— Editor’s Picks —
Photo courtesy of Barre3
Dobbs Ferry; www.barre3.com/studio-locations/rivertowns
Beginners and workout-warriors alike can expect to leave a barre3 class with a seriously balanced body and mind, and a strong bond with the barre3 community.
The challenging, highly effective workout combines the best of all workout worlds — strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness. barre3’s new studio, in downtown Dobbs Ferry (Westchester’s first), offers flexible hours,including predawn classes, and on-site childcare.
Westchester Ninja Warriors
If you’re looking for a change from your standard yoga, Pilates, or weightlifting, try this out-of-the-box exercise inspired by the television show American Ninja Warrior. With classes for adults and children, this one-of-a-kind workout will build strength and confidence with obstacles like the salmon ladder, monkey bars, ring swings, warped wall, and mini-trampolines.
Yorktown Heights; www.levelfitnessclubs.com
Look, we know Westchester has more posh gyms than you can shake a S’well bottle at, but this new stunner in Yorktown Heights hits 10 on the Swank-O-Meter. With 25,000 square feet of cutting-edge features, like a cycling studio, functional training studio, salt room, and hydro-massage lounge, this gym is worth a stop for even the most jaded fitness buff.
Pole Position Dance Studio
White Plains; www.polepositionstudio.com
Dance poles emerged from the shadows of seedy clubs and music videos several years ago. In fact, they are now a popular workout methodology and competitive sport. Enter this fun-loving studio, which offers a range of top-notch aerial fitness classes for both curious neophytes and pole pros.
Yoga With a View
Yogis can take classes, workshops, and more at this second-floor studio — while taking in amazing views of the Long Island Sound. (The view is great all day in the front room, according to owner Tobi Kundid.) In the summer, the water views kick up a notch, with classes right on the beach.
Tommy Carter at Immortal Fitness
Pleasantville/Mount Kisco; www.immortalfit.com
Trainers are in no short supply in Westchester, but Tommy Carter truly stands out from the crowd. The owner/founder of Immortal Fitness, Carter is a Level 3 CrossFit Trainer, a USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, and has completed courses ranging from gymnastics and aerobics to mobility. This all adds up to one hard-to-beat fitness instructor.
Rye Brook; www.organicpharmer.com
You’re on the run and don’t quite have the time to sit down to enjoy that açai bowl or kale salad. Give Organic Pharmer’s impressive line of juice shots a try, ranging in flavors from Anti-Inflammatory to Immunity. While they might not exactly fill you up, these little sips do provide a welcome boost of goodness.
Shine Salon + Spa
This salon is housed in a chic spot, featuring a clean interior with wood and exposed brick. Originally a nail spa, Shine Salon + Spa is a one-stop shop for all beauty needs — expertly offering hair styling, manicures, pedicures, and eyebrow shaping.
Constantine Mourges at
Oggi Adam & Eve Salon and Day Spa
A new hairstyle or blowout can provide the ultimate confidence boost. For luscious locks, trust your tresses to Constantine “Dean” Mourges. The charismatic hairstylist has spent the last 25 years perfecting his specialties, including killer cuts, blowouts, color/color correction, and keratin treatments.
Kandes Ross at BLVD
Trust is key when putting your eyebrows into the hands of someone else. Studying the art of brows for seven years, Kandes Ross has worked at BLVD for four of them, sculpting each brow to flatter every unique individual she works with. The end of a session will make you glow each time.
Photos by Heather Sommer
New Makeup Line
Eiluj a beauty lounge
Looking to offer customers innovation, quality, and an array of colors, owner Julie Cuomo launched Eiluj Beauty, her own line of makeup. The line is cruelty and paraben-free and features lipsticks in a variety of finishes and triple-milled eyeshadows, which can be combined for customizable palettes.
Infinity Brows Studio
Whether you go for a thin line or a bold Kardashian-style look, you can count on the ladies at Infinity to get your eyebrows into perfect shape every time. Threading is the specialty at this cute, airy, little studio, but their menu of options also includes brow and lash tinting, eyelash extensions, henna tattoos, and makeup services.
De-stressing Spa Treatments
Salt + Sweat
Rye Brook; www.saltandsweat.com
Located in a trendy-yet-Zen space, Salt + Sweat is the ideal place to walk in tense and leave with a new sense of calm. Treatments include salt-room therapy, which uses mood-boosting ionized salt, serotonin-releasing massages, and infrared sauna treatments.
Most noteworthy is their meditation technology NuCalm. The patented technology addresses the part of the brainstem responsible for producing stress and anxiety, clinically proven to relax you within minutes, without drugs.
Female Hair-Loss Treatment
Thinning hair and baldness can be particularly hard for women. Medi Tresse offers much-needed solutions for female hair rejuvenation in the form of innovative nonsurgical treatments, like platelet-rich plasma therapy and low-level laser therapy. The staff is attuned to its clients’ need for effective and discreet care in a soothing atmosphere.
— Readers’ Picks —
New Rochelle; www.stylesocietyny.com
Victoria Sanabria at Fullblown Westchester
Dobbs Ferry; www.fullblownwestchester.com
re:fresh beauty bar
Oasis Day Spa
Dobbs Ferry; www.oasiswestchester.com/
Rye Brook; www.bikramyogaryebrook.com
Iconic Lash Lounge
Yorktown Heights; www.iconiclashlounge.com
POSH Beauty Boutique
Matt Gagliardi at Eclipse Hair, Body, Nails
White Plains; www.westchesterfit.com
Grassy Sprain Pharmacy
Laser Hair Removal
Dare to be Bare
Clarissa Reyes at Glam Beauty Studio
New Rochelle; www.clarybeauty.com
Eclipse Hair, Body, Nails
Rebel Yoga Studios
New Salon (Opened 2018 or Later)
Complexions Beauty Bar
New Spa (Opened 2018 or Later)
re:fresh beauty bar
Garry Pitcherat Anytime Fitness
Photo by Ricky Restiano
Ashley Lauren Beauty Lounge
Fit HouseNew York
GLOW Airbrush Tanning
Armonk/Rye Brook; glow914.com
Transform Fitness & Training
Geri Andrada at Yogi Life
Photo courtesy of Tovami Yoga