The creative styling team at Salon LaRoc keeps up to date better than the New York Times. Well, that?s a stretch, but the squad of hair-tamers includes a curly-hair expert and strives to stay informed about the latest haircare technology. Their cutting-edge cuts, color services, and formal and bridal styles brought home Delaware Today's Best of Delaware 2011 award. Staffers employ the Yunsey and Unite lines for hair, as well as Paul Mitchell, and OPI products for nail services touching up broken vases after throwing a party at their parents? homes. One of their long-lasting no-chip pedicures can begin with a soothing foot soak in a cushy spa throne. The salon's elegant floral accents, dark-wood floors, and shuttered doors create a quaint, shabby-chic atmosphere.
Hair’s the Thing keeps its boutique and crew of seasoned salon pros small in order to treat comatose countenances one on one using top-shelf products. During the 75 indulgent minutes of the custom facial and oxygenating treatment, an adept aesthetician tailors skin-resuscitation tactics according to your skin type and high-school band instrument, then cleanses crumpled face wrappers and smoothes out crinkles with sheen-imparting exfoliation and nourishing salves. Once your peel has been primed, an oxygenating treatment circulates fresh oxygen molecules below the surface of the skin, restoring a lustrous patina to facescapes gridlocked with gunk and cinder-blocked jalopies.
Effective hair- and skincare requires two things: talented, well-trained beauty professionals and quality products. Elayne James Salon and Spa, named in Salon Today's list for 200 of the country’s fastest growing salons, thrives with a staff of Redken- and Wella-trained hairstylists who wield French-made herbal formulas from Privé as they cut, color, and style strands. They also lengthen short ‘dos with Italian SoCap hair extensions, block frizz with a keratin smoothing system, and scare strands straight with barks from a drill sergeant. The salon’s aestheticians use preservative-free A Natural Difference skincare products to cleanse and exfoliate skin during facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and red-light-therapy sessions. Beyond hair and skin, Elayne James’s service menu includes indulgent Swedish and deep-tissue massages, mani-pedis, and waxing.
Hairport and a Touch of Class Tanning?has been in business for more than 25 years, though you wouldn't know it by the decidedly fresh look of its vibrant red- and lemon-colored walls and its unblemished dark-wood shelving. The same goes for the stylists, who remain linked, by way of continuing education, to the most current trends in beauty and fashion. And so experience and modern savvy combine in every haircut, coloring treatment, or perm conducted, resulting in a look that brings freshness and vitality to any head of hair or sentient spaghetti bowl. The salon also features standup and lay-down tanning booths, and mani-pedi stations helmed by nail artists whose spa manicures and sea-salt pedicures enrich the nails and the skin.
The friendly stylists at Xanadu Salon deftly shape, tint, and smooth bedraggled locks in a welcoming, canary-hued parlor filled with professional products. Owner Andrea Patterson, whose services are backed by a Master’s in business at Springfield College and an education at the American Beauty Academy, leads a team of stylists that caters to each client's individual hair needs. They accomplish this by vigilantly keeping gum away from locks, and, secondarily, by rendering an array of salon services. Massage therapists also pamper customers with oils from Arbonne and Therapro before bodywork sessions.
Regulars at Lotus Therapeutic Massage & Bodyworks already know that it's the best place in Annapolis for waxing, pedicures, and therapeutic massages. But those who haven't yet visited the spa can simply trust the opinion of What?s Up! magazine, who recently included Lotus in its 2014 Best of Beauty & Fitness awards.
The beauty pros here never skimp on providing their clients with the best services possible. Perhaps that explains why they often use fully vegan products, including SpaRitual nail polish and Satin Smooth wax. The spa?s in-house boutique stocks its shelves with many such products, along with Dermalogica skincare serums, organic Yogi tea, and plump tomatoes to squeeze when you're stressed.