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.
The staff at Magic Touch Massage Therapy soothes aches and alleviates stress with massages in a slew of modalities. Swedish treatments lull clients into states of tranquility, deep-tissue massages target more persistent aches, and foot massages include relaxing, aromatic foot soaks.
Lasers reach beneath the surface of the skin, targeting the pigment in the root of the hair, which eases or eliminates growth. Quick, intense pulses of light directed at the face fade the appearance of spider veins or rosacea. Permanent cosmetics applied to eyes, lips, and brows subtly enhance faces and give the wearers more time in the morning to focus on harvesting their own coffee beans. Body Chic - Cosmetic MedSpa’s service-oriented and expert medical staff, led by Edward Buch, MD, performs these treatments and others on its quest to help clients find their aesthetic ideal. Additional treatments include vampire face-lifts, G-spot amplification, C-section-scar release, and semipermanent eyelash extensions.
The Salon at Bridgewater's team of stylists range in experience from junior level to master, but they all share the same dedication to haircare. Inside a modern salon, they reshape the hair of male and female clients alike with custom cuts and blowouts. Highlights and lowlights, natural gloss treatments, and single- or double-process color infuse hair with new and vibrant hues. A selection of haircare products on the salon's shelves help clients tend to their dos at home.
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.
Maria De Santis, permanent-makeup specialist and founder of A Face Forever Permanent Cosmetics, seizes every opportunity to further her knowledge in the field of micropigmentation. Though she currently holds 15 advanced industry certifications, she continues to enroll in education programs and study emerging procedures. She imbues lips with rosy color, touches up eyebrows with hair-like brushstrokes, and reconstructs features that have undergone damage from surgery or injury. Because of her extensive knowledge, warm bedside manner, and ability to stay inside the lines of coloring books while blindfolded, local doctors, including Mitchell Chasin, Mark Granick, Suzanne Offen, Andrea Strauss, and Duncan Burnett refer their patients to Maria.