Owner Patricia Keenan and her staff bring years of expertise to clients of all ages and lifestyles at Uptowne Girl Salon. Located in the bustling heart of Montclair, the salon and spa helps patrons work with stylists to design new haircuts, welcome flattering highlights and color, or relax with a mani-pedi. No matter their chosen service, clients always keep one eye on the salon's lively look; a lime-green accent wall abuts intricately patterned wallpaper over each styling station. They can also refuel at a complimentary snack bar, where clients can sip coffee and lemonade.
Many twins grow up sharing similar interests: they might listen to the same music, favor the same foods, or blink at exactly the same time. Jamie and Jenn love to cut and style hair. In high school, they trained together under the Paul Mitchell curriculum, and then launched their careers immediately after graduation?testing their skills in the salons of Los Angeles and New York. Today, they still work together as the notoriously lively co-owners of Moxie Salon. Both are certified in LaBella hair-and-eyelash extensions. Jenn is a Wella-certified colorist, and Jamie is a recognized Motives makeup foundation specialist. Together, they lead a team of experienced stylists and colorists.
At both their original Ridgewood and new Montclair locations, stylists trim hair with custom cuts and transform heads into sassy sculptures with Marilyn Monroe?style curlers or Statue of Liberty?style bronze crowns. For many of these services, they use the salon's house brand of moisturizing-and-conditioning haircare products. But Moxie Salon's aestheticians don't limit their services to hair: they also bronze clients' skin with organic airbrush tanning and perform custom makeup applications using Motives products. They even helm new specialty locations that deal exclusively with extensions, bridal updos, or men's aesthetics.
A'Lure Hair Design's team of master stylists, many with more than 15 years of cosmetology experience, enhance clients' hair with products from L'Oréal, INOA, and other brands. Beyond haircuts and relaxing scalp massages, the team also tints hair using elixirs custom mixed to match each client’s complexion or the uniforms of the marching band that somehow started following them. The salon's services also draw on an arsenal of blow dryers, facial waxes, and keratin serums.
Upon first glance, Eutopia Beauty Studio appears a classic, modern salon, thanks to its earth-toned walls, spacious leather sofa facing a flat-screen TV, and shelves lined with products by Milk_shake, No Inhibitions, Keratin Complex, Malibu, and Brocato. However, the styling area brings a hint of Old World class to the modern space. Cherry-wood cabinets outfitted with clean marble countertops and elegant metal hardware jut from a rustic brick wall. Here, stylists twirl around black, boxy styling chairs as they ribbon hair with highlights and snip off split ends. They treat parched strands to deep moisturizing treatments, and retexturize locks with relaxers, permanent waves, and keratin smoothing systems. Once hair is done, makeup artists take over and gussy up features with false lashes and full makeup applications.
Paradiso Salon's full-service beauty boutique has been pampering patrons from head to toe for more than 21 years. Amid charming wall sconces, an ornate chandelier, and full-length mirrors, hairstylists fashion custom 'dos with precise cuts and color treatments, wielding organic Surface products. Plush reclining mani-pedi chairs cradle patrons as nail techs adorn upper and lower piggies in colorful coats of Essie lacquer or CND Shellac's long-wearing gel polish, which stays chip-free for up to three weeks. Paradiso Salon's staff also provides eyebrow-to-ankle waxing services, tanning, makeup application, and eyelash tinting.
Jes A. Gichan has been in the beauty industry for more than 15 years and has worked with high-end hair names such as Aveda and Sebastian International. Now Jes trims and layers tresses into dynamic styles as the owner of JAG Salon. While waiting on their highlights to set, clients can question Jes about her many signature services such as hair-thinning therapy, deep-conditioning treatments, and rigging bike baskets to handlebar mustaches.