“I’ve had a pair of clippers in my hand since I was 16,” says the eponymous Ray, whose passion for snipping locks drove him to found his own barbershop after years of working in others' hair studios. Now, he runs his own team of barbers, each of whom he trains personally. L’Oréal, Joico, and Paul Mitchell furnish the salon's services, allowing stylists to revamp manes of all hair textures and conditions, ranging from silken tresses to the hissing snakes of a gorgon. The staff enjoys challenges, from recreating classic styles to incorporating custom designs. Ray describes the microphone he once carved into a rapper’s hairscape before a photo shoot. “I like a challenge,” he explains. The design was challenging indeed—the mic's cord twined around his client’s head, down a sideburn, and across his face.
The American Shave Classic Barber is located in historical Union Center, Union, New Jersey. We specialize in both classic and trendy hairstyles for men and boys, as well as old world shaves. Come in and experience a Hot Lather Shave, perfect a professional look, standout with a faux-hawk, hair design, or other rejuvenating
La Salon and Spa's modern, family-friendly facility opens its doors daily to welcome people seeking beauty and stress relief. Whether cutting, coloring, perming, or conditioning, the stylists create hairdos that perfectly complement their hosts. Choosing from a generous selection of facials, the spa's aestheticians make quick work of acne and fine lines, and massage therapists use deep-tissue, hot-stone, and Swedish techniques to soothe muscles sore from trying to twist hot air balloons into poodles. Waxing and nail treatments round out La Salon and Spa's long list of services.
The stylists at Hy Gorgeous know that the eyes have it, so they focus exclusively on emphasizing peepers with eyelash extensions. They add fringe lash-by-lash, creating a look that can be subtly fuller or boldly unmistakable. Because the extensions do not wash off like mascara, lashes continue to look great after sleeping, exercising, or manning a dunk tank.
Hairdressing runs in his blood. As a third-generation stylist, Jeff—the owner and director of Gemmette Hair Studios—not only loved hair from a young age but acted on his passion and began working in the industry at the age of 15. He then went on to attend the Vidal Sassoon school in London before garnering enough skills to become a color specialist and educator for Paul Mitchell. Now Jeff shares his endless love for hair not only with his clients but with his team of stylists at both Gemmette Hair Studio locations. Under Jeff's tutelage, each stylist much complete the salon's training program before working their way through the ranks of junior, senior, and designer stylist. And, even after all that training, the group still shows offs their hunger to learn by mastering the latest hair trends and techniques through continuing-education courses.
Along with precision cuts for adults and kids, Japanese hair-straightening treatments, and corrective coloring, Gemmette's crew is skilled in eyelash extensions and makeup applications. Hair can also be restored with the salon's reviving blow-dry treatments, which help brighten locks, protect against breakage with argan- and olive-oil-infused products, and boost volume.
Though the focus in each Gemmette Hair Studio is the client, the owner did not skimp on decor. Both locations offer elegance—one with baroque decor and the other inspired by zen—as well as fully stocked color bars boasting every shade of the rainbow, including pot of gold.
Salon owner Nubia Suarez relies on 35 years of professional salon experience as she oversees the beautifying treatments Utopia Salon and Day Spa administers. Her staff members, who each specialize in the individual realms of hair, nails, waxing, and massage treatments, work to soothe and groom their patrons' exteriors using a combination of Dermalogica skincare products and pampering add-ons. Utopia Salon and Day Spa sports an antique-chic interior, ensconcing visitors in a waiting area with hardwood floors, overstuffed armchairs, and an oriental rug. Like Fabio's speech patterns, the expansive space is unified by wooden accents and soft hues.