Spa Bellezza resides at the intersection of clinical science and soul-based healing. With what they describe as a balance between “high-tech and high-touch,” the spa’s staff of aestheticians and massage therapists strives to promote inner calm even as they scrub away at skin or untie knotted muscles with manual techniques such as deep-tissue massage and myofascial release. It doesn’t hurt that the spa sits at the heart of the North Fork wine trail, far removed from the city’s traffic-filled streets and vengeful King Kongs. While stresses slip away to the sounds of birds chirping and wind rustling through the tree branches outside, the staff mixes together professional products from Touche and Dermalogica—the latter developed by the International Dermal Institute—to aid them in their treatments. Before or after your appointment, lounge beside the crackling fireplace in the spa’s relaxation room, where you can find bowls of complimentary nuts and berries.
At Hurricane Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Joseph Labbadia uses a one-on-one approach, consulting with clients before treatments to determine the underlying cause of their symptoms. Like a swiss-army knife taped to a glue gun, Dr. Labbadia is prepared for any possible situation: he offers a multitude of services ranging from nutritional counseling to posture screenings. Should chiropractic techniques not fully alleviate a problem, the team may prescribe corrective exercises or therapeutic massage to complement treatments.
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.
The stylists of The Grateful Head stay updated in the latest beauty trends by constantly educating themselves. Their training has included classes at Vidal Sassoon and L'Oreal in Paris. Inside the salon, they put their knowledge and experience to work while cutting away split ends and adding dimension with highlights.
Amid the pale-blue walls of Vella Salon and Spa—formerly Cuts R Us—professional stylists revamp hair, and a staff of spa technicians tends to bodies. Soon after guests settle into the salon’s comfy black chairs and consult with their stylist, shears begin to clip away at split ends, and streaks of color begin to flash across scalps. On the other side of the salon, nail technicians apply glossy acrylics and tend to feet with massages. In private rooms, waxing treatments remove fuzz from legs and mustaches glued to upper lips.
Hair that doesn't receive adequate love may dry out, split, or move back in with the in-laws. Hollywood Salon & Day Spa aims to stop these frustrating situations by giving hair a taste of the good life. Faux-marble tiles and leather furniture offer a modern feel as stylists deftly manipulate and color hair. The salon's many other beautifying services range from facial and nail treatments to restorative bodywork with a licensed massage therapist.