" I have been coming to Essentials for about 2 months. The place is always neat and clean, the stylists are friendly and professional and my hair always loks wonderful.
Having natural curly hair, it can be difficult to know how to properly care for it. But the products that i have bought from Essentials have moisturized my hair and rejuvenated it. I fell really blessed to have found them."
"Essentials Beauty Spa is a wonderful uniting salon. They offer the hightest level of customer service, expert stylists and a wide range of salon hair care products. I've enjoyed their services for almost 4 years, since they have open thier doors."
Jennifer Laurel, Md
"I've been a client of Renee's for several years now. She has taken my locks from short to half way down my back. Bother her salon and her services are professional and I find that refreshing.
As a testiment to her servies, I can honestly say that I am often stopped, complimented on my hair, and asked where do i get my locks done. I proudly offer up a card and highly reccomend Essentials Beauty Spa."
Terri Laurel, Md
" Essentials Beauty Spa is the best salon in the Washington Metro Area. The ladies are perfect at their craft. The shop has a great atmosphere and it's a place to go to get 'TOTAL' Relaxation."
Sharmequa F. Owings Mills, Md
"I moved to MD from FL about 7 months ago and did not trust anyone to touch my natural hair (I made so many appointments at other salons and cancelled them). One day I came across the Essentials Beauty Spa website and saw the work of Renee Hall. I made an appointment in early January '09 for two strand twists with Renee. I loved my twists so much that I made another appointment before leaving. My second appointment was for more twists but I decided to let her trim my fro and iron it out. I was straddling the fence (fear of looking like a "bushbaby" and giddy with anticipation waiting to see what it would look like) when I sat in the chair because I tried to straighten my hair before....a disaster that was waiting to happen. I had so much smoke in the bathroom and then on top of that I blew the fuse!! I told Renee my hair didn't get straight and was crispy on the ends! Renee took her time answering all of my MANY questions and assuring me that my hair would look nice when she was done. When she finished my hair...all I could do was smile and tell her thank you over and over!!! My hair was silky, shiny and full of body!! I absolutely love my new style!
If you are looking for a new stylist, I highly recommend Renee! No more trying to style my hair myself or cancelling appointments! I have found my new stylist!!! Thanks so much Renee...can't wait to sit in your chair again!!!"
I have been transitioning my hair since earlier this year and my hair became so unmanageable. I moved to MD early last summer, and a co-worker told me about Essentials, Renee specifically, and I made an appointment. The spa is in a great location and everyone is so welcoming.
Renee has been great in transitioning my hair and being patient as I transition myself to adapting to the new look. She is a great beautician and stylist. She is great at nurturing my hair and making me look great when I walk out the door!
Hi, Ms. Renee: I've been meaning to e-mail you, but have gotten busy and let it slip my mind. I just wanted to thank you for my beautiful "big chop" hair cut you gave me on Sept. 5, 09 (I'm sure you have a lot of clients and may not remember all the newer ones :-). ) I have gotten so many compliments that I had to stop counting. It took me a lot less time to get used to the length than I thought and I am loving the natural life! Patricia H.
Happy 5thYear Anniversary to Essentials Beauty Spa, Renee!!
I remember our conversation when you told me that you were opening your business! I amas equally as proud of you now as I was then!! To see how you used to do hair in your Mom's home as a young teenager and to transform into a positive, strong business woman is... AMAZING! I am honoured to witness your achievements and I wish you nothing but the BEST for continued success!!! Love you always!!! Jackie
I started my natural journey Sept '09 and living in the dmv area its so hard to find a decent natural hair care salon. I came across Essentials and decided to treat myself for christmas. From the time i walked in the door, i was greeted with excellent customer service. Before i received my shampoo and conditioner, britney took time to let me know what products she was putting in my hair and explained what is does. I was really impressed. I've never received that type of treatment. When i met LaReesha she was very personable. I went in with every intention on getting comb coils. I expressed to her in a couple of months with more length i want to get micro's. Her suggestion of kinky twist intrigued me but i was skeptical because of my short crop. She assured me, as long as she can pinch it, i had hair to work with. She gave me a sample of how it would look and i was SOLD!! Reesha was rolling because she only took about 2 hrs to finish. She educated me on how to maintain and upkeep the braids. Im so glad i upgraded my do' with such a knowledgeable stylist. My biggest thing i look for is customer service. Little things such as taking time out to explain products before placing in my hair and educating me on other options for my hair; makes a difference to me. It makes me enjoy spending my hard earned money to an establishment who makes me feel appreciated. Even though i received a discount for being a first time customer, i turned the savings into a tip because Reesha made me feel that much better to share my blessings. What really topped the cake was getting home the very next day and surprisingly finding a "thank you" card in the mail. Awesome!! In all my years of going to many different salons, I've never experienced such great service. I will DEFINITELY return and i've already spread the word to people who've complimented and stared at my hair in awe! I've already added some of those good looking weaves i seen on some of the staff to my wish list. Keep up the good work diva's and i will see you guys soon! smooches kisha
Dear Renee Hall
It is my honor to tell you that you have a fabulous staff and I loved my experience at Essentials Beauty Salon. Brigida and Lareesha provided the ultimate service that i have ever seen. Brigida's phone etiquette, follow up call, and welcoming spirit at the salon was wonderful. I knew I was in great hands. Lareesha provided a great consultation. She incorporated my lifestyle, career and goals when recommending a hairstyle.
My hairstyle has recieved so many compliments. I have started a serious exercise regimen and hair is no longer an obstacle. My husband and sons love the style. I've recieved so many questions about the hairstyle and its versatility. I love, love, love it. I;m looking forward to lock extensions in the near future.
Too often we are quick to complain and slow to praise. Lareesha and Brigida are outstanding women and it was a pleasure working with them.
Sincerely, Leslie Ingram-Johnson
To the owner and staff of Essentials Beauty Spa:
I am overwhelmed by the professionalism and talent of the staff of this establishment. Everyone is efficient, kind, and curteous. I look forward to having my hair done every other week. Can't say enough about the skilled craftsmanship by the esteemed operator, Ms. Renee Hall. I always get compliments about how nice my hair looks. It has been a long time since I have heard such compliment. By the way, my first visit to the shop was on Wednesday July 7, 2010. I hope our association will be of long standing. I need to also address the beauty of the establishment. Ashley has been exceptionally kind to me. Best wishes for continued success for all involved.
A truly satisfied customer, Margaret B. Chittams
Many thanks to Essentials Beauty Spa to the wonderful service that I received. It was only my second visit, but I find your salon relaxing and the wash and color that you did was a wonderful treat. Tonya is my stylist and she is excellent. She is patient and a consumate professional. I have received so many compliments on my hair!
Thanks to the both of you for introducing me to a natural hair style that has advanced my active lifestyle. I look forward to my next visit and a long term relationship with your salon.
Many blessings on your endevour and may you prosper in a mighty way.
- Tamara (new client)