Back in the 1960s, beauty was so simple that some beauty parlors—like the nine traditional ones run by Robert Andrew Zupko—only had one service: roller sets. But beauty trends began to change, so Zupko changed right along with them, adding skincare and nailcare to his hairstyling business. When 1996 hit the calendars, the salon evolved into a full-fledged day spa that covered 7,000 square feet.
Zupko has since created Robert Andrew – The Salon & Spa, a 22,000-square-foot Tuscan-style getaway nestled in the giant scalene triangle that connects D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore. Inside the salon, more than 90 beauty professionals—including nail technicians, massage therapists, and stylists—shape and polish nails, snip split ends, and disentangle achy muscle knots. The salon also boasts a troupe of Yon-Ka trained aestheticians who remove dead skin cells with pumpkin enzymes and melt away frozen funny faces with hot-stone facials.
More recently, Zupko opened Robert Andrew Medical Spa, where the spotlight's on lasers, injectables, chemical peels, and other high-tech skincare services.
Board-certified plastic surgeon James E. Chappell, MD, rejuvenates frontispieces with personalized treatments for a variety of facial dispositions, all in a calm and comfortable setting. The skinsperience begins with a private consultation, where clients discuss their individual needs, concerns, and favorite Monopoly railways, followed by the first microdermabrasion facial. The mostly painless procedure sheds dermis-dulling dead skin with a spritz of tiny, exfoliating crystals, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and days spent lounging on imploding stars. Customers can then schedule their second treatment at a later date, and up to two Groupons can be purchased for a total of four face-pampering treatments.
Helping customers enhance their looks and boost their self-esteem is the mission at Georgeana Enhancements, where staff members offer an array of cosmetic services. For weight loss, they prescribe meal plans, administer B12 injections, and perform Liposonix treatments that break down fat cells using ultrasound energy. They can also remove facial lines with Botox injections and erase enamel discoloration with either Boost or Zoom! teeth-whitening technology, instead of a fire hose.
Under the guidance of Ramesh G. Patel, a board-certified doctor of internal medicine, the staff at Nivika Medspa beautifies patients with a range of advanced technologies. Technicians harness the power of specialized lasers to help to improve clients? skin tone, reduce wrinkles, or remove unwanted hairs, and they wield multiple tools?including ultrasound devices and HCG injections?that can assist customers with weight-loss programs. Chemical peels that employ PCA Skin products join forces with FDA-approved facial injections such as Botox and Juv?derm, working to reverse the signs of aging or prolonged exposure to the sun. With a setting as groomed as its clients, Nivika Medspa features sleek, high-contrast furniture and colorful accents of modern artwork.
Signature Service: Botox / Fillers
Brands Used: Allergan
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Free consultation with plastic surgeon
Dr. Sanjiv Saini and the team of physician assistants and registered nurses at MD Dermatology of Maryland tend to the medical and esthetician needs of skin at their state-of-the-art facilities. They perform scalp-to-toe screenings to check for malicious moles, growths, or "kick me" signs, and they treat conditions such as acne, eczema, and melasma. On the medical spa side of things, they offer beauty injections and chemical peels, as well as laser skin surfacing, laser hair removal, and professional-grade products for purchase.