As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
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.
Although The Goddess Spa resides inside Grand Central Hair Salon, its staff moves beyond coifs to address a whole different spectrum of cosmetic concerns. The aestheticians help rejuvenate skin using everything from ultrasound therapy to specialized anti-aging serums. These treatments aim to conceal imperfections typically caused by acne scars, dead skin cells, and chain-mail pillowcases. Peels gently resurface the topmost epidermal layers without abrasive acids, and the body wraps' seaweed-based herbal gel leaves skin feeling soft and nourished.
Shellac manicures, silk tips, and french pedicures are just a few of the nail services available at Fingers Faces & Toes. Aestheticians also bolster skin's natural beauty with facials, emphasize eyelashes with extensions and tinting, wax away unwanted body hair, and release stress with massages.
Dr. Joyce Guirand and the team at Guirand Medical Care believe that “healthy habits start early,” which is why they offer primary care and aesthetic medicine for patients of all ages. They specialize in primary care that ranges from physical exams and acute injuries to chronic medical conditions and weight-loss assistance. Dr. Guirand also performs aesthetic medicine, such as chemical peels, body treatments, facials, waxing, and Botox.
At Hollywood Glamour Day Resort, a certified aesthetician works with accomplished hair stylists and makeup artists to revamp their clients' look and confidence levels. The team uses luxurious product lines such as Moroccanoil haircare and Dermalogica skincare, as well as naturally based lines such as Éminence Organic and Saian that brim with gentle, sometimes herbal ingredients. Their roster of services also includes laser hair removal, eyelash extensions, and facials that target acne and wrinkles.
The staff maintains a tranquil space where clients can release the stresses of the day in a healthy manner, stocking the relaxation area with complimentary finger foods, teas, lemon water, and punching bags that can be customized to look like any boss.
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