It’s officially spring and that means it’s time to get rid of that dull winter look and spice it up for the warmer months. Get rid of that dark hair and get some highlights, a tan and a new set of lashes. The transition from winter to spring is the best season change. All the snow starts to melt, the sun is shining longer and you finally get to drive with the windows open. It’s the only time of year that will make you want to wear shorts when it’s 60-degree outside. It’s time to look as good as you feel so here are my go-to beauty spots that help me spring into spring.

Muah Makeup and Lashes
180 Westwood Ave., Westwood

Muah Makeup’s philosophy is simple. Provide honest and affordable makeup services to the everyday woman. At the Muah Makeup & Lash Bar, you can count on expert makeup advice and custom makeup applications to enhance your beauty. Their goal is to have you walk away always feeling like the best version of yourself. Springtime means weddings, graduations and events that you want to look your best at. Don’t worry about learning to do your makeup – get it done by the professionals! (P.S. Their mink lashes are to die for.) Make an appointment online at

ALT Beauty by Alexa Rae
15 Sheridan Ave., Ho-Ho-Kus

It’s time to get rid of that dull winter hair. Every transition into spring, I get a fresh cut and highlights to get rid of all the damage the winter left on my head. Winter makes the ends of my hair dry and brittle. Regular trims will keep your hair in good condition and reduce the chance of split ends. Alexa, owner of ALT by Alexa, has the best products to freshen up your hair. She has joined forces with Bergen County’s best colorist, Eric Alt and opened up her own salon. Alexa Rae offers a wide range of hair and makeup services from simple blowouts, color, cut and makeup. She also offers a full bridal and special occasion services in her salon or on location. Alexa gets busy, so make you appointment quick by calling (201) 713-6938.

Besa Bella Bronze

My skin hasn’t seen the sun in about 7 months, which means I’m basically fluorescent. As I get older, I take my health/skin into consideration. I don’t like to lather myself up in oil and lay out in the sun for hours like I used to. I’d rather get a perfectly healthy spray tan. Besa Bella Bronze is a mobile tanning service that comes straight to your home. In just minutes, you will have that vacation glow you need for the start of spring. Besa is a certified airbrush technician that will have you glowing in the comfort of your own home. She comes fully equipped with a tanning tent that allows for a mess free experience. To book Besa Bella Bronze, email

Dr. Park Avenue
846 Franklin Ave., Franklin Lakes

My skin needs extra TLC after this cold, dry winter in New Jersey. Dr. Park Avenue has an amazing esthetician, Monika also known as The Skin Transformer, that knows exactly what your winter skin needs to glow. Monika is a holistic aesthetician, Reiki master and certified medical aesthetic specialist with over 13 years of experience as an aesthetician. During the course of her career, she has had the pleasure of being mentored by internationally renowned facial plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists from New Jersey, New York City and California. Some of the services they offer to help with that spring glow are a super hydrating mask, Vitamin c exfoliation mask and a deep cleaning facial. Email to book your appointment.

By Michelle DeSantis

Michelle DeSantis is a Bergen County girl who lives, breathes, eats and sleeps Bergen County. Founder of the blog, The Bergen Skinny, Michelle is determined to find the best food, fitness, fashion and entrepreneurs in the area. Check her out at

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