There are three ways to achieve a bronze, summery shade. You can lie out in the sun, soak in the controlled rays of a tanning bed, or get an airbrush spray tan. Though overcast skies or cold weather can make the first option a bit unreliable, Tan Lines Optional Tanning Salon has the other two covered no matter the season. The salon’s fleet of tanning beds imbues skin with natural color, and its airbrush technicians spray even mists of bronzing solution across skin for UV-free tans. The salon stays open until 10 p.m. Monday–Saturday, providing further evidence of its superiority to the actual sun.
Its 10,000 square feet includes saunas, rain showers, lounges, a fitness studio, and spa treatments. So, is it any wonder that many visitors to The Spa & Salon at East Wind opt for an all-day pass? Palatial architecture?swooping curves, high ceilings, and hot tubs requiring small staircases?present a dramatic backdrop for the candlelit tiled mosaics and marble slabs that decorate the space. Whether the objective is to sink into quiet luxury, utterly transform one's appearance, or achieve a goal somewhere in between, the spa's utterly comprehensive style makes for a getaway from everyday stress. Couples suites complement a romantic day away with massages and flutes of champagne. Black Baltic mud, milk with honey, and Dead Sea salts are among body therapies' ingredients, which soothe as they beautify. Intensive skincare treatments and fastidious mani-pedis prep clients for their false-mustache- and thimble-modeling gigs. Recently, the spa expanded its scope to include salon services.
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.