Nestled in The Shoppes at Windsor Green in Princeton, NJ right off Route 1 South is Sydney Albert Salon Spa. I’ve been going there since it’s inception which was once known to local’s as Bernard’s Day Spa, but later changedÂ their name toÂ Sydney Albert Salon Spa.
When you walk into Sydney Albert you are greeted by someone at their concierge desk. Everyone there is super friendly and their customer service is unlike any other. The manager Dan is always around to answer any questions, and help you out in any way he can. I swear the man never sleeps, he is always there. Besides Dan, you can always see Lori, who is the owner, running around and lending a hand wherever she can.
Ok, so I’m writing this after my visit to the spa this afternoon. Let me say that I have had a number of services at Sydney Albert over the years. But I have to tell you about the massages with Monica. After I learned that one of my fave massage therapists left after being at Sydney Albert for so many years, I thought my world had ended. JK but seriously, I didn’t know what to do. Dan recommended Monica. I was a bit nervous, as I had never been to her before. I went to her after Dan’s recommendation and have never turned back. Besides the fact that Monica is super nice, she gives the BEST massages I have ever had. I tend to have a lot of knots in my upper back near my shoulder blades and she works them all out. Often times she will stretch me out, while massaging me at the same time. She is truly AMAZING! If you are looking for the best massage you could possibly have, look no further, Monica at Sydney Albert is your girl.
Prior to my massage with Monica I met up with Joan for a mani/pediÂ combo. I figured it’sÂ Valentine’s Day weekend and I was already going to be there for a massage so why not. Let me preface this by saying, I typically go to my local nail place in a mini mall around the corner from my house. It’s not the cleanest place and when they give me pedicuresÂ it either tickles uncontrollably or they rub to hard that they hurt my feet with the scrubby thing.Â I thought this was normal, tickle then torment. But after today’s pediÂ with Joan, I quickly learned a great pedicureÂ can occur without the tickle and torment. Joan used what looked like almost a larger nail file to scrub and soften my feet and it neither tickled nor tormentedÂ me. In fact I barely noticed it was happening. And my feet turned out almost as smooth as a baby’s tushie. After my pediÂ we headed over to the maniÂ station and I warned Joan about a hangnail I had bitten but a little bit was still there. I thought ok this was gonna hurt. WHenever I have a hangnail at my local joint, they pull it and I bleed. Joan got it, I barely felt it and there was no bloodshed. All the years I’ve been coming to Sydney Albert for massages and the occasionalÂ bikini wax, I had no idea I should have been getting my mani/pediÂ combos there. I missed out on pain-freeÂ beautiful mani/pedis. At least I finally figured it out. Local joint, no more. Since it’s Valentine’s Day weekend I opted for my fave red “I’m Not Really a Waitress”. Not only is it my fave, but a fave among many fashion mags and rated the #1 polish color from Allure magazine a number of years in a row.
Looking for a facial or bikini wax? Gina or Manana are your go-to girls. They even have a service called “The Sphinx” (think Brazilian but more). Sydney Albert Salon Spa also offers great cut and colors, makeup services and more. They always have packages and specials, just call them and get the deets or check out their website atÂ http://www.sydneyalbert.com/Â or Â Become a Fan of them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/sydneyalbert-salonspa/193415485328?v=wall&ref=ts.