For 33 years, the licensed cosmetologists, aestheticians, and stylists at Erica's Day Spa have kept up with the latest industry trends. They attend beauty shows to offer their clients new products and techniques, such as the botanically based Repechage line and anti-aging microcurrent facials that help stimulate collagen growth with low-level electricity. Staffers perform cleansing treatments for the face and back, and nourish skin with a seaweed body mask that can draw out impurities and pearls forming behind earlobes.
In the salon area, stylists transform hair with custom cuts, blowouts, and keratin-based straightening treatments. The tranquil space is decorated in soft green tones with colorful floral accents.
Nina Julian Salon is bringing a tiny touch of Hollywood glamour to Huntington Station, starting with the framed picture of Marilyn Monroe that graces the salon’s sky-blue walls. The movie star sits with her chin in her hands, as if passing time by watching the stylists hard at work creating trendy cuts or bestowing heads with eye-catching feather extensions. An elegant chandelier casts a romantic glow as clients become red-carpet ready with sleek blowouts or curling-iron styles, or allow stylists to paint their strands with face-framing highlights to mentally prepare for an upcoming film role as “salon guest #1.”
Clients new to Donna Oggi might expect to meet a stylist by that name, but they won’t. She doesn’t exist. The owner is Nadia Scagliarini, and the name of her salon comes from the phrase una donna di oggi, an Italian saying that translates to "today’s woman." And Nadia, a stylist with 12 years of professional experience, is ready to accommodate many of today's tastes—her toolkit includes both traditional and organic products, including Tocco Magico, an Italian color line that has been experimenting with natural ingredients since the early 1930s. Though originally a one-woman show, Nadia now has someone to share her passion with—her daughter Jessica joined the salon upon obtaining her cosmetology certification.
The practice of ayurveda holds fast at the core of Herbal Destination, put there by a trio of female owners who use the philosophy of traditional Indian medicine to enhance their clients' lives through natural skincare products, healing supplements, and a yoga DVD. The store's herbal-care solutions include a paraben-free muscle oil rub and soothing Stress Hrx pills, and all of the offerings are formulated and blended at advanced facilities in India. The eco-conscious factories reflect the healing spirit of Ayurveda by boasting gardens that shelter endangered herbal plants, where dedicated gardeners protect the flora and gently shape them into polar bears and Sumatran tiger topiaries. Each Ayurvedic formula contains a mixture of three or more herbs and arrives sealed in blister packs of 60 soft gels or capsules to maintain freshness and potency. Customers who opt to focus on their skin can try the store's all-natural, four-piece skincare line that pampers skin with an apricot anti-wrinkle night cream, an herbal moisturizing cream, a deep-cleansing scrub, and a cucumber eye cream. As part of its commitment to sustainability, Herbal Destination's team wraps all products in eco-friendly and recyclable packaging.
Anthony DeFranco stepped into the beauty industry as a Vidal Sassoon apprentice in 1979 and never looked back. More than 25 years later, he still helms Anthony DeFranco Salon and Spa, a modern facility that pampers its clients against a backdrop of stunning accent lights and a palette of browns and greens. Board-certified, L'Oréal professionnel colorists and experienced stylists transform hair with services ranging from custom cuts to coloring with L'Oréal professionnel products. Other spa staffers cleanse skin and lift tension from muscles with warm-stone facials, shiatsu massages, and salt or sugar scrubs.
Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.