For Dr. Goodnight, it's not about instant results: "I want to be able to get together with my patients when we’re all in our 90s to talk about what a wonderful life we’ve all had and how great we still feel and look." To that end, he joins his wife, Marianne, a certified nurse, in taking a whole body approach to long-term beauty.
Dr. Goodnight trained at UCLA and is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon. While always looking for the least-invasive option, he uses a combination of technologies to help patients reach their desired goals. But the transformations don't end in the treatment room. As certified fitness trainers, the husband and wife team educates clients on how to increase their health through nutrition, exercise, and avoiding open manholes.
A wooden bench and potted flowers brighten the entrance to Family Chiropractic Care and Wellness, the practice where Doctor of Chiropractic Kevin Merlino and his team treat patients with holistic therapies and chiropractic care. Adjustments, spinal decompression, and deep-tissue laser therapy soothe chronic back pain, and customized massages keep muscles and ligaments comfortably loose. Acupuncture sessions help with a wide range of issues, including stress, weight loss, pain management, allergies, and even wrinkles.
The certified stylists at Lashful frame eyes with mink lashes to achieve looks ranging from elegant to seductive. Their uncanny attention to detail comes in handy during extension applications, when they meticulously attach each artificial lash to a real one to achieve the most natural look possible. Sensitive eyes need not wince in fear, as the adhesive material with which they apply lashes is specially formulated to not perturb the eye with harsh irritants or teasing optical illusions. The stylists also dip natural lashes in a semipermanent tint that—much like the extensions—gives eyes the glamorous look of freshly applied mascara.
Stress can arrive unannounced on weekdays or weekends, which is why Ridgewood European Day Spa keeps its doors open seven days a week. Since 1990, the spa's menu has refreshed minds and bodies with services such as relaxing Swedish massages, microdermabrasion treatments that reduce signs of aging, and seaweed body wraps that disguise clients as giant pieces of sushi. Clients who can't decide on just one treatment can schedule one of Ridgewood's spa packages.
Panico Salon & Spa was named the best salon in New Jersey by Beauty Entertainment magazine, but the award-winning team's services go well beyond hairstyling. Massage services include Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone modalities, and other treatments include fruit-scented body scrubs and a wide range of healing facials and skincare. The salon prides itself in being an education based teaching salon. It provides continuous education to its staff via a variety of resources such as an intern training academy as well as an educator development program.
Inside this full-service spa, hair, skin, and nails are fawned over with equal amounts of attention and care. Cuts, coloring, and perms deftly rectify tangled and overgrown hairdos, whereas facials coax glowing tones from the skin with assistance from the Biodroga skincare line. To accentuate stylish new 'dos and dewy cheeks, technicians affix lash extensions to clients’ eyes and set bodies to full bathing-suit mode with Chocolate Sun organic airbrush tanning—who have been featured on The Today Show. Spirits are also rallied thanks to a roster of Swedish, deep-tissue, and foot massages, which put mind and body back into balance by prying stress and tension from muscles and lodged quarters from ears.