Healthy & Beauty in Freehold

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In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.

3710 Rte. 9 S
Freehold,
NJ
US

To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?

Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.

400 Commons Way
Bridgewater,
NJ
US

In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.

180 State Rte. 35
Eatontown,
NJ
US

The vitamin experts at SHREDZ Supplements dislike fillers. When creating the company's line of supplements?which include fat burners, muscle builders, and energy boosters?they sought and included only raw ingredients with clinical proof of their effectiveness. Their diligence not only ensures the company's supplements contain pure ingredients, but also that their products are more cost effective than filler-laden alternatives. Additionally, SHREDZ Supplements only imports their materials from trusted suppliers and those specifically recommended by Mother Earth herself.

11 Muddi Court
East Brunswick,
NJ
US

Established: 1998

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Brands Used: Prada, Versace, D&G, Hugo Boss, Armani, Ray Ban

400 Renaissance Blvd
North Brunswick,
NJ
US

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Walk-ins Welcome: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Established: 2010

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

At Brighton Eye Care, Dr. Sergio Peneiras treats eye problems by offering the most advanced diagnostic tests possible. To do so, he uses the most up-to-date tools as his disposal, from computer vision testing to neurological examinations, retinal photography, and glaucoma detecting tests. And, in addition to fitting patients for contact lenses or prescription glasses in a wide range of designer frames, Dr. Peneiras can also consult on laser vision correction procedures, for those who are good candidates.

112 Brighton Ave
Long Branch,
NJ
US