When Michelle Parkes opened Core Salon & Spa, she didn't want just another cookie-cutter business. After spending two years as a national educator for Paul Brown Hawaii and 25 years working for other owners, she decided she wanted to do a salon her way. Her way was to surround herself with an unparalleled group of stylists, support staff, and a moat to guard against invading paparazzi. The end result was Core Salon & Spa, a beauty center manned by skilled stylists that use quality products from brands such as Yon-Ka, L'Oreal Professionnel, and Kevin Murphy.
Salon Deja Vu cultivates an environment that’s reminiscent of a family home, right down to the complimentary cups of coffee and friendly conversations about today’s going allowance rates. When they aren’t refreshing appearances with mani-pedis, waxings, or haircuts, the staffers at Salon Deja Vu focus their attention on several charitable efforts, including the Natural Fiber Oil Spill Booms program, a foundation devoted to keeping waterways clean. The salon's efforts have recently earned them the Daily Record's 2012 Morris County Reader's Choice Award for Best of the Best Hair Salon.
Salon Violett's experienced stylists bring their aesthetic expertise together to revamp outmoded 'dos with an arsenal of beautifying techniques customized to each client's unique features. During the approximately 40-minute visit, guests yield their head threads to partial highlights that add color and depth to monochromatic manes with a foiling technique. Afterward, a seasoned hairdresser blows out frazzled locks and straightens them with a flatiron, rendering hair as smooth and shiny as a diamond-encrusted bust of Barry White. While waiting for their treatments, visitors can scan their peepers over Salon Violett's sleek interior marked by polished hardwood floors, maroon walls, and leather furniture.
Armed with more than 30 years of industry experience, the owner of Mane Attraction Salon surrounds herself with a similarly experienced team of all senior stylists. Together, they specialize in styling's most advanced techniques, including the application of human-hair extensions, keratin treatments, and hair restoration. Using professional-grade products from brands such as Paul Mitchell, they also perform single-process color and highlights. In addition to styling services, guests can complete their grooming sessions with full-service manicure and pedicure treatments, as well as wraps designed to leave bodies firm and tight.
The stylists at Shear Genius Hair Salon specialize in custom cuts, which run the gamut from layered looks and angled bobs to basic trims. The team also brightens locks with Famesi color, applying it all over, or concentrating it at strands' ends for highlights or an ombre effect. With keratin treatments, the team also straightens out curls, leaving a subtle curve behind or creating a totally straight style that, with well-placed Sharpie marks, doubles as a ruler.
Whether visiting to be relaxed, beautified, or both, guests at Hair Dynamics are greeted by experienced, attentive staffers. Stylists and nail technicians at the studio make clients feel like their best selves, whether that means crafting a new haircut or performing a body perm.