Inside Salon M&D’s open and airy space, professionals beautify clients with a range of hair, nail, and skin services. Stylists rejuvenate ’dos with cuts, coloring, keratin sessions, and diamond hair treatments, which enliven dull, lifeless locks by replacing them with sparkling rubies. Elsewhere, nail techs spruce up fingers and toes with mani-pedis, and massage therapists knead tense muscles in appointments ranging from 30 to 90 minutes. Aestheticians wax unwanted hair from bodies and apply cleansing facials and skin-brightening peels.
Keeping up with the latest industry and fashion trends is a priority for the stylists and aestheticians at Studio 360 Salon. With this knowledge always at-hand, they can help their clients develop flattering new looks, whether they're looking for a basic trim or a dramatic change. Wayward strands can be smoothed out and tamed with thermal conditioning treatments, while stylists also add new depth and dimension to hairdos with highlights or texturizing treatments. Beyond styling hair, the team can also indulge clients with rejuvenating facials, waxing sessions, or body wraps that nourish the skin with nutrients and crumbled multivitamins.
Sofia Perez has always had a passion for hairstyling and beauty treatments. Her mentor, accomplished hairstylist Gilbert Febles, taught her how to both design hair and push herself beyond perceived limits. After years of experience in running a high-volume beauty salon, Perez created the first Sofi's Color Lounge in Cranford in 1997. Here, she gathered together a team of former coworkers and skilled professionals, and the venture was successful enough to spin off a second location in Summit in 2008.
Today, Perez's adept staff perform their signature color treatments and diverse hair services using hand-picked, innovative products from makers like Goldwell, KMS California, and GK Hair. Both locations have a sleek, modern feel: the Summit site has metallic blue and silver walls, and the Cranford salon also welcomes guests with a metallic color scheme.
With two locations, a dedicated team of professionals, and a full fleet of services, Aura Salon and Spa makes it easy for New Jerseyans to update their head threads, pamper their mugs, and soothe their bodies. Aura's staffers have worked closely with the internationally trained members of Redken 5th Avenue, who shared tips regarding proper salon procedures and which European accents to use when doling out haircuts. New clients enjoy a complimentary consultation that couples them with a fitting stylist or aesthetician for their service, be it a mani-pedi, a waxing, or a bridal updo, complete with champagne mimosas and the traditional prank phone call to the wedding caterer.
Frizzy hair, oily skin, aching muscles—all problems that can be remedied with a trip to Monark Salon & Spa. The salon’s stylists smooth disobedient strands with keratin treatments, change hues with Paul Mitchell hair products, and add volume and length to tresses with DreamCatchers extensions, which also store nightmares about falling out of the Goodyear blimp. Nail technicians can step in to enhance nails with OPI gel and acrylics, and aestheticians pamper visages with G.M. Collin skincare products. Beachgoers, can slip into the salon for body waxing, facial threading, and airbrush tanning before heading to the shore and finding an octopus to arm-wrestle.
The waxing wizards at Niko's Hair Studio stealthily capture and disappear unwanted facial and body hair. Both men and women can achieve a smoothness that rivals that of cool jazz and surrealist pick-up lines with an array of waxing services. Clients can reshape the arch of an eyebrow ($13+) or create a sleek profile by defuzzing their chins ($13+). After a wax, legs ($63+/full or $45+/half) can strut more aerodynamically and underarms ($30+) can experience uninhibited arm-flapping flight. Smooth a furry chest ($45+) into a blank canvas ready to be painted for football games or inscribed with a current home address.