Even though their brains brim with creative hair ideas, the stylists at Scissors Edge Salon resist applying scissors to hair until they’ve had a thorough consultation with each client. Once they’ve learned all they can about the client’s wishes and sense of style, they set to work updating looks with precision cuts, texturing services, and Wella professional color products. While the staff perform cuts, facials, and manicures, they attend to client comfort with complimentary beverages, snacks, and wine.
At the precocious age of 22, entrepreneur Linda Cesario started her own salon—but a fire soon destroyed it, and Cesario was forced to go to work for other salon owners. With time, Cesario gathered the courage to strike out on her own again, and she named her new salon Lighten Up as a nod to her career philosophy of always striving to lift her clients' spirits. Now at Lighten Up, Cesario is again her own boss, which means she has to email herself when she wants to play hooky and then confront herself when she does. She draws on more than 38 years of industry experience as she helms the salon’s dedicated stylists, who tame tresses with INOA hair color and products from Redken and Paul Mitchell. The salon also coddles appendages with manicures and pedicures, waxes away fuzz, and massages sore muscles.
The licensed therapists at Lotus Spa coax stress out of frazzled life vessels through soothing customized massages in a tranquil, personalized environment. During the one-hour Lotus signature Swedish massage, a muscle manipulator coats the body in long, fluid strokes to melt away anxiety, untie stubborn knots, and transport guests onto a cloud shaped like a peace sign. The Swedish massage can improve concentration, boost circulation, and evict overstaying toxins from their body-abodes. The eager-to-please staff encourages clients to voice opinions on lighting, room temperature, Hemingway versus Fitzgerald, and massage pressure, and alters environment and technique accordingly.
From electrolysis to haircuts to tanning beds, there's a wealth of reasons a client might waltz into The Spa at Bella Boutique. A licensed staff, under the medical direction of board-certified Dr. Mohktar Asaadi, helps these visitors refine themselves both inside and out. Depending on each client's goals, aestheticians and therapists might administer massages with hot stones or evict unwanted hair. But perhaps their most versatile services are facials, which use products from brands such as Murad, Obagi, and SkinMedicato eliminate imperfections such as acne or the deep wrinkles caused by sleeping on piles of laundry.
When Michelle Parkes opened Core Salon & Spa, she didn't want just another cookie-cutter business. After spending two years as a national educator for Paul Brown Hawaii and 25 years working for other owners, she decided she wanted to do a salon her way. Her way was to surround herself with an unparalleled group of stylists, support staff, and a moat to guard against invading paparazzi. The end result was Core Salon & Spa, a beauty center manned by skilled stylists that use quality products from brands such as Yon-Ka, L'Oreal Professionnel, and Kevin Murphy.
Voted one of New Jersey's premier chiropractic healers by NJTopDocs.com, Village Family Chiropractic founder and published author Doctor of Chiropractic James Fedich treats chronic spinal issues, as well as back, neck, and shoulder soreness. Patients can shed aching stress slugs with a 60-minute Swedish massage from one of the clinic's certified hand healers. Using soothing massage motions, each session gently kneads and maneuvers strained sinews to improve the function of bodily hinges without the use of greasy, joint-clogging pomade.