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'Or?al professionnel colorists and experienced stylists transform hair with services ranging from custom cuts to coloring with L'Or?al 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.
Boca Tanning Club salons bronze clients with the help of super tanning beds and booths, as well as UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. Clients walk past the painted vines, rocks, and rainforest-themed decor before stepping into the spray-tanning booths, which gild limbs in 60 seconds, or into a super bed, which caramelizes skin in less time than a traditional bed. In private rooms, technicians wielding airbrush systems custom shade and contour muscles while de-emphasizing vestigial tails.
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.
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.
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.