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.
After walking into Lotus Laser Skin Treatments, clients walk out with their best foot forward thanks to a bouquet of advanced laser-backed services. Using high-powered Cutera equipment, trained technicians take aim at anything from unwanted hair and wrinkles to unfriendly poltergeists armed with Sharpies. The optimal wavelength for spider-vein annihilation comes courtesy of the Cutera CoolGlide laser, which clears up all skin tones with minimal redness or bruising.
Swirls and Twirls is a new self-serve frozen yogurt shop unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. The unique and vibrant space was designed to encourage creativity. It is the ultimate healthy indulgence. With 16 premium flavors on tap and more than 40 toppings to choose from, the possibilities are endless.
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.
For more than 20 years, the friendly nail experts at Nails by Lois's tranquil spa have kept paws well groomed with custom nail services. A selection of 10 spa mani-pedis, named for delicious treats including margaritas and chocolate truffles, infuses the air with indulgent aromas and the skin with nourishing treatments such as heel-smoothing sea serums. Refreshed nails can then be crowned with a protective coat of UV gel or acrylic tips, which are much more realistic than tips made from tasty Bugles. Additionally, the nail salon's menu offers a range of aesthetic services that includes four styles of massage modalities, facials, full-body waxing, and application of permanent makeup.
Self Image Salon, in business since 1978, enhances their clients’ appearances inside the historic Triangle building, built in 1892. Hairstyling and color services prepare tresses for special events, job interviews, or sneaking onto the set of the evening news. Thermal straightening treatments tame frizz. The salon's stylists also groom eyebrows into flattering arches or rotate them a counter turn to make eyes parenthetical.