By offering only nailcare and hair-removal services, the aestheticians at Nailz Hand & Foot Spa stay sharp with their craft. Technicians lend a careful touch to every nail service, from standard grooming and shaping sessions to acrylic applications that produce dramatic length and superior back-scratching abilities. For lower-body care, they seat guests in ivory-hued pedicure chairs?thrones that add a degree of relaxation to scrubs enriched by chocolate, cranberry, and honey infusions. Staff members also assist guests as they browse handmade retail items such as rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
Celestial Space Medi-Spa straddles the line between Eastern and Western healing philosophies, marrying the former?s energy-centered principles to the latter?s focus on therapeutic relaxation. The spa?s menu of services features various massage modalities alongside less expected therapies such as guided meditation, visualization, and emotional-healing workshops. Yoga classes work in conjunction with these sessions to block out toxins and bad vibes, and special events such as the Women's Evening of Decadence and Relaxation?recently profiled on News 12?steer the focus back to traditional spa indulgences such as wine, chocolate, and barbershop quartets crooning harmonized renditions of whale songs.
Speranzi Facial Spa's licensed skincare specialist Yolanda T. Russo strives to fade signs of aging with preservative-free products and rejuvenating services. Yolanda saps tension from beleaguered brows, using products packed with botanical ingredients and antioxidants. She’s equipped with more than 15 years of experience, and she’s an advocate of maintaining skin without expensive products or fussy technology. To further her stance, she happily shares recipes for at-home facials.
Water, wood, stone, and steel. These earthy materials create the physical foundation of Serenity Salon & Spa as a chic beauty haven. As clients take on their treatments, visions of white-porcelain shampoo bowls and wooden styling stations lead to indoor water fountains flowing amid the spa’s country French–themed décor. Pops of color come courtesy of bright-red styling chairs, where clients await the talents of Level 1 and Level 2 stylists as they cut, color, psychoanalyze, and style tresses with Bumble and bumble products. The upstairs spa area—connected to the downstairs salon by a floating staircase—creates a tranquil space for aestheticians to rejuvenate complexions with SkinCeuticals products during facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion sessions. As the aesthetic crew works to make clients feel confident, massage therapists ease their sore muscles and stressed minds with customized modalities, including a hot-stone massage that uses stones infused with floral essential oil.
Hands-on experience can be a bonus in most educational programs, but with massage, it's a necessity. The Institute For Therapeutic Massage makes that vital step in the educational process a boon to their clients as well, offering affordable Swedish massage sessions in a supervised environment. Students undergo extensive tests of their knowledge and hands-on skills before they're cleared to start untying shoulder knots, and a licensed massage therapist watches on as tension melts away. In addition to the core Massage and Bodywork Program, students can pursue additional training in Oncology Massage, Eastern Bodywork, and Personal Training.
After entering The Wax Den, body hair has no chance of making it out alive. Whether tackling women?s or men?s fuzzy areas, Jae and the salon's team of cosmetologists boast a total of 18 years of experience in removing hair from body areas including men?s backs, women?s legs, and everywhere in between. Lauded by Morris and Essex Health & Life, and Best of Suburban Essex 2014, their waxing pros use a beeswax-based hard wax for particularly sensitive areas, which makes for Brazilian treatments that are both comfortable and precise.