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.
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.
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.
Chains of papery, white disks surround ceiling lamps at Element Salon and Spa and scatter golden light over the mod, spacious studio. A black-and-white color scheme permeates the space, which houses a row of stand-alone styling stations that resemble the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, but with more hairspray. In this space, stylists update hairdos with cuts and coloring treatments, and aestheticians and nail techs tuck into quieter corners for waxes, facials, and mani-pedis. In the waiting area, flat-screen televisions roll footage of fashion shows as iPads entertain patrons who await appointments.
Though the exposed pipes, elegantly dark wood floors, and high ceilings of Amitie Hair Studio give an industrial feel to the salon, the styles coming out the door couldn't be more different. The staff specialize in romantic, flowy looks, courtesy of their Brazilian keratin treatments and Japanese perms. These help change the natural texture of hair, whether it is pin-straight or full of kinks, to create face-framing layers that flow together. Once hair has the correct body and texture, they can then cut it into trendy styles or add a touch of color to give it dimension. In addition, they do makeovers to help you look your best for special events such as weddings and the annual magic-mirror convention.
From the exterior Doric columns to the interior marble countertops and charred ebony damask wallpaper, a sense of elegance pervades the SERI Hair Salon. After a sit on the leather furniture in the waiting room, clients enjoy Aveda-approved hair treatments to transform their looks. Besides basic haircuts for men and women, the salon delivers Japanese perms, a straightening method designed to improve hair's softness while it reconditions thick, frizzy, wavy, and surfer-infested strands. Professional makeup services include wedding packages and preparation for outdoor photography, and skincare treatments range from basic softening services to medspa-level chemical peels.