Usha Salon & Day Spa might best be known for meticulous threading services, which twice garnered a spot on Baltimore Magazine's annual "Best Of" list. But the skills of the house stylists and aestheticians don't stop there. They can also reshape coifs with stylish cuts and add face-framing dimension with highlights services. Nearby, Usha's henna artists use traditional Indian techniques to install intricate designs that are perfect for standing apart from the crowd or blending in with a pile of tea-stained lace. Clients can also take a break from humdrum chores with soothing facials and massages.
Like the receipts, pennies, and action figures that linger in the depths of your purse, dead skin cells and dirt can clog your pores and form a dingy dead-face mask over your own beautiful mug. Today's deal dumps your face upside down, shakes out the crumbs, and vacuums up the detritus. For $47, you get one Classic Éminence Organic Facial and skin-care consultation at All About Me Salon and Day Spa. This highly praised center of relaxation in Towson has been named one of the best salons and spas by Baltimore Magazine and recently earned Best of Citysearch honors.
When Todd Beckman named his first two tanning salons The St. Louis Tan Company in 1994, he gave them a local name because he didn’t expect such rapid success. But when the business quickly expanded outside the city and into other states, Beckman changed its name to The Tan Company to reflect its national scope. Today, the company stretches from coast to coast, helping clients achieve a golden hue in upright Mystic Tan booths and in horizontal tanning beds. The salons also stock products from top industry brands such as Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty to help clients maintain their tans even after they leave the salon and return to the tunnel they’re digging to China.
Helmed by board-certified vascular surgeon Wayne Reichman, MD, The Vein and Cosmetic Institute’s team of doctors and technicians devote themselves to brining skin back to its original unblemished state. Stocking their offices with the latest laser technology, wrinkle-defying injectables, and facial products, they perform more than 20 cosmetic services ranging from vein removal to microdermabrasions.
Since graduating from the Aveda Institute in Washington, DC, Lisa Basta dreamed of opening an organic hair salon. Today, she has. At Studio L Salon, she uses her alma mater's naturally derived products in each of her salon services, helping her clients to adopt a more ecofriendly approach to beauty. As clients sink into styling chairs amid wooden floors and mint-hued walls, Lisa works to eliminate split ends, shape hair, and update color with a variety of services. Partial or full highlights add depth and dimension to natural hair color, and Rusk keratin treatments banish curls, frizz, and nesting birds for months. When not doting over clients' manes, Lisa doubles as a waxing artist, removing unwanted fuzz from brows and upper lips.
In the spa, registered massage practitioner Rebekah Allen integrates various modalities to perform custom treatments. Clients can also opt for scalp massages or hot-stone work, which may incorporate aromatherapy oils in scents such as freshly cut hair.
The gentle spa specialists at La Clinica are expertly trained to whisk away useless dermal moss on all surfaces of your fleshy bark. Today's deal nets a follicular primping of the bikini region with one of three bikini styles. Whether you choose a basic, neatly groomed look or a totally hair-free surface, a meticulous aesthetician will gently set wax traps to remove pesky hairs, carefully extricating and shaping the area in a service perfect for prepping a poolside bod that out-glistens its aqueous reflection. Before you hit the bathing-suit clearance racks, the friendly face-shapers at La Clinica will perform an arch-shaping eyebrow wax and upper-lip cleanup to enhance your naturally stunning mug.
The stylists at Allure Salon & Spa strive to cultivate a personable environment—they compare the salon’s atmosphere to that of the TV show Cheers, except with less beer, more shampoo, and no patronizing laugh tracks. Inside this amiable salon, each stylist boasts more than 20 years of experience in the haircare industry. They get to know their clients before dolling them up with MoroccanOil and American Crew products in order to craft elegant hairdos or glossy, manicured nails that complement each guest’s personal style. A certified keratin straightening practitioner transforms damaged or frizzy hair into a smooth waterfall of strands, skincare specialists evoke natural skin tones, and massage therapists loosen clenched backs and shoulders with calming strokes.