Winner of a 2011 Best of Monroe Award by the US Commerce Association, Salon DARIN refreshes stale styles for men and women. The staff deals in hair’s many dimensions, sprucing up color, updating texture with smoothing treatments, and shaping styles to compliment clients’ lifestyles. Through each service, stylists douse hair in professional products such as Moroccanoil, which washes away traces of residue and protects individual strands with essential-oil ingredients.
But the salon’s blue walls bear witness to more than just hair clippings abandoning heads for more lucrative work within a trashcan. Aestheticians refresh faces with Plantogen products or wax away unwanted hair, and massage therapists usurp strained muscles in private treatment rooms.
For more than 20 years, the dedicated staff at About Faces—Nails, Too has elegantly shaped nails and pampered visages using high-quality products. During a pedicure, nail technicians trim, buff, and chrome toenails with slick coats of polish, forging more comely pickle-jar openers. A paraffin manicure hydrates dry skin and can help soothe arthritic fingers, leaving hands silky and smooth as nails are trimmed, filed, and painted.
Dr. Shareef Jandali is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon serving Fairfield County and southern Connecticut. He completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia before bringing his cosmetic- and reconstructive-surgery expertise to Jandali Plastic Surgery. With this background, he expertly retouches body parts in need of attention including faces, abdomens, and thighs. His menu of lifts and tucks is designed to get rid of problem spots, wrinkles, and fat while making clients look their best with either minimally invasive or surgical treatments.
Atop a table in a soothing white massage room, clients unwind with calming massages administered by the adroit hands at Red Wine Spa. Here, visitors can take comfort in the fragrant bliss of aromatherapy and the welcome heat of hot-stone massages; alternatively, they can relish the human companionship of a couples massage, which makes it easier to believe that there are no monsters lurking under the massage table. Other ameliorative treatments include ear-candle therapy and traditional foot reflexology.
At Vaira's European Holistic Skin Care, Vaira pampers the epidermis with European spa treatments and a natural harvest of soothing herbs and scrubs. An experienced aesthetician who trained in Europe, Vaira aims to create a relaxing atmosphere for clients while providing personalized treatments. She uses exfoliating facial creams, which brim with natural ingredients such as collagen, essential oils, and vitamin C enzymes, all of which team up to imbue skin with the softness and sleekness of a laminated teddy bear. Aromatherapy calms the senses as she buffs away blemishes and expired skin cells during herbal body treatments and revitalizing sea-salt scrubs. She is also certified in Micro-Needling, a procedure which can help reduce signs of aging and improve skin tone. Vaira offers a pumpkin enzyme facial, which combines multiple forms of natural enzymes, gently sloughing off dead skin cells to help give a more healthy glow.
At Clarity Wellness Spa, owner Clair Gray and her team of fellow massage therapists and skincare experts have created a tranquil ambiance for holistic massages and organic or light-therapy facial treatments. Couples can request a side-by-side facial or a one-hour massage with a complimentary rose and champagne toast. The space's soothing atmosphere emanates from plants, flickering candles, statues, and butterfly-themed artwork.
Susan Trevethan—a nurse with 35 years of clinical experience, a certified Healing Touch practitioner, and a Burnham Systems Facial Rejuvenation practitioner—also provides services at the spa. She aims to positively affect physical and emotional health with an energy-based approach to healing, and strives to redefine facial features with a combination of head reflexology, nerve rejuvenation, and extraneous Mr. Potato Head parts.