An expert at helping people look their best, Maryanne Giannini has worked in the beauty industry for more than 35 years. When she opened Dazzlz Spa Salon in 1991, Giannini assembled a staff that shared her passion, talents, and telekinetic control over hair dryers. She eventually hired more than 10 stylists and nail technicians, many of whom have decades of experience in areas such as hair color, makeup application, and mani-pedis. Amid the salon’s dark-brown and red walls, this professional staff works with its clients—men, women, and children—to sculpt haircuts that complement hair types and lifestyles. When not working at salon chairs, the staff members escort clients into private treatment rooms where they massage muscles and enclose bodies in shoulder-to-toe wraps.
Moxie Blue Salon's seasoned stylists snip curls and hydrate locks with precise haircuts and salon services prefaced by a thorough consultation. After discussing desired angles and which cheekbone most deserves to display its tattoo, a scissors wielder frees scalps of split ends during the 45-minute haircut. Once lighter and layered, hairdos bask in a deep-conditioning treatment that hydrates heads and relaxes overly stressed strands. Feel free to have a stylist sprinkle coifs with partial or full highlights, a strand-coating lightener that adds dimensionality without inducing the misguided application of crayons. Or wrestle unruly locks into silky submission by undergoing a Control Zero treatment that works to transform frizzy hair into straight, shiny manes without the use of formaldehyde. Within the salon, sleek orange chairs pop against the clean white walls and brown counters as stylists snatch blow-dryers hanging leisurely from the ceiling.
The techs at all Victoria's Nails and Spa locations have one thing in common: they pride themselves on running clean shops where clients can come to get their paws pampered. Techs do their best work at the foot of comfortable pedicure chairs, where they apply polish to toes to make them more attractive and less likely to be mistaken for weird bugs and stepped on.
Lash & Beauty Bar’s experienced stylists embellish human exteriors with pampering face, body, and hair treatments in a tranquil coastal atmosphere. Xtreme Lashes extensions fan out sparse lid-fringes with traditional, colored, or crystal-crusted halos of hand-applied individual strands ($200+). Savvy ‘do designers snip and clip strands into on-trend follicular fashions for women ($28–$35), men ($18–$23), and children ($16), or the hair gurus can bedazzle tresses with partial highlights ($68+), sweeping updos ($45+), and an arsenal of restorative elixirs from Matrix ($15), Nioxin ($22), and more.
The coloring and styling products used by stylists at Escape Salon aim to be as good for the earth as they are for the hair and scalp. Using the Organic Salon Systems, which includes both organic hair color and a formaldehyde-free keratin system, the treatments forgo the use of ammonia and other harmful chemicals that can be damaging to clients' hair. The salon also offers airbrush tans, which bronze the skin without harmful rays, and feather hair extensions, which extend the client's hair or feathered wings.
Nestled on the scenic shores of Reed's Bay, Seaview Resort ensconces guests in luxurious accommodations that spotlight picturesque panoramas. The historic hotel's deluxe amenities and proximity to Atlantic City and Philadelphia have speckled its storied past with visits from famous entertainers, presidents, and royalty. Plush rooms are stuffed with high-speed wireless Internet, complimentary Lavazza coffee, ample furnishings, and a 27" flat-screen television ($159+). Additionally, Groupon guests will receive room upgrades to suites decked out with sitting areas and marble baths when available (a $100 value).