Master makeup artist Melissa Debiak may have more in common with a geometry teacher than one would guess. Glancing at her clients’ eyebrows, Melissa can strategically tweeze away hairs to make them symmetrical. She never uses stencils or wax, and she says her freehand expertise has garnered more than 1,000 repeat customers.
She serves them as well as clients in search of makeovers and makeup tutorials at Mirror Mirror, which she decorated to emulate an old Hollywood powder room. Chandeliers seem to drip streams of crystal and light down onto portraits of Audrey Hepburn and other actresses, and the staff chats with patrons, showing them how to emulate the starlets’ easy glamour without dining on expensive feather boas. After a lesson, patrons peruse Mirror Mirror’s hypoallergenic products, which include bronzer, lipstick, eyeliner, and eye shadow in more than 75 colors.
?I have been going to Elan for almost 20 years. My daughter and I won?t trust anyone else to cut our hair.? This testimonial from one of Elan Hair Nail and Spa?s loyal customers echoes the general trend of most clients? sentiments about the beautifying emporium, its welcoming ambience, and professional staff. Inside the newly renovated space, clients glide across sleek hardwood floors toward hair stations, eyebrow stations, the nail room, or the facial room. Once settled, they bask in services administered by a staff that undergoes ongoing training in the latest trends, such as pixie haircuts and ombre eyebrow coloring. Clients also have their pick of professional products from brands such as Redken, MoroccanOil, La-Brasiliana, and Sothys of Paris.
Armed with an array of board certifications, professional memberships, and awards, Dr. Michael Macri helps clients enhance their aesthetic appeal with treatments such as liposuction, laser skin resurfacing, and beauty injections. His accolades include Best Cosmetic Surgeon from The Record, Top Doctor from (201) Magazine, and Bergen County Super Doctor from (201) Health. The med-spa was also selected as one of the Best Spas in Bergen County by Bergen Health & Life. Additionally, Dr. Macri holds master status as an injector of dermal fillers, and he's trained in six slimming varieties of liposuction.
The soft warmth of a terry-cloth robe sashaying across the shins. The gentle pressure of a complimentary scalp rub during a honey-oatmeal or peppermint body wrap. The Mezzaluna Day Spa experience is all about the little things, so the house aestheticians ensure bodies luxuriate from head to toe-tip. After promoting circulation with a Mezzaluna signature stone massage, patrons can recondition mugs with Dermalogica products, de-fuzz under the practiced wrist flicks of a waxing guru, or utilize a steam room or private shower to fog up the face of a clownish magic mirror.
The stylists at Studio M Beauty Boutique have two goals: give clients the look they want and ensure they leave with the knowledge and tools to re-create it at home. This dual-mission helps to explain why the team is so methodical during each and every hairstyling session. First, they hold a one-on-one consultation with clients, discussing past experiences and current expectations in detail before executing the first snip. Then, they take care to explain exactly what they're doing and why they're doing it so that clients can pass the written exam that follows each haircut or color treament.
In addition to their hairstyling services, the staff at Studio M Beauty Boutique also pampers hands and feet with spa mani-pedis and can wax away unwanted hair from virtually any area of the body.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
No. Massage is about wellness. If you feel well on the inside your appearance will be radiant and glowing and beautiful.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
To our way of thinking, therapeutic massage belongs to the health and wellness industry more so than to the beauty industry. It is more about empathy than it is about envy.