Owners and licensed aestheticians Sandra Cossa-Ortiz and Colleen McMahon tend to all of Dare to be Bare's clients, and the pair has garnered praise from Westchester Magazine for their warm personalities and thorough attention to detail. By incorporating ultrasonic vibrations into their treatments, they promote vitamin absorption, encourage collagen regeneration, and reduce wrinkles caused by frowning or impersonating a raisin. They also pamper skin surfaces with facials, diamond microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal. For clients inclined to more traditional hair-removal methods, Sandra and Colleen liberate hirsute patches using a lavender-chamomile-blended wax that lends skin a flower's smoothness and attractiveness to butterflies.
Lauded by Time Out New York for its wallet-friendly services, Tones Spa helps clients look their freshest with a long list of facial treatments for any type of skin. Replenishing stashes of collagen and elastin, a 45-minute microdermabrasion treatment smoothes faces by buffing away dead skin and food morsels left over from last week. During facial peels, aestheticians fill out fine lines and balance uneven complexions with a beautifying blend that includes face-friendly alpha-hydroxy acid. As specialists in waxing, the team can also remove unwanted hair from just about any area using gentle waxes that promote comfort.
A doubled cotton thread runs between the mouth and hands of a salon staffer. The thread twists, descends, and as its handler maneuvers it over an eyebrow, it grips errant hairs by the base, swiftly removing them from the skin and leaving behind an expertly shaped brow. Although threading is an ancient practice, the specialists at Aspire Threading Salon prove day in and day out that it remains a useful one for ridding faces, hands, feet, and overly bristled toothbrushes of unwanted hairs. The staff also performs other feats of hair-removal with wax, eases tension from temples with massages, and adorns limbs with henna tattoos.
Salud!'s wellness enablers, including a certified nutritional consultant, fuse ancient traditions with contemporary scientific findings to naturally steel bodies against illness. They promote sprucing up from the inside out with colon hydrotherapy, liver cleansing, kidney cleansing, and ionic footbaths?all holistic treatments that require neither drugs nor robots. By carefully examining a patient's tongue, nails, or eyes, the practitioners can help to identify and ease chronic and acute conditions. All spa treatments are performed by certified aestheticians and coordinated by holistic Dr. Jimenez.
The stylists at Aliano Hair Salon tame unruly locks with such name-brand treatments as the La-Brasiliana Escluso keratin smoothing service. The aestheticians on staff expand the salon’s scope: facials cleanse pores of dirt and debris, and facial and body waxing whisks away unwanted hair so that clients can hit the beach with confidence or tackle a man in a velcro suit without pain.
The staff at Tan Factory bronzes their clients’ birthday suits with UV-free airbrush tanning for the entire body, enlisting the manmade sunshine found in California Tan products. During the 20-minute sessions, tanning technicians slather hides in sun-kissed hues that can last from 7–10 days or until clients tumble into a vat of Liquid Paper. Tan Factory continuously seeks out current technology and supplements its spray applications with lotions from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty. Tanning mavens recommend exfoliating beforehand and wearing loose clothing to the sessions, and recommends that customers avoid any moisturizers, fragrances, and laser-light shows on the day of the treatments.