At Gossip Salon and Day Spa, you'll get more than a haircut, a makeup application, or a massage—you'll get an atmosphere of friendly ease. The staff adopts the original meaning of the word gossip—folks as far back as 1014 used the word to mean a close friend. It was only later that it took on a more pernicious denotation, though it always kept the connotation of comfortable chatter. At the salon, stylists mainly stick to gossiping about new tools, techniques, and products that'll help clients look runway-ready.
Inside the welcoming confines, the stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists chat amiably with clients, consulting them on their desired look and lifestyle before trimming their hair into classic and on-trend cuts or shaping their brows into their favorite parallelogram. They also practice their approach outside their salon, participating regularly in community outreach and charitable events.
Solace Salon and Day Spa and its staff of experienced aestheticians give clients a plethora of pampering with a haircut ($55), a hair-conditioning treatment and blow-dry ($35), and a maintenance facial with AHA exfoliation ($95). The facial polishes up the pores and smoothes out scraggly epidermal regions as the AHA exfoliation stunts acne aspirations lurking just below the surface of the skin. Let Solace's accredited aestheticians and stylists bring bliss to your body with high-quality products, all while you lounge in the salon/spa's soothing and intimate interiors. The salon is currently shipping off its hair clippings so they can be made into mats to help soak up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Private Practice of Annapolis is the domain of Tammy Kennedy Wolfe, the clinic owner and head aesthetician who's been reforming troubled complexions since 1976. The skincare expert has experience in camouflage therapy from a Washington D.C. hospital burn unit, as well as has worked with the prestigious Johns Hopkins dermatology center. She's joined by plastic surgeon Dr. James Chappell, and aesthetician/makeup artist Christina Noelle Somensky, who has created looks for national advertising campaigns and TV shows.
The team refreshes faces with everything from Botox injections to microdermabrasion treatments to medical-grade facial peels. Once complexions are restored, Christina swoops in with airbrush tools and lipstick brushes to create flawless faces.
No matter what look a client asks for, no matter how trendy it is, Luxe Studio's stylists are prepared to execute it. Once a month, every staffer learns about the latest trends, methods, and political coups taking place in the world of style. This means they're totally ready to handle anything their clients throw at them during their in-depth consultations, though they specialize specifically in hair color and extensions.
Away from the salon chairs, aestheticians wax away unwanted hair, and a Reiki practitioner works to balance energy and relieve stress. The salon's makeup artists help clients select makeup shades that flatter their skin tone and hair and eye color.
After more than 25 years spent promoting and practicing wellness, Jandel Benjamin can untie nearly any knot a muscle can get itself into. The nutritionist and massage therapist draws on a wealth of knowledge to relieve pain and improve circulation during Swedish and deep-tissue massages. Benjamin’s talents stretch far beyond these traditional modalities, encompassing specialty techniques such as lymphatic drainage, reflexology, and hot-stone therapy. There’s even a modality tailored specifically to expectant mothers. This pregnancy massage combines strokes and kneads to relieve back pain and tap out lullabies in Morse code.