No Tears Kids’ Cuts
Even the fussiest kid will settle down for a haircut when happily ensconced in a race car, airplane, fire truck, or train seat while watching a Sponge Bob or Max and Ruby video. Plus, they get a reward for being good: a balloon and lollipop. Owner Maya Balog has opened a second Happy Kids Haircuts (7 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry, 914-693-0860; her Scarsdale salon is at 832 Scarsdale Ave, 914-725-2044). “Getting a child to sit still for a haircut can be difficult, so I created a place just for them,” Balog says. Fairy Princess cuts are $25, Groovy Guys are $22.50, and Baby’s First Haircut is $20 including a lock of hair and a certificate for a job well done.
Beautiful brows don’t just happen and, sometimes, professional assistance is needed. Enter the Benefit Brow Bar, just opened at Bloomies (175 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains, 914-684-6494). No appointments necessary, just drop in—and leave looking groomed and gorgeous. Also, Completely Bare Spa in Scarsdale (12 Chase Rd, 212-366-6060), a shop that has specializes in getting rid of body hair, is now offering to add hair back: eyebrow extensions. Similar to eyelash extensions, in which tiny hairs are glued onto existing ones, the process is a way to help those who are brow-deprived. The treatment lasts up to two weeks. “Even if past tweezing missteps have left brows too thin or too short, it’s still possible to get the look of strong, full brows,” says Completely Bare founder —and namesake of the Barshop Brow—Cindy Barshop.
A Cut Above
After 20 years of working in Manhattan as a stylist and makeup artist, Marie Molnar decided to open her own shop in Dobbs Ferry, the James Deagan Salon (5 Cedar St, 914-231-7174). Do try the salon’s signature scalp massage with essential oils—it’s divine.
Get a new do, a massage, and a new outfit. We think the salon/spa/boutique combo at Aspire Boutique Salon is inspired with its collection of clothing, scarves, handbags, and gifts. Owner Deborah Scannell moved her shop from Scarsdale to Tuckahoe (70 Main St, 914-337-3400).
DharmaYoga in Yellow Monkey Village in Cross River has undergone a transformation. Rechristened O2 Living Center for Wellness (914-763-6320), the new wellness center has yoga classes and a “live raw food” café, a boutique, and a spa, which has been reconfigured with three treatment rooms. Bonus: book a service and get a yoga class for free. Plans are to expand into space that formerly housed Gallery Yellow for even more yoga —stay tuned.