The opposite of a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside of an enigma, SophistiCut Salon & Spa is a pampering haven wrapped inside another pampering haven. The salon and spa sets up shop inside Long Island Marriott hotel's beautifying oasis, and it’s no secret what happens there. Professional stylists and aestheticians pamper clients with a full menu of services. Though these range from signature haircuts to color applications and highlights, the versatile staff's skills, like Vulcan ears, extend far past hair. Hot stones and aromatherapy oils ripple across muscles like a coin dropped into a sink full of milk, and aestheticians deep clean skin and shrink pores with facials.
The savvy team at Epiphany Day Spa dispels stress and unprettiness with a hefty roster of hair services, skincare and bodycare treatments, and spa packages. After slipping into a robe and slippers, clients can lounge in a private room, where an aesthetician buffs away dead skin cells and skin dullness with microdermabrasions and chemical peels. Out on the salon floor, stylists revive lackluster manes with braids, weaves, and coloring services, while intimate massage rooms create a welcoming and warm environment for clients to kick up their feet and de-stress during 60-minute sessions.
The candlelit crevices of the spa further encourage guests to relax, nibble on complimentary cheese and crackers, and sip soothing cups of tea or coffee as they retreat to the waiting lounge to enjoy a moment of peace or attempt to recite the Declaration of Independence in pig Latin. Those in search of a domestic skincare regime can peruse Epiphany?s stock of moisturizers, eye creams, and masks from the Your Name Cosmetics and CosMedical Skin Care lines.
With a menu that introduces traditional Italian fare to a modern culinary sensibility, Adesso Bistro's chefs have garnered acclaim from a host of publications including the Vancouver Courier and the Globe and Mail. "Adesso" translates to "now" in Italian, symbolizing the culinary artisans' commitment to turning fresh locally sourced and organic ingredients into vibrant plates that carry the flavours of Italy's northwestern coastal region Liguria. Known for its capital city of Genoa, the seafood-loving region is dotted with small towns that produce dynamic takes on Italian staples such as foccaccia, pesto, and calamari. Adesso's owners line its facade with lush vegetation and accent the dining room with dark wood tables and chairs. Servers flit imported and local wines to tables dotting the outdoor patio among neatly trimmed bushes and the sweet sounds of the eatery's three squirrel tenors.
Floor-to-ceiling glass walls enclose The Edge Hair Salon, making the chic Roosevelt Field mall beauty haven hard to miss. Inside, deep coral hues and black accents surround a team of stylists, who together have more than 30 years of hair-sculpting experience. The crew tests the shampoo-filled waters with modern snipping techniques and updates dull hues with highlights and single-process color treatments, eliminating most reasons to go bobbing for apples in a tub of paint. For special occasions, airbrush-makeup artists flawlessly apply foundation and colorful eye shadow to complement elegant updos.
When it came to naming their environmentally friendly beauty destination, Hope and Jeanie chose the Greek word fos, which they say refers to sunlight and the energy it inspires. It's a fitting moniker for FOS LIVING Eco Salon, Spa & Store, where organic products, skilled aestheticians, and a sunny policy of transparency keep clients returning.
When they dye hair, stylists use phthalate- and silicone-free Sanotint brand product, and when they dust complexions with pigment, they use cosmetics devoid of mercury, lead, and parabens. And when Hope or Jeanie can't find a product that meets their rigorous standards, they put on gloves and whisk up their own.
Fos's name isn't the only thing imported from Greece. The spa's proprietary skin potions often incorporate honey from Ikaria. There, bees with cosmetology degrees alchemize the antioxidant-rich, anti-bacterial syrup by feeding on organic oregano, pine, and thyme. Clients can experience these products and others during spa treatments, or buy some for use at home. While they're at it, they can also purchase Hope's jewelry designs, which have been highlighted on Vogue.com.
Amid the ample restaurants and shopping of Roosevelt Field mall sits The Cactus Academy- A Paul Mitchell Partner School, an over 20,000-square-foot cosmetology mecca where experienced cosmetology instructors help students perfect their skills. Guests to the academy's student salon can seek out the talents of fledgling stylists for a haircut, blowout, or multidimensional color, all performed under the watchful eyes of helpful mentors. The academy also gives back to the community through its annual fundraising campaign, which benefits multiple local and national charities.