Were it not for the sweet scent of pomade and the constant buzzing of clippers, it would be easy to mistake Park Ave. Barbers for a cozy after-work hangout. After receiving a warm welcome, men with mussed hairdos hop into leather thrones and entrust their styles to the shop’s expert barbers. Flat-screen televisions keep eyes distracted from the scissors behind them as the barbers work assiduously to dress up scalps in timeless fashions. A hot lather softens whiskers before a traditional straight-razor shave coaxes out facial tattoos cowering in the darkness of a five o’clock shadow.
New Star Pink Nail’s soft-pink walls, flowing curtains, and lighted branches conjure an almost whimsical atmosphere, welcoming clients to escape the stresses of the outside world. Within the full-service nail salon, patrons dreamily sink into leather pedicure thrones or manicure chairs as nail technicians dote on their hands and feet. The staff further pampers guests with european facials, waxing services, and massage. An application of permanent makeup enhances eyes or lips, and remains runway ready whether you take a dip, endure inclement weather, or watch a marathon of Lassie.
The stylists at brand-new Anthony Richard Hair Salon master the latest texturizing, coloring, and cutting techniques to furnish a menu of glamorizing hair treatments. Stylists show off their chops by crafting face-framing cuts that complement their clients' hair types and lifestyles, smoothing strands with a formaldehyde-free keratin treatment, and adding length to strands with extensions or Rip Van Winkle vacations. To add the finishing touch to a hairdo reboot, the salon also offers custom airbrush makeup that gives skin flawless coverage and natural color.
"Owned by a sweet local woman, the atmosphere created in Ri Jon is a very friendly one," according to the Deer Park-North Babylon Patch. The friendly atmosphere in the salon today is the same one that has been attracting clients—women, men, and children—for more than 40 years. Inside, the salon's plants, warm colors, and pictures of the family humidifier create a homey, inviting ambiance. Affable stylists add to that warm atmosphere as they cut, color, and highlight hairdos and perform makeup applications for women and shaving services for men. The salon also carries an extensive selection of haircare and body-care products including Rusk, Kenra, Moroccanoil, and Paul Mitchell.
Salon Seven is a full-service salon and spa offering up relaxation, custom service, and a staff of stylists trained in the latest techniques. With the 30-minute hair wash and blow-dry styling, stylists rinse noodle nests clean of grit and bubblegum before molding them into the desired shape. Salon Seven’s 4,000-square-foot space is decorated in calming colors and has an open, airy feel; after a relaxing head edit within these cozy confines, patrons will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on stressful daily tasks, such as hang-gliding over a mountain teeming with sharks.
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 locations now blanketing most of Long Island. Though hair is still the focus—stylists craft hairdos that reflect either 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 of services is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on products and services on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Whether their clients are searching for a sleek blowout or a brand new cut and color, the stylists at Dina’s Blowout are skilled in everything hair related. In addition to adding texture to manes with foil highlights or twisting strands into formal updos, the stylists also smooth away frizz with keratin treatments and chemical relaxers.