Wachena Woodard—a licensed massage therapist with more than 8 years of experience— has worked in chiropractic offices and with professional athletes—uses all modalities from myofascial release to trigger point therapy to ease tension, reduce stress, improve circulation, and cultivate inexplicable longings for ready-to-assemble furniture. She also specializes in honing in on discomfort from car-accident pains, pinched nerves, and sports-related injuries.
At Salon Pure, which has been repeatedly named Best Hair Salon by readers of New Jersey Monthly Magazine, the skilled duo of Amy Kaczowski and Heather Rizzo presides over a team of deft stylists. They distill their salon’s philosophy into the three Ps: pure, passion, and perfection. These guidelines inform their crew, who snip men's, women's, and children's locks into classic or modern 'dos and add vibrancy and depth with color and highlights. The salon also staffs nail technicians to gussy up digits with chip-resistant shellac polish, as well as aestheticians to banish fuzz from underarms before days lounging on the beach or evenings high-fiving the president.
Each person has unique bedding needs, and that’s why Princeton Mattress’s owners Janeen and Jim carry a range of mattresses to accommodate sleepers of all types. Joined by a staff of sleep consultants—who boast 33 years’ combined experience in the industry—they help each customer choose the perfect spot to rest their head. Inside a pastel-walled showroom, customers test out eco-friendly mattresses from Paramount, pressure-relieving 100% pure organic natural latex mattresses from Organicpedic, memory-foam mattresses from Tempur-Pedic and iComfort, and classic mattresses from Simmons Beautyrest and Serta Perfect Sleeper, for which Princeton Mattress is an authorized dealer. Princeton also sells handcrafted kids’ furniture by New Hampshire–based company Oak Designs. For purchases of $599 and up, staffers will deliver new bedding and remove old bedding, allowing customers to gaslight their roommates with a secret furniture swap.
The Neurac Institute has partnered with Redcord, a 20 year-old international education and equipment manufacturer, to open up the first and only certified Neuromuscular Activation clinic in the United States, specializing in Rehabilitation, Wellness, Fitness, and Sports Performance
Inside US Nails’ spacious salon, expert nail technicians refurbish hands and feet while relaxing clients. While their nails become shaped and sculpted, clients can step knee-deep in spa pedicures that apply green tea, milk, herbs, or peppermint to tired tendons and dry skin.
Hollywood Tans prides itself on two main attributes—first, the salon franchise outfits each of its 140-plus locations with proprietary stand-up booths. These booths brim with high-performance bulbs that darken skin and blind pores in sessions of 8–11 minutes. As an added benefit, the stand-up booths are highly sanitary, as they eliminate the skin-to-booth contact inherent in lie-down booths. The company’s second major asset is its efficiency—patrons can pop in without appointments. To round out the profile of tanning options, Hollywood Tans offers UV-free Mystic tans and maximizes the efficacy of UV sessions with lotions and oils.