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.
After settling into Paragon's chic animal-print chairs and admiring the stylish art sprinkled on its bright, welcoming walls, your luxurious spa treatments will begin with a thorough skin analysis by a certified aesthetician. Next, they'll introduce your flesh-app Facebook to the deep-pore-cleansing facial, which reduces oil without drying and moisturizes the skin to treat spontaneous flare-ups. Newly pampered skin will take a final curtain call once the detoxifying mask removes impurities and a decisive antioxidant is applied for ultimate radiance. Batting clean-up is the microdermabrasion treatment, which uses the DiamondTome system of skin regeneration to exfoliate and smooth the skin, eliminating dead skin cells and any Deadhead cells that have lingered there since the ’60s.
Rustic wood floors, french doors, and calming white walls create a cozy atmosphere that complements T.A.R. Salon's roster of relaxing services. Skilled hands untie muscular knots during massage and bodywork sessions. During hair-related appointments, they'll clip fresh coifs from overgrown scalps, outdated 'dos, or over-powdered wigs. Nailcare and waxing round out the salon’s services, and patrons can opt to combine any number of treatments to usher in a full day of self-pampering.
Master-level certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, massage therapist Daniel Caruso customizes both Swedish and ashiatsu massages to suit individual clients' needs. Each session begins with a deep breath atop a lambskin-covered, heated table, cleansing the mind of stress and catchy TV theme songs as Caruso assesses for any particularly tense or troublesome muscle areas. During Swedish massages, hot stones, music, and aromatherapy help patrons relax as he blends trigger-point therapy with light- to medium-pressured strokes to reduce stress and promote circulation.
The aestheticians at Cham-Pagne Salon & Spa take stock of each client's beauty behests before launching into treatments that rely on brand-name products. Nail nurses decorate digits with OPI and Essie polishes during manicures, and stylists shampoo strands with Italian-imported Davines products before shaping them into chic new 'dos. Cham-Pagne's stylists can trim the tresses of anyone in the family, and they even host Princess Parties, during which girls can emulate Mom by enjoying miniature versions of manicures, pedicures, and makeup applications. Grownup pedicures find technicians kneading arches with rolled-up copies of Reader's Digest and one of the spa's signature scents. The salon's 30-minute crystal body-art sessions add twinkling contrast to the dark shades that UV-free airbrush tans bequeath to bodies.
Fantagio Spa doesn't feel like a spa as much as it exudes the air of a Middle Eastern palace. Potted palms and other tropical plants gently sway with each robed guest that shuffles by, as sand-colored brick and pyramid-shaped awnings remind them of an Egyptian pharaoh's quarters. In this palatial space, guests bask in soothing facials and mani-pedis, while treating their statures to tranquil massages and body wraps. Chocolate mud treatments awaken the body's senses and uncontrollable urge to nibble on its own arm with antioxidant-packed dark cocoa. Spa packages, meanwhile, combine facials, massages, and mani-pedis for up to four hours of blissful pampering.