At Silk Body Waxing Studio, licensed aesthetician Kristen Whiting might be the one removing hair from your body, but you're the one in control. Kristen allows her clients to determine the speed and technique of her waxing services. For especially sensitive skin, she might take a slow, section-by-section approach, whereas those who prioritize speed receive a swift yet gentle procedure. Regardless of their preference, one rule remains firm: no double dipping.
Kristen caters to men and women alike with her supply of cream-based and hard wax. She specializes in Brazilians, which remove every strand of hair from the front and back of the pelvic region. This and other body waxing services leave physiques smooth and primed for summer activities, such as hitting the beach or worshipping Ra. In addition to areas such as the chest, underarms, and abdomen, Kristen also waxes parts of the face, from brows to sideburns to lips. And, as a trained skincare professional, she can even accompany clients on shopping trips for skin products and provide other advice for keeping pores healthy.
The staff at Tommi Salon and Spa pamper clients in an airy space with third-floor views of the center city. Stylists trim tresses beneath broad windows in the salon, which also offers services from coloring and straightening to ornate wedding-day updos. The spa swathes clients in a luxurious, but minimalist aesthetic. Footbaths glow blue, purple, and green along a sleek white banquette with six pedicure stations. Other services, such as facials, massages, and waxing, take place in four private treatment rooms; aestheticians also create custom-blended treatments inside a dedicated Spa Lab.
Ultrabeauty Day Spa’s 16 treatment rooms are not the only places onsite where clients can unwind. The spa also boasts a sauna, steam room, and Vichy table shower, all of which are cued up and waiting to deliver warmth and relaxation. Luxurious packages combine these amenities with services such as facials, massages, and mani-pedis and can be designed with one or more guests in mind. Couples have been known to plan romantic afternoons here together, and bridal parties are welcome to come and loosen their bouquet-catching muscles.
Backed by 29 years of beautifying tradition, Pour L'image combines exhaustive product knowledge with an astute eye and passion for polishing skin. The spa's full-service epidermal renovation, which spans 75–90 minutes, can be adapted for all skin types thanks to a comprehensive analysis of problematic areas. After an impurity-purging cleanse and refreshing hydration treatment, aestheticians cater to each visage's unique demands with microdermabrasion or a chemical peel. A light massage then tends to stressed facial muscles, knotted necks, and stress-soaked shoulders, with the epidermal detailers capping off the indulgent stay by upping hydration levels around the eyes and décolleté area.
Along the walls of Cuticle Cubicle, dozens of bottles display a dazzling spectrum of colors. Using these myriad hues of regular polish as well as long-lasting Shellac polish, aestheticians beautify nails with manicures and pedicures as clients sink back into spa chairs as plush as a teddy bear filled with diamonds.
Talented hairstylists Danni, Renee, and Naeemah run the show at South Jersey House of Beauty, where they reinvent their customers’ looks with chic haircuts and color treatments. After discussing style goals with the client, the trio will get work, either snipping off split ends or revamping hues with full color treatments or luminous highlights. They skip the scissors all together while applying extensions, straightening hair with relaxers, or creating simple press and styles.