After owning and operating salons and spas in Mercer County for more than 25 years, stylist Robert Cacciabaudo—whose looks have graced the pages of Glamour, Elle, and Philadelphia magazines—envisioned a tranquil beauty oasis where customers could enjoy cutting-edge hair services and relaxing spa services under one roof. His dream became a reality in 2002: On the first floor of a renovated, two-story building outfitted with elegant French-country décor, a hair salon blends classic style with the latest beauty trends and technologies. On the second floor, private treatment rooms host nail services, waxing, massages, Dermalogica facials, and Mac makeup applications.
With a workspace that spans 13,000 square feet and two stories, Lawrence SpaRex has plenty of room to pamper its clients privately and comfortably. Tucked away from all the nail treatments, haircuts, and massages, the facility’s dry sauna relaxes visitors with infrared panels that warm the body like natural sunlight without the potential damaging effects of UV rays. Layers of seaweed clay coat the walls not only in the sauna but also throughout the facility, providing a healthy alternative to paint and a more practical alternative to silly string.
The skilled stylists at New York Hair Co. conduct metamorphoses of keratin cocoons with cutting-edge techniques and cutting-edged scissors. Before setting off on the mane voyage, heads receive a soothing rosemary scalp massage to free skull jackets of stress. After a sudsy shampoo, a hair whisperer coats headstrings in a natural deep-conditioning treatment that hydrates hair and softens split ends, leaving hair smoother than a butterscotch-dipped Lionel Richie ballad. While thirsty mouths sip gratis refreshments, a coif artist sculpts headgrass into the desired shape and style. The generous salon courts clients with complimentary bang trims to keep overprotective locks from smothering eyes.