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.
Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.
AHS The Laser Salon's board-certified doctors and licensed aestheticians fight unwanted hair, signs of age, and unsightly veins with cosmetic lasers in an office characterized by neutral colors and antique furnishings. During laser hair-removal treatments, trained techs reduce unwanted hair with noninvasive energy pulses. Similarly, the center's spider-vein treatments employ AHS’s exacting photons to zero in on the offending red, blue, and purple veins with a prescribed dose of energy, cordoning off trouble spots from surrounding areas and laser-happy kittens. The team also rejuvenates faces with beauty injections, such as Botox and Juvéderm, photofacials, chemical peels, and custom facials.
The classic European facial will revivify your facade and rebalance your surface cells. Treatments are specialized for specific skin types, making each one as personalized as a BeDazzled handbag. Your friendly aesthetician will cleanse, tone, and exfoliate your face skin in a multi-layered rebuffing assault. A series of masks and gentle massages complete the renovation. The eye treatment brings extra attention to the sensitive area surrounding your peepers. The radius around your eye will get a gentle massage with additional cleaning and exfoliation, followed by a peaceful eye mask. The added aromatherapy will open your passages to the scents of serenity, further putting your mind in a place of peace and cotton kittens.
The trained and licensed experts at Hudson Aesthetics understand the value of doing one thing exceptionally well. With this goal at heart, they fire up LightSheer Diode devices for comfortable and cost-effective laser hair-removal treatments, so their clients can cease their endless waxing, shaving, plucking, and tweezing rituals. Unlike many of their competitors, they can use a combination of short and long pulses of near-infrared laser light in an effort to foster long-lasting results for clients of any skin type.
Certified laser professional Marie Giacovas draws on more than a decade of experience with Candela technology to permanently reduce unwanted hair at Westchester Laser Associates. She and her laser-certified partner, Joanne Santorelli, target follicles with Candela's FDA-approved GentleLase system, creating a sensation akin to the rubber-band snaps commonly used in armed thumb wars. Treatments take permanent effect after four to eight sessions, although hair's coarseness and thickness may begin to dwindle after fewer sessions.
Alternatively, the two-person team can contour physiques with as few as four FDA-approved VelaShape treatments, which reduce the circumference of problem areas while smoothing away cellulite. The treatment barrages the targeted body part with radio frequencies and infrared light while ironing out dimples with a vacuum and mechanical massage.