Janet Long founded In Balance Center to provide her clients with an escape from daily stress and, by designing a menu of rejuvenating spa services, to maximize relaxation. She and her team of massage therapists work out kinks and tense muscles with nimble hands, heated stones, and aromatherapy. They ensure each session is tailored to the client, taking into account sore spots, sites of chronic tension, and a preference for walking on their hands. In addition to spa treatments, patrons can search for inner balance during yoga and Pilates classes for all abilities and experience.
Salon Bronze bestows customers with a sun-kissed glow in light-letting tanning beds and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. The salon’s staff meticulously cleans and inspects their traditional and stand-up UV tanning booths' lights, changing bulbs regularly to ensure that each tan achieves the rich, bronze hue of a deep-fried Golden Gate Bridge. The stand-up VersaSpa spray-tanning booth imbues skin with a coppery glow in minutes. After selecting a customized bronzer, clients can choose to add a pretan pH balancer or postsun hydrator for an extra fee and step into the booth and succumb to a soothing mist spritzed directly onto the skin.
Bulbs circle the ceiling of MarKirk Salon, pouring light down onto black styling chairs as clients watch their hair transform in the reflection of a giant ornamental mirror. The salon's talented stylists use Redken and Chromatics hair products as they clip and sculpt their way through the hairstyles of men, women, and children, transforming overgrown and disparate locks into cohesive 'dos. The team members' extensive backgrounds and training renders them capable of much more than scissor-wielding, however: They draw from Keratin smoothing certifications, Japanese straightening licensing, and balayage highlighting expertise to perform the salon's many additional treatments. The stylists also assist with hair extensions and help brides perfect their looks to impress guests or overshadow the plastic bride humbly smiling from atop the wedding cake.
A winding brick pathway leads to the doorway of December Moon Skin Care & Waxing Studio, whose red cottage exterior and shingled roof recall an image from a distant childhood. Fittingly, the salon?s staff restores skin to its youthful state with services that include facials, exfoliating body treatments, and spa manicures and pedicures. Estheticians call upon Dermalogica products developed by The International Dermal Institute to soothe skin during skin-brightening sessions, zone-specific blackhead treatments, and prescriptive facials that begin with a complimentary face-mapping analysis. Across the salon, technicians certified by Dermalogica in the art of speed waxing dip their wooden applicators in hard or soft waxes before swiping away hairs on faces and physiques.
Dawnell Gerow may possess a lifetime's worth of secrets to healthy skin, but she doesn't keep them to herself. In fact, she helped develop the curriculum at The Academy of Esthetics and Wellness in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. The lessons she devised enabled spa professionals to hone their skills and learn in-depth details about their trade, including about seaweed's use in skincare, which Dawnell learned firsthand from seaside spas in France. At Spa Seacrets, Dawnell puts this knowledge to use by performing holistic skincare treatments that rely on ingredients derived from the ocean, including seaweed, sea salt, and exfoliating spells cast by sea witches.
Whether it’s a massage, facial, or body scrub, each treatment at Beaver Brook Day Spa kicks off with a chat. This falls in line with their belief that just as every person has different needs, wants, and in some cases, first names, so too should their treatments differ to accommodate that individuality. Thus treatments such as the platinum radiance facial are customized by an aesthetician using SkinPhD products. Likewise, massage therapists alter their bodywork treatments to target specific pains, aches, and stress.