At Posh Dry Styling Bar, the blowdryer is just as important as the scissors. The stylists specialize in the 45-minute blowout, which uses hot air and round brushes to create a new look, such as breezy waves or the salon's signature PoshPress. The team can also color hair, add length with extensions, or defeat frizz with keratin treatments instead of prescribing a 10-gallon hat.
Baltimore native Alexander Thornton, a six-year veteran of the hairstyling industry and owner of Salon Seven, creates custom hairstyles with cut and color services and helps boost hair health with Design Essentials haircare products. Approximately 300 heads of hair enjoy Thornton’s attention; possible offerings include weekly maintenance, styling, shaping, and relaxing. Salon Seven also offers makeup artistry consultations, in which aestheticians beautify faces using subtle and natural looks that would not fly at a Kiss concert.
Sassy and inspirational quotes?such as "If you are confident, you are beautiful"?adorn the pink hallways and individual rooms of Bombshell Bling and Beauty Boutique, formerly known as Fetish Beaute Boutique. These messages lend to the fun and welcoming atmosphere the staff works to create. The collection of tanning beds and sunless-tanning options darken skin tones, and a menu of waxing services readies bodies for the beach or competitive slip 'n' slide records. Makeup artists not only beautify faces for special events, they also teach lessons in proper application and color selection. Elsewhere in the shop, shelves teem with lotions and balms to enhance the tanning experience, as well watches, jewelry, and other girly accessories.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. A. Miller Alonso brings more than 25 years of experience to his practice, two decades of which was spent as chief of plastic surgery at St. Agnes Hospital and Harbor Hospital. He specializes in cosmetic treatments such as face lifts, tummy tucks, and thigh lifts, in which he deftly hones curves, tightens sagging skin, and transforms dimpled surfaces into smooth laminate countertops. When he's not whittling figures at Creative, Dr. Alonso is traversing the globe organizing surgical missions and teaching surgeons how to perform techniques of his own invention.
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.
After studying oncology aesthetics at The Skincare Therapy Institute, licensed aesthetician Katrina Lee opened Brow Beater Designs where she schedules traditional spa services, such as waxes and peels. Katrina also helps revitalize the skin of patients who've undergone cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and hormone therapy. And as an eyelash-extension technician and makeup artist, Katrina can add pizzazz to freshly rejuvenated faces.