Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Before graduating from the Capri Institute of Cosmetology, owner Sonia Bhambri honed her beauty skills in India. She merges her experiences at Sapphire Beauty Salon, offering Eastern and Western treatments that transform and enhance appearances. Bhambri removes unwanted hair with cotton threads, performing an ancient practice that sculpts eyebrows and eliminates delicate hairs, including peach fuzz and kiwi whiskers. Facials incorporate curative ingredients, such as herbs, minerals, and mud. Hair-design services and eyelash extensions accentuate natural beauty, and henna designs adorn the body.
Classified as Redken Elite Salons, both Metro Salons locations staff a stable of stylists who keep abreast of the latest techniques with ongoing training in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Appointments start with complimentary consultations, wherein patrons dish on their favorite looks and show stylists their 10 favorite hairs. Then, hair pros draw on Redken, Wella, and Coppola products for a variety of services, from painting on highlights to trimming split ends. A final style ensures clients walk out ready to pose for sidewalk photo shoots or star in traffic-cam footage for the five o'clock news.
Whether they're primping a bride-to-be for her wedding or helping an office worker de-stress with a soothing facial, the aestheticians at Charisma Bridals & Day Spa help each client feel beautiful and relaxed. They improve skin tone and texture with facials and microdermabrasion sessions, enhance eyes with the feminine fringe of eyelash extensions, and shape brows into clean arches. The salon's airbrush makeup artists apply cosmetics using a compressed-air device, giving skin a smooth, flawless finish.
At Belisa Salon, owner and certified Redken haircolorist Isabel Feiteira calls upon skills honed at New York City's Redken Exchange and L.A.'s Sebastian Institute to bring clients the most advanced hair services available. Leading a talented team of stylists—including 25-year industry veteran and hair-texture specialist Glennette Goings—Feiteira's dexterous hands wield shears, razors, and texturizing scissors as she creates cutting-edge looks for men, women, and kids. But its her hair-coloring expertise that really sets the salon apart. Consultations include a hair and scalp analysis—also a Feiteira specialty—as stylists pinpoint a color treatment that won't clash with the client's lifestyle or argyle-loving shopping buddy. Redken Color Fusion treatments create dimensional color courtesy of permanent colorcremes infused with polymers and proteins that condition parched strands, while color-gloss treatments from Shades EQ help rebalance brassy tones and enhance the depth of dyed or natural shades.
Beyond hairstyling, Belisa Salon also offers nail treatments ranging from basic manicures to gel-polish overlays, and waxing services that start at the brows and move steadily southward.
After a sterling two-decade career as a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist, Dr. Ramon Suatengco needed a fresh way to make a difference in the lives of his patients. After realizing the power inherent in blending his medical expertise with an artist's eye for detail, he founded The Radiance, A Medical Spa, where he and his team blend clinical education with modern technology to accomplish revitalizing beauty treatments. The Lipo-Ex, a highlight of their repertoire, can help clients lose up to three sizes after eight weeks of treatment. It’s a non-invasive procedure using radio frequency energy to break down fatty tissue beneath the skin, which then leaves the body via the lymphatic system’s natural processes, leaving behind slimmer physiques that help patients take the first step toward healthier lifestyles. This dedication to life-changing therapies is just par for the course for Dr. Suatengco; when he's not busy treating patients or staying involved with the New Jersey Medical Society, he can often be found giving back to the community through numerous philanthropies and serving as the president and chairman of the Filipino-American Community Development Center.