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.
Guys & Dolls Hair Salon’s expert stylists draw on certifications in two house specialties, keratin treatments and hair extensions, as they tend to client tresses. Throughout the salon’s more-than-three-decade history, stylists have brought clients' cut and color visions to life and crafted memorable updos for proms, weddings, and black-tie roller-coaster rides.
Pampered Peacock Day Spa takes its name seriously. Olive green and blue decor—plus a faux peacock in the corner—brightens the spa where clients go to feel pampered in the comfort of a Tahitian-inspired treatment room. They can indulge in skincare and body services including soothing and moisturizing European facials.
With two locations, Hair OSH can pull double duty with services, doling out twice as many haircuts, highlights, and pigtails. One of the main specialties among the staff is using Japanese straightening and Brazilian keratin treatments to smooth frizz and rid heads of unwanted curls.