Hoboken Women's Wellness founder Mollie Bollers decided to devote her massage-therapy skills to caring for pregnant women, new mothers, and infants after the birth of her own daughter in 2004. Each massage therapist on her team has completed a minimum of 750 hours training each, in modalities such as Swedish massage and shiatsu, as well as 70 additional hours of pregnancy and baby-centric continuing education. Inside the soft lavender walls of the wellness center, therapists work with women in all stages pre- and post-pregnancy, working to help relieve discomfort, muscle cramping, and bad dreams about accidentally swallowing a beach ball. Mollie also strives to give back by offering massage to women at clinics in low-income communities and to the nurses at the Hoboken University Medical Center's labor-and-delivery unit.
Solares offers a bevy of tanning, waxing, and threading services to under-toned and over-follicled clients. Earlier technologically inferior societies valued powdery paleness and wish-granting leeches. However, it is no secret that a smooth tan waiting to show itself off beneath an autumn coat is the modern mark of refinement. Radiate such refinement when you slip into a Sundash 252 or an Advantage 350 tanning bed for one ($10.50), five ($45.50), or 10 tanning sessions ($77), or opt for an upgraded freckle-farming tansperience in an Avantgarde 600 or The Lounge ($18.90 for one session, $80.50 for five, $126 for 10). Clients can achieve UV-free photoskinthesis in under a minute with a Mystic Tan ($17.50 for one session). If tanning needs have been met thanks to high-fives from the sun, opt instead for your choice of only waxing services—Solares offers full Brazilians ($48.50), partial bikini waxes ($27), and other defurring treatments necessary for achieving optimal ocean-side aerodynamics.
Pleasant Road Spa is a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. Within, a team of licensed aestheticians use renowned Dermaologica and Skinceuticals products to perform more than a dozen facial treatments, including specialized services for men and expectant mothers. Adventurous clients can dabble in advanced treatments such as glycolic peels or microdermabrasion, which intensively exfoliates the face to dissolve signs of aging or soreness from a staring contest with a raccoon. Nearby, massage therapists tend to sore muscles and joints with half a dozen therapeutic techniques, while nail techs execute soothing pedicures laced with green-tea and peppermint essential oils. Excessively hirsute guests can get un-hirsuted with an array of waxing services for the face and body.
The staff at DreamZ Beauty Salon combine their collective talents to enhance each client’s natural beauty from the top down. After sculpting fashionable haircuts, stylists reinvent strands’ natural shade or texture with stunning color treatments and an all-vegan keratin smoothing formula by Zerran. Aestheticians draw from all-organic products and 24 carat gold flakes to render complexions soft and blemish free, and use hard wax to remove body hair and leave bodies with skin that’s baby soft. The salon also balances its makeovers with spirit-reviving massages, treating full bodies to Swedish or aromatherapy-enhanced services, or with prenatal massages that help expecting mothers silence constant worries about college tuition costs or how much to tip the tooth fairy.
The stylists at Xquisite Color & Cuts infuse clients’ lock with vibrant new hues and face-flattering highlights. They also cut hair into new styles on the heads of men, women, and children, and transform manes with flowing extensions long enough to use as a scarf when the temperature drops.
Though the word “potion” may evoke images of bubbling cauldrons, the staff at Holistic Bodycare Hoboken New York City cast no spells with their potion massages. Instead, they mix together fresh ingredients, such as coconut butter, apricot kernels, vanilla oil, sandalwood, and nutmeg, to soothe aching muscles. These custom massages, as well as the spa’s spread of holistic facials, serve Holistic Bodycare’s mission of bettering clients through natural healing and anti-aging treatments. Guests sip on complimentary glasses of wine or cups of tea as they await their services inside of one of Holistic Bodycare’s private treatment rooms. The owner named the spa after a small village in Trinidad and Tobago, where residents live amongst the elements of nature. The team hopes that clients leave the spa “Sans Souci,” which means “carefree” in French and “without soup” on fake French menus.