When Angel Tips opened the doors to its single Long Island store in 1996, it had a simple premise: to offer professional nail, waxing, and beauty services at an affordable price. Although the company has expanded to more than 60 locations across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut since then, their focus on professionalism remains the same. They even require all of their licensed professionals to hone their skills at a specialized training center in Connecticut.
Though Angel Tips expertly performs waxing services and installs eyelash extensions, their specialty lies in nail care. Their technicians perform traditional, gel, and acrylic manicures, as well as specialty pedicures with paraffin and hot stone massages. Cleanliness, like professionalism and affordability, is a top priority; all locations use sanitized tools, disposable files and buffer pads, and pedicure chairs that have fully outgrown their teenage grunge phases.
Owned and operated by a licensed massage therapist, Manual On Myo Aroma Spa incorporates both Eastern holistic and Western medical schools of thought into its treatments and services, such as acupuncture and reflexology. The spa's custom massages and aromatherapy sessions rely on certified-pure therapeutic-grade essential oil, which has been shown to boost the immune system and eradicate stress. Aesthetic services, such as mani-pedis, facials, and waxing, are also available.
A L'Oréal concept salon, Atelier of Roslyn’s team includes senior- and master-level platform portfolio artists, and many of the salon's stylists have experience working Fashion Week. In a space reminiscent of an artist’s loft, stylists accomplish services such as men’s and women’s cuts as well as retexturing and coloring treatments, all with passion and a flair for creativity.
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Organic airbrush tanning
Brands Used: Norvell, Hempz
Pro Tip: When the beach is out of reach. This is the place to get your all natural glow.
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.
Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.