctions, including Catherine, a former model and theatrical costume designer, and Casey, a makeup and hair department head for E! Entertainment. The entire beauty team, working in conjunction with massage expert Kim, devotes themselves to subtle, feature-flattering makeovers or aesthetic overhauls on par with Picasso's shift from his blue period to his burndt-sienna phase.
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.
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.
Serendipity Salon and Spa’s treatments draw from countries around the world—and even from the animal kingdom—to promote beauty and relaxation. The salon’s eyelash extensions, meanwhile, are crafted from mink fur, and applied to the lashline one-by-one. Leading the team behind these treatments is head stylist Heidi Porath, who draws on experience styling runway models and celebrities to ensure top-notch handiwork, whether she is mixing personalized hair color or brightening complexions with a facial. Customers can also stay up to date on exciting products and services offered at the salon by visiting the staff blog or requesting messages delivered by the staff carrier pigeon.
Hair removal is the specialty service at Wax On The City, and the salon's technicians are all experts in waxing and threading techniques. Aestheticians are also on hand to help soften and smooth skin, administering a thorough skin analysis before pampering complexions with customized facials and miniature gift baskets that fit into pores. Lash lines can also be beautified and defined with extensions, during which technicians darken natural lashes with a tinting solution and temporarily curl strands with a perm.
Sun Tan Spa & Eyebrow Threading specializes in sunless tanning and hair removal. Technicians shape eyebrows and remove facial hair using ancient threading techniques, and they use traditional wax to remove hair from the rest of the body. They'll even re-wax any missed hairs within two days. The salon also carries advanced UV tanning equipment, lotions, and a VersaSpa spray-tanning booth to help clients maintain their glow all year long.