Recently featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Vanessa Williams founded The Flawless Group to free up time for busy folks through luxury-concierge and mobile-spa services. As a concierge, Vanessa can take care of day-to-day errands including arranging travel plans, picking up the dry cleaning, and chauffeuring clients around town in a luxury car or adult-size stroller. As a licensed aesthetician, her spa services can take the edge off of workaday stress with massage therapy, meditation, and facials. Whether an individual, corporate entity, or educational institution, each of Vanessa's clients saves time and might become superhuman.
Vasari Salon has teased its clients' hair with its collective comb for upward of 20 years. The fashion-savvy stylists cut and sculpt men's, women's, and children's hair, and bring dulled strands to peak vibrancy with highlights and full coloring services. Perms, Keratin Complex treatments, and hair-straightening services round out the versatile repertoire, and styling stations often accommodate bridal parties and narcissistic wedding photographers seeking special-occasion updos and makeup.
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 2012. It's not surprising, then, that the salon has enjoyed such impressive growth over the years, with more than two dozen locations now blanketing most of Long Island. Though hair is still the focus—stylists craft hairdos that reflect either 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 of services is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on products and services on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Voted as one of the best barbershops in Long Island by the readers of the Long Island Press, Two Kings Barbershop and Shave Parlor caters to all hair types inside its men-friendly shop. With more than 50 years of male-grooming experience combined, Two Kings’ barbers have the skills to help you look slick and trimmed. The barbers will masterfully shape your follicles after carefully listening to your vision of the perfect style, whether it's a new hairdo—from pompadours to skin fades to tape-ups—or a traditional cut. This deal also gets your stubborn stubble carefully scraped away with a soothing hot-towel and straight-razor shave, much more comfortable than homespun hair removal remedies that use duct tape and piranhas.
A chandelier illuminates sea-foam walls at this comprehensive health and beauty oasis. Such "relaxing and beautiful surroundings" are the result of the team’s commitment to a tranquil environment designed to foster "a pleasant and comforting experience" during treatments. The spa's fitness training accommodates guests of a wide variety of skill levels. Supplementing these exercise-based weight-loss efforts are body contouring and cellulite-banishing services, which form a med-spa menu along with injectables, microdermabrasion, and facial peels. Spa Fit Northport’s laser treatments exile unwanted hair, spider veins, and signs of aging—such as knowing whether Dwight Eisenhower is a president or a toll way. The spa’s spray tans can grant a gilded finishing touch.
Much like its treatments, Bocu Salon and Day Spa's decor blends old and new. A curved black awning spreads over the threshold, ushering visitors into a bright, neutral-toned studio where minimalist salon stations contrast against a giant reproduction of The Birth of Venus. The steady trickle of an indoor waterfall creates a soothing soundtrack for the salon and spa treatments, which range from classic cuts and massages to advanced keratin treatments and oxygen-infused facials. The spa maintains a modern approach to sanitation—from the pedicure stations to the Vichy shower—while taking an old-fashioned approach to customer service, offering robes, lockers, and optional lunches for guests.
The team is devoted to creating a tranquil retreat, encouraging clients to slip away from their everyday hassles and relax while taking advantage of a comprehensive beauty menu. Mani-pedis coat nails in polish by OPI or CND, and a lamp-cured Shellac finish is designed to stay flawless for up to three weeks. Using hair products by Rusk and Goldwell and the oxygen-rich Scruples line, which readies hair for space travel, stylists snip and style hair. After a facial, a stress-dissolving massage, or a body scrub, makeup and tanning services impart camera-ready color.