Named one of Westchester’s top salons by Westchester Magazine, Artista Hair ColorGroup is the creation of current New York Hair and Beauty Association president Rocky Plateroti, whose work has appeared in Modern Salon and other industry publications. After consulting with each client in detail, Rocky’s elite crew creates flattering cuts perfectly suited to the shape of the client’s head and the nesting habits of the client’s parakeet. Alternately, hair wranglers can add tasteful partial highlights to give manes a glamorous, sun-kissed look. The salon’s line of Paul Mitchell conditioners moisturizes dry hair, repairing and protecting against sun damage, dehydration damage, and magic damage. Artista’s Italian color-gloss treatment enhances highlights, intensifying base color and adding gloss and shine to newly lightened locks.
Branches of Beauty, a skincare center and boutique, is located in a trendy loft-like space with exposed-brick walls and vintage tin ceilings. Inside, skincare experts help clients reach optimal skin health with services including facials, spray tans, and makeup applications, and they administer their multistep treatments with care and deliberation. For example, the Acne Be Gone facial commences with an in-depth consultation so the specialist can learn the client's specific skin needs. From there, the skin is cleansed, exfoliated, and given a customized mask and high-frequency machine treatment. A pressure-point massage turns the treatment into an indulgent experience. Assorted gifts, creams, and serums are also available for purchase so clients can continue their skincare regimens at home, work, or on the way to a fancy mud run.
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.
Whether attending to a client's facial needs or love of eclectic nail colors, the aestheticians at Cosmetic Boutique are committed to their use of organic and paraben-free beauty products. This gallery of makeup and skincare formulas includes products by brands such as Jane Iredale, Skinceuticals, and Natura Bissé. The boutique mainly serves as a personalized small-scale shopping experience, where trained staff walk customers through their stock. And yet, as a combination beauty shop and med spa, it also has staff who perform services ranging from oxygen-infused facials with exfoliation and extractions to waxing and airbrush tanning.
When it comes to prepping clients for special occasions, the stylists at Ultimate Image Salon are on their A-game. They braid, twist, and curl hair into updos and add tiny flowers, headbands, and jeweled pins for extra drama. The staff also perfects day-to-day looks with new cuts and coloring options such as highlights, lowlights, and glow-in-the-dark dye.
At Salon 421, every session starts with a complimentary hair assessment and haircare plan to keep locks healthy and strong. With plans in place, stylists can sculpt hair to match faces, highlighting positive features to create new looks. They can add new hues, concoct special-occasion updos, and straighten strands with keratin and Nioxin treatments.