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.
Owner Ronnie Keller has made Bridgewater Commons Mall his second home. Early in the morning, he saunters past storefronts, stopping at the threshold of Splash Salon and Spa, flanked by two tall, obelisk-shaped lanterns that serve to welcome both patrons and fashion-forward moths. Past the reception desk, where water cascades down glass panes, Ronnie settles in for the day, overseeing a team of beautification experts as they perform a slate of pampering services. Funky aluminum mirrors reflect hairstylists' newly forged masterpieces as nail technicians soften skin with sea-salt scrubs and paraffin waxes before camouflaging fingers in a choice of polish. Eight styles of massage revive tired bodies, and facials, waxing, and cosmetic services keep visitors looking radiant and magic mirrors from making meaningless small talk. Posttreatment, clients can peruse a stash of Bumble and bumble., Paul Mitchell, and Moroccanoil products that eagerly await adoption.