At Beauty SQ, hairstylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians administer a wide variety of treatments aided by OPI and BSQ gel polishes, naturally derived Aveda products, and deluxe Bumble and Bumble haircare serums. Therapists ease muscles with Western- and Eastern-style massages, such as deep tissue, acupuncture, herbal reflexology, and Chinese tui na, a technique similar to Swedish massage that aims to positively redirect chi, or energy, throughout the body. Aestheticians create tailored weight-loss packages by combining targeted massage with other treatments, such as body wraps or facials administered prejog.
Rendezvous Full Service Salon and Day Spa's expert aestheticians soothe frustrated flesh emoticons with natural treatments and organic skincare products. Upon entering the soothing halls, eye-pleasing art and ear-pleasing lightsaber duels greet clients, setting the mood for a relaxation. During the 60-minute microdermabrasion session, an epidermal doyen resurfaces frontispieces with attentive exfoliation, excavating healthy, collagen-rich skin from beneath layers of dead cells and caked-on war paint. Skin technicians will also employ a mollifying mask and moisturizer for added luminescence.
Though European Day Spa & Salon isn't actually in Europe, the spa's indulgent ambiance leaves many clients feeling like they've stepped into the Old World. Ornate chandeliers and a sun-soaked interior wash the space in romantic light, revealing specialists treating nails and tresses with top-of-the-line products from L'Oreal Paris, Pureology, and OPI. These knowledgeable, accommodating experts also pamper patrons with treatments including anti-aging facials, hot stone massages, highlights, and makeup applications. This breadth and depth of service helps earn the establishment its fame, with accolades pouring in from New Jersey Monthly and four out of five magic mirrors.
For more than 25 years, makeup artist and former actress Nan Whitehead has enhanced eyes, lips, cheeks, and complexions, whether working as a skincare consultant for companies including AT&T and Bristol Meyers or preparing herself for a role in the Frank Sinatra film The First Deadly Sin. As the head of her Nuance by Nan Cosmetics, she begins each appointment by evaluating the client's skin type, facial features, and preferences. Then, with precise brushstrokes and her own line of cosmetics, she readies women for special events such as graduations and weddings. Her aesthetic guidance has been sought out by various Professional Women's Clubs across the country.
A line of salon chairs—each facing an ornately framed mirror—hosts clients as stylists snip their hair into modern and timeless cuts. This experienced team also transforms stale looks with shimmering highlights and smoothing keratin treatments. In another area of the day spa, spray-tan technicians coat bodies with a UV-free formula that dries without leaving unsightly streaks or argyle patterns.
Before retiring to the table, every client at Staten Island Massage & Wellness gets a chance to discuss their treatment goals with the licensed massage therapist who will be performing the service. This allows the staff to modify the massage with techniques that focus on the client's areas of discomfort or stress. Many clients choose the classic Swedish massage, a gentle technique that's especially suited to newcomers to massage, though others prefer a therapeutic medical massage or sports massage, either of which can loosen up athletes' muscles before a big game or rehabilitate their sore arms after they struggle against Sisyphus in a shot-put competition.