Meet Our Health & Beauty Winners in 2017



Barry’s Bootcamp*
1142 Wilmot Rd, Scarsdale; 914.472.2038

When it comes to balancing strength training with hardcore cardio, it doesn’t get much better than Barry’s Bootcamp. With locations stretching from LA to Dubai, this beloved fitness phenomenon has finally hit Westchester, and those looking to get in shape couldn’t be happier.

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Fitness Program

47 Mamaroneck Ave Ste 106, White Plains; 914.946.0717

This fitness studio uses a multipronged approach to help members reach their goals: three to five hour-long HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts per week, nutrition coaching with the option of meals prepared by an in-house chef, group accountability meetings, and body-comp tracking. Need inspiration to join? Peruse the “before and after” gallery on the website for an accurate testament to the positive results members have realized in relatively short times.


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Angela LoBrutto at Angela Claire Fitness

Westchester boasts more than a few knowledgeable trainers, but there are some with a range that allows for constant development and unlimited variations to workouts. Enter Angela LoBrutto, a coach at several local gyms, as well as a sought-after personal trainer with all the know-how to get you into the best shape of your life.


Aerial Yoga Instructor

Nana Shirai at The Deva Studio
517 Fayette Ave, Mamaroneck; 917.841.6350

If you’re looking to take your practice to the next level, try aerial yoga with Nana Shirai, a lifelong yoga devotee. Her 1.5-hour, appointment-only group classes ($40 per person) combine a fun, nontraditional full-body workout with inner-peace-inducing meditation.

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Hair Salon

Hernan Prada Hair
130 Brook St, Scarsdale; 914.574.5367
25 Adams St, Bedford Hills; ​914.864.1288

At this chic, minimalist, eco-friendly salon, every stylist and colorist is trained by — and must meet the high standards of — Hernan Prada himself. Here, it’s all about superior cuts, styles, and sumptuously sublime color. Try Prada’s ultra-popular Diffused Color. Then, when strangers on the street ask who did your hair, direct them to the best salon in Westchester.


Plastic Surgery

220 S Central Ave, Hartsdale; 914.908.4329

Okay, “cutting edge” may be rather cliché when touting the skills of a surgeon. So we’ll just say that the magnificent facility known as SkinCenter, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Joseph Sozio, MD, includes not only a state-of-the-art surgical center with an ultra-skilled staff and surgical team but also a robust roster of industry-leading cosmetic procedures.


Anti-Aging Express Facial

Nyleve Skincare
547 Saw Mill River Rd Ste 3C, Ardsley; 914.672.0468

Luxuriate in a 45-minute restorative facial designed to strengthen, brighten, and soothe. Products are organic (no animal testing) and infused with ingredients that nurture damaged, neglected, and aging skin. The private studio salon, owned by licensed esthetician Maria Tolchin is a hidden gem.


Hair-Cutting Technique

Hot Scissors at NUMI 
99 Purchase St, Rye; 914.921.6864

Cuts with this salon’s revolutionary new “hot scissors” Jaguar ThermoCut System from Germany — the first in Westchester and only the third nationwide — “seal” split ends to lock in moisture for more shine, volume, and healthier hair, while extending the length of time between haircuts.



1 N Broadway, White Plains; 914.219.4958

The first Westchester location of this popular chain was heralded with much fanfare and for good reason. Drybar’s credo is, in a nutshell: Do one thing only, blowouts, and do it better than the competition. And it does — inexpensively. All blowout styles (whose names are based on cocktails) are $45.


Hair Restoration

Flora Fuentes at Unique Hair Concepts
547 Saw Mill River Rd Suite 2D, Ardsley; 914.412.7700

Hair-restoration expert Flora Fuentes has been at the top of her game for 25 years and has watched an army of products, trends, technologies, and competitors come and go. What makes her the best? Fuentes eschews snake-oil sales talk in favor of customized hair-restoration solutions, from state-of-the-art therapies and non-surgical enhancements to hair prostheses using 3D printing technology.


Non-Invasive Skin Treatment

Najia’s Skin & Laser
157 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.630.1118

Your face never had it so good until the likes of the patented SilkPeel Dermalinfusion treatment. Lie back, and a medical-grade diamond-tipped hand piece (which feels like a tiny, gentle vacuum cleaner) simultaneously exfoliates, cleanses the skin’s surface and pores, and infuses condition-specific (e.g., hydrating, acne-fighting) serums. The $180, approximately 30-minute procedure, results in healthful, smoothed, and plumped skin; enjoy a youthful boost for 72 hours!


Natural Beauty Products

BeWies Holistic Market
430 Bedford Rd, Armonk; 914.273.9437

Conscientious customers looking to naturalize their skincare regimes can head to BeWies for an assortment of products with clean ingredients and no animal testing. The store carries lines like Gold Faden MD, T.S. Pink Bath Salts, and 100% Pure Badger, and you can find things like face oils, muscle rubs, and other products related to face and body care.


Detox Juices

Pure Food and Drink
5 Fisher Ave, Tuckahoe; 914.771.7873

Whether you are under the weather or just in need of some greens, this sleek juice shop in a calm corner of Tuckahoe offers the solution. With a range of juices perfect for detoxing after one too many margaritas — such as kale with lemon, cucumber, apple, and basil; or carrot with apple and ginger — this shop is the perfect spot to get back on the road to good health.


New Skincare Line


You have to get dirty before you can get clean — at least that’s the philosophy of GetDirty, a new Hawthorne-based line of skincare products that includes a face-and-body scrub and body whip. Locally sourced arabica coffee is a key ingredient, along with unrefined coconut and sweet almond oils, and organic cocoa and shea butter.


Readers’ Picks 2017

Health & Beauty

Barber Shop

Crestwood Barbershop 
16B Fisher Ave, Tuckahoe



Floyd Miller
2117 Crompond Rd Ste 11, Cortlandt Manor



Matthew Gagliardi at Eclipse
98 N Broadway, Tarrytown


Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Lopa Gupta at Park Avenue Facial Aesthetics 
1230 Mamaroneck Ave #203, White Plains


Day Spa

Oasis Day Spa
50 Livingstone Ave, Dobbs Ferry


Detox Juices

The Pureganic Café 
46 Purchase St, Rye


Eyebrow Artist

Ivana Denniston
400 King St #4, Chappaqua



Tranquility Spa 
917 Central Ave, Scarsdale


Fashion Stylist

Tonia Tagliaferro at Art of Dressing  
180 E Prospect Ave #120, Mamaroneck


Fitness Classes

Transform Fitness and Training
125 Columbus Ave, Tuckahoe



Renee Robinson at Renee Robinson Hair Studio
2 Martine Ave, White Plains


Health Club

CrossFit Westchester 

300 Hamilton Ave Ste LLA, White Plains 914.497.6229
625 Fifth Ave, Pelham


Independent Pharmacy

Jefferson Valley Pharmacy 
3693 Hill Blvd, Jefferson Valley


Laser Hair Removal

Anne Marie DiGiacomo at Advanced Laser and Medical Spa of Rye 
262 Purchase St, Rye


Makeup Artist

Ashley Lauren Cermele at Ashley Lauren Beauty Lounge
16 Fisher Ave, Tuckahoe



Tiffany Nails
42 Memorial Plz #A, Pleasantville



Tranquility Spa 
917 Central Ave, Scarsdale


New Spa (Opened in 2016 or later)

Nordic Cryotherapy
31 Mill Rd, Eastchester


Personal Trainer

Manny Alayon at NorthEast CrossFit
271 Main St, Eastchester

Pilates Studio

Fiore Pilates
132 Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck



Salon POSH
516 Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck


Spin Class

Studio 22
145 Kisco Ave, Mount Kisco



98 N Broadway, Tarrytown



NorthEast CrossFit
271 Main St, Eastchester


Yoga Studio

Riverstone Yoga
2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown


Yoga Teacher

Pat Fischer at Riverstone Yoga
2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown

*Yes, We Know It’s a Chain, But…

Fitness Chain

245 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.729.0996

Westchester’s fitness fanatics have set upon this forward-thinking fitness chain, which prioritizes high-intensity interval training, as well as a keen eye to heart rate and overall progress. A wealth of talented trainers and ever-evolving workouts make this fitness hotspot worth a stop.


Eyebrow Artist

Danielle Colombo at Salon La Bottega
520 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains; 914.948.7227

Bushy brows no more! Pay artist Danielle Colombo a visit at Salon La Bottega for instant glam, as nothing frames your face better than perfectly shaped eyebrows. Colombo’s focus on individuals’ natural brow shape and facial features has garnered her a cult-like following.

Men’s Spa

The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester*
3 Renaissance Sq, White Plains; 914.946.5500

It might go without saying, but The Ritz-Carlton has got luxurious living down pat. No surprise this also extends to their spa, which is the best in the county when it comes to pampering men. With an entire menu of treatments and relaxing therapies aimed squarely at the guys, this spa offers equal parts opulence and options.


CrossFit Coach

Tommy Carter of CrossFit Immortal
72 Memorial Plz, Pleasantville; 914.760.3051

Tommy Carter, the only CrossFit coach in the entire county with Level 3 certification in the sport, runs a tight ship at this Pleasantville box. By focusing on proper form and a welcoming attitude while never pushing his clients into dangerous movements, Carter truly stands out among the county’s CrossFit trainers.


CrossFit Gym

CrossFit Mount Kisco 
25 Hubbles Dr, Mount Kisco; 914.318.7353

After recently moving into new digs in central Mount Kisco, this beloved box is only getting better. Top-notch trainers, plenty of equipment, a welcoming attitude, and adjustable programming all make this the CrossFit gym to try.


Veterinary Hospital

Animal Specialty Center
9 Odell Plz, Yonkers; 914.457.4000

With a 24/7 ER, trauma center, state-of-the-art diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic facilities and equipment (including the world’s only veterinary cyber knife), and an ICU staffed with critical-care specialists, this 16,000 sq ft animal hospital can handle any medical issue thrown its way. Its staff comprises board-certified specialists in nearly every discipline, including internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and rehabilitation — even acupuncture. The staff’s extraordinary expertise is matched only by its dedication, compassion, and incredible bedside manner.


Marti Martial Arts Academy
118 Rte 117 Bypass Rd, Bedford Hills; 914.241.0222

This friendly karate dojo feels like a second home to the many families whose children have stayed with the program for years, maturing into responsible young adults while moving through the ranks and belts. Owner and sensei José Marti emphasizes life lessons, as well as impeccable technique. Martial arts and hardcore fitness classes for adults are also offered.

All That Racket

The county’s tennis offerings that serve up aces

Tennis Club

New Rochelle Tennis Club
114 Valley Rd, New Rochelle; 914.633.3388

Since 1896, New Rochelle Tennis Club — one of the oldest tennis-only clubs in America — has steadily attracted beginners and world-class players to its little manicured gem of a campus in Wykagyl Park. Nervous about finding the right partner? Owner-operator Mike Aronstein excels at finding members compatible competitors — no matter the skill level.


Tennis Instructor

Zuka Mukhuradze at Saw Mill Club
77 Kensico Dr, Mount Kisco; 914.241.0797

Tryouts for Saw Mill Club’s Edge junior program are super-competitive, but Tennis Director Zuka Mukhuradze looks for more than just skill. “A passion for the sport” is most important, he says, and it’s what he brings to every lesson, clinic, and tournament. His Edge kids win often while learning to love the game. Mukhuradze teaches adults, too.


Indoor Tennis Instruction

Proform Tennis Academy 

975 Anderson Hill Rd, Rye Brook; 914.935.6688

It’s the international roster of pros that makes Proform our favorite spot for indoor tennis clinics. Consisting of mostly former college and junior players, its engaging instruction emphasizes strategy, as well as technique, meaning you’ll ace the competition next time you hit the court.


Our Best of Westchester Party is July 24!

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Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

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