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.
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.
Phountain Health was founded on the theory that staying healthy involves balancing the body's pH levels. In addition to bottling pH-balancing alkaline water—avilable for demonstration and soon to be available via delivery—Phountain Health hosts infrared-sauna sessions, which aim to improve circulation and oust toxins, as do the spa's ionic detoxifying footbaths. The business' communal approach can also be seen in hot-yoga classes, where clients work out together rather than sit alone on the couch sipping battery acid.
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.
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.