Signature Skin Care began more than 60 years ago, when a passionate couple opened a local hair salon. Fast-forward to the present, and the salon now functions under their daughter, Betty, with beauty services performed by her daughter, Karen?a licensed and certified aesthetician. Using all-natural products that are free of chemicals, artificial fragrances, and dyes, Karen treats bodies to services such as the salon?s signature facial, which blends deep cleansing with toning massage, skin analysis, and steam therapy. She also performs myriad other beauty treatments that range from peels and microdermabrasion to eyelash and hair extensions.
Though it?s been open for only a few years, Cristina's Hair Salon amasses more than three decades of experience inside its welcoming confines, thanks to its veteran stylists. Once they?re in styling chairs, clients offer up their strands to the team?s expert straightening treatments, highlights, all-over color, and updos, and they emerge with magazine-worthy looks without actually taping pictures of hair models to their heads. The stylists also specialize in artistically placing small bursts of color in hair, as well as cutting children?s hair.
Redken-certified colorist and salon owner Dawn Palmieri leads the way at Blonde D?s Hair Shop. She and her fellow stylists create their clients? dream looks with the help of products from Redken, Pureology, and Moroccanoil. Along with haircare services, they?ll prep ladies for a fun night out or an exceptionally pretty night on the couch with blowouts, makeup applications, and eyelash extensions.
While the stylists at Nimia's Beauty Salon can trim, color, and blowout hair, that's not what they're best known for. Their specialty always has been their formal styles, whether its updos for special occasions or stylish braids for a night on the town. They use a combination of nimble fingers, curling irons of all sizes, and a mist of hairspray to create looks that are romantic and soft or bouncy and full of life. They even can try out trendy styles, from fishtail braids to loose topknots.
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 2011 and 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.