Ever since Brenda Novak decided to get permanent makeup a few years ago, she's loved knowing that she always looks her best. Her makeup is perfect, no matter if she's just crawled out of bed in the morning or just finished exercising. At Forever Beauty, LLC, she helps clients gain the same self-confidence with permanent makeup tailored to their features. Using skills honed at the Academy of Cosmetic Arts and Sciences, Brenda fills out brows, enhances eyes, and makes lips look fuller with natural, permanent color. She's also certified in the art of derma-needling, a treatment that helps build collagen, repair stretch marks and scars, and diminish wrinkles.
Dr. Steven J. Saltzman, a board-certified anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialist, oversees operations at SJS Medical Enterprises. Those looking to turn back the clock or stuff the sand back up the hourglass will find an array of rejuvenating services, such as ILipo laser-slimming, an option to purchase supportive fat burning supplements based on organic and raw food products, nutritional counseling, and an on-site exercise facility with personal trainers to provide extra support if needed. Such treatments can help whittle away at fat deposits and help recharge energy levels without the risks of surgery or other invasive procedures.
Recognizing that the mind and body are powerfully connected, the staff at Annapolis Wellness Spa aims to improve both. They begin by turning private treatment rooms into a soothing, stress-free environment through scented candles and soft music. As clients' minds wander, therapists and aestheticians ply muscles with therapeutic strokes or nourish skin with cleansing facials. Nutritional counseling technicians also guide clients to a healthy emotional state, believing that a positive outlook is key to changing eating habits and conquering deep-seated fears of carrots.
At Escape Massages, an experienced and licensed massage therapist specializes in a variety of modalities. Therapeutic, relaxation massages target areas filled with tension or stress, and hot-stone massages send gentle heat into muscles. Other techniques include Swedish, prenatal, Thai, and scalp, hand, and foot massage.
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.
Led by the pedigreed Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg and Dr. Michele Shermak, the Plastic Surgery Center's three high-tech facilities focus not just on beautifying clients but also on educating them about the surgical process. Relax under their capable care with a round of frown-line fighting Dysport, which aims to imbue new vitality into the manifold folds of aging countenances. A sequence of five quick injections can reduce the wrinkles and fine lines caused by aging, stress, and artisanal cheese-tasting. While effects are not permanent, the procedure may stop the muscles that cause furrows from contracting, providing temporary forehead toning.