Salon owner and NIC nail technician Katinna Hill never considers her job to be done. She enjoys watching her clients leave Pampered & Polished beaming with pride while toting gleaming nails, but she also continues to fine-tune her techniques through educational classes and workshops. Though trained by Young Nails, OPI, and Creative Nail Design at times throughout her more than 20-year career, Katinna still seeks out the latest industry trends and the legendary nail guide penned by Mona Lisa's beautician.
From within Unique Nails & Spa’s historic Pikesville location, owner Loretta Warfield-Davis leads her team in beautifying clients from head to brightly polished toenail. While guests recline on comfy beige massage chairs and enjoy complimentary refreshments, nail technicians furnish digits with acrylic sets and coats of OPI or China Glaze polish. Waxing pros tame overrun eyebrows into graceful arches, and aestheticians emphasize winks that have the power to change traffic-light signals with eyelash extensions. Facials and massages are also available. For male or female groups of up to 25, the salon hosts spa parties that combine relaxing mani-pedis with a BYOB policy.
For the staff at CrossFit Catonsville, intensity is about the sweat on the shirt, instead of the weights on the bar. The experienced coaches at this facility understand that each client is unique, which is why their workouts are tailored to each individual person. Those who complete the CrossFit Catonsville program should see improvements in their strength, speed, agility, and cardiovascular health. In addition to tough workouts, they also offer on-site nutrition counseling and body composition testing. This way, each person has the motivation, guidance and expert knowledge they need to become their best self.
If you’re in dire need of relaxation, there’s no shortage of solutions at The Inn at The Colonnade. You could check in to one of the hotel’s luxury suites, or you could simply make a beeline for the spa. You’ll be in good hands should you choose the latter, thanks to a staff of massage therapists who soothe aching muscles and aestheticians who wax unwanted hair, polish nails, and extend eyelashes.
Though the hotel upstairs is home to plenty of identical rooms, the spa’s therapists take pride in crafting individual treatments that address each client’s specific needs. They dedicate a large part of their efforts to blending aromatherapy oils that relax and rejuvenate the senses. There are a total of six to choose from, all of which feature exotic ingredients such as grapefruit, rosewood, and shark pheromones.
AHAM Skin & Beauty Care's owner, Bevin Gayadeen, believes in a natural and holistic approach to beauty. That's why she and her staff hew to all-natural and Ayurvedic products during their treatments, whether it's an elemental facial or an AHAM manicure. The former utilizes natural skincare products and a detoxifying Kansa wand to remove toxins and stimulate the healing process that leads to radiant and glowing skin. This philosophy is apparent in all of their treatments, from mani-pedis to waxing, and they've even brought on Dr. Varun Suthra, an Ayurvedic doctor, to conduct body treatments that exfoliate the skin, detoxify the body, and energize the spirit.
The Purple Peach Nail Bar & Weave Bar?s technicians treat clients? nails as a blank canvas. They file keratin sheets into rounded or pointed tips before layering on nail polish in artistic abstract designs and ombre effects. Nails are further glammed up with tiny crystals and faux beauty marks. Clients? feet are not forgotten about during pedicures, when technicians fill foot baths with champagne or Jello powder for a hydrating soak. Beyond mani-pedis, the pros sew in, cut, and style weaves, apply lash extensions, and offer relaxing massages.