Nuriel Abramov and Gabriel Abrams founded Numi & Company because they "wanted to give Westchester women something that's fresh and new." So they took their upscale Manhattan training and experience?some of which included styling celebrities for Allure and contestants on America's Next Top Model?out of the city and built two sleek and acclaimed salon locations. Nominated Best of the Decade by Westchester Magazine, both Abramov and Abrams know that a refined yet friendly atmosphere isn't enough to lure style-savvy women to their door?their first concern is hair. Abrams? less-is-more approach shapes the line of attack for their team of stylists, who focus on finding what works best for the individual rather than recreating what hair looks great on a beach ball.
Named Best of Westchester in 2009 and 2010 by Westchester Magazine, Oggi/Adam & Eve Salon and Day Spa instills renewed vivacity in lifeless manes and damaged skin. With one hand grasping shears and the other flipping through the latest fashion magazines, the salon’s stylists sculpt hairstyles to complement any complexion. Skilled technicians coddle digits with glamorous nail services and foot masks that restore moisture lost during evening strolls across beaches of fresh volcanic ash. Extensions, laser therapy, and other hair-replacement treatments restore lush gardens to barren scalps, and MedLaser therapy removes signs of aging, sun damage, and tattooed soul patches.
The staff at The Salon at Westchester, Inc. lets their advanced training show in their lengthy service menu, which includes haircuts, coloring, extensions, straightening treatments, antifrizz treatments, and eyelash extensions. They also specialize in making and servicing natural hairpieces and wigs, which instill confidence in balding men, women, and eagles. And to make sure their customers are completely satisfied, every service or product they provide is completely personalized to each client's desires.
Cherlyn Salon's stylists, who average more than 10 years of experience apiece, rein in unruly hair through services such as stylish cuts, vivid highlights, and strand-smoothing treatments. Clipper-gripping hands cleanly cut and style lady locks ($65) and deftly scale back men's ($40) and children's ($30 and up if younger than 10) scalp gardens.
At Hernan Prada Hair, even a simple trim is a personalized opus. The stylists here all have trained in a specialized cutting technique that snips hair according to how it naturally falls rather than taking off a designated number of inches at a 90-degree angle. The result is a custom cut that flatters each guest's hair type and face. The team takes the same kind of meticulous approach to color treatments, which range from multidimensional bi-tone hues to hand painted balayage highlights, a more precise alternative to foils. The salon also stocks organic products from Surface.
The man behind these careful methods, Hernan Prada, has devoted most of his life to perfecting them. He began working as a stylist's apprentice in Argentina at age 16. At Llongueras—known for receiving such clients as the Spanish royal family and Salvador Dalí—Hernan accrued enough know-how to move to New York and open his own venue. Now, the Scarsdale Patch reports that he's styled models for Hermes and Valentino, among other companies. Despite his closeness to celebrity, he runs Hernan Prada Hair as an inviting setting for everyday guests and eco-friendly practices.
From its state-of-the-art ventilation system to its organic and natural hair coloring and products, Pure Salon strives to maintain an eco-friendly atmosphere that promotes healthy hair and clean breathing. The stylists use organic colors and hair care products whenever possible, but also incorporate traditional colors for locks with textures and colors that don't lend themselves well to organic treatments. Along with salon services, the staff beautifies clients with Jane Iredale makeup applications for any occasion, the acceptance of an assistant professorship at a prestigious clown college being no exception. They also render the experience more pleasurable by treating each guest to cups of organic coffee or tea.