As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Amid beach-themed decorations, children and adults alike slide into styling chairs at Surfs Up Salon, where staffers create new ‘dos to suit any age. Kids can flip through books during haircuts that include glitter tattoos or watch TV while their parents indulge in hair and skin services. The salon also hosts children’s parties wherein girls try on makeup, receive facials, sample teas, or croon “The Battle of 1814” on a karaoke machine.
As the joint namesakes of Salon Christopher, co-owners Chris Angelastro and Chris Moore run their sizable team of stylists with experienced aesthetic eyes. Moore draws upon years of climbing the ranks in a New Jersey salon, and Angelastro taps a lifetime of growing up in his dad's salon. Today, their joint venture boasts both stylists' chairs and mani-pedi stations. Under the owners’ direction, stylists rinse locks in ebony shampoo bowls, lathering strands with products that boast shampoo-championship-ready pedigrees from brands including Italian-import Davines and Australian line Kevin Murphy.
Located in Blackwood, Hair Shop is a full-service salon that prettifies clients head to toe. Offering on-trend haircuts, color, waxing, and natural nail services, this intimate family-friendly salon prides itself on the personal attention each client receives from its licensed stylists and aestheticians.
Anthony Rossano created b2 after running Bernard's Salon & Day Spa for more than 20 years. Today, he matches men and women with the talented teams of stylists and colorists who bring their skills to b2's three locations—each as modern and airy as a cloud on a hovercraft. The Cherry Hill salon and the circular Washington Township salon are both completely white inside, and Philadelphia's b2 is marked by wood accents and geometric shapes. All three salons offer facial waxing; technicians renovate nails in Washington Township and Philadelphia.
While the stylists at Affinity LLC gab with clients in either English or Italian, they shape hair into equally diverse styles through a variety of salon services. They use products including Pureology concoctions to carry out everything from blowouts and highlights. Along with changing up hairstyles before they fossilize and stay that way forever, Affinity's staff removes unwanted hair with facial wax and decorates nails with long-lasting OPI gel polish.