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 high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the 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.
After 30 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry, Steve Simons was ready for a change. So he enrolled in massage school, reasoning that he would still be able to help people through the power of healing.
Simons has since opened Gotcha Back Massage, a studio where he spends his days introducing clients new and old to the benefits of massage therapy. He's especially well-versed in aromatherapy and has a stock of more than 80 oils in soothing scents such as lavender.
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.