Much like its treatments, Bocu Salon and Day Spa's decor blends old and new. A curved black awning spreads over the threshold, ushering visitors into a bright, neutral-toned studio where minimalist salon stations contrast against a giant reproduction of The Birth of Venus. The steady trickle of an indoor waterfall creates a soothing soundtrack for the salon and spa treatments, which range from classic cuts and massages to advanced keratin treatments and oxygen-infused facials. The spa maintains a modern approach to sanitation—from the pedicure stations to the Vichy shower—while taking an old-fashioned approach to customer service, offering robes, lockers, and optional lunches for guests.
The orange glow of a salt lamp softly illuminates the room as licensed massage therapist Andrew Kressel kneads organic, lavender-infused oil into his clients’ sore spots. He has been alleviating tension and pain for more than 15 years with massages customized to individual needs, myofascial therapy, and the Australian-born Bowenwork technique. Using the Bowenwork technique, he dispenses gentle strokes to lull the body into a deeply relaxed state, which can continue to develop throughout the following 10 days, much like a short game of Monopoly.
Stressful things such as jobs and stress can transform your once-nimble muscles into rigid two-by-fours. A relaxation massage will relight your internal furnace and flexibilify your tense muscles. The benefits of massage are numerous and include stress reduction, pain relief, and an improved attitude toward Segway cops who don't use turn signals. After sixty slow-ticked minutes of massage, Hand & Stone’s friendly aestheticians will turn their attention towards the visage with a Signature Facial designed to cleanse, exfoliate, and renew. The facial also includes a neck and shoulder massage in addition to a therapeutic moisturizer, a combo that lulls guests into a state of deep, hypnotic relaxation akin to the after-effects of a magician's lullaby.
Aria 366's massage therapist and aesthetician pries the signs of stress from the grip of muscles head to toe, leaving clients refreshed both physically and mentally. In the single-person massage room, their massages incorporate therapeutic and relaxing modalities accentuated with hot stones, warm towels, or scented oils upon request. To address skincare concerns, facials generate dramatic change by utilizing everything from grapefruit and honeysuckle extracts to ultrasonic therapy and LED microcurrent technology. Body treatments improve skin tone and texture below the chin, nourishing with mineral-rich volcanic ash and sea minerals to leave skin as soft and radiant as a bonfire fueled by silk bathrobes.
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.
Sage green walls and wood decor. Luxurious linens. Soothing music. All of these elements coalesce at A Beautiful You to make visits to this spa calming and peaceful. A Beautiful You's massage therapists are also registered nurses who use their diverse knowledge base to excel in four different types of treatments. The team also includes a certified acupuncturist who harnesses the Eastern healing arts to help rejuvenate skin and help clients quit smoking. For those that desire more decadent services, A Beautiful You treats skin to numerous collagen, vitamin C, and seaweed facials that leave them glowing as bright as a newborn flashlight.