At Age Smart Solutions the staff specializes in all types of anti-aging skincare and products. With its selection of facials, laser skin-tightening and pigment-reduction treatments, oxygen infusions, and adult-sized pacifiers, the trained aestheticians make skin look and feel younger. Smoothed, brightened skin becomes the perfect canvas for permanent-makeup treatments, eyelash extensions, and eyebrow shaping. A slew of other cosmetic treatments rounds out Age Smart Solutions' service list.
At Aura Hair and Colour Emporium, a flock of stylists swoops over coiffures with scissors and brand-name products in tow, ready to renovate outmoded hairstyles. After emerging from a flurry of snips, newly fashioned hairdos can reap the benefits of further embellishment, such as extensions, highlights, and Brazilian Keratin treatments, which render kinky manes manageable and prevent out-of-control locks from tussling with loose USB cords. The salon's multitalented team of beauticians also boosts outer allure with waxing services, makeup application, and special packages for brides-to-be.
The Bellmore location's rich interior swells with Victorian elegance, punctuated by golden lamps, finely upholstered couches, gilded mirrors, and garnet-hued wallpaper. The Long Beach location, on the other hand, strikes a different chord with its beach-like setting marked by sandy hues, bright foliage, and pictures of oceanic wildlife. While visitors abandon the stresses of the outside world, they can wile away the time sipping on complimentary cappuccino, tea, wine, or bottled water, and conversing with well-mannered brooms dressed in petticoats.
The wellness professionals at Inside Out Beauty Bar know that healthy bodies are beautiful, so they nourish clients with botanical tonics that are either edible or topical. To enhance overall physical health, they offer juice-cleanse programs that "hydrate, alkalize, energize" bodies for a leaner figure. They also whip up à la carte smoothies and beverages with fruits and veggies freshly harvested from Peter Rabbit's knapsack. To enhance skin, they carry organic, all-natural, cruelty-free product lines that deliver customized results: some products moisturize and replenish vitamins; others boost proteins and correct skin damage. Staff members complement health-based treatments with cosmetic services including makeup applications and eyelash extensions.
The staff at Feel Well Therapeutic Massage & Bodycare encourages health from head to toe with a slew of facials and body scrubs, yoga sessions, and laser therapy treatments. The team performs more than a dozen specialized facials to exfoliate pores and moisturize skin as well as relaxing body wraps that soak skin in minerals and enzymes before a warm, session-ending shower washes enzymes down the drain to beautify freshwater fish.
The center also fosters wellness through activity and fitness sessions. During Hatha yoga classes, certified yoga instructor and 20-year veteran Debra Monaco teaches students to unwind through sequences of postures that incorporate breathing techniques and meditative practices.
The stylists at Beauty Affairs Salon don’t just see beauty as looking good—they see it as providing strength, condition, and health to each customer's hair. Inside their salon, they help clients reach their peaks both physically and mentally with cuts, color, and texturizing services; tranquil and invigorating facials; bridal makeup and updos; and facial and body waxing. They also apply intricate henna tattoos and perfect eyebrow arches with threading services that remove rogue hairs.
"Individuality is crucial," says Richard Calcasola, the founder and mastermind behind Maximus Spa Salon. He's referring to the importance of understanding a client's lifestyle and habits before providing a haircut, ensuring that each resulting look is both unique and maintainable. Listening is a skill Calcasola has stressed to his team for more than 40 years, and it has earned him a reputation for being friendly and approachable even as he helps set international styling trends.
At Maximus, Calcasola oversees a staff of beauty professionals who draw on his lessons to cut and color hair. They also perform a number of other spa-related services, treating guests to waxing treatments, manicures, and skin-firming facials. When he's not consulting with celebrities and trimming the tresses of publications such as Vogue and the New York Times, Calcasola can often be spotted making the rounds at the salon himself.