The owners of Paper Doll Vintage Boutique inspect every vintage garment that they bring into their shop before adorning hangers with dresses, blouses, and other apparel crafted as long as 100 years ago. Shoppers can also find modern styles by designers such Yves Saint Laurent and Prada, costume jewelry and cufflinks, and handmade goods such as merlot-infused soap.
Phountain Health was founded on the theory that staying healthy involves balancing the body's pH levels. In addition to bottling pH-balancing alkaline water—soon to be available via delivery—Phountain Health hosts infrared-sauna sessions, which aim to improve circulation and oust toxins, as do the spa's ionic detoxifying footbaths. The business' communal approach can also be seen in hot-yoga classes, where clients work out together rather than sit alone on the couch sipping battery acid.
Staff members at Smooth Body Salon & Spa pamper hair with eco-friendly vegan products full of oil-based Redken Chromatics elixirs and proteins. Aestheticians clear away dead skin with microdermabrasions, whereas makeup artists embellish freshly buffed visages with traditional or airbrush makeup. Waxing services are also available for both women and men.
At Silk Hair Spa, located right on Main Street in Sayville, a team of highly trained stylists helm their dark wood styling stations. Placing a high value on education and training, this crew of stylists and their expert assistants keep abreast of industry advancements and hone their already substantial skills during ongoing on- and off-site training and classes. The staff conducts pretreatment consultations before every service to help architect a new look or hair color based upon their guest’s individual style and features. Throughout the day, stylists bustle about the spacious second-floor spa, which overlooks downtown Sayville, adding dimension to monochromatic manes via delicate crown highlights or installing flowing hair extensions to be climbed by local prince charmings.
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 locations now blanketing most of Long Island. Though hair is still the focus—stylists craft hairdos that reflect either 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 of services is so broad, many clients take advantage of Cactus Club memberships, which give them the flexibility to try multiple services by deactivating the force fields between treatment rooms and granting a 33% discount on products and services on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
At Serenity Source Massage, a thought-provoking sign greets visitors as they enter. It doesn’t tell them to merge, stop, or yield to leaping dolphins. Instead, it challenges them to better their lives with one bold word: “simplify.” To fuel the simplification process, licensed massage therapists help muscles let go of stress, tension, and stiffness. Signature 80-minute massages tether the body to the mind with a custom blend of flowing strokes, acupressure, and trigger-point therapy complemented by warm towels and soothing heat packs. Add-ons such as a scalp massage or a foot sugar scrub promote blood flow to boost energy and facilitate healing. Chiropractors can help target pain sources with careful adjustments and exercises that cultivate mobility and strength.
The spa professionals of Spa Bella strive to create a relaxing environment for guests by ensuring that each of their treatments is pampering in addition to being effective. Skincare experts spruce up faces with a menu of facials that start with skin analyses to ensure clients receive treatments personalized to their needs. Using all-natural, high-quality products, the staff also soothes backs with massages and beautifies bodies with airbrush tans, waxing services, and, around the holidays, full-body tinsel wraps.