Lorraine Frustace opened Shine Salon + Spa began as a nail salon 20 years ago. Although it still offers meticulously applied manicures and pedicures, she has added myriad services to the upscale salon and spa's repertoire. The salon's exposed duct work and brick walls lend it an industrial feel, and its staff of a dozen beauty experts is ready to manufacture stylish looks. Hairstylists paint on vibrant pintura highlights in hues from L?Or?al Professionnel, aestheticians wax away unwanted hair and pamper visages with facials, and massage therapists help clients unwind with soothing bodywork.
Tara Colavecchio, the owner of Dragonfly Hair Studio, has a star-studded resume that including tending to the locks of Claudia Schiffer, Rosie O’Donnell, Sigourney Weaver, and Cindy Crawford. Inside her salon, she shepherds a staff wielding scissors and bowls of hair dye as they revamp clients from the neck up. They also work strands into eye-catching updo’s for weddings and straighten locks using a formaldehyde-free formula.
At Bella Vita Salon, a team of experienced stylists create stunning, fashionable new dos for men and women alike, continuously honing their skills and staying ahead of up-and-coming trends. With precision cuts, expert color services, and high-end products from brands such as Moroccanoil, hair artists transform split ends and dull strands into hair masterpieces. Amid the salon's gleaming wood floors and cushy black leather styling chairs, stylists tackle everything from bold all-over color infusions to delicate ombre treatments inspired by popular celebrities or famous wig models.
Bright-red accent walls and chocolate-brown furniture create a warm ambiance at L'Rose Salon. Here, meticulous stylists deliver services in the form of haircuts, highlights, and updos, and employ renowned Wella color products when enhancing strands with new hues. Keratin treatments leave hair smoother than a bowl of pudding at a jazz club, and makeup applications create polished looks for special occasions.
Having made his way from the sandy beaches of Brazil to the urban jungle of New York more than 15 years ago, hairstylist Paulo Gregorio has worked his way through the beauty world to become a master colorist. He's also worked for L?Oreal International and continued to grow his clientele through a number of stints at upscale salons. Eventually, his hairstyling experience led him to found Paulo?s Atelier, a beauty haven that was not only crowned Best of Westchester 2008 by Westchester Magazine, but also earned the magazine?s Editor?s Pick for Best Colorist 2008. Now, Gregorio resides over a staff of more than 20 stylists, nail technicians and makeup artists at his European-inspired salon, which is marked by contemporary shapes and pops of bold colors.
Each beautician lives up to the latter half of the salon?s name (an atelier is an artist?s workshop) as they practice their craft on men, women, and children. A Baliage hair coloring treatment subtly lightens locks, and four types of straightening treatments, such as Brazilian blowouts and thermal Japanese straightening, chase frizz from follicles. Manicures and pedicures also refresh clients by covering nails with a chip-free UV gel, elegant silk wraps, or acrylic tips that can withstand the stress of scratching a pickup truck's back.