At Hernan Prada Hair, even a simple trim is a personalized opus. The stylists here all have trained in a specialized cutting technique that snips hair according to how it naturally falls rather than taking off a designated number of inches at a 90-degree angle. The result is a custom cut that flatters each guest's hair type and face. The team takes the same kind of meticulous approach to color treatments, which range from multidimensional bi-tone hues to hand painted balayage highlights, a more precise alternative to foils. The salon also stocks organic products from Surface.
The man behind these careful methods, Hernan Prada, has devoted most of his life to perfecting them. He began working as a stylist's apprentice in Argentina at age 16. At Llongueras—known for receiving such clients as the Spanish royal family and Salvador Dalí—Hernan accrued enough know-how to move to New York and open his own venue. Now, the Scarsdale Patch reports that he's styled models for Hermes and Valentino, among other companies. Despite his closeness to celebrity, he runs Hernan Prada Hair as an inviting setting for everyday guests and eco-friendly practices.
Inside the monochromatic confines of Plush Salon, a team of hairstylists dotes on heads with shears and brushes laden with professional hair color. Voted the best salon by White Plains Patch readers in 2012, the beauty haven is helmed by founders; Anthony Fidanza and Kristy Fidanza and, who collaborated on the design of the savvy interior.
What is semi-permanent makeup?
Also known as micro-pigmentation, semi-permanent makeup is an exciting new procedure where carefully applied permanents of natural iron oxide are placed onto the dermal layer of the skin.
It’s hypo-allergenic and there are no fragrances, emollients or other ingredients added.
In her years of working as an aesthetician, Cari regularly listened to her clients' horror stories about laser treatments. Tales ranged from experiencing burns to suffering through sessions that were overpriced, ineffective, or actually just flashlights. Hearing this, she resolved to provide a customer-oriented alternative and added a laser-technician certification to her already impressive resumé. Today, Cari's spa performs an abundance of client-pampering beauty services, from laser hair removal to permanent makeup. She also developed her own line of skincare products, made with ingredients such as red marine algae, ginseng, and aloe vera, which can soothe complexions during customized facials. Before any service, customers can schedule a free consultation to ask questions and create a secret handshake.
Though she now works in New York, Rano Hoxha's beauty skills have taken her to Russia, Belgium, and all across the United States. Along the way, the licensed aesthetician honed her skills in a range of aesthetic services, which she now offers at Skin Care by Rano. She uses microdermabrasion wands and handmade Éminence Organic products to improve skin's texture during facial treatments, and she can also perform electrolysis, administer reflexology, and apply eyelash extensions.
Lorena's Body Shoppe is a one-stop venue for looking good. Above the neck, beauty pros offer facials, haircuts, makeup applications, and eyelash extensions. Mani-pedis clean up nails, and massages relax stressed bodies. An on-staff tattoo artist inks up bodies with colorful flowers, tribal designs, and blueprints of celebrities' houses.