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Best Hair Salon on Long Island

by Best Of Long Island on January 5, 2010

A few months ago we went to a new salon, which shall remain nameless. We came out with orange, yellow and brown streaks and basically looking like we just spent three hours in a radioactive power plant. Needless to say, stylists are often severely under appreciated. Here are voters’ picks for the best hair salon on Long Island.

Long Islanders Voted Cactus Salon and Day Spa Best Hair Salon on Long Island!

Cactus Salon and Day Spa
Multiple locations
www.cactussalon.com

Hair stylists are highly trained artists with very specific talents, or at least they should be. At Cactus, you can rest assured, they are. Whether you’re looking for a basic haircut or something trendy, the artists at Cactus Salon know the deal. Don’t take our word for it. Listen to the hundreds of voters who picked Cactus Salon their favorite place to get their hair did.

2nd Place – Richard Salon of Smithtown, 79 E. Main St., Smithtown. 631-979-2500. www.richardsalon.com

If you’re looking for some quality hair care check out Richards Salon in Smithtown. They offer service from expert specialists who will give you the color and cut that you’re looking for in a great atmosphere.

3rd Place – Soto Appearance Enhancement, 1999 Deer Park Ave., Deer Park. 631-242-5570.

For a full service salon with great results visit the Soto Appearance Enhancement. They offer everything from hair cuts and coloring to manicures, pedicures, and massages. Their hands-on owners make your experience the best it can be.

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

marilu adamar April 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm

In my opinion and the opinion of most of the press, Rodolfo Valentin Long Island Beauty Center is the best Salon Spa in Long Island NY, as it is showing in the results as a winner of the 2009 best of citysearch in nine nominations, winner of the Grand Design Award and winner of the 2010 top hair colorist award..These results are saying all.

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maryann March 28, 2011 at 10:41 am

Hello i am sure all are good but for a down to earth shop with the best talent in hail try LINIQUE HAIRCUTTERS lisa been cutting my hair for over 25 years i’ve sent so many people who hated their hair cut or color but paid top dollar and now go to her all the time …i vote LINIQUE OF BABYLON BEST ….

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lawyerdeb August 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

My vote is for Posh in Babylon Village.

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samantha secreti October 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm

amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! no words to describe

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samantha secreti October 6, 2010 at 7:54 pm

good thought

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samantha secreti October 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

r u kidding no cactus is the best

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samantha secreti October 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

yeppp

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Vanessa Show Smith November 6, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Best Long Island salons and best hair colorist Long Island NY is Rodolfo Valentin, no doubt about it, he is the chosen one for top models, celebrities and royalty!

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Mary November 11, 2010 at 8:44 am

Looking for a up do and makeup for a special occasion go to Colori Bella Hair Studio in E. Rockaway. Rachel is the best.

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Vanessa Show Smith November 13, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Rodolfo Valentin is not only the best hair colorist Long Island NY, his salons also are the winners as the best hair extension salons and the best hair prosthesis or medical hair prosthesis for cancer patients.

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tia conce gomez December 3, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Rodolfo Valentin is the best hair colorist in the world, for me and hundreds like me!

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Karina Lester December 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Best hair salon on Long Island is Rodolfo Valentin. The best for hair extensions and the best for hair colorists. To have hair extensions at Rodolfo Valentin Long Island Beauty Center is a great experience. Rodolfo is only there on Saturdays. The rest of the week he is at the New York City location in Madison Avenue. I prefer to see him for haircuts at the Long Island location ( half the price) and then I go during the week to see Franco for hair infusion additions and hair coloring with Maritza. Both are the best hair stylists at the Long Island location. Great service, friendly staff!. The hair infusion additions are the only hair extension I will ever use, safe and gentle to my own hair, I am having them since the past 2 years and I am more than happy!. This place is the hair salon and spa to go in Long Island and probably the only one if you are searching experience and great hair!

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Kris December 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm

What’s funny is all the pissy comments people have are from one salon. I’m sure it’s the owner and friends commenting. I have lived in a high class area in the north shore my whole life and choose Nubest as every other person from long island to NYC. 80% of people heard of Nubest Salon. I hate to inform the haters here but I never heard of your most “wonderful” salon. Ever! Cactus is as well a great salon which I heard of. Very friendly salon!

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kim April 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Really north shore … lol growup … Its a oppinon you know everyones got one and Cactus is a bad salon but get over ur self Kris from the north shore <<<

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Pook September 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

Yes, Nubest is a fabulous salon, Kris, but as Kim pointed out, your haughty attitude is laughable, at best, and downright delusional. Rodolfo Valentin has a salon–wait for it–
IN MANHATTAN. EVER HEAR OF MANHATTAN, KRIS? People in Manhattan laugh at the hick Long Island establishments … You know, just because you North Shore folks think you ARE Long Island doesn’t mean that it’s true … Ever heard of Cedarhurst? Um, yeah, it’s been a “high class” neighborhood much longer than Greenlawn or Smithtown … 2 places that were farmland in the not too distant past … At a time when Cedarhurst was a resort beach town for the rich and famous. You know …island … beach, i.e., raison d’être. Rodolfo’s Cedarhurst salon is an afterthought. Any Nubest in Manhattan? Um, that would be NO. People in Manhattan are heard saying, “Nubest? What’s Nubest?”

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Mary Moore January 19, 2011 at 6:06 pm

The best salons of all is Rodolfo Valentin in Cedarhurst, NY

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Laurie February 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Cactus messed up my hair…I had to use Wayne Rottkamp at Ultissima & company to fix my hair color… I went in with a major problem and Wayne fixed it on the first try.. Other hair salons tried to fix my problem and only caused my hair to become damaged… Wayne took one look and gave me what I was looking for on the first try.. He has now been maintaining my hair for the last 3 years without one problem.. My vote is for Wayne as the best hair colorist on Long Island…

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Laurie October 20, 2012 at 1:24 am

Wayne Rottkamp has opened his own salon called Salon Mayne. Wayne and Michelle his partner and an amazing hair dresser moved to 245 Roslyn road, Roslyn Heights. 516-801-3585. Wayne and Michelle have been doing my hair now for the past 5 years and have no complaints ever. I just wanted to let everyone know where they moved to. If you use them you will be just as happy as I have been since I started using them both..

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Aramin Kirin February 14, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Until you try Rodolfo Valentin the best hair colorist in Long Island…the problem is like any other star, celebrity hair colorist Rodolfo Valentin is very busy in his New York City, fashionable Madison Avenue salon and he is only available in Long Island in Saturdays ( it is cheaper in Long Island)….mmmmmm.just the best !!!

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Jeff Este February 16, 2011 at 1:32 am

I tried to get Rodolfo Valentin as a client many years ago, met him, truth is, he didn’t need to advertise. The articles and reviews in the salon itself, which at that time was near the LIRR, are amazing. I had heard of him primarily for the wigs, which are part of the Orthodox Jewish culture for women.

I had three different cutters at Nubest. One was a sloppy, nasty drunk who often had his early week appointments canceled, the other I am convinced showed up deliberately late for my appt., and the other was just fine, but he did a terrible job on a friend of mine. If a guy cuts your hair, stick with the straight males, there’s nowhere near the attitude. You want the real opinion of Nubest? Go look at the reviews on Google, and how similar the negativity.

The trick is to find a real good salon that isn’t anywhere near $175 for a Men’s cut. Look for guys who defected from Nubest like De-Al perhaps. They’re out there, and let’s face it, if you’re young and trim you’re going to look hot anyway, you get past a certain age, nobody is paying attention to your hair.

For men, the best haircuts bar none are in NYC at places like Astor Place Hair Designs., Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon all go or went there for bargain priced cuts, often by Russians. NY Magazine routinely profiles these places. 605 online reviews, 5 star average.

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Tachita Morris March 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm

I visited Rodolfo Valentin Salon in Cedarhurst, at his Long Island Beauty Center last saturday
( the only day that Rodolfo Valentin is there) for a consultation for his famous hair infusion additions. After 15 minutes of talking to Rodolfo I knew I was in the right place to get everything I want about hair. He is really the encyclopedia of hair and knows everything, including how to talk to a women. I get the hair color, hair extensions, and finally the haircut and blow. Result?, the hair I have always dreamed off!. I will follow Rodolfo Valentin to the end of the world!…(for my hair of course).

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Frante Camar March 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I totally agree with most of the people comments about Rodolfo Valentin Long Island Salons. It is the only one I will step in for hair color, hair extensions or a total make over. Also their Spa services are really unique!

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Berta Lamas March 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Reading the reviews I made an appointment at Rodolfo Valentin Long Island Beauty Center last saturday. Leonard, cut and style my hair and it is amazing!. I understand that Leonard is a celebrity hair stylist from New York City and I feel very lucky to have him here in Long Island ( only saturdays) and he is already totally booked. I already did my standing app for every saturday for blowdry. I found he uses to work with the famous Garren, but he moved to Rodolfo Valentin in New York City because Rodolfo Valentin salons are the trendy place to be. Good, I am from Brookville NY and their salon in Long Island is just 15 minutes from home.

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Patty Millow April 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Thanks to the review of Frante and Berta I finally made an appointment to this fabulous salon,
Rodolfo Valentin Spa, I got their exclusive hair extensions, hair color including haircut and style. Result?, my husband love more than ever, thanks to you all!!

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Nelida Muso April 6, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Thank you all for the recommendation about Rodolfo Valentin. I have the pleasure of getting there my hair color with Franco very sweet young men after Rodolfo Valentin hair color consultation. Rodolfo really knows about hair like nobody else! Then I got a great haircut with Leonard (I was fascinated to find out that he is the hair stylist of Meryl Streep and Daisy Fuentes!), really a celebrity hair stylist and not expensive at all! Very affordable!

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dennise May 25, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Rodolfo Valentin best hair stylist, best hair colorist in long island, best hair extensions in long island, best wigs in long island, best salon long island, best spa long island, best in all…no doubt about it!

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Francesca lenotti June 16, 2011 at 1:45 pm

I am from Italy living in Brookville, New York from the past 5 years. Thanks to this website “best of long island press” I was able to find my favorite hair stylist!. I was Rodolfo Valentin customer for many years when he was living in Europe. He is the best in everything he does and thanks to this site I will have my great hair back again!

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Felisa June 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm

I finally got it! After all the great comments about Rodolfo Valentin I visited them for hair color plus their famous hair extensions, All told here is exactly what expected ( or not enough). I in the Long Island location on Saturday the only day Rodolfo Valentin is there. My hair is better than ever, everybody loves it including my friends, family and specially my husband. Everybody is asking me where I go for my hair. Thank you Long Island Press.

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Alice Markis June 30, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Congratulations to Rodolfo Valentin winner of the 2011 “Excellence in Customer Service Satisfaction” award! And I must say, I always get there the best customer service compare to none! I have been and all Rodolfo Valentin locations and all follow the same patron of customer service. It clearly shows that all Rodolfo Valentin staff members love their job and they very proud of working there.

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Maria Palafox October 17, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Thanks for taking the time to submit your comments regarding Rodolfo Valentin. I can’t wait to go.

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Best Hair Colorists on Long Island April 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Nobody knows more about color that my favorite hair colorist, Rodolfo Valentin. In my opinion he is the best hair colorist to trust and probably the only one that is able to repair other’s hair colorists damage!. When Rodolfo is not there I don’t worry, Liza, Maritza or Franco, any of them can do my hair color, they follow Rodolfo formula and the results are always the same GREAT HAIR COLOR. I think this is the best hair colorists on Long Island group, for people that wants to have the best hair color.

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Lizzy Brock May 20, 2012 at 3:03 am

I recommend Big Teeze Hair Lounge in Wantagh, New York. They are AMAZING, always walk out with what I asked for. I have been to the “best” salons like NuBest, Maxim, and all those other high end named salons walking out like a freak. This place knows their highlights, and is good at being hip.

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Michelle Muso September 25, 2012 at 6:18 pm

i recommend Mijo Hair Salon. Its a Brand new modern hair salon on deer park ave 1735. I had a senior young asian stylist that did my hair. It came out terrific its one of the best of the best hair cuts i ever got. I forgot his name but i think he mention he came from Hong Kong. The hair washing was fabulious the shampoo guy toke a total of 10mintues to wash and massage my scalp, it was very relaxing.

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