Catherine Bello finds the solution to stress where others rarely think to look: the bottoms of their feet. She and her team of certified reflexologists manipulate pressure points on the feet that correspond with specific glands, organs, and other body parts in order to promote holistic wellness in their clients. These treatments can address specific ailments from headaches and sinusitis to digestive problems.
Reflexology sessions aren't strictly medical, though. Instead, Sole Revival Reflexology aims to provide a spa experience for clients, offering soothing foot soaks and leg massages as well as a variety of add-on services such as paraffin-wax treatments. Foot treatments also incorporate a skincare mask in a variety of scents, including one that will make your soles smell like champagne even if you weren't recently kickboxing at a New Year's Eve party.
Many of the staff members are also nail technicians and provide pedicures with chemical-free polish to complement their reflexology sessions. Others perform the balancing art of reiki, which involves laying on hands to regulate the body's flow of energy. During all treatments, a spa-like environment aims to enhance their calming work as guests relax surrounded by decorative plants and the sound of quiet, relaxing music.
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 Daché. 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 décor 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.
Chandeliers, a stone-front fireplace, and ornately framed mirrors exude elegance inside Moxie Luxe Salon. Located within Riverside Square Mall, the salon's crown molding hugs the cream, pale-green, and purple walls that surround stylists as they cut and color hair. Other beauty services include organic airbrush tans and teeth whitening, which can give you higher visibility while streaking at night.
How does one start a skincare business with no equipment, products, or money? Kim Evans found herself in that predicament when she started her business immediately after passing the state boards. With nothing but faith and a strong work ethic, she began tending to her clients' skin needs inside a rented room of a small spa. She worked 80 hours per week and became a licensed massage therapist to expand her business into what it is today: a wellness spa that enhances the beauty and health of skin and body through spa services and massage. Inside 2Gorjis Integrated Health & Wellness, three private treatment rooms house clients as two skin therapists cleanse surfaces during custom facials, or wrap bodies in aromatherapy herbal linens. The staff members bolster natural features with eyelash extensions, meticulous body waxing, and makeup artistry that includes exclamation points drawn next to eyebrows.
Tom Augustyniak knows more than a thing or two about how the body works. In 1985, he earned his masters in physical education in Wroclaw, Poland, and he has a 3rd degree black belt in Judo to his name. (Tangentially, Judo translates to English as the "gentle way" and is the art of using someone's strength of over-exertion against them.) This preponderance of understanding informs Tom's extensive repertoire of massage techniques, which he officially honed at the Helma Institute of Massage Therapy in 1999. Gliding Swedish strokes simply easy pain while bolstering circulation, and more intensive deep tissue techniques target buried muscle knots. Tom's advanced Lypossage sessions aim to trim down excess inches by shooing away cellulite and melting any accidentally swallowed ice cubes. For clients who have insane schedules or are incapable of using maps, Tom is available for home visits in Bergen County.
Whether they’re brandishing tools to highlight hair or helping clients remove the unwanted kind, the seasoned team members at Hair & Nails 4 U can help anyone achieve the look they seek. A nail technician buffs fingernails during mani-pedis, enhancing clients' relaxation with add-ons such as warm paraffin dips or carefully laid hot stones. When it comes to hair, stylists artfully snip and color or apply hair treatments such as keratin conditioning. Waxing services give clients control over unwanted fuzz and send a clear message to any of the body’s other hair follicles that were considering growth spurts.