Before a client undergoes any of Medical Aesthetics of Red Bank's FDA-approved med-spa procedures, a physician meets with them for a complimentary consultation. This helps the staff tailor the spa's beauty services to each client because unlike one-size fits all Viking helmets, cosmetic treatments should take into account a person's skin sensitivities and skin type. After the consultation, the doctor—or aestheticians and laser technicians supervised by the doctor—get to work injecting facial fillers or Botox, or removing hair or veins with lasers.
The chic stylists of The Glam Bar pushed the concept of a blowout bar, where clients can walk in and have hair washed and styled from a menu of glamorous looks into a new direction by incorporating brow, makeup, and special-event services. The Glam Bar indulges manes with eight distinct hairstyles that leave tresses glimmering in a sleek blowout or a mess of beachy waves. A host of add-ons further enhance each style, nourishing hair with a rejuvenating wash or making it glow with a smoothing keratin complex treatment. The Glam Bar's boutique focuses on beautifying salon-goers with makeup applications, from classic to minimalist sun-kissed looks. Waxing services take care of unwanted facial hair with lip-defuzzing and brow-arching treatments. Those looking for an entire makeover can stop by the event bar, where staffers help create lavish ensembles for any occasion or the wardrobe bar, which houses new clothes for clients to mix and match until they find their perfect outfit.Despite the heavy levels of glamour, The Glam Bar keeps its carbon footprint small by utilizing organic haircare products and ecofriendly hair tools, including flat irons and blow driers. The chic, white salon, accented by various hues of wood, further boasts a Mother Nature-approved space as recycled materials create the business and gift cards and iPad 2s are offered instead of magazines or forcing clients to tap into their echolocation to track down celebrities for their current gossip.
At The Woodhouse, relaxation begins upon each client's arrival in the spa's dedicated Quiet Room. A fluffy robe drapes around their shoulders and mugs of loose-leaf tea warm their lips as they await the start of their services. The spa's product selection reflects a similar attention to detail: staffers fill the shelves with natural, organic, and wild-crafted products, none of which are tested on animals. They also go the extra mile to include small extras with each session, such as home-care recommendations after facial treatments and foot-cleansing with each massage.
Women, men, and children are all welcome at Salon 31, where a team of eight stylists brandishes shears, dyes, and conditioners to craft impeccable dos. These beautifiers also apply makeup, and during private instruction they teach clients to wield their own blush brushes and lipstick squeegees. Their talents include various specialties, including precision cutting, keratin smoothing, and coloring that is corrective or hides grays.
Lash Out! helps clients gussy up their peepers with synthetic lashes that add natural-looking length and fullness for as long as three weeks without a touch-up treatment. The salon’s selection of lashes includes up to eight different lengths, three thicknesses, and two degrees of curl, allowing visitors to customize their lids' appearance. By affixing each lash with irritant-free, waterproof glue, the aestheticians ensure that clients can still participate in any number of aquatic endeavors, including swimming, showering, and bobbing for office supplies. In addition to eyelash extensions, the aestheticians offer their own signature services, which can include waxing services, glycolic peels, and facials with Jan Marini Skin Research products and fruit-enzyme masks.
The Enchanted Cottage is aptly named—it’s the kind of place that Goldilocks might stumble upon when trolling through the forest, looking for foodstuffs to steal. If she ever showed up here, she’d be in luck, because complimentary homemade breads, cookies, mozzarella, and herbal tea are offered to all who enter.
Lauretta Iavarone, who operates this cozy gem of a studio, classifies herself as a face-lift-massage specialist. Her signature massage tones the face by releasing facial tension and contractions that build up over time and eventually inspire wrinkles. The treatment’s toning benefits increase with multiple sessions, each of which includes soothing hot towels for the hands and feet. Alongside the face-lift massage, Lauretta offers Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and reflexology massage services to relieve tension in backs, necks, shoulders, and feet.
On their way out, clients can purchase all-natural, handmade skincare products by Mary Fairy Angels—including the Angel face cream used in Lauretta’s face-lift massage—or they can pick up a jar of raw, locally made honey.
Whether stopping by for a quick haircut or manicure or devoting a whole day to facials and massages, trained staff members pamper guests of Milagro Spa amid soothing amenities. Visitors don robes and lounge in the relaxation area after their services are complete, basking in the glow that only an expertly administered mud wrap or nearby anglerfish can provide. Thoughtful touches such as onsite childcare ensure youngsters stay safe and happy while adults unwind.