67 Grant Ave, Harrison
(914) 732-3000; www.fenomfit.com
The family that works out together stays fit together, right? At Fenom Fitness, while parents take a Zumba class or hit the elliptical machine, kids can work with coaches on their sports skills. There’s even a “Brainergize” program that works out a kid’s brain and body in one go. Fenom makes wellness a family affair.
at Julius Michael Salon
1 Christie Pl, Scarsdale
(914) 725-1123; www.juliusmichael.com
“Do you mind if I brighten this up a bit?” Julius Michael asks as he analyzes a new client’s drab ’do. Trust his instincts. Selecting the right shade and adding the perfect highlights not only perks up your hair, but also your complexion and overall look. Feel free to indulge in the ever-present Lulu cookies during your transformation.
17 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry
It’s not just a manicure, but a mini therapy session. Michelle Piacentino’s upbeat attitude makes it impossible to leave without a smile on your face—and the best French manicure you can get this side of the pond: She nails it every time.
191 B King St, Chappaqua
(914) 238-1554; www.gailmariebrowstudio.com
Everyone knows about Gail Marie Del Balzo’s wizardry with eyebrows, but she also works her magic on lashes, allowing you to say goodbye to mascara and still wake up looking gorgeous every morning.
640 Central Ave, Scarsdale
(914) 725-5333; www.gmazzasalon.com
When you ask for a cappuccino, it will be brought to you in a ceramic mug—not a paper cup. Ditto, water in a glass. Husband-and-wife duo Cindy and Gennaro Mazza went all-out eco when opening their salon last year. They even traveled to Italy to source non-ammonia and organic hair products. What’s hot right now? A plant-based “Botox” to plump up and add sheen to chemically treated hair.
496 New Rochelle Rd, Bronxville
(914) 840-4343; www.modeasalon.com
Walk in with limp, lackluster hair; saunter out refreshed and looking gorgeous an hour later. A therapeutic molecule-expanding treatment repairs damaged hair (and lasts through 10 shampoos). The 20-minute scalp massage leaves you totally relaxed, and the blowout is a fabulous finale.
725 Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills
(914) 666-2800; www.paulosatelier.com
Yasin Yartasi has been in the beauty biz since he was 11 years old, working as an apprentice at his family’s salon in Turkey. While he excels in the full spectrum of hair care, he is the standout male stylist at this popular salon, evidenced by his devoted male clientele.
725 Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills
(914) 666-2800; www.paulosatelier.com
Girls with curls need a special kind of love when it comes to cutting their tresses. Enter Claudia Rinaldi, who trained with curl guru Lorriane Massey at Devashan in New York City, then set up her own outpost here so Westchesterites could embrace their curls without the schlep. Thank you, Claudia!
NUMI Hair Salon
99 Purchase St, Rye
69 Harney Rd, Scarsdale
(914) 574-6402; www.numihair.com
Great hair days start in these contemporary salons offering the professional expertise, on-trend styling, and sophisticated cut and color services of a city salon but with the friendly vibe of the ’burbs. And if you’re too busy carpooling or working during the week, they’re open on Sunday.
2241 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor
(914) 737-1227; www.michelelisasalon.com
A mimosa while you wait? How about some fruit? And did you want to schedule your next appointment while you’re here? Michele Lisa has everything to keep us clamoring for more: a convivial atmosphere, good service, and beautiful hair, time and time again.
A diving accident that paralyzed Bronxville resident Francesco Clark led him, and his physician father, to develop a botanically based line of skin-care products that are now sold worldwide. Look good, do good: A percentage of profits go to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
193 Brook St, Scarsdale
(914) 713-3542; www.branchesofbeauty.net
Divine is the only word to describe this aesthetic, free-for-all facial that includes peels, microcurrent, eye or lip treatments—whatever your skin needs—at no added cost. Closing with a reflex-ology session completes the bliss. It’s a beautiful thing.
1000 N Division St, Peekskill
(845) 528-0318; www.pranamoonyoga.com
Brigid Murray seems telepathic in her ability to quiet the mind and instruct you into the sweet spot of a pose. But it’s probably more a function of her decade and a half of experience, Da Vinci-esque grasp on the musculoskeletal system, and ability to set the mood with cool, current music matched to the flow. She’s vibrating on a higher level, and, if you let her, she’ll help you do the same.
692 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley
(914) 478-7746; www.spincredibleNY.com
There’s motivation, and there’s real, can’t-wait-to-exercise motivation, Vinciguerra’s energy, positive attitude, and enthusiasm are so catchy, she has fans of all backgrounds and experience levels lining up to take her classes—even at 5:30 am. If you can inspire someone to get out of bed that early to go work out, you must be doing something right.
There’s a homey vibe when working out in one o fAubrey Graf’s classes. And we’re not just alluding to the fact that she holds classes in her own home. We’re talking about the small-class setting in which she showers you with the knowledge she’s gained over 16 years of teaching PIlates.
584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor
(914) 762-3444; www.clubfit.com
When Liz Mallon walks into the studio to start a class, her toned physique and cheerful peppiness wil inspire you to work out like no other. The best part? The former dancer’s easy-to-follow, perfectly choreographed workouts will have you dancing, shaking, and shimmying to an improved body.
50 Livingstone Ave, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 409-1900; www.oasiswestchester.com
“Doing God’s work”—we’d argue that being a masseuse at Oasis fits the bill, because there’s something utterly divine about the way the spa’s massage therapists coax the worry out of your sore, tired muscles. There’s no better place to get a massage in Westchester.
49 Main St, Irvington
(914) 693-6020; www.method10533.com
Just 40 minutes on Method’s Megaformer 3 machines will give your muscles a burn no number of hours in a gym will. The methodically slow, controlled series of movements (a lot of sliding lunges, leg extensions, and core work) will have your body pouring sweat and your muscles shaking until you’re more defined than Michelangelo’s David.
15 Purchase St, Suite 6, Rye
(914) 494-0957; www.elanelite.com/yoga
Elan’s founder, Jennifer O’Connor, spent 600 hours training with yoga guru Rodney Yee and also has degrees in sports medicine and athletic training, so you know that your practice here will be safe and effective. The sunny studio with gleaming hardwood floors and pineapple-infused water ensures positive vibes. Namaste.
Next time you’re trying to schedule a hair appointment around your hectic schedule, call Peter Heimgartner. The lead stylist at N.Y. Prostyle also works as a concierge stylist, traveling to clients all around the county to expertly cut, color, style (brides, pay attention), or even chemically straighten.
Cariangel’s Total Laser, Spa & Skincare
770 Central Ave, Scarsdale
(914) 337-0777; www.cariangel.com
Want the bold brow look that’s so in now? Tattooing since 1990, Pataky creates perfectly shaped brows with natural-looking brush strokes that imitate individual hairs. A specialist in micro-pigmentation and tattooing nipples and areolas after breast cancer surgery, she knows all about delicate procedures.
5 Fisher Ave, Tuckahoe
(914) 771-7873; www.purefoodanddrink.com
In addition to the typical cold-pressed juice and smoothie varieties, this tiny organic café caters to the hyper-health-conscious with its sweet and creamy blends of almond or cashew milk, cane sugar, vanilla, Himalayan sea salt, coconut meat, coconut water, and cacao.
65 Gramatan Ave, Mount Vernon
(914) 699-1752; www.sadhanawellnesscenter.com
Locals and regulars order the Mother’s Garden Smoothie, even though it’s not on the menu. The thick, creamy, slightly sweet and totally filling drink (that could be lunch) blends fresh cucumber, zucchini, green apple, almonds, almond milk, mango, a scoop of Field of Greens nutritional powder, parsley or watercress, and pea protein
15 Rye Ridge Plz, Rye Brook
(914) 481-4300; www.organicpharmer.com
Green drinks may get all the love, but we say go for red: Organic Pharmer’s cold-pressed Omega Red juice with antioxidant-filled strawberries, red apple, fennel, beet, pomegranate, and other Omega-3-packed ingredients. Remember this Organic Pharmer offering come flu season, since it’s a boost to the immune system.