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.
After 15 years, Unique Salon & Spa's dedicated staffers carry on with a large slate of services under their new collective moniker. A thorough spa menu is divided among categories of "beauty," "body," "soul." The "beauty" menu offers haircuts, color services, and makeup applications, prepping faces and hair for swanky appearances. "Body" services tend to fingers and toes, painting delicate colors over newly buffed nails or removing unwanted body hair with waxes. Meanwhile, "soul" offers up therapeutic massages and facials, refreshing and rejuvenating muscles and skin.
Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Skintopia tackles epidermal imperfections with state-of-the-art skincare systems and technology. TriActive LaserDermology unites cryotherapy, massage, and laser science to minimize the appearance of cellulite in a relaxing, nearly pain-free process. Combining two different wavelengths for crystal-clear AM/FM reception, Skintopia’s laser machine shines a tightening light onto necessary areas, such as the thighs, side, and buttocks. The treatment schedule is flexible, and sessions are booked with the same expert laser technician for each appointment, helping create a bond that culminates in future Bond viewing parties.
From their impeccably clean spa environment, the licensed digit dapperers at Posh Nails will gift each of your twiddlers with a Lava Sea Shell manicure and pedicure—a comforting combo of an exfoliating mani-pedi and a soothing seashell massage. A honey scrub exfoliation starts by shedding away the coarse skin on your extremities, trapping moisture inside thirsty pores and encouraging cellular regeneration. Next, finger caps and toe-toppers will be trimmed, shaped, and tastefully polished until they look as healthy and burnished as an aerobics instructor dipped in molten gold. Finally, an experienced massage therapist will whisk away tension and simmering inter-digit rivalry by treating your arm- and leg-ends to a hot seashell massage, leaving you feeling relaxed and regal enough to type a king's memoirs on a golden keyboard.
For years, Denise Grigorakos kept other people's salons and spas running. In 2012, she drew on that experience and expertise and opened a business of her own: Tre Salon and Spa. She realized her vision of a beautiful, tranquil facility where customers could relax and revive as stylists and aestheticians provided expert beauty services. In the salon, stylists cut, color, and coif hair and apply the latest straightening and hydrating products to strengthen tresses. Soothing signature facials and skin-smoothing peels beautify skin and help clowns clear away grease paint after a 5-year-old's birthday party. Aestheticians can also remove unwanted hair with quick waxing services or apply both conventional and airbrush makeup to faces.