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.
Signature Service: Spa, Skin Care, Body Care, Nail Care
Brands Used: Yon-ka, Peter Thomas Roth, and FarmHouse Fresh
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 10
Pro Tip: Facials by Francine is a very personalized, one-on-one spa. She only services one client at a time.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Yes, Yon-Ka Paris because the company concentrates on research and development rather than marketing. They only use high-quality herbal and plant extracts. They are paraben-free and very gentle on the skin.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
Using soap on their skin and using a harsh scrub. They should consult a professional aesthetician like myself first before using any kind of skincare program.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The clients will instantly feel relaxed as they enter the spa [with its] array of aromas and calming decor.
When it comes to beautifying nails, most treatments follow a familiar formula: file, buff, shape, paint. But Wrap-It Nails & Hair Salon has devised its own signature method of nail care. The process involves applying a special fabric wrap around the natural nail to strengthen and condition it, before techs perform a classic manicure and pedicure. This method helps make the nail more durable so that it can grow longer without breaking or falling off every time you sneeze.
Besides the signature service, the studio offers everything from traditional mani-pedis to French manicures and paraffin hand treatments. Stylists also deliver haircuts for men, women, and children, as well as coloring services and perms.
At Lilly's Nail Spa, the actual mani-pedi experience is just as important as the end product. Nail technicians lavish attention onto hands and feet, filing and buffing fingernails and toenails into perfect crescents. They also dunk feet into a bubbling whirlpool bath to soothe soften skin, and further calm overworked heels with a reflexology massage. And when they finally get to polishing nails, the technicians turn on the creativity, outfitting tips with polka dots and chevron stripes or applying extra-glamorous touches such as faux crystals or strands of celebrity DNA.
Comfy massage chairs line one wall of Pine Tree Nails Spa. That's where techs pamper feet with pedicures and inviting fragrances such as milk-and-honey or pomegranate. In addition to performing reflexology and hot-stone massage on sore arches, the salon staff also removes rough callouses, leaving tootsies smooth and soft. Techs line up along the other side of the spa to top natural nails with solid pigments or French acrylic sets. Aside from primping nails, Pine Tree offers waxing services that target areas such as eyebrows, bikini lines, or neighbors.
Choice is never a problem at Saigon Nails. More than 200 different colors of polish fill the salon’s shelves, including brands such as OPI as well as an assortment of chip-resistant gel polishes by Shellac. In addition to shaping and painting natural nails, the technicians can also apply acrylics or add nail-art designs to create a truly distinctive look. To complete the salon experience, some services chase away stress with add-on treatments such as rosewater soaks that can be splashed at approaching tax accountants.