Updos, downdos, and perms: the licensed stylists at A Cut Above sculpt all these looks. Employing products from top-selling brands, they also dye hair and add highlights. They also schedule services for wedding parties, and makeover mannequins that fill seats at opening nights of plays that haven’t sold out.
Ming Hair & Nail Spa offers so many beautifying treatments, it needed two locations just to handle them all. Both shops offer a full range of hair styling services, each of which begins with a complimentary consultation. This gives the client the opportunity to voice their goals, and the stylist time to decide whether the look will properly match the patron's facial features and those of the parrot on their shoulder. Cutting, coloring, and styling all fall within the staff's expertise, as do advanced treatments such as keratin straightening.
Meanwhile, at Ming's East Brunswick location?dubbed "shop no. 1"?aestheticians attend to skin with treatments ranging from European deep-cleansing facials to LED photo-rejuvenation. Those looking to pamper their hands and feet, on the other hand, can head to shop no. 2 in Green Brook, where spa manicures and pedicures can incorporate soothing extras such as hydrating masks, sugar scrubs, and detoxifying green tea soaks.
Technicians at Clearly Beautiful Nails use the 1064 Yag Laser to painlessly rid feet of infections, warts, and nail fungus. In addition to treating toes, the office rents and sells laser units and also creates foot-centered marketing materials for display in waiting rooms.
Essence Nails and Spa treats visitors to soothing, beautifying spa and nail treatments, ranging from reflexology foot massages and gel-polish manicures to waxing services for any area of the face or body. The spa's nail and skincare services lavish guests with high-end products, including pedicures with organic Purissima foot-care products, and gel-polish manicures that cure to a long-lasting, shiny gloss under a UV light.
The licensed, experienced staff at Boca Salons Day Spa & Tanning banishes stress and discomfort from organ empires with a kaleidoscope of body-bettering spa services. The 90-minute Boca massage pampers bodies from head to foot with a rubdown that focuses on specific problem areas––such as a habitually sore tennis elbow or ping-pong pinky ($95). For a slimmer, firmer physique, guests can opt for the 60-minute peppermint-sea-twist body wrap, which employs freshly harvested seaweed and peppermint oil to rejuvenate skin, contour the body, and improve aches and water retention ($100). Revamp overworked hands and feet with a classic manicure ($16+) and pedicure ($35+) that polishes digits so they may shine like a disco ball gone supernova.
At Nirvana Nails & Day Spa, the decor stands out. It's more than just fluorescent lights and mirrors. Stained-wood accents, a curtain of ivy-like plants across faux-stone walls, candles, flowers, and twinkling crystal light fixtures have the power to transport guests away from their day-to-day drudgery. Amid this decor, the staff offers spa treatments for men, women, and couples, including body treatments that complement a selection of facials, massages, and nailcare services.