Gym 33 in Huntington Station puts a strong emphasis on inspiring its clients. As gym-goers walk into the building, they are greeted by a quote painted on the wall that reads, “A bad day can be made better by going to the gym,” before walking down the stairs and into the workout area.Read More
Clients are in awe when they enter Escape Hair Lounge in Huntington village. Owner Anthony D’Angelo said its relaxing atmosphere and contemporary minimalist style, which was designed by his wife June, draws people into the location. With a palette of warm grays accented with white seating and crystal chandeliers, the salon is both chic and inviting.Read More
In the peaceful hamlet of Northport Village lies a space filled with wonder and excitement, CryptIQ Inc. Those who venture to it can exercise their skills and race against the clock to escape the room.Read More
On the first floor of the Huntington establishment is a student lounge, a practice room and rehearsal room with a drum set, keyboards, speakers and microphones set on a stage. When making your way up to the second floor, which consists of six different multi-use classrooms that feature several artists, you are greeted with the words printed on a glass room divider: “For Those About To Rock We Salute You.”Read More
Along the walls of Huntington Village Pediatrics are 3-D butterflies that lead to a large plant, where toy monkeys and birds rest on the branches in the corner of the well-side waiting room.
For more than 40 years, Huntington Village Pediatrics has aided generations of families and offered a fun, welcoming environment for patients, ranging from newborns to 18 year olds, to explore and enjoy.Read More
McDonald said that the Huntington YMCA establishes its programs for youths as young as 6 months old, teens, adults, senior citizens and families based on its three pillars, which are healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development.Read More
A Rise Above Bake Shop in the heart of Huntington village cooks up a homey atmosphere, with walls decorated in white wallpaper lined with blue flowers, and a vintage display case displaying dishware and baking tools that parallel the delicious aroma of freshly-baked cookies.Read More
A rustic atmosphere is on display to all who walk into The Crusted Olive, found at 278 Main St. in Huntington village. They can feast their eyes on a variety of different, ultra-premium and infused olive oils, dark and white balsamic vinegars and gourmet oils.Read More
Although it’s not a chore everyone looks forward to, cleaning laundry is a necessity to everyday life and, at Huntington Village Laundromat, owner Craig DelloIacono operates the business with experience to ensure that customers are comfortable and stress free.Read More
Clients will never get lost either making their way to the Law Office of Darren E. Sheehan, tucked in Cold Spring Harbor village on Main Street, or throughout a legal campaign. Sheehan, owner of the office, makes sure that, with every case, he educates his clients every step of the way.Read More
Set to celebrate its 10th anniversary next March, Huntington Station-based tutoring service Village East Gifted works to enrich the lives of gifted students through its progressive and creative approach to teaching.Read More
In the lively village of Northport, Jones Drug Store/JDS Village Gifts has been serving Main Street patrons for more than 100 years, providing an all-in-one stop for shoppers.
“I love running the store because it’s interesting, and it keeps you going,” owner and pharmacist Vincent Terranova, of Northport, said. “The people who come in here are tremendous.”Read More
By Janee Law
Sandy Oringer, owner of Sandy O’s Faces, a Cold Spring Harbor-based mail-order makeover service, has been a national, pioneering figure in the world of cosmetics for almost 50 years. With the help of a chemist, she formulated all-natural ingredients into makeup products.
Along with then business partner Lois Muller, Oringer cofounded “i” Natural Cosmetics, an all-natural ingredient make-up line, in 1970. The business took off, Oringer said, after its national debut was featured in Glamour Magazine. The article and an advertisement highlighted a $2 kit that included a strawberry cleanser, a grapefruit skin freshener, a lemon moisturizer and a vitamin E stick for lips.
“We had a little one room office in New York and the doorbell rang and there was a man standing with a big garbage bag,” Oringer said, adding that the man was a postman delivering a bag of letters spawned by the coverage. “There were hundreds of responses… and that put us in business.”
Oringer, of East Norwich, said that when they realized the letters were filled with $2 bills intended for purchasing the makeup kits. She and Muller threw the bills in the air in celebration of their product’s success.
Soon after, they were selling their products in 150 stores and then went public with the product and sold “i” Natural Cosmetics to Nutrisystem.
In 1975, Oringer went off on her own to start Sandy O’s Faces, part of which is the face by mail service, which involves the same all-natural makeup products as part of the step-by-step mail-order makeover service. Women would mail a photo of themselves to Oringer, who would send back a kit for their face, along with a makeup chart.
The mail-order service continues today as part of Oringer’s 500-square-foot business at 181 Main St. in Cold Spring Harbor. While Sandy O’s Faces specializes in all-natural application, it also offers one-on-one makeup sessions and teaching services, sells Oringer’s products and hosts group parties for celebrations like birthdays, bridal parties and proms.
“Clients should come to me to learn how to put on something appropriate for their lifestyle,” Oringer said. “They should feel comfortable knowing that, when they leave me, they’ll know how to do it themselves. The only time they’ll need me again is new colors and new color combinations.”
While prices for parties at $25 per person, wedding parties range from $50-$100 per person. Makeup lessons are $10. Sandy O’s products, such as foundations, blushes, powers, pencils, glosses, lipsticks and more, are also available at the store, or online at Sandyo.com.
Recently, Oringer started “On the Go! Take Sandy O!,” a mini make-up manual showing clients of all ages how to apply makeup in a natural way. It includes a free vitamin E stick.
“The products are fine and healthy and my main goal is to show them how,” Oringer said. “I really concentrate on making women feel comfortable with makeup.”
She added that with the proper use of makeup, a woman can look like a better version of herself and not somebody else.
“Makeup makes you feel good. If your face is done well and you feel good about yourself, it’s an uplift to how you handle your life,” Oringer said. “You act better and have pleasant interactions with other people when you feel good about yourself.”
Sandy O’s Faces
181 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
“We do very interesting exercises here, we’re very creative in a unique way,” Perzeszty, of Huntington, said. “It’s not about the amount of weight you can lift, it’s how you can move your own weight around.”Read More
Joe Garone, of Daytop Village, has been volunteering with the shop for six years and said one of the most interesting item that was brought to the shop was several newspapers dating back to Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.Read More
For JARC Construction Inc., it’s all about making sure their clients are at ease throughout a job.
“I make the process fun because construction can be stressful,” owner Bob Didier, 57, of Melville, said. “I always tell the customer there will be a love-hate-love relationship because it’s overwhelming and they get a little stressed out, but I try to make it fun with them.”