Staff: Operator and hairdresser Chrisie Apgar-Varju with her daughter Maryissa Cooper, who does professional make-up. (Photograph by Pat Johnson)
Going for walks into the Glamour Splendor Bar at 112 Giffordtown Lane in Minor Egg Harbor is to experience proper away a feeling of serenity. Owner Christine Apgar-Varju has decorated in gentle pinks and white with a rose petal motif that suggests grace and splendor. The all round perception is to rest, explained Apgar-Varju.
“I want persons to really feel risk-free in a clean ambiance and an fulfilling one. Fail to remember about COVID, take it easy and enjoy your time when you are pampered.”
She opened Glamour Beauty Bar on June 30 in the midst of the pandemic. She realized it would be sluggish likely at to start with, but the opportunity to own her have salon was there, and she took it.
“It all fell into spot, so it was intended to be,” she claimed.
To make certain her consumers are harmless, she allows only a person customer in the store at a time, cleans concerning consumers and wears a experience protector though reducing and styling hair.
“I’m a little bit OCD about cleansing in any case, so it is no dilemma for me,” she stated, laughing. There are bottles of sanitizer all more than the shop, and prospects have to have on a mask. She even takes their temperature just before they enter the shop.
Apgar-Varju has been a hairdresser for 30 many years her past placement was at Blue Salon on Extensive Seaside Island. She graduated from Warren County Vocational-Technological College in 1981, where by she been given her initial schooling in haircuts, coloration, foils and management. With her partner she relocated to Syracuse, N.Y., where she labored for 17 years as a stylist. She moved again to New Jersey and has lived in Minor Egg Harbor for 4 yrs.
“I enjoy remaining a stylist, I love what I do, I love executing inventive things with hair, and I like earning folks come to feel excellent about them selves.”
Apgar-Varju utilizes colour goods by J Beverly Hills.
“I get a ton of compliments on the vibrancy of the colours, how they really do not fade quickly and how fantastic people’s hair feels. I can also do trend shades: purples, pinks and blue.”
The newest procedure in hair shade is balayage, which is painting the hair. She can also do ombres and gives keratin treatment to straighten hair. She sells the Eleven hair products line from Australia.
“I normally go on my schooling. I just did a very first-time-ever virtual colour class employing a model and an iPad. I like to maintain up on all the most popular trends.”
She is also education as an aesthetician to be able to do highly developed pores and skin care.
Apgar-Varju is also at ease doing the job with “senior” hair.
“I had a chair in a Brookdale senior residing facility and labored with the elderly individuals. And what a blessing that was – to make them experience very good each and every time they bought their hair done. I was extremely near with my grandmother, so it was extremely worthwhile.”
Make-up: Maryissa Cooper’s makeup station proceeds the shabby-chic decor in Glamour Natural beauty Bar.
Her daughter Maryissa Cooper does make-up in the store and is coaching for her cosmetology license. Cooper advises brides to have air brush makeup for out of doors weddings.
“It’s lengthier use, seems all-natural, and the bride does not have to preserve examining to see how she looks,” she claimed. The company is excellent for portrait-having, distinctive activities and theater productions.
A broad variety of untrue eyelashes glance lovely and natural. “I like to greatly enhance what is currently there,” she claimed.
Mother and daughter have a down-home friendly vibe, and the spacious, perfectly-lit store is ready for shoppers.
Glamour Splendor Bar is positioned just all over the corner from the Acme Plaza. Simply call 609-296-1200.
— Pat Johnson