The warm glow of wall sconces and crystal chandeliers bathes the earth-hued salon in elegant light, illuminating the team of certified stylists and colorists as they reinvent hairstyles from behind plush styling chairs. They draw from professional name-brand products, such as L?Or?al Professionnel and Moroccanoil, as they perform cuts, colors, and smoothing treatments. Nail techs, meanwhile, lavish digits in decorative polishes as aestheticians shoot for epidermal excellence with facials, makeup applications, and waxing services. Staffers also offer in-house and onsite bridal services, prepping brides-to-be and their life-size cake toppers for the big day.
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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.
In addition to the smiling staff of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists, Bee Beautiful’s friendly and relaxed vibe surfaces in its opulent tapestries, plush couches, and floral grace notes. Within this tranquil space, staffers treat their clients like queens, drawing from a lengthy menu that includes a plethora of hairstyling services, nailcare options, massage therapies, and skin and body treatments. Once they’re finished in the salon or spa chair, customers can buzz over to the retail shelves where they can peruse a wealth of eco-friendly haircare, nailcare, and skincare products from the likes of OPI, Onesta, and the Naked Bee.
In the setting of a white, two-story house, the staff at Colours Salon & Day Spa aims to serve clients with the same hospitality and comfort as they would expect at a friend’s abode while providing all the indulgent services of a salon and day spa. A talented cast of hairstylists, armed with products by L’Oreal, Sebastian, Paul Mitchell, and Pureology, transform drab ‘dos into chic and polished styles.
Beyond the salon area are the private spa rooms, where skin treatments, waxing sessions, and massage therapy take place. Licensed aestheticians offer five kinds of facials, such as glycolic acid treatments or a classic European session complete with cleansing and exfoliating. Massage therapists, meanwhile, assuage aches with deep-tissue and Swedish modalities, each of which provides more stress relief than throwing a lance through a wall of bubble wrap. Two- to five-hour beauty packages save clients from having to choose, offering them curated selections of massages, mani-pedis, facials, and lunch options.
Voted 2012's best men's barber and salon by the readers of Delaware Today, Studio One Eleven surrounds fellas in relaxing, masculine ambiance while polishing handsome exteriors. Haircuts, coloring services, and dandruff-fighting scalp treatments keep dapper Dans looking even dapperer, and waxing streamlines chests for pool season or removes chest-clinging koalas for sweltering summer months. Spa services such as massages and facials melt away stress while keeping skin supple with essential oils and moisturizing emollients. The studio's focus on luxury extends beyond specific services, with complimentary chair massages during every visit, free hairdo touchups between scheduled visits, and an onsite putting green to practice shots while waiting for appointments.
Hairworks, which was voted Delaware's top hair salon in 2013 by the readers of The News Journal, likens finding the right stylist to finding the right spouse?it's all about creating a bond with someone whom you can trust and openly communicate with. To that end, the stylists can be there to perform most any service for their clients, including cut and color as well as more advanced treatments such as relaxers and keratin straightening. And though hair is the namesake, the team also performs nail services, waxing, and facials.