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Please Shop and Service Locally


We Need Your Continued Support – Please Shop & Service Locally

As we adjust to the county mandated 25% occupancy, we are reaching out to all of our guests to assure you that we are fully and deeply committed to our team and guests’ safety, wellness, and health.

We are following our platinum standard, strict guidelines with mandatory masks, temperatures taken daily, Covid releases, partitions, social distancing, and constant sanitizing. 

We need your continued support to help us through this

unprecedented time in our history. 

This is normally our busiest time of year, and we are only at 25%  

Varuna needs your help!

We are currently running a gift card / e-gift card special

with your purchase of $100 in-salon /online gift card, you will

receive a $25 complimentary gift card / e-gift card. 

This special will run from December 14th through January 13th.

We appreciate all the support you have provided Varuna during the initial phase of Covid, and as we go through the final phase, we need your continued support more than ever.  

Purchase your e-gift card HERE

We also offer curbside delivery service

for all your gift card and retail purchases.

Please call the front desk directly (30 minutes before arrival) to make your product/gift card purchase over the phone for curbside orders.

Once you arrive, call us directly, and we will bring out your purchases to you without you ever having to leave your car!

You can reach out to us at 410-268-2828 or online,


We are honored to have you as our guest

and we look forward to seeing you.

We are committed to safety, sanitation, and wellness.


Confidence in Care List

  • No one with a fever may enter the building, temperature will be taken at the entrance.
  • You must complete and submit your Guest Service Information Sheet and Waiver prior to your appointment: WAIVER
  • There will be an A & B Shift format due to operating at 50% capacity. Until we are able to go back to 100% capacity, the A Shift will be working Tuesday and Wednesday and the B Shift will be working Thursday and Friday, with both A & B Shifts alternating Saturday and Sunday.
  • Please, no large handbags. Bring in only what you need and can fit in your lap.
  • Please come alone to your appointment. We will not accommodate extra family members, children or friends. If they come with you, they will need to wait outside. No handshakes or hugs for us at this time either please!
  • All guests will be required to wear a mask that hooks behind the ears (all staff members will be required to wear masks as well). We will do our best to apply your hair color without getting it on your mask. It would be best to use a disposable mask if you are concerned with hair color stains. We can provide one if needed.
  • Unfortunately due to MD guidelines, we will only be able to allow a limited amount of people in Varuna.  We may have to ask you to wait outside prior to your appointment.
  • When you come inside Varuna, we’ll ask that you use hand sanitizer or wash your hands in the make-up area.
  • Upon entering that salon, you’ll go right to the styling chair with the stylist. Please wear an older T-shirt or something that has a lower neckline. We will be using styling capes as usual (which are always washed in between uses). Guests will be separated by a partition.
  • Beverages or magazines will not be available during service. Please bring your own water with you. 
  • We have begun accepting Cash again for payment and tips.
  • We have an Online Booking App which is available for all guests to book appointments.
  • We prefer for all guests to pre-book their next appointments while in the salon.

Thank you very much for being patient and understanding as we go through this difficult time together. Your safety and the safety of our staff is extremely important to us and we want to ensure you receive the same service you always have at Varuna Aveda Salon Spa.

Our new hours will be as followed 



Four ways the Pocket Salon app will make your appointment easier (and safer)

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As the world reopens and enters into a phase of the new normal, here at Varuna Salon in Annapolis we’ve been adapting to find ways to keep distance while also doing what we love for our Annapolis community. Enter the Salon Pocket app, which lets you check yourself in and out for appointments, text your stylist questions, buy products anytime, calculate tipping percentages, and more, all from your phone (safely, from a distance). Read on to see four reasons we love the app, and then download it to your smartphone to get started.


Instead of waiting in a line to check-in for your appointment (and stressing about keeping six feet from everyone else) you can skip the front desk entirely and check-in virtually. When you’re done with your appointment, skip the lines and people (again) by checking yourself out through the app. The time saved and peace of mind is priceless.


In these times, having virtual consultations with your stylist can be a big help. Text them about a new color, cut or style, and get their input on what it will take to get the hair of your dreams—all through the phone.


When you want to try something new or restock on your old, trusted favorites, skip the retail section and use the app to purchase. And if you’re at Varuna Salon for a service, you can ask your stylist about what products they are using, add them to your cart, and grab them on your way out.


Calculating the tip on the spot can be confusing—but the Pocket Salon app pre-calculates gratuity levels for you. So you don’t have to feel rushed or awkward while you fumble with quick math.

Are you ready to start your Pocket Salon experience? Download the Pocket Salon app here.

Varuna Covid-19 Update

We have decided to temporarily to suspend all salon and spa services for the remainder to the month due to safety concerns from Covid 19 for our staff and guests. We were supported by the governor in our decision as he closed all non-essential businesses effective March 23rd. We will re-evaluate in April and will post an update as soon as we receive more guidance from Governor Hogan. For all of our guests that are sill on our schedule during our closure, we will be in touch ASAP. You can reach out to us at We appreciate your continued support of Varuna and our team as we go through unchartered waters. Stay well my friends. We will get through this together.

Covid 19 Update 3-18-2020

To Our Beautiful Varuna Family:

We have decided to temporarily to suspend all salon and spa services for the remainder to the week due to safety concerns from Covid 19 for our staff and guests. We will re-evaluate on Sunday the 22nd of March and will post an update on Sunday. For all of our guests that are sill on our schedule during our closure, we will be in touch ASAP. You can reach out to us at We appreciate your continued support of Varuna and our team as we go through unchartered waters. Stay well my friends. We will get through this together.

Earth Month 2020


As you know, Earth Month is just around the corner and we’re participating with Aveda to raise money towards clean water. We will be hosting our Earth Month Event in April as well, so please stay tuned for more details!
Diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Your donation will help change that. If you’re interested in donating, please click here.
Thank you for supporting our Earth Month 2020 campaign. Together we will show how we care by helping change lives forever!



Best of Annapolis 2020!

Varuna Aveda has won Best of Annapolis 2020 for “FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL STAFF AND REFLEXOLOGY”!

We are so honored to be chosen in these categories by the community that we call home. We would like to thank YOU, our Annapolis family, that took the time to vote for us and look forward to continuing to provide you a holistic sanctuary with a servants heart.
Your Varuna Aveda Family

Which NutriPlenish™ Products Are Right For You?

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Whatever your hair type or texture, hydration is key to making strands look smooth and feel soft and manageable. Your hair is as unique as you are and different hair has different hydration needs. That’s why we’ve created two shampoo and conditioner formulas—Light and Deep Moisture―for our NEW nutriplenish™ collection, so you can give your hair the drink of nutrients it needs—whether it’s fine and straight or curly and coily—with the product texture that’s best for you.


First thing’s first: what’s the difference? Your hair type is its density—is it fine or medium? Your hair texture is the personality of your hair; it’s where you sit on the curl chart—from 1A to 4C.

The beauty is, nutriplenish™ works on all hair textures. The nutriplenish™ difference? You can choose the what’s right for you. Our hair experts have put together a useful cheat sheet to help you decide between Light and Deep Moisture.

However you choose to hydrate, every hair type and texture can benefit from the added nourishment that nutriplenish™ provides in order to improve its luster, softness and manageability.

Although there is no “right” answer, here’s a handy cheat sheet to help you find the right nutriplenish™ for you.

Light Moisture VS. Deep Moisture Chart



Light Moisture is enriched with fast-absorbing oils, so you receive intense hair hydration without the heaviness.


+ Your hair is fine to medium in density.

+ You prefer a lighter formula.

+ You’re looking for softness, and manageability.

+ You usually wash daily to keep hair looking fresh.


Deep Moisture contains 50% more nourishing butters than our Light collection and is specifically designed for hair that craves a serious moisture boost from a richer formula.


+ Your hair is medium to thick in density.+ You prefer a richer, deeper formula.+ You desire more intense detangling during the shampooing process.

+ You’re looking for softness, and manageability.

+ You usually like to leave time between washes in order to keep hair moisturized.


What is Facial Cupping? No Botox Needed!

Facial Cupping is a wonderful and natural alternative to abrasive procedures such as botox and filler. Using a gentle suction cup technique sized for the face, you will notice immediate plumping and radiance with no down time! Watch our YouTube tutorial and testament HERE !

Facial Cupping Benefits:

increase oxygen-rich blood circulation  
strengthening of the skin and connective tissues
stimulates cells responsible for collagen production
relaxes muscle tension

Because of this, Facial Cupping is said to:

brighten skin
minimize the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles
tone chin, jawline, neck, and décolletage
decrease puffiness
regulate oil production
improve nutrient delivery and product absorption

Earth Month Event 2018

Thank you so much to everyone that attended our Earth Month Event including the vendors! We greatly appreciate everyone coming together to help us support a great cause at our Annual event. Please keep an eye out for photos and a video from the event. Thank you again!