Lazur La Vie founder Cheryl Anne brings an impressive amount of beauty-industry experience to her med spa, including stints in professional image consulting, makeup artistry, and skincare distribution. The spa combines medical knowledge with luxury and tranquility, and Cheryl gives complimentary consultations to clients before any treatment, helping them to sift through the spa's lengthy list of skin and body treatments. Lasers can be found throughout the menu, turning back the signs of aging by targeting everything from yellowing smiles to gravity-stricken skin on a mission to touch the toes. To date, Lazur La Vie has performed more than 12,000 aesthetic laser procedures on men and women with a wide variety of skin tones.
At X-Treme Tanning's two locations, cutting-edge tanning booths darken skintone. During a 12-minute session in the Silver Bullet, high-powered air conditioning sweeps over the body, dampening the heat that brims from facial and shoulder lamps. Available at the Thornwood location, the I Bed takes tanning to a new level: In addition to air conditioning and facial lamps, the lay-down bed effuses aromatic scents and links with iPods. Among stand-up booths, the Super Sonic ranks as the most powerful option—it has a 7-minute max and an upgraded sound system, which means that tanners can add a new level of color after listening to Bohemian Rhapsody just 1.183 times.
Rainbow World Nail decks out finger shields with high-quality products by brands such as OPI, Color Club, and Essie. The modern nail salon also offers an array of high-tech equipment such as warm UV lights for fast nail drying, pedicure chairs that self disinfect themselves, and gas-powered nail clippers.
Luisa New York's handcrafted aromatic soaps have earned the shop a place on Westchester Magazine's 2011 Best of Westchester and Westchester Health & Life's Top Ten Cosmetics Stores lists. The melt-and-pour class, which takes place each Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., introduces students of all levels to specialized methods and whimsical shaping abilities used in soap making. In a capacious studio, pupils learn to combine hard melt-and-pour products with gentle soap cream that surrounds skin with softness like a blitz by a lamb's football team.
If the human race ever needs to defend Earth in a space war using only its laser-wielding expertise, Bernadine Petrucelli of Defining Beauty will rise swiftly through our army’s ranks. A licensed aesthetician with more than 25 years of skin-care experience, Petrucelli commands an arsenal of cutting-edge lasers, whose beams can power laser hair removal, tattoo removal, and IPL photofacials to smooth away signs of age, such as the birth certificate taped to your face.
Petrucelli’s nonlaser treatments can refine faces with microdermabrasion and resurfacing peels, or even out complexions with acne treatments. To save clients the hassle of buying a cat to practice cat-eye liner on, she can enhance features with permanent makeup, lining lips and eyes or defining brows during a tattoo-like procedure.
Indulgence is a virtue at BuonGiorno Good Day Spa, where aestheticians concoct luxurious facials that incorporate premium ingredients such as fruit, chocolate, coffee, green tea, pumpkin, and cucumber. However, skincare is just one facet of the lengthy menu. The talented staffers also nix unwanted hair with waxing, threading, and electrolysis treatments and soothe muscles with massages and body treatments that draw from an arsenal of relaxing tools such as hot stones and paraffin. At their respective stations, hairstylists administer trims, highlights, and keratin smoothing formulas, and nail and makeup artists doll up clients for upcoming dates, weddings, or auditions for the David Bowie biopic.