Paul and the Mane on Madison team all share the same mantra: “you don’t have to cross the bridge any longer to get the latest in trendy, stylish hair and makeup design.” From their fashionable outpost in Wyckoff, NJ, the team delivers on that promise, crafting Manhattan-quality hair care for men and women. They beautify locks with everything from highlighting and Keratin to glam up-dos appropriate for special events.
After establishing a name for herself with makeup line Adora Bella Cosmetics, Korinne Lio opened Adora Bella Salon North Jersey with her stylist husband in 2006, and the duo has been sprucing up manes and mugs ever since. Along with their close-knit team of beauty-industry professionals, the husband-and-wife team strives to maintain a cozy, family-friendly vibe, where kids can feel just as welcome as the ladies who drop in for after-hours makeover parties. The couple compare their accessibly elegant studio to a shabby, chic living room, complete with crystal chandeliers, a tin ceiling, and a satellite radio that broadcasts fun ‘80s tunes, current hits, and occasional gossip from salons stationed on the moon.
Inside the welcoming space, products by L’Oréal, Wella, and the all-organic line Use Me help tame tresses during services that range from classic cuts and corrective color to frizz-conquering keratin treatments. Beyond making clients feel good about themselves, Lio and her team strive to give back to the community through their work with the New Jersey MS chapter, which they support each year during fundraising events, cut-a-thons, and makeovers.
Nelund Minton has been beautifying the community for more than 20 years. Owner Iain Foster, hailing from the Netherlands, took over in 2009 and staffed the salon with stylists from Europe and Manhattan who adhere to advanced techniques and modern trends. After offering guests complimentary coffee, tea, and bagels, they show them to the styling chairs and begin reinventing their clients' looks with haircuts, highlights, and Japanese straightening treatments that can add healthy luster without the hair resorting to braiding itself.
Great style comes naturally to the aestheticians at Backstage Hair Studio. Starting off all their services with a free consultation, the experienced stylists tailor individual cuts and looks to each client’s specific needs and wants. The studio additionally offers manicures and pedicures, hair waxing, facials, and makeup applications.
At Ethos Fitness Spa for Women, the focus isn't just on inner health, but outer health as well. The combination gym and spa sports a variety of weight-training and cardio machines, as well as workout spaces for small group-fitness classes, enabling ladies to fine-tune their form whichever way is most comfortable. Meanwhile, inside the spa, clients can soothe recently worked muscles with a therapeutic massage, correct their complexion with a facial treatment, or even highlight newly toned limbs with a UV-free airbrush tan. Staff nutritionists also bring outer and inner health together by constructing personalized food plans that can include everything from meal planning to kitchen makeovers to tips for successfully disarming the grocery store sample lady.
Royal Table Massage owner Rebecca Herrmann moved her nine-year-old business into its current location so that she and her staff could impart relaxation to more clients at once—seven, to be precise. She and her staff have mastered therapeutic massages but also utilize massage’s rejuvenating principles in treatments for the face and body. The space’s turquoise-and-blue color scheme exudes serenity, easing clients into the services that tend to leave them feeling as relaxed as a rooster dining at a vegan restaurant.
With each knead, Serenity Massage Therapy draws upon Eastern and Western philosophical notions of wellness to calm clients and elevate their sense of being. Licensed and nationally certified massage therapists mold muscles with 60- or 90-minute massages, which deplete stress stocks and alleviate tension. Swedish massage helps improve circulation and reduce the mental fatigue of reciting pi backward, and deep-tissue massage works out chronic tension associated with overuse through slow and deep strokes and concentrated pressure.