Gentle Touch Lasers' master technicians aim LED light at teeth to brighten them with technology from SmileLabs. In addition to whitening dental dandies, they also harness the power of concentrated light to eliminate unwanted tufts of body hair over the course of multiple 15- to 30-minute sessions. Each treatment series starts off with a consultation and skin analysis, followed by a stint under the warm caress of a laser. Because of the gentle nature of the technology, treatments require no downtime and no lucky pennies to be effective.
Meander down a side street in Greenwich, and you may stumble upon the quaint brick building that houses Coppola Tambascio Salon. If you walk inside, you'll meet co-owners Bobby Tambascio and Claudia Coppola—seasoned managers who grew up in salons and began their careers when they were still in their teens. Their services include highlights, coloring treatments, and cuts for men and women. While stylists sculpt coiffures, they take care to flatter each client's unique facial features and lifestyle, whether by smoothing frizzy tresses with keratin treatments or dying them to resemble a dignified face tattoo. When they aren't primping tresses, they beautify faces with waxing, threading, and makeup applications.
Voted Best of Westchester for four years by Westchester Magazine, Euro Laser Services' skilled laser technicians rid legs of unsightly veins using the Candela GentleYag laser. During one-hour laser spider-vein-removal treatments, technicians direct a beam of high-intensity light that damages veins without disrupting neighboring skin-cell encampments. This purposeful damage causes veins to develop scar tissue that cuts off their life-giving blood flow, allowing dysfunctional veins to naturally break down within the body like a cookie within a milk-filled blender. Patients may experience slight discomfort during the procedure, so the friendly technicians are prepared with chilly compresses to quell any pain. Patients can also distract themselves throughout the treatment by watching a show or counting the pixels on the treatment room's television.
B Spa & Salon likes to party. The beauty hub opened in 2010 with a gala event attended by industry insiders and Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer, and since then its representatives have frequented events such as the F. A. B. philanthropic party. But while the spa maintains a high profile, its primary concern isn't its own image, but those of its clients. That's why its aestheticians rely on more than 10 facial cocktails and advanced facial treatments, such as microcurrent therapy and LED lights, to promote healthy complexions. It's also why the aestheticians perform both organic sugaring and traditional waxing to deplete the body’s hair supply. Like a daytime TV judge, the salon is good at straightening things out; stylists tame unruly strands with keratin treatments from Coppola and Brazilian Blowout.
At the age of 15, Becker Chicaiza, the future owner of Becker Salon, met a homeless man named Victor in his hometown in Ecuador. He brought the man to his family's home where he gave him food, clothing, and a haircut. Becker's family was impressed with his kindness, but even more so with the way the haircut transformed the man's appearance. Soon after, people in town began to request haircuts and women even asked Becker to color their hair. Spurred on by his success, Becker left Ecuador for Greenwich where he dedicated himself to his craft. Since then, he's made a name for himself in the world of fashion, taking second place at L'Oreal's 2008 Mondial de la Coiffure competition in Paris and working with Zac Posen and Jimmy Choo at New York Fashion Week. He brings all of this experience to Becker Salon, where he and his team of stylists help clients to achieve the looks they've seen on runways and in international airport-security lines. To create those looks, they snip strands and tint them with INOA ammonia-free color or Kerastase products infused with antioxidants. Additionally, a complimentary glass of champagne or cappuccino welcomes clients when they enter the studio.
It's appropriate that the most luxurious spa package at Dream Spa & Salon—which includes an aromatherapy steam shower, a facial, a detoxifying body treatment, a Swedish massage, and a mani-pedi—is named Cloud Nine. Apart from the bliss that name suggests, it also encapsulates the spa’s airy, serene, and cushioned ambiance, which follows guests through private rooms during personalized services. Even the decor, captures the simple elegance of a floating cloud with see-through glass and white orchids on the tables that contrast with soothing gray tones throughout the spa and salon.
Owner and beauty-industry veteran Lori Dodd has a penchant for this type of attention to detail and forward-thinking sophistication. To complement her spa’s streamlined design there is the ultra-comfortable dream lounge with reusable beverage containers, and a decreased reliance on paper for menus. On the salon side of the venue, her hairstylists likewise believe in attractive minimalism and shy away from overcomplicating their cuts, colors, and texturing treatments. Yet the staff's emphasis on a clean aesthetic doesn't deny lavish procedures. Every facial at Dream Spa & Salon includes an essential-oil-infused steam, and guests can benefit from a dreamy shower, included with every massage experience. The team also bronzes clients with even, natural-looking tans via the Suvara spray-tan system.