David Alan wasn?t always a hairstylist. In fact, his original career path began at CCNY Film School. But David's eye for design and love of hair quickly sent him packing for beauty school and, later, to train under hair greats Mark Traynor?L?Oreal Paris colorist and stylist?and hat designer Lilly Dach?. Now, more than 40 years later, David joins their ranks as owner of his namesake salon and spa where he instills his philosophy that hair should be unteased, untortured, unsprayed, and natural-looking.
But this doesn?t mean David and his legion of stylists aren?t capable of transforming hair with the latest trends and designs. Using Redken, Pureology, and KMS California hair care products, six levels of stylist highlight, condition, and straighten locks to complement any hair type and texture. And in the spa area, technicians rejuvenate bodies with mani-pedis, Eminence facials, and seaweed body wraps.
Along with a roster of beautifying services, guests are also treated to the Paramus shop?s d?cor as David Alan made sure to make his oyster-shaped salon aesthetically pleasing. Stained Brazil red oak floors and white walls enclose guests between mirrors made from nickel and less than 5% iron, which ensures reflections don't suffer from green glares or poor Tony Stark impressions.
Between graduating from beauty school and earning certifications in Lanza, Schwarzkopf, and the Coppola Keratin-Smoothing system, stylist Adrianne Lowes somehow managed to get two businesses off the ground. Her superhuman work ethic eventually led her to start a third business, The Ritz Salon and Spa, which has grown from her passion project into Burleson’s go-to spot for professional styling and relaxation.
For evidence of Adrianne’s dedication to the interrelated arts of beauty and health, one need not look further than The Ritz’s lengthy list of services, which range from the salon’s hair and waxing treatments to the spa’s facials and massages. The spa even boasts a therapy center, where resident chiropractor Dr. Don Haygood heals aching muscles with chiropractic, med-spa, and acupuncture treatments. Along with its beauty and health services, The Ritz houses a chic fashion boutique, where visitors can search for a cute outfit to complement their newly cropped hair or freshly scrubbed face tattoos.
The founder of Med Spa at Seena One, Dr. Anees, draws on his specialization in endocrinology, gastroenterology, and his advanced training in laser spa technology to round out a list of services designed to counteract the effects of aging. His interest in laser skin rejuvenation extends to his skilled team of medical aestheticians, who regularly zap follicles with noninvasive Lumenis lasers and break down unsightly veins with penetrating heat energy. The spa?s cosmetic aestheticians find the sweet spot between relaxation and results, expunging stress and blemishes with facials, massages, and infrared-sauna treatments that sizzle heavy-metal toxins still lingering long after their 1980s heyday.
Owner Sara Pryor and her skilled staff offer refuge from daily stressors with luxuriant treatments at Serendipity Escape Salon and Spa. During the Swedish-massage series, a licensed therapist kneads unruly knots with firm, but gentle hands, and soothes aching sinews with smooth strokes. Deluxe facials enlist natural products to rescue pores from built-up grime and invading red coats, leaving mugs feeling refreshed. Alternatively, aesthetic savants lengthen lashes with a full set of extensions, adding glamor to everyday glances and Arbor Day eye bats. Clients can relax between the treatment rooms’ crimson walls, as dim lighting lulls them into peaceful reveries.
With 17 years of experience under her belt, massage therapist and certified chiropractic assistant Dena Butterbaugh, knows that each body is different. That's why she customizes her massages to each of her clients' needs and favorite whale-song albums. She specializes in easing chronic pain through trigger-point and deep-tissue techniques, but can also provide general pampering with relaxing Swedish strokes or the penetrating warmth of hot stones. As if this technical proficiency and nuanced sense of empathy weren't enough to draw repeat recipients, Dena also regularly folds soothing extras into her treatments. These might include hot towels, a foot scrub, or even a glass of wine.
There are a few things you won't see at Ellison St. Blowdry Bar and Lash Lounge. Noticeably missing are the scissors and bottled dyes that fill workstations in other salons. That's because rather than drastically changing the cut or color of hair, this salon's stylists beautify hairstyles by gently washing, blow-drying, and styling tresses as patrons sip complimentary glasses of wine. They also smooth hair texture with blowouts and keratin treatments and amplify eyelashes with NovaLash extensions, subtly enhancing natural beauty.