Many twins grow up sharing similar interests: they might listen to the same music, favor the same foods, or blink at exactly the same time. Jamie and Jenn love to cut and style hair. In high school, they trained together under the Paul Mitchell curriculum, and then launched their careers immediately after graduation?testing their skills in the salons of Los Angeles and New York. Today, they still work together as the notoriously lively co-owners of Moxie Salon. Both are certified in LaBella hair-and-eyelash extensions. Jenn is a Wella-certified colorist, and Jamie is a recognized Motives makeup foundation specialist. Together, they lead a team of experienced stylists and colorists.
At both their original Ridgewood and new Montclair locations, stylists trim hair with custom cuts and transform heads into sassy sculptures with Marilyn Monroe?style curlers or Statue of Liberty?style bronze crowns. For many of these services, they use the salon's house brand of moisturizing-and-conditioning haircare products. But Moxie Salon's aestheticians don't limit their services to hair: they also bronze clients' skin with organic airbrush tanning and perform custom makeup applications using Motives products. They even helm new specialty locations that deal exclusively with extensions, bridal updos, or men's aesthetics.
You could say Mark Christopher’s scissor skills are famous: He's sharpened his shears as a Miss Universe stylist and his work has graced the cover of Stepping Out magazine. He regularly showcases his styling talents at his Paul Mitchell Focus salon, where he and his crew revamp ‘dos with fashionable cuts and eye-catching color highlights. They put their line-up of Paul Mitchell products to work with keratin treatments, double-process color, and balayage. Beyond styling hair, the team prettifies faces with makeup applications. The aestheticians can polish up clients for a wedding or give them a dramatic flair with theatrical makeup, transforming them into a futuristic diva with an electric band of pink across their eyes.
The massage therapists and aestheticians at Royal Serene House shun noxious odors and synthetic compounds for spa products that are natural and organic. The result is most immediately noticed by the nose, as the fragrance of lime leaf, apricot, and mango body scrubs swirl through the air while their sugars slough off dead skin cells. Mud from the Baltic Sea, seaweed from Norway, and Bohemian black organic fango clay keep facials free of chemicals as they draw out toxins and oils.
Jill named her practice Massage for Health & Wellness for a reason. Her services are not only relaxing but good for the body as well. She's even certified in cancer and mastectomy massage. A graduate of the Essex Group Institute for Massage and Bodywork, she's a card-carrying member of the ABMP, an organization with high ethical standards and requirements.
Members of Florida's Naples Philharmonic Orchestra who are sore after 10 hours of rehearsal. Preoperative and postoperative patients dealing with or recuperating from complications from MS and scoliosis. Certified massage therapist Terry Andino has treated them all. At Montclair Massage Therapy and Wellness, she draws upon more than 15 years of experience, catering to clients with custom approaches based around each individual's needs.
Inside Montclair's first all green building, she soothes muscles with 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages rooted in such styles as therapeutic, prenatal, reflexology, and trigger-point release. Terry also creates personalized massage programs for patrons to receive at home, at work, or from the driver sitting next to them in traffic jams. Montclair Massage Therapy and Wellness's certified Usui Reiki Master Lorraine Melendez also becalms guests with holistic practices such as reiki and crystal healing.
The staff of Montclair Therapeutic Massage Center doesn’t believe that comfort should come at the cost of environmental responsibility. Parking spots outside the shop hold places for fuel-efficient cars, and ADA-approved showers treat bicycling clients to a pre-massage rinse. The center’s certified massage therapist, Mary Wetherill, boasts a wealth of knowledge about human physiology that she gathered studying neuromuscular therapy, writing a book on treating diabetes with massage, and attending a pre-medical dissection course. With an advanced knowledge of the human body, Mary tends to bodies plagued by pains, migraines, and curved spinal alignment with a handful of massage styles. Her co-worker, Cristy May SyCip, leads relaxing restorative-yoga sessions, holding a single pose or a slow-paced snoring cadence for 3–10 minutes.