Pod Laser Aesthetics' team of physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners harnesses an arsenal of lasers to keep skin looking youthful. The gentle, noninvasive treatments reduce unwanted hair, smooth out wrinkles, and squash spider veins into oblivion. The staff also give these surface treatments subdermal support, employing quick injections of Botox or dermal fillers to beautify faces from the inside out. Before their appointments, patients can read the FAQ for answers to any questions about treatments or whether they need to bring their own scuba suit.
An impressive array of models, fashionistas, and celebrities have sat in Lauren Lavelle’s styling chair, from actress Kim Basinger to fashion editor Mary Clarke. Her glamorous updos can be spotted gracing the glossy pages of Modern Bride, Bazaar, and Hamptons, as well as floating down the runways at Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss fashion shows. On an average day, though, Lauren brings her innovative styling sense and years of fashion-world experience to her own studio—Lauren Lavelle Salon.
Amid pristine white walls and sleek white styling chairs, Lauren and her staff snip hair, arrange updos, and add luxurious extensions. Seasoned specialist Bill Kovalcik captains the hair-coloring department, drawing from years of expertise gained working in top New York salons to create what he describes as “wearable, functional, and fashionable tresses with a natural radiance.” Meanwhile, designer makeup artist Lisa Lavelle oversees makeup application, determining feature-enhancing colors and sharing techniques with clients so they're able to recreate looks on themselves, friends, or napping passengers on the bus.
J'adore De Hair's mission is simple—to bring to Long Island the kind of salon experience typically found in other parts of the city. Each appointment at the salon begins with a personal consultation so stylists can figure out if they need to do a razor-cutting, slicing, or twist-cutting technique, as well as if they're going to style it with beachy waves or make it ultra sleek. The stylists, who have trained with such people as What Not to Wear's Nick Arrojo, specialize in everything from Diva cuts for curly-haired clients to body waves to keratin treatments.
The aestheticians at Mandy's Nail Spa groom clients from head to toe with beautifying and pampering treatments. Purifying facials, waxing sessions, and long-lasting gel manicures are among their specialties. Spa visitors can also opt for relaxing muscle-soothing massages.
Jadore De Hair’s trained specialists trim and craft NYC-inspired styles using premium Aveda haircare products. Stylists bathe head mops in aromatic Aveda rosemary mint shampoo, and a massage of the scalp and neck prepares muscles to hold their new sculptures. Masterfully commanded scissors then carefully clip, texturize, and shape locks in less than an hour before a 30-minute blowstyle seals in a glamorous look for upcoming mugshots. Alternatively, guests can notch a quick touch-up with the wash and soothing massage before a subsequent blowstyle pumps up hair volume without inciting complaints from neighbors.