Health & Beauty

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Functional Fitness Coach

Zoey Utko at CrossFit Valkyrie


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Westchester boasts more coaches than you can shake a barbell at, and Zoey Utko is undoubtedly one of the very best. With six years of military experience, as well as certifications ranging from Olympic weightlifting to indoor cycling, Utko is unmatched in her knowledge of functional fitness.

Eco-Friendly Hair Salon

Salon Topaz

Dobbs Ferry;

Visit this welcoming salon that tends to your specific hair needs using products and treatments that are healthy for yourself and the environment. Using these product lines — including Kevin Murphy, Neuma, and Oribe — helps avoid chemicals like parabens, neurotoxins, carcinogens, and ammonia, making all of their haircare products, color lines, smoothing treatments, and styling tools eco-friendly.

Nail Salon

Posh Polish

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Briarcliff Manor;

Sure, you can find a nail salon in any town, but Posh Polish is worth traveling for. The salon combines clean, modern décor with top-notch services (organic spa pedicures, gel couture manicures, a full suite of waxing options) under the watchful eye of veteran Kim Tang, who grew up working at her family’s nail salon in Elmsford.

Cosmetic Eye Surgeon

Dr. Lopa Gupta at Park Avenue Eye Aesthetics 

White Plains;

Crow’s feet, under-eye wrinkles, or drooping eyelids got you down? Let Dr. Gupta, renowned for her technique of bloodless, no-scalpel laser blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and surgeon of choice for Westchester’s elite, work her magic and restore your confidence. We also love her because she pays it forward, visiting rural India frequently to perform volunteer surgeries and train doctors there.

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New Chain Gym

24 Hour Fitness*


Know any night owls with a penchant for pumping iron? They’ll probably be at one of the two new 24 Hour Fitness locations that opened in Westchester this year. The company’s 37,000 sq. ft. facility in Pelham Manor and 30,000 sq. ft. branch in Scarsdale both offer state-of-the-art fitness equipment available ’round the clock.

Sports Trainer

Luke Guanzon

Port Chester;

In the back of ProSwing in Port Chester works a personal trainer who is no stranger to helping out NHL, NFL, and NBA stars. Luke Guanzon, founder of Refinery Strength and Conditioning, offers the same personal-training skills he has applied to Super Bowl winners and Olympic gold and silver medalists to clients at his expansive Westchester spot.

HIIT Class

Hot HIIT Class at Bikram Yoga


Tired of the usual high-intensity interval training class? So are we. Thankfully, this Scarsdale studio is now offering a version of the timesaving and surprisingly slimming workout style combined with Pilates poses. The regimen makes for one wholly original way to sweat.

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New Yoga Gym

Rebel Yoga 


Rebel Yoga founder Tasia Sabatino wanted to create a more approachable version of the popular fitness regimen, and she certainly succeeded with her recently opened Thornwood studio. With a focus on toning the booty and avoiding boredom, Rebel Yoga also sports a fun shop that sells Sabatino’s line of Get Dirty products.

Wedding Hair Stylist

Mode De Vie Hair Studio


Take the stress off the wedding day and get pampered at Mode De Vie Hair Studio. Owner Violeta Mrizaj will hand you and your wedding party a glass of Champagne to unwind and have fun on the big day. The full-service salon offers makeup application, as well, so just sit back and prepare to look great.

Natural Product Nail Salon

Brushed Up Nail Art Studio

White Plains;

Ditch the run-of-the mill salon and head to this chic boutique nail studio that places a heavy emphasis on all-natural and safe nail practices. The salon is committed to using non-toxic and 100% natural products, but doesn’t compromise on style, with a full selection of original nail designs.

Green Beauty Products

Dunkin Kehn

Briarcliff Manor;

Dunkin Kehn will make you rethink your entire beauty regime to incorporate a healthier, greener habit. Treat yourself to an all-natural facial and then go through your makeup bag with one of their specialists, who will give advice on what you should be switching to a green product right now or what can wait until your next refill.


Oasis Day Spa

Dobbs Ferry;

Free your mind and body of stress and tension by indulging yourself at Oasis Day Spa. From deep tissue to aromatherapy to lava stone, the massages at Oasis are sure to renew and rejuvenate. Offering rooftop massages in a private cabana (temperature permitting) and seasonal specials, this spa is the go-to pampering spot year-round.

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Melinda Holmes at Love Bomb Beauty

White Plains;

One avid fan’s rave on the Love Bomb Beauty website sums up colorist Melinda Holmes’ appeal nicely: “I have been following Melinda around for 10-plus years, as I’ve never found anyone comparable!” Many Westchesterites will surely follow suit, seeking out Holmes’ expert touch to flawlessly transform the color of their hair.

Beauty Space



This chic beauty bar is your one-stop shop for all things pampering. From hair by Dreamdry to makeup by Pucker to brow shaping by Spruce & Bond to nails by Valley, this space gives you the ability to meet your beauty needs efficiently in the comfort of one salon.

Pregnancy-Friendly Yoga

Prana Prenatal Yoga

Harrison/White Plains;

Come for the savasana; stay for the supportive community at this motherhood-centric yoga studio, which offers eight prenatal yoga classes a week at Phelps Medical Associates Midwifery (formerly Full Circle) and White Plains Hospital. Plus: workshops like yoga for labor, infant CPR classes, and, once your little one arrives, mama and baby yoga.

Salon With a View

The Beauty Parlor

Dobbs Ferry;

Cut, color, and amazing views of the Hudson River? With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water, that’s exactly what you’ll get at this full-service salon and spa, which moved into the Hudson River Landing building last summer. What you’ll also find: Services ranging from balayage and blowouts to waxing, facials, and even chakra balancing.

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Brushed Up Nail Art Studio

White Plains;


Sebastian’s Barber Shop



Lauren Maglio at Josef Mikel Salon


Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Joshua Greenwald


Day Spa

Angelface Day Spa


Eyebrow Threading

Michele Lisa Salon

Cortlandt Manor;


Suzanna’s Spa Suite

Mount Kisco;

Fitness Classes

Fit House New York



Gianna Marie Tummolo at GlamBar


Health Club

Club Fit

Briarcliff Manor/Jefferson Valley;

Independent Pharmacy

Rye Beach Pharmacy


Laser Hair Removal

Euro Laser Spa Services, Inc.


Makeup Artist

Josephine Montemarano at The Beauty Parlor

Dobbs Ferry;


Tranquility Spa


Mind/Body Programs

Yoga Haven


Personal Trainer

Chris Guerrero at CrossFit Westchester

White Plains;

Pilates Studio

Fiore Pilates


Pressed Juices

Pure Food & Drink



VaZa Salon


Spin Class

L Train Cycling Studio



Fit House New York


Yoga Studio

Tovami Yoga


Yoga Teacher

Dee Yergo at Prana Yoga & Meditation



*Yes we know it’s a chain but…


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