Vitamins are the building blocks of healthy living, providing bodies with the sturdy foundations they need to grow and flourish. One of the most intriguing is Vitamin B12. Found naturally in meat, fish, eggs, and milk, the vitamin has been linked to positive health benefits ranging from increased energy to improved metabolism. At InShapeMD, medical director Dr. Ekan Essien and clinic director Dr. Thomas Burke use Vitamin B12 injections as the cornerstone of their medical weight-loss programs. When paired with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, the shots may provide the burst of energy needed to burn through reps and torch unwanted calories.
Signature Service: Esthetic hair removal
Brands Used: Glo
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Please call ahead.
As a therapist, Kelly was never content to settle on one craft. After graduating from the Baltimore School of Massage in 2000, she began practicing as a certified massage therapist. Soon, she also delved into detoxification and weight loss, became a licensed aesthetician and makeup artist, and trained in holistic techniques such as reflexology, chakra balancing, and energy work.
Today, Kelly follows her passion for making others feel beautiful inside the private rooms of her quiet Pikesville spa. To cultivate a serene atmosphere, she surrounds her clients with candlelight, aromatherapy, and soft music. Her range of skin treatments can cleanse pores, repair sun damage and acne scars, and infuse faces with nourishing herbs or vitamin C. She also coaxes out skin's natural glow and strangers' spontaneous compliments with back facials, body polishes, and spray tans.
Dr. Michael Perline and Linda Perline, PA-C, understand the importance of looking at a pretty face, and not just because the husband and wife work together. The duo helm Between the Lines Medispa, twice voted Best of Howard County by Howard Magazine. These medical specialists—Michael an M.D. and instructor at John Hopkins Hospital, and Linda a nationally certified physician assistant with 26 years of clinical experience—aim to give all their clients personalized care, which they do through services such as their “liquid facelift.” Using Botox and Dysport, dermal fillers, and prescriptive skin care products, this treatment can improve lines around the eyes and forehead, soften deep folds around the mouth, and reshape the chin and jaw. During this treatment, clients are given a mirror so that they can give feedback, such as asking the clinicians to focus more on frown lines. Afterward, clients are typically able to return to normal activities the same day. Between the Lines Medispa is located inside Mason & Friends Salon·Spa; together, their menu of services includes facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, haircare, Vi Peels, and ultrasound Clarisonic brushes.
Lash Logic Studio’s lash extensions make every blink a special occasion. The glamorous lashes come in synthetic, silk, and mink varieties, as well as specialty styles—glitter lashes, for example, can enhance any look with subtle sparkle, much like a hat that’s made from only half a disco ball. And, as if ditching the mascara wand wasn't enough reason to celebrate, Lash Logic also hosts lash parties held in their studio or on-location, where guests can toast their new heftier winks with free champagne.
Hair is an important part of a person's appearance, so unwanted hair loss, hair thinning, and hair-texture changes can be surprising and unwelcome developments. That's where Belle Chic Studio Salon steps in. Since 1994, it has outfitted its customers with a variety of wigs and hair extensions. Skin-weft extensions that look and feel natural seamlessly add length and volume to hair. A staffer applies the extension to the scalp with tape?in a process far more effective than applying it with sticky bubblegum. For micro-ring extensions, on the other hand, a hair-loss expert uses MicroLinks to attach the extension to the client's natural hair, for results that last for up to five months. Toupees are also available; staffers can attach a toupee to as few as five existing strands of hair.
People who already have a full head of hair but want to make it longer and smoother can undergo a keratin hair-straightening process. This treatment is suitable for any ethnicity or race and works on all types of curls. Clients decide how straight they want their hair to become.
Because hair loss can be a sensitive issue, Belle Chic maintains private, off-the-street parking and private styling rooms. Women can request an image consultant, and all customers receive confidential services.