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.
For more than 15 years, Unique Salon & Spa's dedicated aestheticians have been providing an ever-expanding slate of beauty and wellness services. The thorough spa menu is divided among categories of "beauty," "body," "soul," and "amphibians." 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, the "soul" section offers up therapeutic massages and facials, refreshing and rejuvenating muscles and skin.
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.
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.
Love Your Tan has mastered the art of creating a fresh, off-the-beach look?minus the beach (and the sun). The salon's high-performance booths, all of which are outfitted to connect with iPods or other music sources, include standup beds, high-pressure beds, plus options for rotating face bulbs for a little extra pop of bronze. Along with bed tanning, bronze-seekers can opt for airbrush spray tanning. The perks of a spray tan go far past a natural-looking tan, too. The spray contains small amounts of caffeine to help correct and prevent sun damage, and is a fast-drying, streak-free formula with skin-firming technology, essentially making it the sun's younger, more successful sibling.
The Laser Spot?s certified specialists safely destroy hair at the root during laser hair-removal treatments. They gently combat unruly eyebrows and hairy legs, arms, and livers. Additionally, the staff uses lasers to alleviate sun damage and stop acne in its tracks.