The stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Christine Valmy Salon & Day Spa aim to transform body, mind, and spirit with services that range from simple haircuts and mani-pedis, to advanced electrolysis and microdermabrasions, to restorative massages and all-day spa packages. Clients pamper themselves with massages and body treatments such as the hot-stone massage, where the heat and gentle pressure of warm basalt stones help to relieve muscle tension and stress, or the chamomile body scrub, which soothes sensitive skin and improves circulation using herbal exfoliation. An ordinary day can become a luxurious mini-vacation with spa packages, which include a complimentary sauna and incorporate massages, facials, hair and nail treatments, and a private herbal steam shower to relax and rejuvenate the body and mind. And for the big day, Christine Valmy Salon & Day Spa offers wedding packages for the bride, groom, or members of the wedding party, helping to ease wedding jitters and warm cold feet.
Stylists at Salon Niki are armed with an arsenal of the latest beauty products from Brazillian Blowout, TIGI and Matrix to add sleekness and shine to manes. The nail technicians also stock up on new products including long-lasting gel polishes, which resist chipping for up to four weeks.
Twenty-five years ago, a small group of women envisioned a client-centric salon where no two haircuts were alike. Ambiance Salon is the product of that vision, a place where stylists assess each client’s hair type and craft a look that meets their needs and goals.
Through sleek cuts, cutting-edge coloring, and keratin smoothing treatments, these stylists are able to breathe new life into hair. The staff also pampers with mani-pedis, eyebrow shaping, and airbrush tanning.
The beauty experts at Closter Nail pamper hands and feet with classic and spa mani-pedis, grooming cuticles and decorating nails with traditional or gel polishes. Hot-stone massages enhance treatments with warmth and relaxation, whereas waxing services whisk away unwanted fuzz from lips, brows, or beaks.
Most Popular Service: Massage therapies and vitamin C facials
Brands Used: Biotone massage products and EmerginC skin care line
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please show up 10–15 min early and turn off your mobile phone.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
The entire spa is quiet and calming, and the decor is simple and soothing. Because we are located on the second floor, we have a private and secluded ambiance.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
Covering skin imperfections, such as black heads, breakouts and skin lesions, with lots of make up. To me, healthy and radiant skin is more beautiful than anything else. Start taking care of your skin instead of covering it up.
How did you get started in the industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I've always been interested in health, beauty, and well-being, but I studied and worked in different fields for long time. I found out that this is the industry that could integrate all the subjects I'm passionate about. Now I love and enjoy what I am doing.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
As we say, "beauty comes from within." Adding a positive attitude in to our daily routine makes everything easier. Start your day with good intentions and positive thoughts, and let your inner beauty shine through your skin. Be the first one who smiles, because "when you smile at the world, the whole world smiles back."
Jessica, a licensed aesthetician with more than 10 years of skincare experience, knows that there's no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to obtaining healthy skin. That's why she tailors each service to meet different needs. Teenagers benefit from anti-blemish facials, guys feel refreshed after gentlemen's facials, and those looking to combat fine lines or reverse sun damage find the help they need in a micropeel treatment. To refine skin tone and texture, Jessica can also administer a microdermabrasion session, which uses a machine that is designed to be less irritating to skin since it doesn't contain crystals or tell knock-knock jokes.