At Quantum Health Spa, the experienced team doesn’t take just a single approach to obtaining wellness. Sometimes, they focus on skin care, rejuvenating skin with enzymatic body peels and assorted exfoliating facials. At other times, relaxation is their focus; massage therapists treat tense muscles to massages available in styles that include hot stone. The team also offers nutritional counseling, and an infrared sauna that can help visitors detoxify their bodies or heat up dinner leftovers.
Under a sparkling chandelier, chain-linked metal curtains swish as stylists move through Estetica Hair Studio’s ultra-modern salon. Amid black and chrome décor, generously padded chairs swathe clients in comfort during hair services ranging from standard men's and women's cuts to full highlights and Japanese or Brazilian keratin treatments. They also specialize in styling services for special occasions, coifing elegant updos for weddings or beehives for bear prom.
Owner Ronnie Keller has made Bridgewater Commons Mall his second home. Early in the morning, he saunters past storefronts, stopping at the threshold of Splash Salon & Spa, flanked by two tall, obelisk-shaped lanterns that serve to welcome both patrons and fashion-forward moths. Past the reception desk, where water cascades down glass panes, Ronnie settles in for the day, overseeing a team of beautification experts as they perform a slate of pampering services. Funky aluminum mirrors reflect hairstylists' newly forged masterpieces as nail technicians soften skin with sea-salt scrubs and paraffin waxes before camouflaging fingers in a choice of polish. Eight styles of massage revive tired bodies, and facials, waxing, and cosmetic services keep visitors looking radiant and magic mirrors from making meaningless small talk. Posttreatment, clients can peruse a stash of Bumble and bumble., Paul Mitchell, and Moroccanoil products that eagerly await adoption.
The Salon at Bridgewater's team of stylists range in experience from junior level to master, but they all share the same dedication to haircare. Inside a modern salon, they reshape the hair of male and female clients alike with custom cuts and blowouts. Highlights and lowlights, natural gloss treatments, and single- or double-process color infuse hair with new and vibrant hues. A selection of haircare products on the salon's shelves help clients tend to their dos at home.
At Everlasting Beauty Med Spa, skilled aestheticians wield Theraderm, Dermalogica, and BareMinerals products to refine pores, firm up skin, and help enhance beauty. In addition to five kinds of massage, they also perform FDA-approved VelaShape body-contouring treatments, which target cellulite with noninvasive infrared-light energy. VelaShape is said to diminish waistlines and slim thighs without the aid of a concave mirror.
Ming Hair & Nail Spa offers so many beautifying treatments, it needed two locations just to handle them all. Both shops offer a full range of hair styling services, each of which begins with a complimentary consultation. This gives the client the opportunity to voice their goals, and the stylist time to decide whether the look will properly match the patron's facial features and those of the parrot on their shoulder. Cutting, coloring, and styling all fall within the staff's expertise, as do advanced treatments such as keratin straightening.
Meanwhile, at Ming's East Brunswick location?dubbed "shop no. 1"?aestheticians attend to skin with treatments ranging from European deep-cleansing facials to LED photo-rejuvenation. Those looking to pamper their hands and feet, on the other hand, can head to shop no. 2 in Green Brook, where spa manicures and pedicures can incorporate soothing extras such as hydrating masks, sugar scrubs, and detoxifying green tea soaks.