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.
Stepping into Ariana Day Spa's cozy interior might feel like entering the home of an old friend. In the charming waiting room, printed-fabric chairs flank a plush leather couch, while a nearby table welcomes new arrivals with freshly brewed coffee, candy, and photos of you at the lake from 10 years ago. Farther inside, miniature chandeliers cast their glittering light across the floor. These elegant atmospheric touches set the stage for the spa's luxurious services, which range from the functional—waxing and mani-pedis—to the decadently relaxing—hot stone massage with eye compresses.
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.
The certified aestheticians at Vivian's Day Spa revitalize drab derm with luxuriant skin-swaddling services. Wage war against facial imperfections such as fine lines, acne scars, permanent-marker mustaches, and enlarged pores with a microdermabrasion facial treatment. Microscopic magnesium crystals gently scrub and peel the epidermis to remove dead and damaged cells. Post-buff, freshly stimulated skin cells blossom anew. Designed for combination skin, the deep-cleansing European facial targets blemishes and impedes future breakouts with an iron curtain of ameliorating products that help regulate oil secretion and prevent shine.
The talented tooth doctors at Cosmetic and Wellness Center perfect the mouth bones of beauty queens, models, and local television personalities with deftly executed cosmetic dental services. After an initial cosmetic analysis ensures teeth are primed for the treatment, a protective shield covers lips and gums, leaving only fangs exposed as the technician coats them with a hydrogen-peroxide-infused gel. A Zoom!-specific light illuminates mouthscapes, breaking up stains, discoloration, and subversive revolutionaries while you recline in a cozy chair. The treatment encompasses three 15-minute sessions and, once completed, makes smiles appear an average of eight shades lighter. With proper postbleaching care, teeth can retain the permanent sparkling brightness of a lighthouse covered in fire-extinguisher foam.
Guided by the expertise of Dr. Keith Gurland, the chief of ophthalmology at Bayonne Medical Center, the optical experts at Specs Unlimited have been calibrating prescriptions and outfitting eyes with name-brand frames for more than a quarter century. The full-service eye-care center flatters faces with designs from Prada, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren while also sharpening eyesight to read street signs or the fine print on tattoos. The professionals also fit contact lenses for patients hoping to walk through the world with ears and noses unshackled by spectacles.