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Howard County Spa Scene

The renewal of spring didn’t come without elbow grease, whether it included the laying of mulch and plantingof flowers, or the cleansing of grime from window screens and patio furniture. Now that the chores are completed, it’s time to indulge yourself, or a loved one, with a little personal sprucing and relaxation from one of the myriad spa services offered in Howard County.

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AllCare of Maryland

9396 D Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City

6955 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia

Community-based medispa and urgent care center in one.  Non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including laser hair removal, photo facials, microdermabrasion, glycolic peels, skin tightening and skin brightening. Aesthetic treatments performed by physician medical director. Open seven days a week.

Between the Lines Medispa

6770 Oak Hall Lane, Suite 123 Columbia
(located inside Mason & Friends Salon and Spa, but independently owned)


Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including “liquid facelift,” injection fillers, eyelash treatments and skin care.

Dakota Salon & Spa

8895 Centre Park Drive, Columbia

Grooming, European, Bioelements and LightPlex pigment balancing facials, manicures, pedicures and makeup application in salon setting. Closed Sundays.

Farashé, The Day Spa

5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 105 Columbia

Eastern-inspired treatments including facials, Turkish massage, mineral salt scrubs, aromatherapy, reflexology and teeth whitening. Open daily.

Good-Life Wellness

Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry St., Savage

Wellness clinic offers a multitude of services, including massage, acupuncture, health and nutrition, Reiki, life coaching, spiritual readings and mental health care, with a licensed psychologist and psychiatrist on staff. Note: Affiliated with Bikram Yoga and The Face Place Spa, in Columbia.

Looks Salon & Spa

6822 Oak Hall Lane, Columbia

Grooming, deep-cleansing and purifying facials, deep-tissue and hot stone massage, brow and lash tinting, makeup application and lessons in tranquil setting.

Luna’s Day Spa

9051 Baltimore National Pike,
Building 1, Suite 2, Ellicott City

Massage, Reiki, reflexology, facials, peels and wraps in a relaxing atmosphere. Regular specials, such as a rosacea facial, and discounts offered. Closed Sunday and Monday.


12143 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville

European, teen and aromatherapy facials, healthy nail manicures and pedicures, massage and makeup artistry in salon setting. Spa packages include combined facials and massage. Closed Sundays.

Lynn’s Day Spa

5999 Harpers Farm Road,
Suite 150 West, Columbia

Deep-cleansing and hydrating facials, face and nail grooming, massage, acupuncture, oxygen chamber, and cosmetic dermatologist to perform filler injections and peels. Open daily.

Mason & Friends Salon & Spa

6770 Oak Hall Lane, Columbia

Facials, massage, eyebrow and lash tinting, manicures and pedicures, and Bowenwork, a manipulation of pressure points to promote healing. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Massage Envy

6030 Daybreak Circle, Suite 100, Clarksville

6630 Marie Curie Drive, Elkridge

National franchise provides massage, facials and sugar foot scrubs. Memberships available. Open daily.

Medical Skin Therapeutics

Crossroads Professional Building
4801 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 110 Ellicott City

Skin care under the direction of medical personnel. Services include facials, teen facials, filler injections, peels, laser hair removal, permanent cosmetic makeup, and teeth whitening. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Oasis Day Spa

10840 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 201, Columbia

Full-service spa includes facials, massage, exfoliation, makeup application, hand and foot grooming, and airbrush tanning. Couples massage offered. Open daily.

Pura Vida Med Spa & Cosmetic Laser Center

8170 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Suite 120, Fulton

Advanced aesthetic and anti-aging procedures performed by physicians in spa setting. Procedures include injection fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, vein therapy and microdermabrasion. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Setareh Day Spa

10176 Baltimore National Pike,
Suite 214, Ellicott City

Full-service European-style day spa. Services include facials, massage, grooming, manicures and pedicures, aromatherapy, reflexology, wraps and scrubs. Spa packages offered to combine services. Open Monday through Saturday, and by appointment only on Sunday.

Skin Care Institute

10705 Charter Drive, Suite 430 Columbia

Tropical retreat where skin is analyzed to assess derma needs. Treatments include a variety of facials, massage, including Reiki, reflexology and warm lava shells; airbrush tanning. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Still Point

12451 Clarksville Pike


Healing and wellness services include eco-friendly grooming products, holistic skin care (new service for teens), massage, Reiki and acupuncture. Life coaching offered for new mothers, and nutrition coaching for better health. Open daily.

Studio K Salon & Spa

11045 Stratfield Court


Upscale salon setting offers spa services, including cleansing and hydrating skin care, teen facials, manicures and pedicures, variety of massage and colorless tanning. Closed Mondays.

The Pearl Modern Spa & Boutique

8171 Maple Lawn Blvd.


Spa treatments include remedies from around the globe in a luxurious setting. Grooming and therapeutic relaxation. Special occasion events offered for groups, from bridal parties to corporate meetings. Annual memberships available. Closed Mondays.

The Spa at Turf Valley

2700 Turf Valley Road

Ellicott City

Resort setting welcomes day-timers for massage, facials, wraps, grooming and scrubs, male and female saunas, an indoor pool and Vichy shower. Open daily. 



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