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.
Unless you have an identical twin, no one has a face like yours. That's why the skilled aestheticians at Back Into Balance always tailor facial treatments to your distinct skin tone and facial features. Clients can also request the salon's nail services for a decorative mani-pedi, or nix unflattering fuzz during a private waxing session.
Master stylist Steven Melito knows that style continually evolves?so he supports his team at Sivana Salon by encouraging continued eduction and creative development. The stylists apply this up-to-date know-how with an array of mane taming services for men, women, and children, from haircuts and blowouts to glazed coloring and weave extensions. To accentuate revamped looks, the salon's aestheticians can apply airbrush makeup to lift unwanted fuzz with waxing treatments.
At Purity Spa, aestheticians and massage therapists beautify bodies and calm minds with a wide range of spa treatments. Aromatherapy and anti-aging facials cleanse pores and help to erase fine lines, while seaweed wraps and salt scrubs tighten skin or remove dead skin cells.
Live music and a duo of fireplaces create a cozy ambience inside Restaurant Five Five 2, an eatery named for its address on North Country Road in St. James. Chef prepares small-plate tapas such as the PEI mussels steamed in lobster broth and salmon tartare served on crisp wontons with spicy mayo, and also more substantial entrees such as New York Strip Steak or Linguini Pescatore. Don't miss out on desserts such as the cr?me br?l?e, which a New York Times food writer called "perfect: thick, cold and satiny." Five Five 2 was also voted one of the best restaurants of 2013 by Newsday.