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.
In addition to caring for hair, a Quality Grooming Experience titivates skin with an alluring cologne splash, exfoliates mugs with a mini facial, and fixes mitts desiccated by attempts to arm wrestle a volcano with a moisturizing paraffin hand dip. Newly groomed men can practice styling savvy with American Male’s at-home game, leaving the shop with a bottle of product (a $10 value) calibrated for continuing adventures in tress taming.
A winding brick pathway leads to the doorway of December Moon Skin Care Studio & Salon, 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.
A Paul Mitchell-focused salon, Jasmine's Salon Bella exclusively deploys Paul Mitchell products, whether while styling hair or restocking the empty slots of a home shampoo cellar. Under their mantra of pampering personages and providing stellar results, stylists begin treatments with a one-on-one consultation, enrich shampoos with a scalp-relaxing head massage, and educate clients on how to replicate their new style at home without the need to clone one of the salon's stylists. Within the salon, sleek black-leather chairs pose in front of mirrors. Dark hardwood floors absorb the sunlight that streams through the many windows as stylists attempt to sweep up puddles of sunshine to apply to refreshed coifs.
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.