I have decided to slowly begin reviewing locations– such as spas, restaurants, stores, and more– either around me or places I visit. The reviews will hopefully turn people on to some really fantastic stores and businesses that truly stand out and deserve recognition.
Studio 921 Salon and Day Spa— located at 921 E. Fort Ave in Baltimore, MD— has been named as one of the top salons in Baltimore for 4 years in a row and has also been featured in American Elle magazine as places to go for hair. I went to 921 for the first time yesterday after a hairdresser I had been going to for about two years dyed my hair black (I asked for a brown-red!) and chopped all of it off. Needless to say, I was a upset (I was up until three in the morning on Thanksgiving scrubbing Dawn soap into my hair trying to get the color out) and I was panicking. I honestly could not go back to college with that hair– it would have been horrible. So, my mother booked me an appointment at 921, which squeezed me in at the last minute.
921 is located in an old factory that has been refurbished for businesses and offices in Locust Point, which is next to Federal Hill. The minute you walk into 921, you notice the clean space and juxtaposition of the old structure and modern furniture. It feels sleek, modern, and welcoming and instantly relaxed me as I walked in (with a large hat over my hair, of course).
I was immediately taken back into the studio, where Beth, the technician, treated my hair. She was wonderful– not only did she get the color out in a way that did not ruin my hair, but she put in the color I asked for. She was very kind and did her job expertly. After she fixed my hair color, I was taken to Joe, who changed the kindergartener-like haircut into something Vidal Sassoon would marvel at. He expertly snipped at the layers and made it both grown-up and edgy, which is exactly what I wanted.
921 offers many more services besides haircuts and hair dyes– they offer manicures, massages, waxes, and most spa treatments. I know a friend, who suffered a bad back injury while playing rugby, who went to 921 for a massage for her chronic back pain. She not only said that it felt nice and relieved her pain, but it also helped her straighten her posture and the effects lasted much longer than she expected.
Overall, Studio 921 and Day Spa is a fantastic place to go to for any spa treatments or for your hair. The employees are extremely attentive and will not let you walk out unless you are 100% happy with your services. I truly loved my experience there and will be going back to Beth and Joe for all of my future hair appointments.
And the best part about it all? I walked out of there without the hat on my head.
What do you think? Have you been to Studio 921 and Day Spa? And are you interested in going there for services?
Phone: (410) 783-7727
Monday: 11 AM — 6 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM — 8 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM — 8 PM
Thursday: 11 AM — 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM — 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM — 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM — 5 PM