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.
Not every little girl wants to be a princess. But for those who do, there's no place more exciting than KupCake Spa for Gurlz. That's because the spa caters to youngsters ages 3–13 with pampering services. Spa parties come equipped with themes such as Diva-licious—which includes mani-pedis, chocolate facials, and a candy buffet—and Gurlz Roc, a music-themed shindig complete with sunglasses, microphones, and plastic guitars. A la carte options abound as well, treating patrons to glittery eye shadow, foot masks, and even massages for mom.
The licensed cosmetologist, weave artists, braiders, and color specialists at Diva's Palace have coifs covered. At the studio, hair specialists trim and cleanse hair before adding a touch of color or sewing in a new weave. They can also create an up-do for a special occasion or just a night spent around lots of open flames.
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.