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.
Yellow accents and diffused lighting make the reception area of LaBrecque Center for Aesthetics feel more like an upscale living room. This homey vibe permeates the center's private treatment rooms, where Tempur-Pedic pillows sprawl across fluffy beds. In these well-appointed quarters, beauty professionals sit down with patients for aesthetic consultations and treatments. They take time to account for all the factors that impact beauty, and use these considerations to build treatment plans that help clients look and feel as beautiful on the outside as they do inside their high-school yearbooks. Licensed aestheticians call upon laser technology for the majority of services, wielding the energetic light to remove hair, tighten skin, and spur cell regeneration. Complementing their work, an onsite physician plumps wrinkles with Botox and performs laser tattoo removal with an authentic lightsaber.
Ridding unwanted hair from clients' bodies since 1975, the skincare specialists at European Wax Center have had plenty of time to perfect the four-step waxing process. First, a specialist cleanses the skin and layers it with pre-wax oil so the wax adheres to the hair and not the skin. Next, the specialist applies exclusive EWC Comfort Wax crafted in Paris from beeswax, which is gentler to the skin than traditional wax or wax made from ground-up rocks. Finally, after the hair has been removed, a rejuvenation product is applied to freshly waxed areas, leaving behind soft, silky-smooth skin.
With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of hair care and skin care, Karen Marlise knows what aesthetic services to use to make her clients look their best. She is skilled in the art of permanent cosmetics and has mastered the high-tech marksmanship of laser hair reduction. Traditional facials and peels encourage a healthy and refreshed complexion, while cellulite treatments and body-contouring services work to refine the silhouette.
Karen is the sole proprietor of her private medical spa studio, and she does her work under the supervision of Dr. Valdes.
Esthetic Edge mirrors the spotlessness of a doctor's office while providing all the amenities of a spa. Joy E. Hilligoss puts to use her certifications in electrolysis, laser hair removal, skin care, and permanent makeup. Using pH balanced, non-stripping products, Joy customizes skincare regiments for her clients, including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and visible light therapy.
With more than 25,000 laser treatments under its belt, the certified staff of Breeze Laser Center wields modern technology to soothe and improve skin. Omnilux treatments focus nonheating LED lights on acne-afflicted faces for 16–20 minutes per session to produce clearer skin with little discomfort. Like a timid sea monkey, fresh skin emerges gradually, typically after four sessions. Fight off hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, blackheads, or the advancing armies of face gophers with a Silk facial peel. The peel, lasting 30–45 minutes, exfoliates epidermises, then a topical serum soothes freshly-uncovered layers and eliminates the need for downtime. Prior to each treatment, Breeze's benevolent skin-sorcerers will meet with clients for a complimentary consultation, answering any questions they may have, and teaching soothing strokes that calm visages nervous about adopting a new look.