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.
The licensed practitioners of North Nassau Acupuncture LLC treat and ward off conditions such as pain, stress, and neurological disorders through their natural healing services. They safely and effectively help patients overcome migraines or indigestion through acupuncture, relieve stress through massage therapy, or find alternatives to traditional prescriptions through herbal medicine. Though modernized to reflect contemporary medicinal understanding, each service adheres to the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, which aims to treat the whole body rather than treating its different parts or sending it back for a refund.
After 15 years, Unique Salon & Spa's dedicated staffers carry on with a large slate of services under their new collective moniker. A thorough spa menu is divided among categories of "beauty," "body," "soul." 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, "soul" offers up therapeutic massages and facials, refreshing and rejuvenating muscles and skin.
The stylists at I.D Salon aren't just in demand by their clients; several also work as artistic directors for such familiar brands as Sebastian, Wella, and Unite Professional Salon System. They've also educated other stylists around the globe, and they've styled coiffures for top designers at fashion week in New York and Los Angeles. But like a family living in a hollowed-out redwood, I.D Salon has deep roots in its community, too. In 2007, they partnered with the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund to raise more than $52,000 for breast-cancer research.
For more than 11 years, Healthy Living Therapeutic Spa's staff has employed a mixture of gentle techniques – largely founded in Eastern medicine – to help patients manage pain and lead healthier lives. When a patient first arrives, a therapist takes time to explain how each primary treatment method – acupuncture, cranioscral therapy, and massage – helps the body in different ways. This encourages patients in the treatment, as they are able to prescribe themselves treatments once they understand the goals.
Pristine Skin Care is the solo operation of Michele Monahan. As such, she makes sure to personally get to know each client’s skincare needs, epidermal issues, and favorite Die Hard film. Using an organic, all-natural line of products, Michele mixes up fruit-enzyme peels and facials geared toward teens and adults. Waxing services are available for clients who want to shed superfluous fuzz from the face, limbs, torso, and bikini line, and for peaches who want to see how nectarines live.