Updos, downdos, and perms: the licensed stylists at A Cut Above sculpt all these looks. Employing products from top-selling brands, they also dye hair and add highlights. They also schedule services for wedding parties, and makeover mannequins that fill seats at opening nights of plays that haven’t sold out.
During the last 18 years, beauty professional Humara Khan has perfected her trade, gleaning international experience in Singapore and Pakistan, and obtaining aesthetician and styling licenses. At Humara's Beauty Salon & Boutique, she offers a suite of salon services, including haircuts and texturizing treatments, eyebrow threading and waxing, and facials. She also stocks an attached boutique with South Asian?style fashions such as boldly colored dresses and costume jewelry.
Armed with products from Matrix and Pravana, the stylists at Shear Aura Hair Design transform tresses. They maintain the health of hair with trims and nourishing conditioners and reduce frizz for up to 12 weeks with smoothing treatments. To ready clients for special events, they arrange hair into elegant updos and artfully apply makeup.
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.
The experienced and educated staff at Salon Three Sixty focuses their efforts on hair and nails. Using products by Thermafuse and Goldwell, they cut, style, and color hair. With OPI and Essie nail products, alternatively, technicians perform a full slate of manicures and pedicures, even adding hot stones or nail art. The staff can complement their core services with waxing and makeup application, as well.