Gilded mirrors punctuate walls the color of honey at Bella Chic Studio. It's this warm, tranquil scene that welcomes guests, who take a seat on the sofa while awaiting treatments. Once in the styling chair, mani-pedi station, or treatment room, the beautification begins: facials, waxing, and haircare gussy up visitors from follicle to stiletto.
The Lash Lady’s lash lady emphasizes quality. With this care in her work, Teri adds eyelash-extension flares or full sets of glamour extensions. Her work has been featured around the joyfully tearful eyes of brides on their wedding days.
Sharon Nesbihal, owner of Steven Jenae The Salon, and her trained stylists mold manes amid red, orange, and pale-yellow walls. As they cut hair, slather on color, and apply keratin or vegan smoothing treatments, lofted ceilings with skylights illumine the spacious interior. When they aren't sculpting new dos, they beautify façades with makeup, lash extensions, waxing, and spray tanning. Stylists put these services to work on brides as well, who require meticulous primping before the traditional hopscotch down the aisle.
Before opening Believe Skin Care Studio, owner Lauryn Allen spent two years at the John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. She learned much while tending to her base of big-city clients, and she brings all of that knowledge—as well as 13 years of general spa experience—to her own charming studio in Oakhurst. Lauryn and her staff cater to all skin types with facials that flush dirt from pores and waxing services that swipe away unwanted fuzz. Various makeup wands summon cherry-red lips, tinted lashes, smoky eyes, and orange hopscotch courts on the studio’s floor. Skilled therapist Candice plies her nimble fingers during massages in modalities ranging from soothing Swedish to penetrating deep tissue.
With their LightSheer diode laser and Palomar IPL system, the specialists at The Medispa at Shrewsbury can fix almost any skin issue clients throw their way. The devices release focused bursts of energy that, when adjusted to suit the client’s skin type, can zap away unwanted hairs, erase tattoos, or lighten blemishes such as leg veins and acne scars. Meanwhile, Dr. Steven Davis—a board-certified plastic surgeon who was featured on The Doctors—works with his staff to combat wrinkles and fine lines with injectables such as Botox and Restylane. To help clients navigate the spa’s service menu and complex system of lava streams, complimentary consultations divulge facts about potential treatment options to ensure informed decision making.
After a sterling two-decade career as a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist, Dr. Ramon Suatengco needed a fresh way to make a difference in the lives of his patients. After realizing the power inherent in blending his medical expertise with an artist's eye for detail, he founded The Radiance, A Medical Spa, where he and his team blend clinical education with modern technology to accomplish revitalizing beauty treatments. The Lipo-Ex, a highlight of their repertoire, can help clients lose up to three sizes after eight weeks of treatment. It’s a non-invasive procedure using radio frequency energy to break down fatty tissue beneath the skin, which then leaves the body via the lymphatic system’s natural processes, leaving behind slimmer physiques that help patients take the first step toward healthier lifestyles. This dedication to life-changing therapies is just par for the course for Dr. Suatengco; when he's not busy treating patients or staying involved with the New Jersey Medical Society, he can often be found giving back to the community through numerous philanthropies and serving as the president and chairman of the Filipino-American Community Development Center.