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.
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.”
Ruby Salon's beauty experts pride themselves on their precision cuts, sun-kissed and caramel highlights, and hair-straightening keratin treatments, as well as their speedy waxes and skin nourishing facials. They wield high-end products from brands such as Moroccanoil and Rep?chage, and they use cult-favorite makeup lines Bobbi Brown and MAC during makeup applications. They also can apply natural henna to hair or, during bridal-mehndi appointments, to hands and feet.
No one understands what problem skin can do to a person's self confidence better than aesthetician Michelle Kelly. The owner of La Piele Spa & Aesthetics Center was a longtime acne sufferer herself, and tried countless treatments and products to try to heal her skin. The experience, while frustrating, ultimately led her to her true calling in life. Determined to help others find solutions for their skin woes, she enlisted in aesthetics school and went on to earn certifications in laser treatments and chemical peels.
Today at La Piele, she takes a whole health approach to skincare, evaluating everything from a client's diet to their lifestyle habits in order to help treat dermal concerns such as acne and clogged pores. Besides basic facials and microdermabrasion treatments, she might recommend retinol peels, which use vitamin A to help rebuild skin from the inside out, or LED phototherapy, which uses intense pulses of light to diminish signs of aging such as fine lines, age spots, and loss of firmness. In addition to advanced skincare treatments, La Piele also offers beauty-boosting services such as spray tanning and special occasion makeup for events such as weddings, proms, and glamorous nights in.
Stephanie Wrubel, licensed clinical aesthetician and owner of The Skin Clinic, the recipient of the 2013 Best of Huntington Award in the Medical Spa category by the Huntington Award Program, helps to solve visitors? epidermal maladies with organic skincare salves and advanced med-spa technology. Aided by medical aesthetician Deirdre Blanco, Stephanie clears away oil and expired poker faces with facials, glycolic peels, and acne treatments that uproot dead cells to reveal healthy, youthful skin. Alternatively, noninvasive laser treatments target spider veins, unwanted body hair, and cellulite, leaving epidermal expanses smoother and more evenly toned.
During the 50-minute signature European facial, a professional aesthetician at R. J. West first deep-cleans pores to rid them of sebum deposits. Steam then rolls over faces, like a hot cloud licking a zeppelin, to open pores before an exfoliation gently sloughs off dead skin cells to brighten dermises and stimulate the skin’s natural collagen production. A slathering of custom aromatic cream wafts a bouquet of relaxing fragrances into nostrils while dexterous hands knead the sinewy tendons of the hands and neck, relieving tension and loosening overly tight marionette strings.