Laurel, Md. Day Spa Nominated for National Award

Courtesy of Essential Essence Salon and Day Spa | 7/15/2009, 7:38 p.m.

Essential Essence Salon and Day Spa, located in Laurel, Md., was nominated for a Hoodie Award in the best nail salon category. The Hoodie Awards will be presented by the €Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show€ on Sat., Aug. 15 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Essential Essence was founded by Avanette Pinkard and her mother, the late Rev. Josephine Pinkard in 1997. The salon uses a holistic approach and specializes in cosmetic hair replacement and extensions, airbrush makeup, nail enhancements, eyelash extensions, reflexology, detoxification and weight loss.

The full-service Black-owned salon has two body care rooms, two facial care rooms, a spa relaxation lounge, hand and foot treatment areas and a spa party area.

€We take our guests€ needs very personally and work very hard to provide a level of service that exceeds their needs and expectations,€ Avanette Pinkard said. €We strive to take care of our guests inside and out.€

The Hoodie Awards, founded in 2002, honors local businesses, churches, religious and community leaders for their contributions to their community. Categories include Best Nail Salon, Best Church, Best Car Wash, Best High School Teacher, Best Community Leader, Best High School, Best Barbershop, Best BBQ, Best Beauty Salon, Best Church Choir and Best Soul Food.

For more information on the Hoodie Awards, visit www.steveharvey.com/hoodieawards.