Our clients have nicknamed us "Aurora's Hidden Gem"! Tucked away in the NW corner of the Rt 59/Ogden intersection, our cozy, Tuscan-themed Spa & Salon provides the local communities with the finest in Hair, Skin, Massage, Nails and Medical Esthetic Procedures. Inner Wellness, Outer Beauty, Total Serenity.
Boasting a trifecta of beautifying certifications, owner Julie Nelson serves as the lead cosmetologist, body-sugaring specialist, and semi-permanent mascara technician at J’s Neighborhood Salon and Sugar Shack Wax. She and her dedicated staff merge their expertise to devise a suite of services that include haircuts, hair color, and applications of Cry Baby Mascara, which uses a waterproof, semi-permanent formula to leave lashes dark and voluminous for up to two weeks. Meanwhile, certified Alexandria sugaring technicians use a caramel-like paste made from natural ingredients to remove hair in the direction of growth, much like the method used by beach-vacationing Candyland characters.
Jaz it Up Beauty Lounge works to pamper, style, and sooth patrons with individualized hair, skin, nail, and massage services. During each 60-minute massage, massage therapists Misha and Bianca apply knowledge gleaned from their ongoing tutelage with Rockford Career College including new techniques, industry innovations, and muscle hypnotism. The therapeutic massage techniques enhance the natural healing ability of the body by ameliorating health impediments such as chronic pain, fatigue, and headaches. To focus the pampering attention on the head, opt for a women’s haircut and style. Jaz it Up’s stylists collaborate with clients at the beginning of each cut, determining goals such as hair maintenance, length, and shape. Through the skilled scissorwork, unruly coifs shrink back into shape, taking face-flattering form or transforming into a bold new style like the pixie or triceratops.
The body is an intricate system of bones and organs bonded by connective tissue, fascia, and superglue. It stands to reason that If one part becomes misaligned, others must compensate. Licensed massage therapist Scott Gould aims to find the sources of imbalances in the body and set them right with massage modalities ranging from Swedish strokes to trigger-point therapy and deep-tissue pressure.
Janelle Demos knows that beauty can’t be pinned down so easily. So even after five years in the industry—plus an education at Martin's College of Cosmetology in Milwaukee—she continues to refine her styling skills with classes from Redken, Paul Mitchell, Big Sexy Hair, and Matrix. At Hair Affair Salon, Janelle convenes a savvy team of similarly passionate stylists who perform services from highlights to facial waxing. A resident massage therapist, Kori Steinke, tackles inner tension with a range of techniques, including Swedish strokes, foot reflexology, and confidence-boosting high-fives.