Even at a young age, Sharon L. Henry felt that she possessed a profound gift for helping others. Though her intuitive ability to sense pain was first confined to animals, in her teens she became aware of her capacity to help humans through massage and meditative work. Now a licensed massage therapist and the senior staff member at Harmony LMT, Sharon continues to use her gift to craft custom bodywork treatments. She is joined by the studio's other therapists, who ease ailing backs with warm oils and Swedish or deep-tissue strokes. When they aren’t beating back tension and ravenous pandas with warm bamboo sticks, Sharon and her team draw on ancient Chinese knowledge to combat cellulite with cupping treatments. Beyond the realm of human healing, Sharon also offers canine therapy for animals battling ailments such as hip dysplasia.
The steady hands of Far Hills Acupuncture's Fritz Froehlich have treated thousands of patients with traditional acupuncture techniques combined with a modern understanding of the body. Froehlich brought his studies to China and South Korea, where he acquired an expertise in Korean acupuncture. Under Korea's masters of acupuncture, he learned a technique that eschews needles for golden and silver pellets. At his clinic, Froehlich helps treat such ailments as chronic headaches, sports injury, and neck injury from attempting to lick pudding off of your elbow.
Karina's Euro Style cossets customers with an all-inclusive register of beauty services for hair, nails, skin, and more. Owner Karina Yarve honed her technique in the U.S. and around Europe, even training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. Guests can reap the opulence of Karina's style métier in an earthy salon garnished with tree branches and botanical accents. The follicle-minded can receive one of many hair services such as a classic cut and style for women ($40), a men's haircut ($28), or permanent color treatment ($50-$65). Alternately do away with hair altogether thanks to waxing in 12 different areas ($10-$65).
Board-certified physician Michelle Russell, D.O. leads the friendly and highly trained team of skin-smoothing and anti-aging specialists at Enduring Youth Skin and Laser Center, who help patients turn back the years without surgery. Professional-grade products from brands such as SkinMedica and ZO Skin Health allow staffers to tend to a wide range of aesthetic ailments, creating a clear, unblemished canvas for the application of glominerals makeup.
On the cosmic end of the beauty spectrum, FDA-approved lasers banish unappreciated hair from all skin types, and the infrared light of the Titan collagen-stimulating system shines down upon faces, abs, and thighs to help create smooth, supple skin.
Salon Ventures lacks one component found at nearly every other company in the world: employees. The salon’s stylists and aestheticians all work as their own bosses, deciding for themselves which services to offer and which times to book appointments. This freedom can lead to some colorful results, as the staff can decorate their private rooms in whichever way they see fit. However these rooms end up looking, they all function as sanctuaries where clients can communicate their wishes during haircuts, highlighting treatments, and manicures. The salon houses more than 20 professionals— including a stylist that trained and worked in London at the Toni & Guy Institute—, and there’s enough space inside to host large bridal parties or slip ‘n’ slide contests with shaving cream.