We ate the meals, shopped the stores and pampered ourselves over the past 12 months with one sole purpose in mind—to bring you the absolute Best of the Best in South Jersey. To show you we are serious, we combed through every town in the tri-county region in search of standout stars and hidden gems that help make our area so exciting. But to make sure we didn’t hog all the fun, we asked our loyal readers to go online and vote for their favorite places as well. Now, without further ado, we present this year’s winners—everything from facials to French fries. It’s the result of a lot of hard work, but by now you should know that no one does it better than us.
SPA PACKAGE FOR MEN
In the Village
We often think of a spa as the perfect escape for women, but why not the guys, too? The Just for Him package at In the Village is the perfect way to relax and forget about all the stress in your life. It includes an 80-minute, head-to-toe massage, gentleman’s facial, manicure and pedicure.
Mullica Hill, (856) 223-1774; Woolwich, (856) 241-1218, InTheVillage.com
While Suede Salon can take care of you from head to toe, its 60-minute vitamin C facial is a necessary indulgence as we head into beach season, as it is specially designed to exfoliate and nurture troublesome skin on the face and hands with vitamin C.
Marlton, (856) 985-0700, SuedeSalonSpa.com
SPA PACKAGE FOR WOMEN
If you’ve found yourself just barely making it through the week lately, taking the time out for a massage may do you good. We especially love the Victorian Tea spa package at Tranquility, which includes an aromatherapy massage, flavored manicure and flavored pedicure, topped off with a cup of tea and cookies. You’ll wonder how you made it this long without it.
Hainesport, (609) 267-5600; Marlton, (856) 596-2500; Voorhees, (856) 809-9410, TranquilitySalon.com
Rizzieri Salon and Spa
The stylists at Rizzieri understand how your hair falls in the morning can make or break the rest of your day, so they do their best to cut and style your hair to ensure you achieve the maximum amount of good hair days.
Marlton, (856) 985-5500; Washington Township, (856) 582-3750; Voorhees, (856) 985-5500, Rizzieri.com
Head Candy Salon
You may have never even heard of a dusting, but this money-saving shape-up will be your new best friend after a trip to Head Candy. Stylists will trim a half an inch or less off your current style for a fraction of the cost, giving you healthy hair while maintaining your style and keeping your wallet happy.
Cherry Hill, (856) 751-4247, SalonHeadCandy.com
With more than enough polishes to pick from, you won’t have any trouble finding a color to match your outfit for the day. This salon takes pampering to the next level, with a complimentary paraffin wax dip to go with their full-service manicures.
Marlton, (856) 988-9089
You want your hair to stand out in the best way possible, and a great color can totally transform your look. At Thriv, there’s a whole world of coloring options to choose from, including single and double process coloring and even bang highlights to add some color right around your face. You’ll leave with a hairstyle as unique as you are.
Cherry Hill, (856) 751-0014, ThriveSalon.com
Agape Salon & Spa
They offer a full range of services here from glazing to keratin treatments, but we like to go here for that fresh-from-the-salon blow-dry look. No matter how much we practice at home, the stylists here seem to know our hair better than we do, and so an appointment with them is a must before any special occasion—or just because.
Cherry Hill, (856) 424-0228
Joe Graziano and George Miraglia have been cutting hair in Haddonfield for years, but the tragic passing of their former boss had the pair questioning their future. That’s when they decided to branch out and open up their own shop on the other side of Kings Highway. It’s an ode to the barbershops of yesteryear, which means good old-fashioned haircuts for men only with plenty of spirited conversation to go around.
Haddonfield, (856) 520-8694, MirAnosBarbershop.com
Escape your daily routine and transport yourself to another world at Topper’s Spa. Your day of pampering can include treatments like hot stone massages, European facials, a manicure and pedicure and more. When the day is done, you’ll feel like a new person.
Marlton, (856) 596-3500, ToppersSpa.com
Anjali Power Yoga
Temperatures in the 90s coupled with high humidity make it easy to break a sweat here while motivating instructors both push and encourage you. And unique offerings like stand-up paddle board classes and a power yoga boot camp really make this studio stand out.
Westmont, (856) 854-1182, AnjaliPowerYoga.com
When you want to look your best for a special event, turn to Lisa Severino at the Make-Up Bar for the finishing touch. They may offer more here than the name implies, but she’s an expert in the industry, teaching courses for future estheticians and lessons for those who want to learn how to best show off their features.
Cherry Hill, (856) 795-0025, TheMake-UpBar.com
Imagine a massage that not only relaxes you while on the table, but leaves you feeling less stress and tension throughout your body well after you walk out. That’s the goal at Massage Envy, where their various massage packages cater to your needs, such as relieving muscle tension and arthritis pain, enhancing sleep or promoting circulation.
Multiple locations, MassageEnvy.com
Christopher Moore Salon
Salon Christopher Angelastro, Inc.
Nadine Janet Salon & Spa
The Nail Parlour
The Style Lounge
Moorestown, Washington Township
EYEBROW AND LASH TREATMENTS
Pilates Core Center
Bikram Yoga Voorhees
Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 4 July, 2014).
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