A friendly and outgoing staff twirls around the styling chairs at Hair Graphics, each bringing a unique style and skill to the table. Take co-owners Jennifer and Joy, for instance. Jennifer is a Paul Mitchell–trained stylist who specializes in So-Cap hair extensions, and Joy calls upon training from Vidal Sassoon and Wella—among other institutions—to create classic avant-garde styles. Meghan brings a natural approach to the team, merging her passion for the outdoors with her knack for modeling the latest trends. Ashley, meanwhile, stays abreast of the latest trends while incorporating her forward-thinking fashion sense. No matter the stylist, each of Hair Graphics’ new clients receives a thorough consultation, ensuring that they leave with the cut or color that matches their vision or doctor’s orders.
Five-time Best of Chesapeake Gold?winner Ron Paul Salon & Day Spa enlivens weary faces with a wealth of rejuvenating skincare services. Perfect for a lunchtime appointment, the express facial treats pores to a customized cleansing complete with a mask and moisturizer application. The microdermabrasion delves deeper to exfoliate layers of dead skin and reveal fresher strata underneath. This diamond-tipped scrub-down is most effective in a series of five to eight sessions, and can help reduce superficial wrinkles, uneven texture, and the ennui that attends not being asked for ID.
At Metamorphosis Salon & Spa, owners Beth Volz and Molly Zemke welcome visitors into a world of soothing and beautifying skin and hair treatments. Guests spruce up their tresses with cuts, foil highlights, and keratin infusions, or cleanse and smooth their skin with waxing, mud wraps, and purifying facials.
Tress tamers at Unlimited Styles Spa & Salon slather strands with Brazilian Blowout Zero's protein-packed solution to help smooth and manage frizzy manes. During the approximately two-hour treatment, depending on the length of the client’s hair, the formula’s keratin proteins work to smooth and nourish strands without exposing them to harmful chemicals or peer pressure from delinquent straightening irons. Lustrous locks can parade their new look for up to 12 weeks after the treatment, and if left to air dry, curls will keep their curves, forming soft waves like a rippling waterfall made of football fans.
Blowout Salon’s purple accent walls contrast a primarily black-and-white interior. Cushy black leather couches and zebra-print chairs create comfortable havens where clients—men, women, and children—await tidying or beautifying services. Despite this elegant tricolored decor, the most stylish area of the salon is still its simplest: the salon chair, whose glistening black leather conjures thoughts of Elvis’s slick, beguiling ’do, the stunning silk of a tuxedo lapel, or the ability not to stand while getting your hair cut. At these cushy cathedrae, professionals shape, style, and color heads using products from brands such as Moroccanoil. And when the staff isn't snipping strands or applying keratin smoothing treatments, they can accent natural features at a makeup bar and wax away unwanted hair.
Chapel. Cathedral. Blusher. Birdcage. There’s a different type of bride behind each of those veils, and Behind the Veil Studio caters to all of them. Owners Liz and Samantha, along with stylist Aubrey, live to create the perfect day with their bridal hair-and-makeup services, which they perform in their studio or at ceremony locations including churches, meadows, and shotgun points. The stylists complete haircuts, color, and updos in addition to smoothing keratin treatments and facial-waxing services. Clients who opt for in-studio styling can let wedding-day jitters melt away inside the pastel blue-, orange-, and yellow-hued space, complete with flickering candles, fresh flowers, and catered hors d'oeuvres and dessert plates on request.