Face the future with a facial from Eva!
Indeed, EVA Nail & Skin Care Studio offers a variety of facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, and waxing for clients, including women and men of every age.
Owner and aesthetician Eva Korzeniowski recently reopened her studio at 227 Washington Road in Princeton Junction. She owns another studio in the Princeton Arms Center, 2025 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor.
Eva trained as an aesthetician in Poland, working with dermatologists, before emigrating first to Canada and then to the U.S. more than 25 years ago.
Always an essential in Europe, skin care has become more important in the United States in recent years, reports Eva. She worked with other cosmetologists in the Princeton area before opening her own studio, which focuses on the most up-to-date quality treatments and products.
“For example,” she points out, “for our pedicures, we use a disposable insert, so the procedure is very hygienic. This is a new apparatus, and you can’t be too careful about safe hygiene.”
The hour-long pedicures include soaking, exfoliation, foot massage, and polish, adds Eva. Clients often come once a month for pedicures, once a week for manicures, which include a hand massage. Square cut nails are more popular than ovals these days, and artificial nails are definitely in demand.
“We have acrylic, gel, and Shellac from CND — Creative Nail Design,” notes Eva. “In the case of Shellac, we cover the natural nail with the Shellac — a colored gel — and it is ‘cured’ with a special lamp. There are many colors available.”
Many girls and women like polish in a variety of colors, not just red or pink. “The different colors, such as dark brown, blue, green, purple, etc., began coming in about 15 years ago,” reports Eva. “Right now, light and dark gray are the most popular.”
Also, it’s never too late. As she says, “We have a customer, an 80-year-old lady, who came in, and had her nails painted green for St. Patrick’s Day!” Some of our nail technicians are artists. They can paint little designs on the nails, such as snowmen, etc., for the holidays and other special occasions.”
French tips, which feature white nail tips, are another favorite for many clients. In addition, says Eva, “Some people just want their nails to be buffed. The main thing we want is for our clients’ nails to be healthy.”
Waxing is another important service at the studio, with brow, lip, and bikini the most popular treatments, as well as legs.
In addition, facials and massages account for a large part of Eva’s business. “We have individual facials for every skin type,” notes Eva “Not only are facials beneficial for the skin, they are soothing and provide clients with an hour and a half of relaxation. We have two types of cleansing, then peeling, steaming, antiseptic treatment, extraction, massage with moisturizing cream, mask, and finishing cream.
“We offer deep exfoliation, which removes the dead skin. The facials stimulate the circulation and help the lymphatic drainage system.”
With scores of Baby Boomers reaching “a certain age”, anti-aging facials for mature skin are in demand; and at the other end of the spectrum, “A signature service is our special acne treatment for teens and young people. We have specific products for them, and it’s very important to emphasize cleanliness” says Eva, who also advises clients about home treatments to maintain their skin in the best condition.
“I really enjoy doing the facials,” she continues. “My experience determines which is the best facial for the individual. We can also mix products for the best result. We have two facial rooms, including heated beds, which are also used for massages and waxing. There are separate areas for pedicures and manicures.
“We use a special line of French products from Yon-ka. They are based on aromatherapy and have a very natural scent. The product for peeling contains all-natural ingredients featuring citrus. You can even sleep with it on all night. The product is so scrumptious that you really feel you are doing your skin a favor.”
Eva has had many regular customers from the Princeton area over the years, and even from as far away as the Poconos. She also welcomes new clients all the time.
“We provide a warm, welcoming, and relaxing atmosphere, and our clients feel very comfortable. I enjoy talking with the women and giving them positive reinforcement. I recommend that people come in at least four times a year, seasonally, for facials, even if they cannot come more often. We offer competitive prices for all our services.
“We are set apart because we have the best all-natural products, and because our staff is so experienced, and offers such high quality service. We also have continuing education, and attend seminars regarding all the new products. I look forward to continuing to help people look and feel better!”
Eva’s studio is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 to 4, and by special appointment. (609) 448-5666. Website: evanailandskincare.com.