Sun Magazine Readers' Choice Awards [Pictures]
Services: Spa( Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun photo / February 25, 2014 )
About Faces Day Spa and Salon
Various locations, aboutfacesdayspa.com
Helga Surratt has always been about faces, first as the director of a modeling school and agency, and for the past 43 years as president of Baltimore's family-owned About Faces, a salon and day spa that has grown to six locations. "In the beginning, there was no one to compare to us," said Surratt, who arrived in Baltimore in the 1960s from Germany, where she had been a model herself. Today, says son and CEO Patrick Brennan, clients are interested in wellness and preventative skin care. They understand that a massage is not just for relaxation, and they want products that are natural -- and effective. "We have been in the market for so long, mothers are now bringing their daughters," he said.