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.
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.
Behind a sunny picture window, visitors at The Natural Beauty In You recline in Adirondack chairs, digging their toes in the sand and gazing at a relaxing scene of blue ocean merging into pale-blue sky. This mini indoor beach reflects the easy-going, relaxed atmosphere at the fitness center and mini beauty zone. Throughout the week, experienced instructors teach fitness classes such as Zumba, Pilates, and yoga. Staffers also work to enhance natural beauty holistically, such as organic spray tanning and foot detoxification baths.
Signature Service: Massage therapy and Ayurvedic bodywork
Brands Used: No chemicals whatsoever, all natural. Only essential oils.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Working together is a collaboration.
Your treatment is designed specifically for your unique needs.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
The philosophy at Sinequanon is holism. It is a place to be nutured with the hope that the treatments have long-lasting benefits or can act as a catalyst for balance in your life.
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
I only use therapeutic-grade essential oils that have medicinal value. All my massage oils are natural with no preservatives, alcohol or petrols. My Ayurvedic oils are made in India where they are infused with medicinal herbs.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well-being. Massage therapy is particularly effective for chronic pain and stress, as well as preventative maintenance in athletes.
The staff of Salon Danina helps patrons to discover fetching new styles with a robust menu of salon services. Haircuts for men, women, and children top off the menu, while more specialized options, such as up-dos, hair extensions, and straightening treatments, can further perfect newly-shorn locks.
The specialists as The Lash & Beauty Studio 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.