Maria Butta built Tranquille Hair & Body on a foundation of experience strengthened by two decades in the hair industry and the training she continues to pursue at beauty havens such as the Color Academy in New York. Butta filled her aesthetic oasis with a staff of talented stylists, nail technicians, and skincare experts, and all this hard work has paid off. In 2009, Tranquille took home eight Best of Citysearch awards in categories such as Deep-Tissue Massage, Nail Salon, and Hair Removal, and in 2011 it was listed on CBS Baltimore's compilation of the Best Makeovers in Baltimore.
According to Towson Patch, Butta recently doubled the shop's size to 2,200 square feet. Now, in addition to offering salon and spa services, she teams up with Dr. Brent Birely and Dr. Richard Adler, who provide cosmetic injectables, and a medical aesthetician who performs exfoliating chemical peels. Butta has also hired a licensed acupuncturist to treat conditions such as a compromised immune system or to sate people’s curiosity about what they’d look like if they were half porcupine.
Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland's board-certified surgeons boast expert specialties, using their skills to aesthetically improve clients with the least discomfort and downtime possible. The doctors' playbook of beautifying procedures transforms clients with breast reductions and augmentations, body contouring, and genital aesthetic surgeries. Offering both a surgical center and a med spa, Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland's staff can also lavish guests with noninvasive beauty treatments such as wrinkle-reducing Botox, Dysport, and chemical peels. The modern treatment center's waiting room and reception greets patients with earth-hued walls festooned with paintings and track lighting.
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.
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Enigma's experienced practitioners lull meddling mind matter into a state of full-body bliss as soothing scents slither into nostrils and muscles succumb to the hearty force of healing hands. A 60-minute deep-tissue massage gets to the root of sinews' struggles, emancipating weary, overworked tendons with long, slow strokes and tactical kneads that snap fingers in the face of tension while evicting overstayed stresses that have been squatting in the melancholy caverns of back muscles. To the accompaniment of ambient live music, guests can bask in Enigma's harmonious environment while sipping on a complimentary herbal tea or cocktail of aromatherapy oils.
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.