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.
Keep calm and drink coffee, eat chocolate, or eat a cupcake. These wise words, originally uttered by Aristotle, are colorfully displayed on the vibrant red walls of Salon Crimson, a chic salon boutique helmed by veteran stylists and longtime friends Diana and Krista. After more than a decade in the hair industry, the duo decided to join forces and open a full-service salon together. They, along with a talented staff, help frazzled follicles unwind with keratin treatments and pamper hands and feet so they can make a stunning entrance back into the real world covered with miniature coats of armor made out of gel and shellac polish.
The salon’s decor mixes and matches a variety of styles to create an eye-appealing space filled with zebra-print chairs, blue mosaic walls, and modern, baroque wallpaper in black and gold. Eclectic jewelry pieces sparkle against black shelves, which are lined with beauty products from Phyto and Esuchen.
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 services at Le Marx Hair Studio & Spa go way beyond the typical haircuts and coloring treatments found at other salons. Here staffers tend to every part of the body, deftly waxing away unwanted hair and stubble and polishing nails during relaxing mani-pedis. Body wraps target fat cells and toxins lurking within the skin, and infrared-sauna sessions help purge impurities through perspiration. Ladies can even retreat to the spa's womb sauna, where herbal steam refreshes and cleanses the nether regions.
Jes A. Gichan has been in the beauty industry for more than 15 years and has worked with high-end hair names such as Aveda and Sebastian International. Now Jes trims and layers tresses into dynamic styles as the owner of JAG Salon. While waiting on their highlights to set, clients can question Jes about her many signature services such as hair-thinning therapy, deep-conditioning treatments, and rigging bike baskets to handlebar mustaches.
A'Lure Hair Design's team of master stylists, many with more than 15 years of cosmetology experience, enhance clients' hair with products from L'Oréal, INOA, and other brands. Beyond haircuts and relaxing scalp massages, the team also tints hair using elixirs custom mixed to match each client’s complexion or the uniforms of the marching band that somehow started following them. The salon's services also draw on an arsenal of blow dryers, facial waxes, and keratin serums.