At Tranquility Salon and Day Spa in Mount Sinai, not a hair is out of place. That's because the team of meticulous stylists commits to providing an experience of Feng Shui, from the peaceful ambience to the dependable services. Before each service, a consultation with a stylist or aesthetician ensures that each client will get exactly the kind of service that they want, from hair-smoothing Keratin treatments to complexion-soothing facials. A deep-healing scalp and hair treatment fixes up damaged strands while alleviating stress, and brow waxing frames the eyes and preps countenances for a shopping trip to the mirror superstore. With spa packages and professional makeup application rounding out the service options, Tranquility Salon and Day Spa is a calming spot to get groomed toe to top.
April & Co.'s owner, Paula Malerba, believes in the importance of education. That's why all of her hairstylists continually attend the L'Oréal Knowledge Lab in New York City to stay up to date on the latest cutting and coloring techniques. Aestheticians stay sharp, too, providing careful makeup applications and an anti-aging facial that's organic and seaweed-based, like the diet of a health-conscious manatee.
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 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.
Nature's Touch Day Spa's all-natural sugaring-solution components—water, sugar, and lemon—sound more appropriate for a recipe than a hair-removal treatment. However, the solution attaches to individual hair strands rather than the skin, so it removes hair with significantly less pain than traditional waxing while also exfoliating the skin. Staff members can enhance this service by adding all-natural pine resin to the treatment, which ousts stubborn hairs and prevents ingrown hairs. In addition, they use threading techniques to precisely shape body hair and harness intense pulsed-light equipment to remove hair with lasers.