“Excellent of its kind”—one of the lesser-known definitions of the word beautiful—is a guiding principle for the staff at Beautiful Waxing Boutique. They use the most advanced techniques and natural products available to provide expert, comfortable hair-removal services in a tranquil, elegant boutique. The wax used in the salon is made with organic ingredients, such as naturally antibacterial beeswax, and each service can be customized to each client’s hair and skin type. All-natural, locally made body scrubs soothe the skin and thwart ingrown hairs with essential oils and Dead-Sea salt. For clients who are obsessed with sussing out patterns, the sugaring services also feature housemade, organic products.
Sonya Salon & Spa owner Tanya Kaplun's journey through the beauty industry actually began more than a century ago before hair even existed. Her great grandmother and the studio's namesake, Sonya Sternen, was the first in her family to go to beauty school?setting off a cross-generation chain reaction that eventually led Kaplun to open her own salon with a team of licensed stylists trained in the latest haircare techniques. These stylists excel at transforming clients?or just tweaking their appearances?with services that include custom cuts and styling, all-over color, deep-conditioning, and precision facial waxing.
Natural ingredients play a big part in the spa services at Butterfly Essential Wellness Spa. For example, seaweed is used for body wraps, green tea for body masks, and honey almond and eucalyptus for foot and leg treatments. The most in-demand ingredient, however, is the shea butter. Without it, the staff wouldn't be able to defy friction during massages or slick the ground during floor-hockey games in the parking lot.
Though their studio?s name suggests otherwise, licensed massage therapist Tamara Giacomozzi and her staff remain focused on the present. When a client walks in to Ancient Arts Healing Center for a massage or naturopathic medical treatment, they devote all of their attention to the act of healing in the here-and-now. This client-centered approach is evident in all aspects of the studio, from the specialized medical practitioners on staff to the lotion bar that allows clients to choose custom scents for their massages.
Ancient Arts must be doing something right, because it has earned the Readers? Choice award for ?Best Massage? in the Trentonian for the past two years. The studio?s therapists earned that honor by mastering 12 massage styles, some of which incorporate cold marble stones, herbal packs, hot stones, and aromatic oils. Aside from the flagship massages, a slate of alternative therapies includes Japanese reiki, nutritional counseling, and card readings.