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.
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.
Julianne Steiner readily admits that she can’t turn off her “beauty junkie” tendencies. When she meets someone new, she automatically homes in on their most striking features and brainstorms ways to accentuate them. As an aesthetician and a makeup artist, Julianne begins with skincare in creating her beauty masterpieces. Using the organic Jurlique line, she custom-blends facials, and, with Palomar wand in hand, unleashes waves of pulsed light on brown-spots or unwanted hair. Julianne also offers Brazilian waxing, using special wax that's suitable for sensitive skin, as well as chemical peels.
Once she liberates skin from spots and fuzz, Julianne can fully realize her artistic vision with the help of high-quality liners, shadows, and mascara. In addition to applying makeup, she also teaches lessons and helps clients rid their own cosmetic bags of unflattering or outdated products.
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.
Wielding organic G.M. Collin skincare products, the staff at Golden Day Spa gets to work sloughing off dead skin and illuminating alive skin with a range of body and face treatments. Clients glow after exfoliating back facials, and technicians can also apply mud wraps and seaweed wraps to lure embedded toxins to the surface and purify the body. Facials such as the Puracne Oxygen treatment reduce inflammation and fight the effects of pollution by helping increase cellular oxygenation. Massage therapists treat stressed bodies with Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massages. Specialty foot reflexology and aromatherapy leave clients as relaxed as a sloth on its day off. The staff can also perform specialty services such as ear candling, waxing, and threading.
Cindy, a licensed aesthetician, caters to clients' skincare needs by performing treatments that use cutting-edge, medical-grade technology to create dramatic cosmetic results. Bare Touch Laser's FDA-approved Candela GentleLase system is capable of treating a wide range of skin and hair types, and the device's dynamic cooling system helps minimize any discomfort caused by the pulses of laser light energy. These pulses can bombard the follicles of unwanted stubble and prevent the hairs from growing back over time, or they can help by minimizing the appearance of unsightly veins, sun spots, or birthmarks.