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.
Light becomes powerful at Lifetime Laser. Within the med spa's relaxing confines, technicians use lasers to remove hair, smooth skin, and address various other skin issues. They also administer cosmetic fillers like Botox, apply chemical peels, and treat clients with special [packages((http://gr.pn/1aas6v3) designed to address acne or the signs of age.
Studio 108 Hair Salon's experienced stylists Danielle and Samantha tame tresses in as little as 35 minutes with keratin express treatments. After guests are greeted and ushered into salon seats, one of the two mane whisperers prepare for the session by asking hair to meditate and imagine stretching before applying the strand-straightening serum. Keratin proteins hug the shaft of the hair, ridding neck toppers of frizz and unruly curls and leaving locks luscious and smooth. Though the treatment can be completed in less than an hour, results can last between four and six weeks, or enough time to cartwheel to the Statue of Liberty.
The staff at Grace Forever views your skin as a coat of armor, which they strive to keep in mint condition with a variety of facial and body masks. To soothe sensitive skin and repair environmental damage, they apply oatmeal masks, and the multivitamin mask delivers antioxidants to skin to protect and enhance healthy tissue regeneration. Along with smoothing surfaces with masks, the staff resurfaces skin with microdermabrasion and chemical peels, which remove dead skin cells to reveal the more youthful and bright skin beneath. They take care of full-body surfaces with mud massages and mineral salt scrubs and tend to manly needs with a post-shave balm or daily scrub that preps skin for close shaves with a flat-edged razor or, for true men, a logging axe.