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.
Suvara's award-winning airbrush experts gild their guests with a UV-free glow. Each sunless-specialist has completed a rigorous certification program, and will work with their clients to achieve their personal perfect pigmentation. Suvara's exclusive tanning blend contains health-boosting ingredients such as vitamins A and C to improve skin texture and peaceably fight the signs of aging, and hyaluronic acid to lock in notoriously flighty moisture. This hand-sprayed, natural and organic mist coats the body in less than 45 minutes, with customizable tonal results ranging from blissful butterscotch to buccaneer-baiting gold. Your new streak-free hue darkens over the next eight hours, and lasts around one week without special care, or longer with routine moisturizing and daily massages from King Midas.
The team is devoted to creating a tranquil retreat, encouraging clients to slip away from their everyday hassles and relax while taking advantage of a comprehensive beauty menu. Mani-pedis coat nails in polish by OPI or CND, and a lamp-cured Shellac finish is designed to stay flawless for up to three weeks. Using hair products by Rusk and Goldwell and the oxygen-rich Scruples line, which readies hair for space travel, stylists snip and style hair. After a facial, a stress-dissolving massage, or a body scrub, makeup and tanning services impart camera-ready color.
The specialists as Ivy Beauty Spa forgo the sun’s harsh rays when imbuing their clients with a golden hue. Instead, they use an airbrush tan solution crafted with DHA to naturally darken the top layer of skin. They redouble their skin-sustaining mission with microdermabrasion treatments, custom facials, and shellacking the body for preservation. The spa also employs a certified eyelash technician who creates dramatic looks with synthetic and mink lash applications.
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 locations now blanketing most of Long Island. Though hair is still the focus—stylists craft hairdos that reflect either 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 of services is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on products and services on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Jackie could't count the number of years she's been a nail technician on two hands—she'd need to include her toes to cover her two decades of experience. Over that time, Jackie has mastered the dexterous art of painting fingers and toes with polish and shellac, the latter of which lasts longer and resists chipping. She also applies acrylics and gels to nails in both vibrant and natural-looking designs. Clients might leave her station with the white tips indicative of a French manicure, or with tiny flowers on their nails that lure hummingbirds to perch on outstretched pinkies. Jackie's deftness also comes in handy when she waxes away unwanted hair during hair removal treatments.