The team at Clique Salon and Spa sees no reason to visit a spa only to stress over which services to try. That's why a spa coordinator is always on hand to help guests navigate the spa menu's cornucopia of aromatic massages, oatmeal pedicures, and Aveda facials. After discussing the client's skin type and any other considerations, the coordinator will be able to suggest just the treatment or spa package for unwinding.
Elsewhere inside Clique's vibrant, yellow and orange salon space, stylists await with shears, color, special conditioners, and those big capes they use to make clients feel like superheroes. In addition to cuts and special-occasion updos, the hair artists are adept with weave extensions, cornrows, twists, and locks.
The Make Up Parlour's name doesn't tell the whole story, as its staff members beautify more than just faces. Of course, they expertly apply full faces of makeup, eyelash extensions, and boosts to brow color. But they also offer hair services for men and women, including trendy cuts, bold color and highlights, and numerous styles for natural and relaxed locks. They round out their services with skin-brightening facials, waxing sessions, and manicures in vivid colors. For clients who want to combine The Make Up Parlour's beautifying treatments, the salon offers wedding, makeup, and party packages.
Signature Service: Hair color
Brands Used: Redken, Pureology, Keratin Complex, Aquage
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Well-educated staff with continuing education on a regular basis.
When and how did you first realize you wanted to be involved in hair styling?
Since childhood, [when I was] always doing [my] friends' and family's hair.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
Always try to find out their interest and build the conversation around that. Asking about their kids are always a great way to start as everyone loves to talk about their kids.
The aestheticians at Blu Salon are dedicated to pampering and treating besieged skin in an eclectic and soothing environment, free of elitist attitudes and imported cockatoos. Your appointment will start with a skin consultation to determine which of the six facial formulas best suits your pore preferences. Blu's signature facial service, the Blu Essential Facial ($100), is an hour-long face freshener that includes basic cleansing, balancing, exfoliation, European-style massage, and skin-specific hydration. The 60-minute Anti-Aging Facial ($120) replenishes moisture and hydration lost to years of sunny days and skies with scattered clouds. Well-mannered men with unruly razors can soothe sensitive skin and irritation with the Gentleman's Facial ($90, 45 minutes). The blow-dry ($40+) that follows your countenance cleansing is a full-fledged hair helper that includes a shampoo, salon styling, hand exfoliation, and head-and-neck massage.
After owning and operating salons and spas in Mercer County for more than 25 years, stylist Robert Cacciabaudo—whose looks have graced the pages of Glamour, Elle, and Philadelphia magazines—envisioned a tranquil beauty oasis where customers could enjoy cutting-edge hair services and relaxing spa services under one roof. His dream became a reality in 2002: On the first floor of a renovated, two-story building outfitted with elegant French-country décor, a hair salon blends classic style with the latest beauty trends and technologies. On the second floor, private treatment rooms host nail services, waxing, massages, Dermalogica facials, and Mac makeup applications.
Catering to adults as well as children, Classy Clippers—a neighborhood fixture for 25 years—welcomes clients with complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies. After settling in and engaging in an in-depth consultation, the skilled stylists treat clients to services ranging from highlights to high-quality extensions to elegant updos.
Though some salons tout themselves as family friendly, Classy Clippers backs up the claim with a special children's area decked out in coloring books and candy. And, in addition to lounging and playing, youngsters can receive a cut and style as the diligently contemplate which look will make the biggest splash at the preschool prom.