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.
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.