Staying on top of trends is important to the stylists at Tres Belle Salon & Spa—and it comes easy thanks to one of their owners, who also doubles as the president of The Metro Cosmetology Association. Due to this fortuitous fact, the team has access to ongoing classes and the latest styling products—which they use to revamp strands with cuts, color, and smoothing keratin formulas.
At Del Sol of Mineola Tanning Salon, Smart Tan–certified professionals match tanners with products and methods for safely achieving tropical hues. Standup and lie-down UV tanning beds boast five levels of strength, from basic to extreme. Bronzing and tanning lotions, including many products designed for sensitive skin, accelerate the efficacy of UV tanning. The salon also offers Norvell airbrush spray tans, which gild the skin without stimulating the body's natural production of melanin or 18-karat gold.
Red Phoenix Wellness Center's founder, Lisa Shapiro, has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 32 years. During her career, she's had a chance to ply her stress-relieving skills on all types of bodies, including dancers, athletes, and bodybuilders. She even toured with the cast and crew of Bob Fosse's Dancin' in the early '80s, an experience that allowed her to perfect her dynamic skills and a mean sideways shuffle with a shoulder roll. Today, she continues to use her healing hands to treat everything from back and neck pain and sciatica to migraines and nerve impingement, drawing from modalities that range from basic Swedish to energizing shiatsu.
Salon Blue bolsters stylists' expertise through carefully calibrated training programs, helping to earn them name-checks in magazines such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and InStyle. The hierarchy at the salon begins with creative stylists, who hone their craft through ongoing education as they collect the six golden curling irons required to ascend to the level of artistic director. To obtain the top rank as a master director, stylists must study under hair gurus such as Vidal Sassoon and John Sahag, and they often show off their skills as platform artists at beauty shows.
Though their titles vary, stylists at every level of expertise can deliver haircuts, color treatments, and makeup applications using Jane Iredale mineral makeup. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the salon's minimally decorated floor with light and allow straightening treatments to set via photosynthesis.
Inside relaxing private rooms bedecked in earth-tone paints, oriental murals, and soft-lighting fixtures, experienced medical professionals administer rejuvenating, technology-driven treatments that bolster outer beauty without surgical intervention. FDA-approved laser systems take time off of aiding boardroom PowerPoint presentations to blanket patients' skin with energy wavelengths that can reduce body hair, dark spots, and acne. Board-certified surgeons utilize lab-created serums to ease the appearance of stress wrinkles and fine lines found on façades. To ensure patients pair up with the proper technological assistant, helpful technicians discuss all treatment options with Laser Plus Spa clientele before administering any procedures.
The bronzing team at Sharper Image Tanning helps to cultivate sun-kissed skin with custom tans. Those whose flat-screen TVs fail to create quality at-home tans can imbue their epidermises with added glow during the sunless, UV-free session. After friendly staff members escort tan-seekers to private rooms, customers stand and splay arms while a bottled solution evenly coats the body, sweeping from side to side until it reaches the desired level of darkness.
The licensed aestheticians at Omage Medi Spa strive to slenderize bodies and detoxify the skin with organic body wraps, exfoliating facials, and pampering massages. The body wrap swathes figures in an embrace of natural sea clay designed to draw away toxins, reduce the appearance of cellulite, obliterate dead skin cells, and prepare freshly slimmed clients to be accused of airbrushing real life. During the mini facial, a pore-scientist discusses each client's facial needs and cleans the epidermis before exfoliating the surface of the skin to oust dead skin cells. Warm steam opens pores, necessary extractions evict lingering blemishes, and a face-and-neck mask nourishes the skin. A mini massage treats patrons to 10–15 minutes of aromatherapeutic bliss, with delicate motions intended to stimulate circulation in the face, the neck, and the décolletage. Guests paint watercolor portraits of their rejuvenated selves with complimentary coffee, tea, or other proffered beverages during the approximately 90-minute treatment package.