Nestled on a street corner in the Federal Hill neighborhood, The RowHouse Grille beckons to passersby with homey feasts of freshly caught seafood, crispy fried chicken, and burgers. A misty, old-timey charm pervades the welcoming tavern, with wooden rafter beams overhead, dark varnished hardwood floors underfoot, and a silent 'e' defiantly hanging off the end of the word "Grill." Friendly tenders at two different bars pour out frosty glasses of beer from 16 taps, perfect for pairing with a plate of P.E.I. mussels or New England lobster rolls. Servers bear gifts of jerk chicken, gator po' boys, and English pea risotto, or cart out five-course sampler feasts of smoked cheese, seared scallops, bacon-wrapped steaks, and pear tartes.
TranquiLaser's technicians wield two all-important tools for efficient hair removal: Candela technology and trust. Typically, clients meet with the same technician for each of their visits, a practice that results in more personalized treatments and a more comfortable overall experience. And, because the center performs laser hair removal exclusively, every staff member has finely honed his or her skills. Their noninvasive service stops hair growth on any skin type by beaming heat into the follicle. Over the course of several treatments (six on average), the follicle shuts down, leaving areas such as bikini lines, underarms, and chins smoother than a marble statue of Casanova.
With a sprawling front porch, 10-foot ceilings, and a dramatic interior archway, the Craftsman-style bungalow that shelters this beauty oasis hasn't lost any of the charm it has cultivated since its construction in 1908. Red and blue trim adorns the outside, mirroring the beauty found within in the form of hardwood floors, decorative wood molding, antique furniture, and a fireplace.
The experienced aestheticians of Forever Beautiful Salon & Wine Spa, the house’s current tenant, tend to nailcare, massage, hairstyling, and skincare services amid the splendid architecture, which is illuminated by chandeliers in every room. These spa specialists tackle skin and hair woes armed with elixirs from Obagi, Redken, and Paul Mitchell, and beautify clients with permanent cosmetics and mineral makeup—mined in Sri Lanka’s famed lipstick caverns. Sometime in the near future, spa patrons can head to the attached two-story structure, a former garage apartment built in the ’30s, and unwind further with little treats from the soon-to-be dessert café and coffeehouse.
The waxing specialists at European Wax Center have worked to perfect their craft over nearly 40 years, and pride themselves on making their clients’ experiences as thorough and pain-free as possible. To do so, they’ve developed a four-step process, which they follow during each waxing sessions. They first cleanse the fuzzy area, and then coat it with oils to prevent the wax from sticking to your skin or the team mascot costume you’re prepping for swimsuit season. The self-proclaimed waxperts then get down to business, swiftly and gently removing unwanted hairs with their all-natural 100% beeswax Comfort Wax. Finally, they smooth faces with a calming cream and bodies with a serum designed to prevent ingrown hairs.
Ridding unwanted hair from clients' bodies since 1975, the skincare specialists at European Wax Center have had plenty of time to perfect the four-step waxing process. First, a specialist cleanses the skin and layers it with pre-wax oil so the wax adheres to the hair and not the skin. Next, the specialist applies exclusive EWC Comfort Wax crafted in Paris from beeswax, which is gentler to the skin than traditional wax or wax made from ground-up rocks. Finally, after the hair has been removed, a rejuvenation product is applied to freshly waxed areas, leaving behind soft, silky-smooth skin.
The team at Sacred Beauty Massage N' Spa enhances the stress-relieving effects of its services, which range from neuromuscular massages to facials and waxing treatments, by fashioning a sleek, tranquil ambience. The reception area welcomes guests with cheerful, lime-green walls and a cushy sofa. Further inside, tidy manicure stations and four leather pedicure thrones invite clients to relax. After their spa treatments, patrons can sip a glass of wine in the garden patio and practice weaving headbands out of flower petals.