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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.

Dr. Paul Dell’Aquilla on Platelet Rich Blood for Cosmetic Enhancement

Dr. Paul Dell’Aquilla of Spatologie sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss how a patient’s own platelet rich blood can be used for cosmetic enhancement.

Dell’Aquilla says that first, blood is drawn. Then, a special centrifuge is used to spin it. The top layer, which is basically all your platelets and all the growth factors that your body makes naturally, is taken off.

“Then, we inject it in various portions,” Dell’Aquilla says. “Whether it be the face for facial rejuvenation, or the hair for hair rejuvenation.” A patient’s own blood is taken out, separated, and injected back into the patient.

Dell’Aquilla describes a process known as Vampire Facelift, which fights aging by adding volume to the face by injecting the platelet rich plasma. “This will stimulate growth factors to be formed, and rejuvenation will occur through an increase of blood vessel formation, and also collagen and tissue formation.”

To learn more, head over to Spatologie’s website.

The Beauty Buster Facial at Jersey Boutique Spa

Lora Condon, celebrity esthetician, makeup artist, and author of “Spa Wars,” sat with #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino to discuss Jersey Boutique Spa in Westfield.

“It’s a beautiful space in downtown Westfield,” Condon says of Jersey Boutique Spa. The space is equipped with a party room, airbrush tanning, massages, free parking, and Lora’s signature Beauty Buster Facial.

The Beauty Buster Facial uses oxygen and enzymes to rebuild the skin from within to give a longer-lasting result. “It is everything that I really love to do,” Condon says of the facial.

These facials are completely customized. Customers are given an à la carte menu, and get to choose how their time is spent. “We have some really cool options that a lot of places don’t offer,” Condon says. “I wanted to create a situation where clients would feel very comfortable to express exactly what they want, so we can give it to them.”

Not only one of the top estheticians in the Garden State, but also one of the top in the entire country, Condon has worked with celebrities such as Joey Fatone and Téa Leoni, and was featured as a beauty insider on Dr. Oz.

To learn more about Jersey Boutique Spa, check out their website.