About Us

Our History

Experience a salon and spa like no other...
The destination for fashionable people who want to look and feel their best.

For over 40 years, nuBest salon and spa has been the beauty and lifestyle destination for fashionable people who want to look and feel their best.

Michael Mazzei, and his staff of over 125 beauty professionals, provide world renowned services including: hair design, hair color, skin treatments, make-up application, nail services, and waxing, in a state of the art custom designed space of over 20,000 sq. ft. Michael, his son Jamie, and nephews, Vincent and Christian, are proud to be an integral part of the beauty community. They look forward to continuing their tradition of creativity and excellent service.

nuBest salon and spa is world renowned for hair designing and hair coloring. Special attention to every detail is given to each client’s look. nuBest’s luxury spa specializes in rejuvenating skin care and body treatments with true benefits for the mind, body, and soul.


Our Team

Michael Mazzei

Michael Mazzei

Owner / Hair Designer

Michael Mazzei,owner of nuBest salon and spa, is one of the most beloved and well-respected individuals in the professional hair care industry. His vision of beauty and his avant-garde approach to style has inspired stylists from all over the world. Michael Mazzei has been instrumental in defining modern hair for men and women.  His work has been featured in beauty and fashion magazines for the past four decades. Michael Mazzei was the co-founder and product innovator of the global hair care brand, ARTec Worldwide. Michael continues to inspire beauty professionals through his legacy of education and knowledge. Thanks to Michael and his dedication to his clients, nuBest salon and spa has celebrated 40 years of being the best in the industry. His generosity has helped many organizations including: Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer, The Don Monti Foundation, Island Harvest, March of Dimes, UNICEF, Gift of Life International and Northshore LIJ Transplant Center. In June 2008, Michael was honored by the Nassau County Museum of Art in recognition of his philanthropic efforts. He remains an integral part of the beauty industry and a strong contributing force within the community.


Jamie Mazzei

Jamie Mazzei

Creative Director / Hair Designer

Jamie Mazzei, the Creative Director of nuBest salon and spa has been instrumental in definingmodern hair for men and women for the past 26 years. His work as a product innovator and master educator played a leading role in the development of ARTec Worldwide’s textureline brand of professional hair care products. Today, Jamie consistently delivers cutting edge style and brings his passion to each individual client. His work has been featured in beauty and fashion magazines for the past two decades including: GLAMOUR, MARIE CLAIRE, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, WORKING WOMEN, and MODERN SALON. He also appears regularly on television shows such as GOOD DAY NEW YORK, WEEKEND TODAY IN NEW YORK, MTV, and WABC EVENINGNEWS to talk about the latest trends in hair, beauty and fashion. nuBest salon and spa is an integral part of the Manhasset community largely in part to Jamie’s active role in helping local charities including: Gift of Life International, March of Dimes, Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer, UNICEF, the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Northshore LIJ Transplant Center.


Vincent Mazzei

Vincent Mazzei

Creative Director / Hair Designer

Vincent Mazzei, a Creative Director for nuBest salon and spa, approaches hair design with theprecision and grace of a master artist.  He is influential in training the nuBest staff and plays a vital role inthe educational programs to enhance and meet the challenges of the industry. During his 26 years as a stylist, Vincent has been a major force in the beautyindustry. He has traveled worldwide educating stylists with his signature techniques. Vincent was a featured educator and stage artist for ARTec Worldwide and helped launch one of the most successful professional hair care lines in the world.  As a stylist, he has the reputation of giving the client the best cut for their individual style. Vincent believes in the concept of “wearable hair” which allows the client the freedom to be comfortable yet stylish. Vincent is regularly quoted by beauty editors in publications including: REDBOOK, GLAMOUR, MARIE CLAIRE, MODERN SALON, and AMERICAN SALON. He has been featured on GOOD DAY NEW YORK, WEEKEND TODAY IN NEW YORK, and A MAKEOVER STORY.


Christian Fleres

Christian Fleres

Artistic Director / Master Colorist

Christian Fleres is the Artistic Director of the nuBest color salon. For over 25 years he has presided over a staff of 30 color specialists creating the best hair color results for hundreds of clients. Inspired by fashion and art, Christian takes his craft to the next level. He is always looking for inspiration from the fashion world to translate into the looks and trends of today in hair and beauty. He exceeds the limits of traditional hair color and creates beautiful, natural color that leaves hair looking fresh and touchable. Known for his natural highlights and rich full colors, Christian is always one step ahead of the industry curve. Beauty editors rely on him for his color expertise. He is frequently quoted by beauty editors in publications including: ELLE, ALLURE, MODERN BRIDE, and NEWSDAY. He has also appeared regularly on television shows such as A MAKEOVER STORY, and GOOD DAY NEW YORK.



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