Marilyn Monroe reigns supreme at Shear Audacity Salon, where her portraits and quotes are displayed throughout as inspiration. The salon’s stylists respect her for her honest nature and aesthetic. Owner and stylist Danielle Byrd seeks to embody Monroe’s natural feminine vibe during haircare and makeup services. Her experienced beauty team travels to venues and homes, using hair products and makeup to beautify for special occasions or to make a mannequin’s eyes look less like they are following you.
Under the guidance of master barber Paul Johnson, the staff at Hair Fetish Barber Shop and Salon makes over men and women with sleek new hairstyles. Men can watch sports on high-definitions TVs while getting a quick cut and shave, and women can unwind with colors, cuts, and styles in a separate salon area. The shop’s barbers and stylists trim hair in a spacious facility with tile flooring and a wraparound mirror obscuring red walls and facial blemishes.
Dr. Marlene Mahipat works to assuage bodily aches with chiropractic adjustments and societal ills with nonprofit work, earning a feature article in the Chiropractic Journal. By day, she treats patients to an array of therapeutic services, from adjustments and traction treatments to aqua massage, dry needling, and treatments for migraine headaches. But after hours, Dr. Mahipat may transform her office into a sandwich-making station for the homeless, according to the Baltimore Sun, or hop in a car to deliver dinners for Meals on Wheels. Unsatisfied with being a mere volunteer, however, within the past five years she also founded two nonprofits herself: Helping Orphans Prosper Everywhere (HOPE) collects food and supplies for displaced or underprivileged kids, and People Letting Every Animal Survive Euthanization (PLEASE) aims to prevent unnecessary euthanizing of otherwise healthy pets.
At Lashful Ladies, technicians specialize in enhancing eyes with eyelash extensions. During treatments, the natural-looking lashes are attached one at a time to existing lashes, making them look longer and thicker without applying mascara or gluing the hair from childhood dolls to eyelids.
The rich aroma of complimentary coffee and nature-evoking green walls greet visitors when they arrive at Hair Trends by Michelle. As they await their turn, clients lounge on leather couches before a high-definition TV before stylists take them into the main salon area to snip tresses into works of art. At hair stations, black, leather chairs impart a modern feel, and towering, open ceilings accommodate attempts to create the world's tallest beehive hairdo. Hair transformations then take place as stylists perform custom cuts, apply conditioning treatments, or give a ‘do a new personality with a touch of color.