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.
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.
Located in the Westfield South Shore Mall, Miss Nail is a perfect pit stop before or after an afternoon of shopping. Those who stroll in instantly get off their feet and sink into black leather chairs for a luxurious spa pedicure. The nail techs also pamper hands with soothing paraffin treatments during manicures that conclude with colorful coats of long-lasting gel polish. Other special treatments for nails include hand-painted nail designs, sticker designs, and silk wraps. Along with nail care, Miss Nail also beautifies patrons with waxing services for the face and body.
Rejuvenation Spa & Laser Services. LLC refines complexions with a variety of technological procedures and beauty treatments. Whereas LED light stimulates collagen to smooth wrinkles and vanquish bacteria, airbrush tans ramp up exterior appeal with physician-approved bronzers. But the staff's services reach deeper than the skin. Muscles afflicted with tension and soreness find amelioration under the alternating strokes of Swedish massage and deep tissue's therapeutic cross-grain strokes.
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.
Begin your retreat to Inner Balance’s soothing spa-o-sphere by breaking down back barriers with a 60-minute Swedish massage. The Swedish technique uses long, soothing strokes and moderate to light pressure to target strained muscles and untie knots of tension. While you lie on one of Inner Balance’s heated massage tables, the licensed therapist will use hand-to-hand combat to fight stress, improve circulatory conditions, and awaken the lymphatic system that's been hibernating and living off of stashed berries.