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.
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.
Angel Tips Nail Spa specializes in lavish nail care packages performed with care and attentiveness. Services such as the chocolate pedicure—which includes a chocolate sea salt scrub, hot stone massage, and anti-oxidant chocolate cream—promise a relaxing and pampered sojourn that lasts from the first touch of the file to the final stroke of polish. Inside of this clean and modern spa, technicians also offer waxing, massage, and facials.
Rolando Cevallos's beauty career began with makeup, but after mastering the art—and working his way up to become the creative director of Chanel—he decided to segue into hair. Rolando perfected his techniques as a top stylist in numerous New York salons before opening Paris Salon. He is constantly looking for new ways to elevate his craft, and, through frequent trainings and lots of hard work and positive energy, encourages his staff to do the same. Together, they perform designer haircuts, color, and makeup applications in the chic salon space.
While Lisa Boyd's career as a massage therapist has spanned a decade, Valentine’s Day of 2012 marked a special milestone—the opening of Bella Amore Day Spa. She works alongside her team of spa technicians to coax knots from muscles with a variety of massage modalities. The staff also offers acupuncture, facials, body wraps, and spa parties, in which guests get pampered as a group and then eat a cake that looks like a glass of cucumber water.