A Beauty Insider’s Guide to Salons and Spas in Westchester


If you’re a beauty buff, makeup mogul, or slave to self-pampering, these are the county spots you need to know.

By Michelle Gillan Larkin, Dylan Rubinstein, and Gina Valentino


– Hair –

A+ Service

Numi Hair Salon
69 Harney Rd, Scarsdale

If you’ve been pulling out your strands, trying to find a stylist who really listens when you talk about your hair goals, take a seat here where technicians go above and beyond to please the person beneath the tresses. Lengthy consults are graciously provided, if desired, and it’s not uncommon to even see heads turned away when more hair growth is necessary to achieve preferred results.

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The Blond You’ve Always Wanted

Slate Hair Studio
2141 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor

Every blonde knows the struggle of finding the right colorist, and when you do, you never let them go. Staci Barton’s Slate Hair Salon employs six star-studded professional colorists, who can all achieve the perfect blond — or any color for that matter. This Instagram-worthy salon opened less than a year ago but is already attracting clients from all over the Tristate area with their skill and style.

A NYC-Salon Experience

Igor M Salon
34 S Lexington Ave, White Plains

Igor Musayev was a celebrity stylist at the famed Louis Licari salon in New York City and was known for transforming many on Today’s “Ambush Makeover” segment before opening his 2,500 sq. ft. eponymous salon in the heart of Downtown White Plains last year to offer his skillset to Westchester clientele. Here, you’ll have access to a talented NYC-trained team of colorists and stylists, without having to schlep to the city. The salon boasts a step-and-repeat for before-and-after photos and a COVID-friendly outdoor sitting area for long treatments.

A Confidence-Boosting Chic Salon

Salon La Bottega
263 S Ridge St, Rye Brook 520 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains

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Owner Jon Verazza’s mantra is “It’s not only a hairstyle; it’s a lifestyle.” To that end, a chic hairstyle can boost your confidence for a big event or an ordinary workday. Enjoy a cappuccino as the expert teams at Salon La Bottega tame your tresses. John Jaiber in the Rye Brook location and Paola Soto in the White Plains location are our go-to stylists for a magnificent mane.

DryLuxe Beauty Bar. Photo courtesy of DryLuxe Beauty Bar
DryLuxe Beauty Bar. Photo courtesy of DryLuxe Beauty Bar

A Red-Carpet-Ready Blowout

DryLuxe Beauty Bar
37 Hamilton St, Dobbs Ferry 1511 Weaver St, Scarsdale

There’s nothing quite like a fresh blowout to make you feel beautiful. DryLuxe Beauty Bar is the go-to spot. With two locations, Dobbs Ferry and Scarsdale, owner Amanda Rivera and her team of stylists offer beautiful bouncy blowouts for every hair type. With styling add-ons like braids, extensions, and updos, this isn’t your average blow-dry bar, and the results speak for themselves.

An Intimate, Friendly Salon

Reveal Hair Studio
269 Purchase St, Rye

Ever wished you looked more coifed before entering a hoity-toity salon? Fret not: Reveal Hair Studio’s ultra-welcoming team will make you feel like a fast friend, ready to enjoy an afternoon or just an hour together. Owner Cynthia Petfield and her staff of stylists are community-oriented, often hosting collaborations with other businesses in and around Rye and are highly skilled at their craft: blowouts are fabulous, and balayage is Petfield’s specialty.

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Hair Saloon & Cafe. Photo by Modern Angles (Acocella Photography)
Hair Saloon & Cafe. Photo by Modern Angles (Acocella Photography)

For a Hair Appointment-Turned-Party

Hair Saloon & Cafe
862 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale

Though we all love a good color and cut, the time professional styling can take can be tedious. Pass the hour(s) with a craft libation in hand — or a cappuccino — and a snack, at Hair Saloon & Cafe. Owner and White Plains resident Danielle Settembre, a former lead stylist at the now-defunct Elizabeth Arden, created the full-service salon and a café with a liquor bar in the heart of Scarsdale for a truly unique experience in the county.

– Brows & Lashes –

Celebrity-Quality Lashes

Iconic Lash Lounge
1853 Commerce St, Yorktown Heights

Eyelash extensions are the holy grail of both makeup and no-makeup days. They make the most simple of looks pop, and no one knows that better than Nick and Sandra Guarriello of Iconic Lash Lounge in Yorktown Heights. The spacious studio includes individual rooms for each client and a team of lash techs that can offer the most natural or dramatic lash set of your liking.

Killer Brows

85 Purchase St, Rye 390 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains

Eyebrows frame the face — so it’s crucial you find an expert to work magic on fluffy brows to highlight your best features. Mehmet Koray, known as Koray, uses threading to create the perfect shape every time. Book in advance, as the internationally in-demand Koray is in Westchester only on weekends, at Meg-A-Lashes on Fridays (in White Plains) and Saturdays (in Rye).

– Nails –

Nail Spa Elmsford. Photo courtesy of Nail Spa Elmsford
Nail Spa Elmsford. Photo courtesy of Nail Spa Elmsford

Instagram-Worthy Nail Art

Nail Spa Elmsford
E 327 E Main St, Elmsford

Nail art is an evolving trend that seemingly gets better and better. Nail Spa Elmsford takes nail art to new heights. The most intricate designs are no challenge for these skilled artists. From patterns to lettering, you name it, Nail Spa can do it.

Top-Notch Pedicure

88 Lake Ave, Tuckahoe

When a top-notch pedicure is in order but you’re longing for some serious sole soothing, this is where you should put your foot down. The regular, standard-priced pedi resembles a luxurious spa treatment, with technicians rotating in very “extra” services, like indulgent paraffins on one visit, hot stones up and down the calves on the next, and scented-gel sole soaks every single time.

Eiluj a beauty lounge. Photo courtesy of Eiluj
Eiluj a beauty lounge. Photo courtesy of Eiluj

– Local Products –

Luxurious Makeup

Eiluj a beauty lounge
189 Katonah Ave, Katonah

A celebrated, go-to beauty boutique in the northern part of the county for nearly two decades, Eiluj’s not-to-miss draw is the stunning, color-intense line of paraben-and cruelty-free cosmetics created by owner Julie Cuomo. Every corner of the face is covered, from well-wearing concealer and foundation to luxe liners for lips and brows, and colorful, shimmering dusting powder for cheeks and lids. Just a little dab or two, and selfies are suddenly flawless.

Derm-Approved Skincare

JAS Cosmetics

Sure, you can buy a face wash from the drug store, but doesn’t it feel better to know yours is dermatologist-approved (or better yet, derm-created)? Larchmont-based Dr. Bruce Robinson created his own skincare line, JAS Cosmetics, and the Sensitive Skin Clarifying Cleanser is our favorite. It includes ingredients like tea tree oil and aloe, is super gentle, and leaves skin feeling squeaky clean without being drying.

Organic Bath Products

Sacred Seeds

For super-sensitive skin or anyone who prefers to cleanse, soak, and soothe with nothing but pure and natural, chemical-free, organic products, these soaps, salts, and scrubs are the bath bomb. Handmade, artisanal, and thoughtfully sourced from far-flung corners of the world (think: Ethiopian Tenadem oil and cocoa butter from Ghana), the result is a clean, fresh, bodyand-soul-nourishing experience.

Tried-and-True Moisturizer

Euro Laser Spa Services
20 Purdy Ave Ste 1, Rye

Beauty writers know a thing or two about moisturizers, and while everyone’s skin is different, there is something about a cream packed with green tea and caffeine (extremely gentle on sensitive skin) that is worth sharing with all skin types. Euro Laser’s private-label Triple Antioxidant Cream, while pricey for a moisturizer, is extremely luxurious and super light (won’t make your skin feel greasy) and worth the hype.

– Spas –

Posh Beauty Boutique. Photo by Philip Friedman
Posh Beauty Boutique. Photo by Philip Friedman

A Celebrity-Approved Facial

Posh Beauty Boutique
118 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville

At this luxury spa, you can take your facial to the next level with a HydraFacial, a revolutionary treatment that uses patented technology to cleanse, peel, extract, hydrate, and protect (celebrities swear by it). Dead skin cells and impurities are washed away, as nourishing serums create an instant and enviable glow.

A Couple’s Retreat

Angelface Day Spa
322 Underhill Ave, Yorktown Heights

Angelface Day Spa of Yorhtown Heights offers an array of treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed. The star of the show? Their couple’s massage. Start to finish, Angelface offers a luxurious escape with experienced massage therapists; a clean, spacious room; calming, quiet music; and even a small treat and drink to enjoy before departing.

Toned, Glowing Skin

384 Main St, Armonk 14 Rye Ridge Plz, #220, Rye Brook

Before jetting away to an island oasis, book a trip to GLOW. Services include organic air-brush tans that are hand-sprayed for precision; body-sculpting services, like EmSculpt; wood therapy; lymphatic drainage massages; and facials. The head-to-toe pampering is ideal in advance of a vacation, walking down the aisle, or for any old weekend. Founder Jen Materia seeks to leave all guests looking and feeling their best, with toned and glowing skin.

An Outdoor Spa Treatment

Oasis Day Spa
50 Hamilton St, Dobbs Ferry

Fresh air and gentle breezes caress body and spirit when you book a rub in a private cabana on the rooftop (weather permitting) of this full-service day spa. An experience like no other in Westchester for some me-time, there’s also space enough for a side-by-side Swedish with a companion or S.O. Then, sit a bit, savoring a stolen moment of serenity in the sky-topped garden setting.

A Fresh Face Upgrade

re:fresh beauty bar
37 Elm Pl, Elmsford

When it comes to Botox and fillers, finding the right injector is crucial. Danielle Repetti, co-owner of re:fresh Beauty Bar in Elmsford is that injector. Customizing treatments for every face and curating a look based on the client’s desires, re:fresh is a one-stop shop for nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.

Flawless Skin

Skin and Laser Lounge
300 Main St, Eastchester

While for many of us, a go-to facial can be a signature facial, upgrade your standard service at this quaint Eastchester spa. Owner Dominique Fumarelli offers the ultra-trendy DiamondGlow dermal infuion facial (not available at many Westchester spas), which uses a skin-resurfacing device that exfoliates and infuses with serums specific to your skin’s needs. The DiamondGlow facial is similar to a HydraFacial, but it incorporates a machine that has a tip that is shaped like a diamond for a deeper exfoliation — it will transform dull skin to fabulous and flawless glowing skin.

Farida Skin Care Studio. Photo courtesy of Farida Skin Care Studio
Farida Skin Care Studio. Photo courtesy of Farida Skin Care Studio

The Ultimate Pampering Experience

Farida Skin Care Studio
445 Hamilton Ave, Ste 100, Studio 9, White Plains

From time to time, splurging on the most luxurious of services is a must. White Plains’ Farida Skin Care Studio offers an “Ultimate Facial,” and ultimate is exactly what it is. Double exfoliation, micro-dermabrasion, and an extensive massage from the décolleté up kicks this treatment off, followed by a customized masking treatment. You’ll leave feeling rejuvenated with skin perfectly plump, hydrated, and, of course, glowing.

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