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.
You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. Voted "Favorite Tanning Salon in North Jersey" by an independent readers' pole in Suburban Trends magazine, Hollywood Tans of Riverdale can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
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.
With four bronzing beds, two standup units, and one spray-tan booth, Beach Body Tanning is wholly dedicated to helping bodies get beach-ready without burning. UV tanning is available in three tiers, each offering higher-power bulbs to help clients build bronze from a base tan up, and a full range of moisturizing tanning lotions is also on hand to help maintain glows between basks. Sunless VersaSpa sessions send alternating jets of color and drying wind onto skin in just around a minute, offering a choice of two shades along with optional moisturizing pre-sprays and anti-aging solutions that can boost the tan’s longevity and keep it from going prematurely gray.
Beyond employing a fleet of friendly tanning experts, the salon also welcomes facial cosmetic expert Dr. Scott Cohen, who offers complimentary consultations and helps smooth wrinkles by administering cosmetic injections.
At Bronze Body Tanning Salon, specialists meet with each new visitor to perform a skin-type analysis, helping to craft tanning schedules and choose the equipment that will render the best sun-kissed glow. When UV tanning beds suit visitor preference, built-in satellite radios blast soothing tunes as high-watt neck and facial lamps aim to charge up the body's solar-powered pigment factories. Alternatively, the skin beautifiers can guide clients into vertical spray-tan booths for sunless bronzing. The staff also ensures that each bed meets FDA requirements and is rated for maximum exposure time.
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.