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.
Gale Lee is a renaissance woman when it comes to holistic healing. A certified hypnotist, spiritual coach, past-life regressionist, and reiki master, Gale taps into a different plane of consciousness to help her clients deal with the obstacles in their lives. Hypnotherapy can help break patterns of addiction associated with smoking and weight gain, and reiki sessions foster overall well-being as Gale channels the body's own energy to heal mind, body, spirit, and spirit's cousin, Bart.
Massage Therapy-the scientific, systematic manipulation of the soft tissue of the body for therapeutic effects. The Physical, Mental, and Emotional benefits have been scientifically documented.
Techniques include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, AMMA Therapy, Stone Massage, Foot Reflexology, and Ear Candling.
At Barberrenos, professional stylists revamp hair and a staff of spa technicians tends to bodies. Soon after guests settle into the salon?s chairs and consult with their stylist, shears begin to clip away at split ends, and streaks of color begin to flash across scalps. Nail technicians also apply glossy acrylics and tend to feet with massages. Waxing treatments remove fuzz from legs and mustaches glued to upper lips.
At Serenity Source Massage, a thought-provoking sign greets visitors as they enter. It doesn’t tell them to merge, stop, or yield to leaping dolphins. Instead, it challenges them to better their lives with one bold word: “simplify.” To fuel the simplification process, licensed massage therapists help muscles let go of stress, tension, and stiffness. Signature 80-minute massages tether the body to the mind with a custom blend of flowing strokes, acupressure, and trigger-point therapy complemented by warm towels and soothing heat packs. Add-ons such as a scalp massage or a foot sugar scrub promote blood flow to boost energy and facilitate healing. Chiropractors can help target pain sources with careful adjustments and exercises that cultivate mobility and strength.
Upon stepping into Pur Salon & Day Spa, visitors are ushered into a draped waiting lounge. There, they can sip beverages from the wet bar or cruise free WiFi. This is the first indication of Pur Salon & Day Spa’s mission to provide a pampering refuge for their clients. Beyond the waiting room, aestheticians specialize in nourishing spa treatments, wrapping skin in seaweed and soothing muscles with six varieties of massage. Additionally, Pur Salon & Day Spa’s stylists furnish clients dozens of hair services—they brighten tresses with hair color. They enhance Morse code blinks with individually applied eyelashes. And they whisk away unwanted fuzz from head to toe with gentle waxing services.