Indulgence is a virtue at BuonGiorno Good Day Spa, where aestheticians concoct luxurious facials that incorporate premium ingredients such as fruit, chocolate, coffee, green tea, pumpkin, and cucumber. However, skincare is just one facet of the lengthy menu. The talented staffers also nix unwanted hair with waxing, threading, and electrolysis treatments and soothe muscles with massages and body treatments that draw from an arsenal of relaxing tools such as hot stones and paraffin. At their respective stations, hairstylists administer trims, highlights, and keratin smoothing formulas, and nail and makeup artists doll up clients for upcoming dates, weddings, or auditions for the David Bowie biopic.
Beach Bum Tanning's board-certified consultants speak with each client beforehand to determine the best tanning method for their golden-hued goals, allowing bronzed butterflies to emerge from their cocoons with a natural glow free of overexposure. The salon's Star Trekkian tanning beds come with features such as climate control, cool misting sprays, aromatic fragrances, and MP3 player inputs, and some beds are even open to the air to cut down on claustrophobia. As an alternative to tanning beds, the time-crunched can undergo an airbrush tanning that sun-gods skin without exposure to unforgiving UV rays or harsh Friar's Club roasts. Using a combination of fine-point- and wide-point-guided guns, Beach Bum's certified airbrush artists will shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to your body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Named Westchester Magazine's top Scalp-Tingling Experience in 2010, James Deagan Salon harnesses its stylists' beautifying experience to style hair and relaxingly sedate the head that holds it. While inside the intimate, boutique-like salon, follicles will have their forked ends fashionably severed to promote healthy hair growth and to put under pillows for the split-end fairy. Before the snip fest, hairologists will work with clients sitting in front of large, introspective mirrors to decide how to style manes in a way that most attractively frames faces. After a thorough wash, cut, and style, the approximately one-hour process wraps up by drying locks with the warmth of a blow dryer or the centripetal airflow of 150 chair spins.
Salon S, a stylish space backed by 30 years of tradition, caters to crew-cut crusaders and beehive brandishers alike with a variety of services. The custom haircut includes a complimentary shampooing, conditioning, and blow drying ($55 for women, $35 for men) and pairs vibrantly with an all-over color treatment ($50 base price for single process). Beyond beautifying follicular bundles, Salon S also whips finer areas into shape with custom make-up applications ($55+) and waxing care for the lips ($10), brows ($15), and Brazil ($45). All services come standard with a personally tailored touch and the atmospheric pleasures of vibrant, in-house track lighting and soothing, earth-toned walls.
Licensed massage therapist Janet Vavolizza unearths the silver linings in muscle clouds with her soothing bodywork. Communication is key for Janet. Each session begins with a consultation, during which she meets with clients and their high-school bullies to determine the source of lingering tension. This may necessitate light strokes to induce relaxation, or more focused deep-tissue pressure. Pregnancy massages are also available to sideline joint pain in expecting mothers.
After 19 years honing her skill at other local hair studios, Doreen has opened up her own full-service salon in the heart of Addyman Square. Amid leather furniture and purple accents, Doreen and her highly trained stylists can transform tresses with Redken hair products or deftly shape nails with custom nail services. Clients can also solicit a personalized makeup session for an upcoming wedding, prom, or competitive eating contest.