Models with chic coiffures gaze out from the walls of Salon Salon Rocks, captured in black-and-white photos that can help to inspire clients to try new styles. Luckily, the salon’s team of professional stylists stands ready to aid in this pursuit, with extensive training tucked into their tool belts beside the shears, clippers, and curling irons.
Helmed by licensed health and wellness director Dr. Michael Stewart, The Center for Wellness & Rehabilitation ensures long-term health with spinal adjustments, massage, acupuncture, and computerized diagnostics. Rather than treating symptoms as they occur or replacing aching body parts with frozen vegetables, the thoroughly experienced health professionals aim to strike at the root of pain and disease through treatments designed to promote spinal health and rehabilitation from pain or sports injuries.
Inside the office, a burbling waterfall joins with colorful pieces of artwork, relaxing visiting patients. Five treatment rooms spoke off from the main lobby, ensconcing guests in alcoves of cool blues and plush beds as they enjoy the healing benefits of chiropractic treatment, massage, and acupuncture.
Despite her title, licensed acupuncturist, massage therapist, and reiki healer Shilamida isn’t actually a healer—She’s a helper. That’s because she believes “it’s your body, mind, and soul that does the work,” and as such, she guides clients on the path to healing themselves naturally. At Balanced Soul Bodyworkers, LLC Shilamida increases her clients’ natural energy flow with reiki sessions to alleviate pain and stress and create more youthful skin. She also provides massage services that work to stimulate the flow of oxygen, alleviate discomfort, and improve range of motion.
Although the decor of many tanning salons takes inspiration from the beach, Euro Tans' waiting room speaks to an elegant spa experience. Upon stepping into the beauty haven, customers are greeted by marble tile, white-leather couches, and Grecian columns framing the entrance to the tanning area. Within, clients bronze their skin via tanning beds and booths, Mystic and airbrush tanning, and solar flares sealed inside of mason jars. Apart from tanning, the Clifton location offers waxing services for both men and women using hard-wax systems made to improve comfort during waxing. The spa also provides relaxing facials for clients seeking to unwind.
Karma Organic Spa is an earth-friendly online store stocked with a full line of organic nailcare, skincare and bodycare products. Give nails a glamorous coat of “Oh, Tiff!” teal polish ($9.99), then, buff it away with soy-based nail polish remover, which was an Allure magazine Editors' Choice. Or, order Karma Organic Lotion ($16) (available in cucumber-and-mint, eucalyptus, geranium, peppermint, and lavender) to smoothify and slickify hands in preparation for retrieving keys lost at the bottom of a Pringles can.
The award-winning stylists at Village East Salon specialize in looks that are not only chic, but also easy to maintain at home. This upscale, full-service salon uses Wella and Alterna products to add softness, shine, and color to strands. Located in Ridgewood, the warm, wood-floored space sets out cookies for clients, and though its stylists have TV and high-fashion experience, they are anything but pretentious.