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 Complete Chiropractic Rehabilitation, the chiropractors believe that prevention is the best medicine. With that in mind, they stave off pain and illness with natural healing services. With a focus on chiropractic methods, they also foray into exercise and massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle coaching.
Nature's Touch Day Spa's all-natural sugaring-solution components—water, sugar, and lemon—sound more appropriate for a recipe than a hair-removal treatment. However, the solution attaches to individual hair strands rather than the skin, so it removes hair with significantly less pain than traditional waxing while also exfoliating the skin. Staff members can enhance this service by adding all-natural pine resin to the treatment, which ousts stubborn hairs and prevents ingrown hairs. In addition, they use threading techniques to precisely shape body hair and harness intense pulsed-light equipment to remove hair with lasers.
With tiki-hut decor and a tropical vibe, Tanfasia offers bronzing options that keep bodies looking like they just came from the beach. Their UV beds deliver three different strengths of rays, from low to high intensity, whereas spray tans imbue skin with golden tones without the sun's assistance. Teeth-whitening sessions make smiles glow, and, like a pet bear, Fit infrared body wraps can help chase away extra inches from a winter spent trying to hibernate.
The Spa 25’s resident laser technician, Cheryl Sonnanburg, devotes herself exclusively to keeping her clientele’s skin permanently smooth. Her laser hair-removal treatments target follicles anywhere on the body, destroying hair at its root to prevent regrowth.