The doctors and staff at Paradise Antiaging Medspa give Father Time the brushoff with a selection of pampering and revivifying procedures. Skin treatments such as HydraFacials and chemical peels can beautify mugs for weddings and passport selfies, while Botox and dermal fillers erase fine lines and wrinkles. Acupuncture, massage services, and meditation are available for those seeking relaxation, detoxification, or an increase in spiritual wellbeing.
Inside A Cut Above Hair Salon, Laura of Lovely Looks by Laura adds finishing touches to her clients' looks with eyelash extensions, waxes, and spray tans. During eyelash-extension appointments, Laura bonds 35 to 40 extensions to individual lashes for a look that lasts up to three weeks. To keep up looks, Laura also offers touchup appointments to fill in any missing extensions after two weeks.
Sofia Perez has always had a passion for hairstyling and beauty treatments. Her mentor, accomplished hairstylist Gilbert Febles, taught her how to both design hair and push herself beyond perceived limits. After years of experience in running a high-volume beauty salon, Perez created the first Sofi's Color Lounge in Cranford in 1997. Here, she gathered together a team of former coworkers and skilled professionals, and the venture was successful enough to spin off a second location in Summit in 2008.
Today, Perez's adept staff perform their signature color treatments and diverse hair services using hand-picked, innovative products from makers like Goldwell, KMS California, and GK Hair. Both locations have a sleek, modern feel: the Summit site has metallic blue and silver walls, and the Cranford salon also welcomes guests with a metallic color scheme.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Eyelash extensions
Brands Used: Lavish Lashes, glo, and Pharmco Skincare Labs
Q&A with Jayne, Master Esthechian
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started my schooling in 2008, and since then, I've earned many certifications in various treatments and skills.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
My studio features a cozy room with a comfy heated bed, spa music, and scented candles.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I explain in detail all that will be involved and included in their treatments. Their questions will be addressed before we begin.
For the past five years, Lashes By Yvonne's owner has applied eyelash extensions almost every single day. She's developed a skill for enhancing fringe, and has a knack for rescuing botched lashes. As a licensed aesthetician, she also provides a number of other beautifying services, such as teeth whitening and facial treatments that work to give skin a dewy glow so clients don't need to rub their faces in the grass each morning.
Dr. Russell Kateman helms Amalgamated Eyes, where he harnesses his two decades of optometry experience to bolster the sight of his clients through thorough exams and fashionably functional eyewear. During exams, he checks for glaucoma, general visual acuity, and drafts in the window to the soul. Prescriptions furnished from exams then can go on to fuel stylish frames from designers such as Prada and Armani.