As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
The Hub at Holiday Inn's name isn't just a nod to role as a hub for socialization?it also hints at everything this combination eatery brings together. A casual bar and restaurant, caf?, food market, and media lounge with games are joined by an open layout. The aromas of New American and bistro-style cuisine waft from the kitchen, mingling with the sounds of clinking glasses and video games. In warm weather, the smells even snake out onto a spacious outdoor patio that features both a fire pit and a hitch for pet falcons. At breakfast, custom hot and cold dishes are made at three meal stations. Later on in the day, the culinary team prepares a spread of zesty chicken sandwiches and 8-ounce Angus burgers, as well as entrees such as USDA Grade-A Choice steaks, jumbo shrimp in sweet red chili sauce, and pastas tossed with vegetables or braised pork. Each can be paired with craft cocktails and glasses of international wine from the bar.
Joli Visage Permanent Cosmetics' master permanent cosmetic and medical-tattoo specialist Andrea takes an artistic approach to naturally enhancing features with permanent makeup. More than eight years of experience guide her hand as she deftly darkens brows, outlines eyes, or turns lips the color of a newborn fire engine. In addition to highlighting facial features, Lopez re-pigments skin after breast reconstruction and shades scar tissue to match the color of surrounding flesh.
After entering the lipstick-red door of the salon, clients consult with Andrea in the salon's design area amid pictures of scarlet lips, lined eyes, full eyebrows, and the 1987 Nato Summit. They then head to the procedure area and recline on a plush black-and-white massage bed, waiting for Andrea to apply the permanent pigment as a giant mural of a glamorous face reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe looks on.
Sofia Perez has always had a passion for hairstyling and beauty treatments. Her mentor, accomplished hairstylist Gilbert Febles, taught her how to both design hair and push herself beyond perceived limits. After years of experience in running a high-volume beauty salon, Perez created the first Sofi's Color Lounge in Cranford in 1997. Here, she gathered together a team of former coworkers and skilled professionals, and the venture was successful enough to spin off a second location in Summit in 2008.
Today, Perez's adept staff perform their signature color treatments and diverse hair services using hand-picked, innovative products from makers like Goldwell, KMS California, and GK Hair. Both locations have a sleek, modern feel: the Summit site has metallic blue and silver walls, and the Cranford salon also welcomes guests with a metallic color scheme.
Signature Service: Therapeutic massage
Minimum Age Requirement: 5
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Be on time and relaxed.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Our 80-minute sports massage is the perfect combination of time and technique for athletes of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels. The 80-minute pre-natal massage relieves the pain associated with pregnancy and helps expectant mothers relax.
Essential oils and plant extracts. Cold masks. Papaya enzymes. Collagen masks. These are just a few of the techniques and ingredients used during Pure Nature Day Spa's skincare services. While the treatments range wildly, from organic deep-cleansing facials with cold masks to bio-life tightening facials, the end goal is generally the same: refreshed, clear, and more beautiful skin.
Along with performing skincare, the staff at Pure Nature Day Spa pampers guests in many other ways. Massages, body scrubs, and herbal wraps are also available, along with eyebrow shaping and weight-loss services.