A chandelier dangles over natural wood floors, adding a touch of glamour to the soothing confines of LaCole Salon & Spa. With relaxing services to match its tranquil setting, LaCole was named one of Long Island’s best day spas by Long Island Press readers in 2012. The peppermint-sea-twist body wrap, for instance, boosts circulation and quells achy muscles with a combination of fresh seaweed and aromatic triple mint. The staff also performs facials, deep-tissue massages, waxing, and body polishes, which are popular among tin men tired of strange looks at the car wash. Long Island Press readers also had flattering things to say about the staff’s hairstyling skills, listing LaCole among the area’s best hair salons in 2011. Stylists beautify tresses with everything from routine cuts and color touchups, to Brazilian blowouts and wedding-day styles for brides-to-be.
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.
"We will take care of you from head to toe," promise the therapists at Spa 505. While this slogan is designed to express their comprehensiveness and high level of personal attention, one glance at their service menu shows that this is true in a literal sense, too. Here, a client can get her brows waxed, then detoxify with an ear-candling session, and then savor a hot-stone, Swedish, or trigger-therapy massage before unwinding with foot reflexology. Along the way, one might also opt for a cupping session. Still, some visit just to wax body hair, like the frivolous peach fuzz that can form on our leathery wings.
Although The Goddess Spa resides inside Grand Central Hair Salon, its staff moves beyond coifs to address a whole different spectrum of cosmetic concerns. The aestheticians help rejuvenate skin using everything from ultrasound therapy to specialized anti-aging serums. These treatments aim to conceal imperfections typically caused by acne scars, dead skin cells, and chain-mail pillowcases. Peels gently resurface the topmost epidermal layers without abrasive acids, and the body wraps' seaweed-based herbal gel leaves skin feeling soft and nourished.
Although the number of Angel Tips locations hovers around 60, there’s one thing you can count on at each of its salons: knowledgeable staff. That’s because every nail tech, massage therapist, and aesthetician learns the art of beautification at Angel’s Tips’ training center in Stamford, Connecticut. During mani-pedis, they dole out luxurious add-ons such as paraffin wax and hot-stone massage. They deeply cleanse skin during facials to reveal brighter, more even complexions, and rejuvenate bodies with tropical body scrubs and Vichy showers.
All-natural organic skincare products and high-tech rejuvenation techniques find common ground at Harmony & Wellness Wholistic Day Spa. Clients can sign up for a wide range of services during their stay at the spa, from a non-invasive facelift using radio-frequency waves to a decadent whipped cocoa exfoliation treatment. All of these treatments take place in a soothing studio painted in comforting earth tones and warm, deep purples, brought to life with East Asian accents.