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.
From a studio illuminated by crystalline chandeliers to skincare formulas imported from France, Studio Tres Jolie channels the glamour of Paris in everything they do. Yon-Ka Paris creams and serums power the studio’s six facials, which are tailored to target aging, acne, dehydration, and other issues. Many of the studio's other treatments—including microcurrent facials and laser hair removal—favor technology instead of topical products to elevate beauty for the long term. For speedy surface enhancement, SunFX airbrush tanning achieves a sun-kissed glow in a matter of minutes. Studio Tres Jolie's mastery of all these services means that the spot is often most in demand during bridal season, when it’s most important to look your best. Clients can book appointments up to a year in advance, or up to 50 years after the ceremony if they have access to a time portal.
Board-certified aesthetician Robin Tritto calls upon a quarter-century of experience to unclog pores and correct problematic skin conditions with clinical and alternative remedies. Robin refers to herself as a “skincare designer”—an interesting description, but one that rings true in the way she patches together facials and peels to suit various skin types and strongly advises against argyle tattoos. When she’s not focused on polishing faces with her custom-mixed foundations, Robin helms lasers that eradicate unwanted hair and neutralize sun spots. Her cache of advanced cosmetic products and hard-to-find blends allows clients to extend the results of their treatments at home.
A mix of makeup and orchids line the front window of Marcari Salon, a fitting welcome to the salon, where warm, earthy tones abound and relaxation and beauty are the focus. The stylists pamper guests with a full array of salon services, including haircare, makeup, facials, and airbrush tanning.
At the North Shore Cosmetic Medical Center, Roger B. Katz, MD and his wife, Daryl Katz, schedule an array of both noninvasive and surgical cosmetic services. For over 20 years, the center has provided patients with effective treatments to address all of their cosmetic concerns. Skilled practitioners, trained by Dr. Katz, utilize master injection technique to enhance and restore the youthful contours of the face. Treatments include Botox, injectable fillers, chemical peels, cosmetic surgery, and permanent makeup.
"Individuality is crucial," says Richard Calcasola, the founder and mastermind behind Maximus Spa Salon. He's referring to the importance of understanding a client's lifestyle and habits before providing a haircut, ensuring that each resulting look is both unique and maintainable. Listening is a skill Calcasola has stressed to his team for more than 40 years, and it has earned him a reputation for being friendly and approachable even as he helps set international styling trends.
At Maximus, Calcasola oversees a staff of beauty professionals who draw on his lessons to cut and color hair. They also perform a number of other spa-related services, treating guests to waxing treatments, manicures, and skin-firming facials. When he's not consulting with celebrities and trimming the tresses of publications such as Vogue and the New York Times, Calcasola can often be spotted making the rounds at the salon himself.