Although The Goddess Spa resides inside Grand Central Hair Salon, its staff moves beyond coifs to address a whole different spectrum of cosmetic concerns. The aestheticians help rejuvenate skin using everything from ultrasound therapy to specialized anti-aging serums. These treatments aim to conceal imperfections typically caused by acne scars, dead skin cells, and chain-mail pillowcases. Peels gently resurface the topmost epidermal layers without abrasive acids, and the body wraps' seaweed-based herbal gel leaves skin feeling soft and nourished.
Phountain Health was founded on the theory that staying healthy involves balancing the body's pH levels. In addition to bottling pH-balancing alkaline water—soon to be available via delivery—Phountain Health hosts infrared-sauna sessions, which aim to improve circulation and oust toxins, as do the spa's ionic detoxifying footbaths. The business' communal approach can also be seen in hot-yoga classes, where clients work out together rather than sit alone on the couch sipping battery acid.
Joseph D'Antona, The Balance Health & Wellness Center's managing director and winner of the Long Island Press's Best Acupuncturist award for 2011, orchestrates a team of talented therapists who garnered a nod from the same publication for 2011's Best Massage. The expert staff designs each of the spa's services to dissipate stress and remove toxins acquired from holding hands with radioactive superheroes. Jaunts in the far-infrared sauna and water-fueled colon-hydrotherapy sessions promote wellness and are just two of the center's 25 salutary treatments. Spa procedures, such as cleansing, exfoliating facials, soothing hot-stone massages, and acoustic-wave cellulite-reduction therapy beautify bodies and promote a sense of deep relaxation. D'Antona takes a holistic approach to improving the health of clients, and he and the staff make communication a priority throughout each guest's treatment experience, unlike doctors who simply flick a dart at a diagnostic chart.
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 locations now blanketing most of Long Island. Though hair is still the focus—stylists craft hairdos that reflect either 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 of services is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on products and services on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Rejuvenation Spa & Laser Services. LLC refines complexions with a variety of technological procedures and beauty treatments. Whereas LED light stimulates collagen to smooth wrinkles and vanquish bacteria, airbrush tans ramp up exterior appeal with physician-approved bronzers. But the staff's services reach deeper than the skin. Muscles afflicted with tension and soreness find amelioration under the alternating strokes of Swedish massage and deep tissue's therapeutic cross-grain strokes.
Inner Balance's massage rooms use light and music to create a calm atmosphere, while heated massage tables warm stressed soul sacks from crust to core. During your 60-minute Swedish massage, one of Inner Balance's licensed therapists will alternate between moderate and soft kneading pressure to stimulate circulation and melt muscular tension like ice cream in the sun. After your torso is tension free, your countenance will be cleansed and exfoliated by a facial that uses Pevonia Botanica organic skincare products. This facial evens any skin type's tone while healthifying and rejuvifying it. To complete your relaxation vacation, one of Inner Balance's expert aestheticians will lather on an eye collagen mask, which can tighten the skin, improve its elasticity, and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Call ahead to schedule your beautifying beautyventure.
Tucked inside a converted frame house on a residential block, Impressions Salon welcomes entire families for classic and celebrity-inspired hairstyles assisted by Redken, Rusk, and Unite products. Ombre highlights and the latest cuts and styles reflect stylists' sense of fun and enthusiasm for tackling new trends. Beyond the mane, nail artisans paint digits in Essie and Creative Nail Design polish, and defuzzing experts uproot unwanted strands with traditional waxing and electrolysis practiced by a licensed technician with nearly three decades of experience, or enough time to denude the combined heads of Mount Rushmore 18 times over.
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