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 2011 and 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.
Salon d'Artiste's stylists commit themselves to customization. That means that every hair-design treatment is built around the client's facial features, skin tone, and lifestyle. This mission goes along with their artistic sensibilities, which they exercise to fashion cuts and color that burst with vibrancy and originality, including classic, conservative, or cutting edge coifs. Regardless of the look they create, the style is drawn from that artistic sensibility and exhaustive training, which leads them abroad to learn the latest trends and techniques.
The stylists at Beau'Vous Salon aren't ones to rest on their professional laurels. There's always something new to learn and, in that spirit, they take continuing education classes every week and are trained monthly at the Redken 5th Avenue Education Center. This keeps their skills sharp for the men's and women's salon treatments they provide; in addition to hair, the team also maintains skin and nails, performing manicures, pedicures, facials, and waxing.
Beau'Vous Salon's aestheticians recognize that their skills can do more than just beautify clients: they can, in some small way, change lives. For the Beau'Vous Project, the stylists encourage their clientele to nominate deserving women of all ages who are experiencing economic crisis. Each year, a few of these young women receive complimentary formal hair styling and makeup for prom or other special events. The salon also works with the Family Service League to help struggling mothers prep for job interviews with free, professional salon services.
Aestheticians at Smooth Body Spa & Salon clear away dead skin with microdermabrasions, whereas makeup artists embellish freshly buffed visages with traditional or airbrush makeup. Staff members also pamper hair with eco-friendly vegan products like Redken Chromatics elixirs and proteins. Waxing services are also available for both women and men.
The team of stylists at La Rage Hair Salon helps patrons to look their best with a diverse roster of services. Color treatments, smoothing treatments, and intricate up-dos bring out the beauty in manes, while manicures and pedicures add vibrant hues to fingers and toes.