Meg-a-Lashes founder Megan Ryan trained at JJ Eyelashes in New York City, where she learned the subtle techniques of eyelash application. Her process is so relaxing and her treatment table is so comfortable, people tend to fall asleep. When they wake up, they?ll find their lids adorned with luxurious mink extensions that don't require makeup. Each initial application takes about 1.5 to 2 hours, giving Megan enough to time carefully adhere each individual extension to the natural lashes.
Hilda Demirjian draws from a quarter century of skin-revitalizing experience at her eponymous skincare center, which was voted Best New Spa of 2010 by Westchester magazine readers. During a complimentary consultation, she outlines personalized treatment programs based on skin's specific conditions and envisioned results. From there, she embarks on her specialties, which range from laser hair removal to stretch-mark removal to skin tightening. Having mastered these remedies, she leads laser skincare seminars for aspiring spa technicians or reformed evil masterminds looking for something to do with their leftover lasers.
Inside the monochromatic confines of Plush Salon, a team of hairstylists dotes on heads with shears and brushes laden with professional hair color. Voted the best salon by White Plains Patch readers in 2012, the beauty haven is helmed by founders; Anthony Fidanza and Kristy Fidanza and, who collaborated on the design of the savvy interior.
At JKFlashy Beauty Bar, Jill K. helms a team of makeup artists who specialize in long-wear makeup for events or photo shoots and on-site luxury services; their work has been featured in several publications, including Westchester Weddings. They use long-wear airbrush makeup and waterproof eyelash extensions to create flawless looks that last all day, and even provide hourly touchups for clients. JKFlashy Beauty Bar also offers airbrush tanning and an advanced makeup course accredited through the New York School of Esthetics. Jill K. herself teaches the course, held at the New York School of Esthetics in Tarrytown NY, which covers airbrush foundation application, eyelash extensions, and the best concealer for disguising a second nose.
The stylists at Avanti Hair Salon know their products. They’ve experimented with many over the years, but they keep coming back to seven professional brands—including volume-enhancing standbys such as Moroccanoil and Joico—when the time comes to relax kinks with keratin smoothing treatments or add a dash of pep to hair with double-process color.
Regardless of the service, appointments always begin with a consultation, during which the stylist analyzes your hair type and learns your individual style preferences. She uses these preferences to sculpt a unique hairdo and offer tips for at-home care, advising against shortcuts such as sticking a comb in an electrical socket and hoping for the best. The beauty pros also tackle hands and feet with manicures, french pedicures, and applications of brightly hued nail polish.
Studio Cesar Inc.'s eponymous manager Cesar A. Barragan uses his own multifaceted skillset as a salon artist to curate a talented team of hairstylists, manicurists, makeup artists, and fashion designers. Beneath the gold-flecked walls of the salon, stylists sculpt new looks at three stations equipped with floor-length mirrors. Many of the hair experts specialize in color services, such as subtle ombre highlights and dimension-boosting lowlights, along with distinctive updos studded with snaking braids and precisely pinned curls. A spa menu dedicated solely to men, meanwhile, polishes up exteriors with beard trims, facials, waxing, and massages. In the lobby, clients awaiting hair coloring, manicures, and makeup application lounge on two white couches, which are also waiting to be dyed blond.