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.
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.
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.
Beach Bum Tanning & Airbrush Salon'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.