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The Allure of Westchester:


The publisher of a national beauty magazine reveals her secret sources—all local.


Nancy Berger Cardone knows a thing or two about lustrous hair, flawless skin, and healthy nails. Ditto the many products and procedures the beauty biz churns out each year. After all, as vice president and publisher of Allure, the national beauty and fashion magazine, Cardone’s world is made up of all things beautiful. So where does the Scarsdale resident, a mother of two, go to get buffed up and gorgeous? We asked.




For Blowouts

Adam & Eve Salon

770 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale

(914) 472-0010


“I’ve been going there for blow-outs ever since I moved to Scarsdale in 1998,” Cardone says. “I love Maria Cubano—she’s fun and sexy and makes me feel sexy. She can transform my thick, coarse hair and make it silky and straight.”


Ultimate Image Salon

38 Garth Rd, Scarsdale

(914) 725-3011


“They give fantastic blow-outs and are great at accomodating me at the last minute.”


For Facials/Makeup

Devra Bader Skin Care & Beauty

38 Garth Rd, Scarsdale

(914) 725-1158


”I love the hydra-lift facial.” [Westchester Magazine does too, see page 41]. “My skin is glowing and so fresh looking afterward. And Devra does my makeup, too. She plays around with new things: tests a liner, tries false eyelashes. I always learn a new technique when I’m there. I also like that she does the makeup by the window, in natural light. And I love all the jewelry she has in the shop and usually end up buying one product or another, even though I get tons of products for free.”


For Manicures/Pedicures

Town Nail

450 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale

(914) 723-0088


“No one knows that I work for Allure, so I know I’m getting the real treatment that everyone gets. I’ve been going for four years and have never had a bad manicure or pedicure.”




For Massages

Tranquility Spa

917 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale

(914) 713-0066



“Bobby D is my favorite masseur—he’s a big guy with strong hands and does great stretching along with the massage. He’s a musician, too, and I like his choice of music. Dawn and Jodi are also good—actually, there is not a bad choice in the bunch.”



For Bikini Wax

Completely Bare

12 Chase Rd, Scarsdale

 (914) 713-0200



”It’s really important to go to a place that specializes in waxing and the people at Completely Bare know waxing trends, what waxes to use, what shapes are in, and the conversation is very comfortable, making me feel at ease even when I’m in these crazy positions without any clothes on!”



For Beauty Supplies

Tresses to Toes

44 E Pkwy, Scarsdale

(914) 722-0002/0003


“This is a little jewel, filled with fun hair accessories. I bought my favorite hair dryer, the T3, which costs three-hundred dollars, here; it’s the best one I’ve ever had. It can take up to an hour to dry my hair with a regular dryer. The T3 dries it in a fraction of the time, which is better for my hair, and it ends up looking like I had it professionally done.”

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