Opulent chandeliers hang from the ceiling, reflecting light off the gilded mirrors that decorate Jolie Toi Salon & Spa. Clients can recline on the leopard-print sofa in the waiting area before having their hair tousled, snipped, and braided into Celtic knots by owner-stylist Charbel Mousallem. With 15 years of styling experience in London, Lebanon, and the United States, Charbel?s haircuts, conditioning treatments, and professional styling have enhanced the heads of celebrities such as Elton John as well as contestants on America?s Next Top Model. Aesthetician Sylwia Gorzkowska rounds out the spa?s beautifying services and brings 10 years of experience to the table, having worked with the renowned Elemis and AmorePacific skincare companies. Her cleansing facials and waxing services have spruced up the faces of celebrities such as Tiki Barber and have found their way onto the printed pages of Vogue and Elle.
The massage therapists and aesthetician at Spa Dew perform treatments that combine Eastern and Western sensibilities—all within a tranquil, nature-inspired ambiance. The 5,000-square-foot space boasts a reception area with a waterfall and groupings of plants and flowers bring the outdoors in, as does a wall decorated with variously sized tree cross sections. The water fountain in the hallway further nods to nature, and leads to a steam room and spacious relaxation rooms for women and men.
A privacy suite allows couples to share time in a sauna and get a side-by-side Korean-style scrub or a massage with heated stones. The beauty experts also use nature-based products including sea salt, Dead Sea mud, and Decleor essential oils, which are free of harsh chemicals and animal derivatives such as unicorn tears.
For more than 30 years, the staff at Giambieri Coloring Spa has dedicated their work to improving the hair and skin of their clients with cuts, coloring, and variety of facial treatments. Each specialist harnesses their own individual creativity and combines it with training in the latest spa products and techniques to create looks that are designed to fit your specific personality and favorite houseplant. The studio’s elegant space, decked out in polished hardwoods and homey accents, proves to be a suitable setting for Giambieri's equally elegant nail services and facials.
The aestheticians at I Love Lash understand the difference between fake lashes and extensions. That's why they've devoted their chic, boutique studio to extensions, and extensions only. That's because extensions look natural, move naturally, and don't attack innocent passerby like Venus flytraps. They also last up to six weeks. To achieve a completely natural look, aestheticians have clients lay back on comfortable tables under the light of crystal chandeliers. One-by-one, they apply customized lashes to real lashes with a special adhesive that creates a waterproof bond. A meticulously precise treatment, it takes about two hours. During that time they also tailor lashes to length, curl, and color. Lashes will fall out periodically with the natural lashes, so the technicians recommend touch-ups every two to three weeks.
Facials were meant to be relaxing—something the proprietors of Beau Esthetics try to infuse into every service at their spa. It begins the moment a client walks into the clean, white space and continues through each facial treatment and waxing service. Aestheticians use fine Decléor aromatherapy skincare products to even and tone the skin during each facial, taking care to keep their client in a peaceful state all the while. But skincare is really at the center of each service. Skincare therapies come with their own customizations to suit individual skin types and the unique microneedle therapy system (MTS) offers an intense anti-aging treatment that promotes collagen production.
Seafoam green styling stations aren't the only bright aspects of Cira Creation Salon. Since 1991, owners and sisters Cira Lo Bue and Connie Fiduccia have delighted visitors with their vibrant personalities, which grabbed the attention of Fort Lee Patch contributor Robyn Nadel in 2011. As positivity permeates throughout the entire salon, the duo spruces up hairdos with precision cuts, keratin treatments, and coloring services. Their team also includes stylist Nina, who specializes in hair extensions, and nail technician Monica, who softens rough hands with paraffin wax treatments and all-night romantic comedy marathons.