Licensed aesthetician Kerry Kourie of Skinchanted offers a variety of services such as traditional facials, waxing services, and body treatments, all of which take place within a homey studio. When waxing clients, Kerry, uses an antibacterial and soybean-based formula wax to gently uproot unwanted hair to reduce any discomfort during waxing. Along with waxing services, she specializes in oncology aesthetics, a branch of the aesthetics field that focuses on skincare services specially designed for those undergoing treatment for cancer. Because chemotherapy, radiation, and strong medications often result in dramatic changes to the skin, it is Kerry’s mission to treat oncology clients according to their new skincare needs. She uses all-natural, organic Hylunia products to nourish the skin while minimizing irritation, inflammation, and free-radical damage.
Licensed massage therapist and skincare expert Irina Ionina had always dreamed of running her own spa where she can heal others while fostering relaxation and well-being. Having opened Ganesha Spa, she’s achieved that goal, and now spends her days practicing eight modalities of massage, such as shiatsu and hot stone, to relieve muscle tension and alleviate stress. She also rejuvenates skin with anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, micro-needling, and nonsurgical face-lifts, and hosts kundalini mediation classes each Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tara Colavecchio, the owner of Dragonfly Hair Studio, has a star-studded resume that including tending to the locks of Claudia Schiffer, Rosie O’Donnell, Sigourney Weaver, and Cindy Crawford. Inside her salon, she shepherds a staff wielding scissors and bowls of hair dye as they revamp clients from the neck up. They also work strands into eye-catching updo’s for weddings and straighten locks using a formaldehyde-free formula.
Seated in a comfy chair before an ornate full-length mirror, guests to Hair Inspiration can relax as their coifs are transformed by an expert stylist. The friendly styling team offers smoothing treatments, color, highlights, up-dos and perms, in addition to standard cuts and styles.
When owner and stylist Rita Rexhaj moved to Westchester after working in New York City for 13 years, she had one goal in mind—to create a drama-free salon. Rita has since achieved that goal and welcomes clients to relax and have fun in the inviting environment of Shear Designs Salon.
Rita, a certified Schwarzkopf color specialist, makes up one-third of a trio of stylists with more than 35 years of experience between them. As Rita expertly infuses strands with single-process color or highlights, stylists Eileen and Anita put their styling chops to use tackling haircuts, keratin smoothing treatments, and deep conditioning.