The stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians at Ultimate Visions Hair Salon & Spa have been pampering clients for more than 15 years. They work hard to deliver what they call the “ultimate experience”—that is, doing everything in their power to make customers feel welcome and happy with their services and hopefully exceeding expectations. You can choose from three types of stylist here: assistant stylist, stylist, or master stylist. Each has different levels of experience, style specialties, and nicknames for their scissors.
Inside of Skin Rebalance's quaint, private studio, a licensed aesthetician applies her constantly growing knowledge of the latest beauty technologies to revitalize skin across the entire body. A consultation precedes each treatment, helping her to customize treatments for women, men, teenagers, and marble statues. The studio offers six kinds of facials, a specialized back treatment, and microdermabrasion that employs advanced Dermaglow II equipment. Skin Rebalance also rids bodies of unsightly hair with single-use wax.
Celestial Space Medi-Spa straddles the line between Eastern and Western healing philosophies, marrying the former’s energy-centered principles to the latter’s focus on therapeutic relaxation. The spa’s menu of services features various massage modalities alongside less expected therapies such as guided meditation, visualization, and emotional-healing workshops. Yoga classes work in conjunction with these sessions to block out toxins and bad vibes, and special events such as the Women's Evening of Decadence and Relaxation—recently profiled on News 12—steer the focus back to traditional spa indulgences such as wine, chocolate, and barbershop quartets crooning harmonized renditions of whale songs.
Speranzi Facial Spa's licensed skincare specialist Yolanda T. Russo strives to fade signs of aging with preservative-free products and rejuvenating services. Yolanda saps tension from beleaguered brows, using products packed with botanical ingredients and antioxidants. She’s equipped with more than 15 years of experience, and she’s an advocate of maintaining skin without expensive products or fussy technology. To further her stance, she happily shares recipes for at-home facials.
Licensed massage therapist Peter Eichler sharpened his therapeutic touch at the Sedona School of Massage, where he learned to blend deep-tissue techniques with bodywork such as reiki and sound therapy to sideline chronic tension. Peter also specializes in trauma release therapy, bodywork from an emotional perspective, and performs hospice and autism massages to calm the nervous system.
The staff of Montclair Therapeutic Massage Center doesn’t believe that comfort should come at the cost of environmental responsibility. Parking spots outside the shop hold places for fuel-efficient cars, and ADA-approved showers treat bicycling clients to a pre-massage rinse. The center’s certified massage therapist, Mary Wetherill, boasts a wealth of knowledge about human physiology that she gathered studying neuromuscular therapy, writing a book on treating diabetes with massage, and attending a pre-medical dissection course. With an advanced knowledge of the human body, Mary tends to bodies plagued by pains, migraines, and curved spinal alignment with a handful of massage styles. Her co-worker, Cristy May SyCip, leads relaxing restorative-yoga sessions, holding a single pose or a slow-paced snoring cadence for 3–10 minutes.
Sahana Spa's India-themed spaces mix modern amenities with the beauty of ancient Eastern wisdom. Handmade Indian artifacts, Sundãri skincare products, and several chocolaty colors welcome clients to the spa. Staff members then lead guests to treatment suites that are equipped with iPod-docking stations, individual temperature controls, and absolutely no bears. This is the perfect setting for them to knead away stress with indulgent bamboo and hot-stone massages or administer a Sahana-Vedic facial. Over in the nail lounge, technicians pretty up nails with various mani-pedis.
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