A chandelier dangles over natural wood floors, adding a touch of glamour to the soothing confines of LaCole Salon & Spa. With relaxing services to match its tranquil setting, LaCole was named one of Long Island’s best day spas by Long Island Press readers in 2012. The peppermint-sea-twist body wrap, for instance, boosts circulation and quells achy muscles with a combination of fresh seaweed and aromatic triple mint. The staff also performs facials, deep-tissue massages, waxing, and body polishes, which are popular among tin men tired of strange looks at the car wash. Long Island Press readers also had flattering things to say about the staff’s hairstyling skills, listing LaCole among the area’s best hair salons in 2011. Stylists beautify tresses with everything from routine cuts and color touchups, to Brazilian blowouts and wedding-day styles for brides-to-be.
To stay abreast of all the changing fashions, Styling Haircutters’ expert staffers educate themselves on the latest hairstyles and coloring techniques for women, men, and children. They put this razor-sharp knowledge to use in other arenas besides the traditional cut and style, performing waxing, threading, and even teeth whitening services. They also offer perms, relaxers, hair feathers, and extensions made from real human hair.
Long Island Laser Hair Therapy, a member of the HairLoss.com Association, stimulates hair regrowth for men and women with laser therapy alongside DHT-blocking supplements that sustain post-treatment growth. After a digital microscopic scalp analysis, clients recline in a cozy chair as a European-developed cosmetic laser rejuvenates flagging follicles. As the laser bolsters blood flow around the scalp, hair loss ceases in 93 percent of clients. The treatment can pump up hair volume by 25 percent and foster thicker, fuller hair for hair transplant clients and shedding Koosh balls.
The stylists at Panache Hair Salon can prep and primp hair for any occasion—whether it calls for a formal updo, striking red highlights, or long, loose curls. They also beautify locks with haircuts, single-process color, and blowouts.
Impressions Salon may be located in a cozy two-story house and look like a quaint home salon, but its army of hair, skin, and nail experts perform all the same services found in a big-city salon. Stylists transform locks with permanent waves, keratin treatments, and ombre color, and nail techs add beautifying enhancements, such as gels and wraps. At Esthetics By Nicole, located within the salon, aesthetician Nicole relies on popular beauty treatments to refresh skin, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
When kids visit Dave's Barbershop for a trim, they get to sit behind the wheel of sleek red racecar that doubles as a barber's chair. And although most adults won't fit into the stylish sports car, they still leave feeling suave thanks to the haircuts, color, and waxing services that are the shop's specialties. Beyond cropping locks and camouflaging greys, the staff smoothes scratchy chins with classic shaves, which include a luxurious hot-towel treatment that softens stubble and glued-on Santa beards before they are deftly sheared away.