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The experienced stylists at Ashalina's Salon & Spa make no secret of their passion for beauty. And rather than just appreciate beauty, they gift it to others with a wide range of hair and skincare services. Custom cuts sculpt locks, while coloring and highlights add a natural or other-worldly sheen to hair. Braiding and gel twists, and special-occasion up-dos, transform clients' style in even more ways. Alternatively, classic and deep-tissue facials cleanse and tone the skin. Masks and peels, meanwhile, lift away layers of dirt and leave faces softer than a cloud draped in velvet.

8060 13th St. Suite #057
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Stylists work with all hair types at Kari's Dominican Style Hair Salon, and they specialize in natural hair. From retexturizing treatments to weaves, layers, and updos, staffers are adept at transforming clients' hair and scalp with a variety of techniques.

8646 Colesville Road
Silver Spring,
MD
US

Decorated with fancy mirrors, pink flowers, and scads of crystalline chandeliers, Bella Cache' looks nothing like a doctor's office. But the glitzy environment holds fully credentialed medical staff, including a physician, nurse practitioner, therapist, and registered nurse in addition to licensed cosmetologists. The diversity of talent lets Bella Cache' offer weight-loss, nutrition, and counseling services alongside eyelash extensions and body wraps.

7515 Annapolis Rd, Ste 207
Hyattsville,
MD
US

Offering high-quality beautifying services with tip-top products, Salon Lavand expertly removes unwanted hair with the deft touch of an ant doula or kangaroo jockey. Amid a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere, a crew of professionally trained, steady-handed aestheticians smoothes faces into striking facades. Buttressed by most stylists' years of experience in follicular ingenuity, Salon Lavand focuses on showcasing individual beauty with pampering pizzazz while ensuring every client receives attentive care. Visitors can opt for an eyebrow ($20) and lip ($10) waxing, or two eyebrow-waxing treatments ($40 total) that will leave their mugs sleeker than a ’57 Chevy doused in Vaseline.

8106 Norfolk Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

If you’re planning on a whole new cut, check out Groupon’s guide to pairing different face shapes with hairstyles.

What Haircut is Best for Your Face Shape?

Round (nearly equal in length and width with soft, curved edges): Balance is key to any great hairstyle, so those with round faces will benefit from layers that are long or asymmetrical; hard lines help even out a soft face shape. Hair that hits at the shoulders or collarbone provides a slimming effect. Those looking to go shorter should go very short, as volume on the sides can make faces look wider.

Square (nearly equal in length and width, but with sharp edges): Just as round faces need hard lines to cut the softness, square faces benefit from a little softening in the form of layers, waves, or razored or feathered ends. Square faces can pull off many different lengths but benefit from shorter face-framing pieces or long, piece-y bangs, both of which help to visually soften sharp angles. A part that is slightly off center can help blur harsh edges and extra length can help a square face look more oval.

Heart-shaped (wider on top, narrower toward the chin): Full or side-swept bangs help to draw focus to the eyes and away from a pronounced chin, as does a long bob that is all one-length. Waves or curls that hit right below the jaw line help fill in and balance the chin-area, but putting too much curl or frizz on top can make the brow appear wider.

Oval (a long face in which the brow, cheekbones, and jaw are of nearly equal widths): Long faces are the most versatile and can handle styles of varying length and texture. Bangs and cheek-length layers can both balance by adding width, as can waves, curls, or a deep off-center part.

4908 Hampden Lane
Bethesda,
MD
US

The stylists at Studio 355 Hair & Day Spa believe cutting hair is like sculpting, and it shows. Giving careful though to elements such as angle, weight, and movement, their final haircuts flatter clients' face shapes, and never look heavy—even when enhanced with natural-looking extensions. To stay at the forefront of cutting edge hair trends, the team attends regular seminars around the world and the stylists regularly show off their mane-shearing chops at hair-cutting competitions such as the Intercoiffure.

The same artistry shines through in Studio 355's spa services, which range from correcting Cosmedix peels to aromatherapy massages. To leave hands and feet looking their best, they also dole out pedicures enhanced with herbs like organic ginger or jasmine, and perform precise manicures, that never involve shooting at polish hands with a paintball gun.

11755 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda,
MD
US