Backed by nearly three decades of practice in the local community, board-certified physician Michael Michell helms Somers Cosmetic & Laser Center's team of aestheticians and cosmetic specialists. Dr. Mitchell?s crew performs a comprehensive arsenal of medically inspired aesthetic services, including spider-vein treatments and laser hair removal. The doctor himself administers beauty injections such as Botox and Juv?derm and summons his extensive medical know-how to develop powerful facials that erase blemishes, flush dirt from pores, and wipe cheeks clean of Mom?s embarrassing lipstick marks.
When owner and stylist Rita Rexhaj moved to Westchester after working in New York City for 13 years, she had one goal in mind—to create a drama-free salon. Rita has since achieved that goal and welcomes clients to relax and have fun in the inviting environment of Shear Designs Salon.
Rita, a certified Schwarzkopf color specialist, makes up one-third of a trio of stylists with more than 35 years of experience between them. As Rita expertly infuses strands with single-process color or highlights, stylists Eileen and Anita put their styling chops to use tackling haircuts, keratin smoothing treatments, and deep conditioning.
Details Day Spa doesn't just prettify faces; it also fosters community. The spa regularly holds 30-minute public forums during which local medical and dental professionals give brief lectures about a relevant topic in their fields and then answer questions from attendees.
Of course, the forums aren't the only events that Details' staff hosts. At Girls' Nights In, women bring in their makeup and a licensed makeup artist assesses whether the hues work for their skin tone. Then, the makeup whiz teaches them how to apply it and when to chuck it. Outside of special events, everyday à la carte services include facials, body contouring and massage, faux- or real-mink eyelash extensions, and spray tanning.
At Michael Robert Salon & Spa, a team of 10 continually educated stylists and aestheticians boosts beauty with modern hairdos, gentle waxing, rejuvenating facials, and ear piercing. Guests plunk down in cushy chairs for deep-conditioning treatments and hair-coloring services by Redken, Wella, and Clairol, while facials turn to Principessa salves to treat skin woes such as blemishes, fine lines, and acne. Heated blankets and essential oils cosset weary bodies during cellulite wraps that help smooth skin dimples and melt away inches faster than lighting a ruler on fire.
Licensed aesthetician Kerry Kourie of Skinchanted offers a variety of services such as traditional facials, waxing services, and body treatments, all of which take place within a homey studio. When waxing clients, Kerry, uses an antibacterial and soybean-based formula wax to gently uproot unwanted hair to reduce any discomfort during waxing. Along with waxing services, she specializes in oncology aesthetics, a branch of the aesthetics field that focuses on skincare services specially designed for those undergoing treatment for cancer. Because chemotherapy, radiation, and strong medications often result in dramatic changes to the skin, it is Kerry’s mission to treat oncology clients according to their new skincare needs. She uses all-natural, organic Hylunia products to nourish the skin while minimizing irritation, inflammation, and free-radical damage.
Licensed massage therapist and skincare expert Irina Ionina had always dreamed of running her own spa where she can heal others while fostering relaxation and well-being. Having opened Ganesha Spa, she’s achieved that goal, and now spends her days practicing eight modalities of massage, such as shiatsu and hot stone, to relieve muscle tension and alleviate stress. She also rejuvenates skin with anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, micro-needling, and nonsurgical face-lifts, and hosts kundalini mediation classes each Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.