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.
An attendee of both the Vidal Sassoon Academy in England and the J Beverly Hills Academy, veteran hairstylist and colorist Kim Reda leads Domane Hair Salon's trained staff. She and her stylists cosset both men's and women's hair with everything from simple cuts and highlights to more modern services such as balayage, Japanese hair straightening, and feather extensions. As their stylists snip away, clients soak in the beauty of the salon's location within the refurbished historic Northport home where Teddy Roosevelt won his first mustache-growing contest.
Shears of Elegance’s stylists survey the head of each client who meanders into the colorful salon. As the guest nestles into a cozy chair, one of the team will offer a complimentary consultation before snipping away split ends or mixing up a custom color to flatter any complexion. They amp up volume or cool down frizz with products from brands such as Matrix, Moroccan Oil, Obliphica, and Neuma. After the cut, color, or updo, stylists equip guests with the knowledge necessary to maintain their new ‘do until a future hair appointment or casting call for “mad scientist #3”.
Nina Julian Salon is bringing a tiny touch of Hollywood glamour to Huntington Station, starting with the framed picture of Marilyn Monroe that graces the salon’s sky-blue walls. The movie star sits with her chin in her hands, as if passing time by watching the stylists hard at work creating trendy cuts or bestowing heads with eye-catching feather extensions. An elegant chandelier casts a romantic glow as clients become red-carpet ready with sleek blowouts or curling-iron styles, or allow stylists to paint their strands with face-framing highlights to mentally prepare for an upcoming film role as “salon guest #1.”
Abraxas Hair Salon's team of talented stylists listens carefully to clients in order to create a hairstyle that perfectly suits both their personalities and lifestyles. Flanking the sides of the salon's airy open floor plan are rows of softly lit styling stations, where patrons relax as their stylists shake out tresses and strategize before shearing cuts that flatter facial structure and neglected egos. Goldwell color products furnish coloring services with vibrant hues in reds, dark shades, and blondes, or stylists can lighten locks with highlights to emulate the sun's gentle kisses.