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.
A few years ago, Aria, the experienced esthetician behind Divinely Beautiful Skincare and Meditation, began complimenting her understanding of the external body with an exploration of the inner-self. Since beginning the practice of mindful meditation, she found the technique helps to increase self-awareness, diminish stress, and strengthen the mind-body connection. Rather than keeping this newfound wisdom to herself, she decided to share it with others, adding meditation to her lineup of services in in 2012.
Today, she continues to help instill confidence from the inside out with skincare services, including facials and waxing sessions, and contemplative meditation practices. She offers drop-in meditation classes and one-on-one sessions, both designed to clear minds, boost energy levels, strengthen focus, and foster a whole new appreciation for Enya.
Anne Montague at The Constellation sculpts stylish hairdos, adds depth to hair color with highlights, and beautifies nails with lavish manicures. Displaying an unwavering dedication to craft, Montague stays on top of changing industry trends to keep her mind as sharp as her scissors.
Bottles of brightly colored nail polish find themselves in high demand at My Parlor, where the team of talented nail technicians uses them to cover fingers, toes, and love letters. The staff is also experienced in hair extensions that give lackluster locks new length and body.
Narcissus Salon's practiced stylists, all of whom are Redken and Paul Mitchell Master Specialists, strive to personalize each client's mane makeover, taking into account hair texture, facial structure, growth patterns, appearance, and lifestyle. A consultation helps formulate desirable 'dos before a conditioning treatment infuses heads with more moisture than a rain cloud after a sauna session. Staff members then dry and style tresses with a toasty blowout. Alternatively, clients can send scissors chasing after frayed ends in addition to the conditioning service. Otherwise, a cut and color treatment enliven locks with a new hue, which can be spread all over, streaked into partial highlights, or thrown onto hair in the style of Jackson Pollack to achieve a classic, arty look.
Sassy and inspirational quotes—such as "If you are confident, you are beautiful"—adorn the pink hallways and individual rooms of 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.