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Hip New Jersey’s Best Spas for Valentine’s Day 2018

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner which means it’s time to make the date with your significant other. If you want to treat that special someone in your life, try one if the spas hand-picked by #HipNJ for a luxurious escape. The list below has a full range of unique spa experiences from weekend getaways to romantic couple’s massages and everything in between.

Crystal Springs Resort

You and your sweetheart can indulge in a wide array of spa treatments offered by Elements Spa and Salon at Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon Township. Their second spa, Reflections, is located in the Grand Cascades Lodge and is perfect for guests who love being pampered in extravagance. In addition to their world-class spas, Crystal Springs is a full vacation destination with numerous dining options, a wine cellar, a ski mountain and a biosphere pool!

DePasquale

In Morris Plains, DePasquale, The Spa is the go-to place for skin treatments, body scrubs and specialty massages. They use Clarins products for their facial treatments that help to relax facial features and redefine contours.

SoJo Spa Club

Sojo Spa Club offers an opportunity to escape the hassles of everyday life right in your own backyard. Located in Edgewater, the Korean-style spa is a full-day experience with a flat admission price that includes a variety of saunas, steam rooms, designated male and female bath houses, gourmet food, outdoor pools and a waterslide! As well as massages and skin treatments, guests can enjoy their roof-top infinity pool that overlooks the river and the Manhattan skyline.

Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa

Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa in Montclair is located inside of a historic church, repurposed for use as a luxury spa. The beautiful setting that includes restored stained-glass and original pews has been enhanced with radiant heat, floating bamboo floors, an air purification system, free wifi and top-of-the-line salon equipment. In addition to Valentine’s Day specials, Bangz is a full-scale hair salon. Treating yourself to a blowout can make anyone feel like a million bucks before a special V-Day date!

Kūr Wellness Studio

Kūr Wellness Studio in Asbury Park has you covered for all of your skincare and massage needs as well as yoga classes and personal training. Owner Troy transformed the space into a unique business that focuses on both the client’s relaxation and fitness needs. Most spa packages for massage and facials also include free yoga passes or even a full week of yoga! Also on staff is an Ayurvedic Healing Coach for holistic healing and illness prevention.

#HipNJ Visits Riley Rose

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino stopped by Riley Rose in Bridgewater to check out the new beauty store for millennials.

The store’s décor is full of Instagrammable moments. It’s like walking through your favorite beauty guru’s profile in real life!

Riley Rose features all the hot products endorsed by leading beauty bloggers, many of which are featured in the #trendingnow section, which you can see below!

Notable products include Me Factory’s cement peel off mask, Dedcool’s unisex fragrance and 7 Wonders’ tundra cranberry anti-aging mask.

There was even a Beauty Bar, where Emily DePalma of The Beauty Bar in Somerville styled Latino’s hair. She used a Beachwaver S1 curling iron ($129), and even taught her some hair tricks that she could do at home. Check out her before and after below!

Think you’ve seen it all? Think again! The store has a candy bar for those of you with a sweet tooth. Grab a snack and get lost in their candy-colored day dream.

Overall, this Forever21 owned shop exceeds expectations. Get ready to make all your Instagram followers jealous and head over to Riley Rose today.

Bobbi Brown Opens The George Inn

Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown is opening The George Inn with her husband, Steven Plofker. #HipNJ has the scoop on the boutique hotel in the heart of Montclair.

The couple transformed a once forgotten Georgian Inn into a 32-room design-minded hotel. Brown spoke with Vogue earlier this month, calling Montclair “the Brooklyn of New Jersey,” making it the perfect location for their latest business venture.

Each room was specifically designed to feel different from the rest while maintaining a sophisticated and chic style. The vision for the project was to create a hotel that is welcoming, comfortable, interesting and ever-evolving, and the couple is excited to offer guests a unique and exciting experience.

The hotel is expected to open in the spring. For more information, click here.