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 2011 and 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.
There are three ways to achieve a bronze, summery shade. You can lie out in the sun, soak in the controlled rays of a tanning bed, or get an airbrush spray tan. Though overcast skies or cold weather can make the first option a bit unreliable, Tan Lines Optional Tanning Salon has the other two covered no matter the season. The salon’s fleet of tanning beds imbues skin with natural color, and its airbrush technicians spray even mists of bronzing solution across skin for UV-free tans. The salon stays open until 10 p.m. Monday–Saturday, providing further evidence of its superiority to the actual sun.
Armed with Norvelle tanning technology, GLO’s mobile team of certified spray-tan artists bronzes bods with anti-aging, moisturizing solutions. They deliver 15-minute, mess-free mistings in portable booths they can set up quickly in customers’ homes and offices. The resulting tans may last up to 10 days with proper care. The talented crew can also curate on-location spa parties brimming with pampering treatments, such as spray tans, massages, mani-pedis, facials, and more.
At Visage Skincare Spa and Cosmetic Laser Center, a highly trained staff cultivates beauty and wellness with relaxation services and anti-aging treatments. Part med spa and part day spa, the facility teems with massage therapists who knead away muscle tension, paramedical aestheticians who tighten skin with Thermage treatments, and board-certified nurse practitioners who inject FDA-approved wrinkle smoothers such as Botox and Juvéderm. More high-tech than a horse-drawn spaceship, a Visia imaging system guides complexion analyses, measuring sun damage and hyperpigmentation to help technicians build custom skincare plans. The spa also doubles as a party destination, where revelers can indulge in champagne and hors d’oeuvres between facials and massages.
Boca Tanning Salon’s Smart Tan–certified staff brings a sun-kissed glow to skin Monday–Saturday without subjecting it to the sun's harmful rays. Instead, they spritz bodies with bronzing hues bolstered by organic ingredients. Hydrating solution further quenches skin as staff members prolong the life of tans by applying extender sprays or sticking each patron inside a human bubble. Meanwhile, red-light-rejuvenation booths suffuse skin with infrared beams to warm bodies and enliven tired muscles.
With tiki-hut decor and a tropical vibe, Tanfasia offers bronzing options that keep bodies looking like they just came from the beach. Their UV beds deliver three different strengths of rays, from low to high intensity, whereas spray tans imbue skin with golden tones without the sun's assistance. Teeth-whitening sessions make smiles glow, and, like a pet bear, Fit infrared body wraps can help chase away extra inches from a winter spent trying to hibernate.