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 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.
At her holistic wellness center, Vanessa Galati restores health and vigor to ailing bodies through an array of detoxification procedures and technologies. Her Colenz hydrotherapy system aims to gently and naturally restore hydration to the colon while ridding it of toxic impacted materials and aiding in the assimilation of nutrients. Other remedies in her repertoire include an infrared sauna and an ionic footbath, which draw bodily toxins through the pores or feet. Slimming body wraps use far-infrared heat to convert fat into energy and cellulite into fully functional clock radios.
Through Cleansing Concepts' soothing Vinyasa-flow classes, certified yoga instructor Alexis Chemnitz helps students get in touch with their minds and bodies through seamless movements, gentle breathing exercises, and dance-like yoga-pose work.
Light becomes powerful at Lifetime Laser. Within the med spa's relaxing confines, technicians use lasers to remove hair, smooth skin, and address various other skin issues. They also administer cosmetic fillers like Botox, apply chemical peels, and treat clients with special [packages((http://gr.pn/1aas6v3) designed to address acne or the signs of age.
A "weightless belly cushion" sounds like a tool for astronauts, but it's actually an integral part of a prenatal massage at Above All Massage Therapy. This specialized cushion allows expectant mothers to comfortably lie on their stomachs or backs during a soothing massage that's meant to allay the aches associated with pregnancy. This kind of customized attention is the norm at the spa, where therapists adjust their modalities to suit both medical and emotional needs.
Their signature massages combine European, Eastern, and yoga techniques to the client's specifications, with optional add-ons that range from a peppermint foot treatment to the application of heat to relieve pain. Sports massages are just as personalized. They help athletes prevent or recover from injuries with a mix of localized kneads and stretches, as well as sessions in the infrared sauna. The spa also offers couples massage, which is almost as romantic and relaxing as falling asleep beneath the table at a fancy French restaurant.
Marosé Spa and Wellness' licensed beauty professionals specialize in skincare for the whole body. They approach each appointment with a fresh perspective, customizing facials to yield specific results. Whether battling wrinkles, blemishes, or sun damage, they ensure that skin feels springy and supple, like a brand-new hacky sack, upon completion. The technicians harness advanced technology for their body treatments, tightening up fat-prone areas suction stimulation and detoxifying wraps. To complement skincare treatments, massage therapists administer aromatherapy and hot-stone massages.
At Fairytale Soiree, party hosts bustle around 6–12 girls as they're pampered with glittery tattoos and manicures. Parties can be held at the pink, black, and white spa or at the house or location of the birthday girl's choosing. Onsite parties include the Princess Tea Party with a birthday-princess coronation, and on-the-go packages include the Hollywood Spa party with spa robes and make-your-own lip gloss.