From the beige walls of Indulge Salon & Day Spa, framed pictures of Hollywood icons Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn watch over salon chairs as licensed beauty professionals make visitors feel like celebrities. Owner Wendy Zahradka and Manager Debbie McCotter lead a hospitable team that overhauls outer appearances with haircuts, perms, and coloring services for both men and women. They even keep facial hair tidy with hot lather shaves, perform relaxing massages, and create custom facials that remove dirt from pores, exfoliate skin, and erase fingerprints from when the Tooth Fairy investigates your mouth when you sleep.
No Worries Salon founder Jill Turnbull, who was selected best colorist by Baltimore magazine in 2011, leads a talented team of stylists who work out of the salon's chic, chandelier-bedecked confines. When customers enter the salon, the friendly staff welcomes them into the inviting space, showering them with attention during their visits. On top of basic haircuts, the staff colors, glosses, straightens, and curls strands. After each visit, stylists provide guests with a complete haircare maintenance program to ensure new hairstyles stay fresh, styled correctly, and don't run away before an important business meeting.
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.
Salon Pasca's dedicated staff of professional stylists beautify patrons with a full range of salon services. To eliminate frizz and tame tresses for easy styling, opt for the botanical keratin treatment ($300). With a protein-rich serum and the wave of a magic hot-iron wand, the keratin treatment restructures, relaxes, and reconditions hair fibers. The resulting smooth 'do reduces the need for morning hair-styling, freeing time for other traditional antemeridiem pursuits, such as sausage-link stacking and throwing night rocks at the sun.
BioDerma's licensed physician zaps away stubborn follicles with noninvasive CoolGlide lasers armed with a built-in cooling tip to minimize discomfort. Patients experience a slight prickling or stinging sensation as a laser gently beams light into the skin, confronting the roots of the unwanted hair stems for falling behind on rent payments and gradually evicting them over two to four weeks. Men and women shed downy coats from any type of skin, including tan epidermises, and may elect for a numbing cream to dull slight irritation. The sessions usually require no downtime or bandages, so clients can return to normal activities such as housework or paranormal activities including ghostbusting immediately.
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.