For more than 25 years, the stylists of Design Masters Hair Salon have helped clients obtain classic and trendy 'dos by beginning each appointment with an in-depth consultation. These beauty talks are then followed by customized haircare services, from Awapuhi conditioning treatments and foil highlights to hair dyeing with ammonia-free color. Clients are also beautified with mani-pedis, aromatherapy massages, and waxing services.
Dr. Joyce Guirand and her staff of technicians at Aesthetic Medical Care of New York perform an array of professional cosmetic procedures for faces and bodies. The menu of services includes Botox injections, facial chemical peels designed to target fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring, and i-Lipo body shaping, a non-invasive treatment during which technicians target cellulite with low-level lasers
Namaste Wellness Spa nourishes soul containers with attentive, customized service and skin-pampering Dermalogica salves. After sweeping future freshened faces into individual treatment rooms, skin swamis query clients to suss out any necessary adjustments and answer questions about the procedure, its impact on different skin types, and the infield fly rule. A microdermabrasion facial exfoliates flesh masks with a spray of fine crystals, reducing the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and B-list celebrity guest stars. Alternatively, a chemical peel's lactic acid lathes away superficial layers of skin, achieving a similarly scrubbed-clean glow. Visages prone to breakouts or oiliness can also opt for the platinum spa facial, which soothes complex skin types before pampering necks, shoulders, and neglected second heads with a massage. Cap off beautifying treatments with a trip to the relaxation room, where silken cushions caress newly softened skin as mouths sup on cookies and tea.
Like the offspring of a flamingo and a zebra, Glitz & Glamor is black, white, and pink all over. Its vibrant shades surround tweens during two-hour parties. At the behest of tiara-crowned birthday girls, five guests gather inside a VIP party suite. They don pink bathrobes before noshing on pizza and singing karaoke alongside a big-screen TV. When stylists aren't hosting celebrations, they operate the establishment as a traditional salon and spa. During spa mani-pedis and chocolate deluxe facials, they also give mothers and daughters a chance to bond as well as two people hugging in a pool of super glue.
More than 30 years after its inception, Cactus Salon & Spa and its team of continually educated stylists have not lost their edge—they earned the Long Island Press's designation as Best Hair Salon and Best Day Spa in 2012. It's not surprising, then, that the salon has enjoyed such impressive growth over the years, with more than two dozen separate spa and salon locations.
Although hair is still the focus—stylists craft 'dos that reflect everyday ease or fashion-forward thinking—the repertoire has expanded to include everything from nail treatments and massages to permanent cosmetics and laser services. Since the roster is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services and products by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Fire Island has long been recognized as an ideal retreat from the bustle of city life. The spa that shares its name is no different, thanks to a team of salon artists and spa technicians offering a wide assortment of beautifying and relaxing services.
After changing into plush cotton robes, guests can lose themselves in the aromas of botanical fragrances and the sounds of soothing music as aestheticians administer exfoliating facials or therapists relax tension with targeted massage strokes. The spa’s cozy wooden attic also hosts body treatments that remove toxins, assuage muscular aches, and clean out sand stuck between toes and vestigial tentacles. In a salon area, stylists draw on their experience and modern fashion sensibilities to cut and color hair or remove unwanted fuzz with waxing treatments.