A burgundy door beneath an awning of a similar wine hue provides entry to It’s All About Me Salon & Day Spa, where waiting clients take deep, relaxed breaths amid thriving plants in the reception area. Hair stylists guide tresses into face-flattering formations in front of a wall of mirrors, which prevent town pranksters from sneaking up behind clients to tickle their ribs. As stalks of live bamboo and flowering orchids oversee manicure and pedicure stations, wall sconces and candles glow dimly in the private rooms where massages slake stress and facials drive away dead skin and wrinkles.
The swirling barber's pole out front beckons young men and old, wise Feenys into Cory Mathew's Salon for a haircut and shave. But the services don't stop there. The staff also can color your hair, wax your unwanted strands, and manicure your fingernails.
Pampering 4 life CEO Gail Thorpe works to help clients with exterior beauty and relaxation. But she knows that all good things start with what's fueling the body: food. The board certified integrative health counselors there draw on experience to guide patrons into healthy lifestyles, providing them with helpful suggestions rather than intimidating lists of forbidden foods. The center's approach is scientifically minded, using laboratory tests to detect underlying issues, rather than simply attacking symptoms.
The business as a whole, in fact, aims to build treating yourself right into every area of women's lives. Stress-blasting therapeutic treatments, aromatherapy, and skin care bolster the healing and beautifying effects of health-coaching sessions, while Stress Management seminars can ease tension. The center also educates folks with articles on everything from the importance of Vitamin K to methods for boosting metabolism.
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.