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.
Hot stones and aromatherapy oils gently glide across the body inside private rooms at @ease Spa, unwinding tight muscles and calming tense minds. Aromatherapy is also used during facials to rebalance the complexion and make sure clients don't leave with their faces smelling like regular old skin. Other relaxing services at the spa include a full-body sugar or Dead Sea mud rub and Jin Shin Jyutsu, an ancient technique where light pressure is applied to 26 specific points on the body to relieve aches and improve respiration. No matter the treatment, the spa's massage therapists are glad to customize pressure to each guest's liking, and afterward, a complimentary sauna and shower await.
Happy, healthy, and satisfied clients are the goal at Body Connections Spa, which offers a trio of services all designed to meet that aim. Therapists and aestheticians on staff specialize in massage therapy, detoxifying LED therapy, and customized, organic spray tans made from free-range sunbeams. The LED therapy takes place in a futuristic-looking chamber called the SlimLine Oxygen Pod, which envelops you in aromatherapy and pure oxygen while lights work to relieve pain, torch calories, and remove toxins.
Belinda Gonzales, an energy worker and licensed massage therapist, combines therapies from different cultures to guide bodies toward total relaxation at Peaceful Retreat Therapeutic Massage. She offers modalities such as anxiety-relieving Swedish and deep-tissue massage. She also performs thai massage, which incorporates yoga-influenced stretches and gentle rocking—like when Mick Jagger quietly sang “Happy” to a restless Keith Richards and his teddy bear. Belinda can further melt away mental stress with aromatherapeutic oils; during reiki therapy, she directs energy toward acupuncture points to balance the energy levels.
Fringe Salon is helmed by owners Kathleen and Therese, both of whom have two decades of experience working in salon environments. Their attentive staff of stylists boasts their own impressive resumes?members of the team have performed cuts and color treatments locally as well as for the Lifetime Channel. They use this expertise when consulting with clients preceding services such as full and partial coloring, organic keratin treatments, and cuts tailored to men, women, and kids.
Robin’s on Broadway, located in an elegant white Victorian house in Hillsdale, houses a collective of professional hair designers who specialize in creative hairstyling and custom and corrective coloring. The staff retools looks with a laundry list of services, eradicating unwanted bristles with waxing treatments and helping minimize the appearance of thinning hair. Cutting everything but corners, the salon relies on top-of-the-line products from such brands as Bumble and bumble, Aveda, and Biomega.