This hair salon in White Plains will change the way you care for your curly hair.
If you haven’t heard of Devachan Salon in White Pains, you probably don’t have curly hair. But if you’re a curly top (like myself) and haven’t heard of Devachan, sit down – your life is about to change.
Lorraine Massey (author of Curly Girl: the Handbook) and Denis DaSilva, co-owner of Devachan Salon, can teach you how to love your curls. The highly trained professionals at Devachan Salon will cut, color, style and show you how to care for your hair. People have been known to cry at the salon when they see their hair in all their curly glory. And not only does the salon have a cult like following, the products are also considered miracle workers.
Here are the Devachan principals. Get your garbage can ready. [...]
Dobbs Ferry has two new reasons to visit.
Walking into Grenadine, the new French creperie in Dobbs Ferrry, I couldn’t help but smile. With red checkerboard table cloths, black and white checkerboard floor and French music playing, this cheerful new café was perfect for a rainy Saturday – or any day.
You may remember Grenadine from the Hastings Farmers Market. Well, two weeks ago they moved into their new digs on Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry. We started with a few savory crepes: ham and Gruyere cheese ($7), mozzarella, pesto and tomatoes ($8), smoked salmon, dill and crème fraiche ($8) and for the kids just mozzarella. Each one was delicious, but my ham and cheese could have used a tad more filling. For dessert we shared the dulce de leche crepe, but I really wanted to try the crepe of the day – lemon curd and fresh blueberries. They also serve crepes with Nutella and strawberries or bananas. Watching the man (with the French accent) make the crepes in front of us was almost as much fun as eating them. Fresh brewed green tea ice tea with mint went perfectly with our lunch. [...]
Eyebrow shaping wiz Sabria Celaj is now making house calls in Westchester.
When my husband and I first left the city a few years ago, I would always get asked “What do you miss the most about manhattan life?” My answer would always be the same: Vita at The Lancome Boutique on Columbus. Having been challenged (or blessed, depending on how you look at it) with thick eyebrows, she helped to brighten my whole face with her skilled and somewhat magical use of a tweezer.
Since saying goodbye to Vita, I have admittedly just been settling for a quick wax at whatever local nail salon I happen to be near when I know that I cannot be seen in public for one more second without some eyebrow grooming. But boy do I miss feeling that extra lift when my brows were shaped to perfection!
So I was super excited when one of our readers emailed us a few weeks ago about one of the county’s hidden beauty experts. [...]
A Bronxville resident's unbelievable story of creating a new life after tragedy.
Here’s a story to jump start your Monday morning. A friend of mine raved to me about a Clark’s Botanicals product she found at Space NK Apothocary in the Scarsdale Village. I hadn’t heard of Clark’s Botanicals, but the story behind the skincare line is so inspiring, I had to find out more.
Clark’s Botanicals was created after the company’s founder, Francesco Clark, suffered a crippling spinal cord injury from diving into a swimming pool at the age of 24. As a C4 quadriplegic, Clark lost the ability to walk but also to sweat. Without sweating his skin erupted with horrible acne. Francesco had a lot to deal with, obviously, and having a horrible skin condition didn’t help. So, Francesco and his father, a physician who studied homeopathy, tested over 78 essential oils, vitamins and botanical extracts to create a lotion that cleared up his skin completely. Thus, Clark’s Botanicals was born.
The pros at Julius Michael Scarsdale fill us in on the hot hair trends of 2013.
Last week, the New York Times reported that the “Haircut of the Year” has already emerged, and it’s known as the “Chop” (named so by Vogue.) Also know as the “Karlie” for model Karlie Kloss, it’s a just-above-the-shoulders style with light layers in front and bangs.
Karlie Kloss looks insanely chic and beautiful in this haircut, but she is a super model after all. The style appears to be no-fuss and easy, so we asked Julius Michael of high-end Julius Michael Scarsdale if he’s been getting requests and if this is a style that would work for us everyday moms.
“I just got a call today from one of our A-List celebrity clients requesting a shoulder length ‘chop’ so this trend is definitely catching on,” remarked Michael. “The trend is for shorter and fuller hair. Long, really straight hair has been in for so long and people are tired of it.” [...]
Their newest location in Scarsdale will be open for the holidays!
I consider myself pretty low-maintence when it comes to my hair. I typically reserve a professional blowout for special occasions, and sometimes even try to time a haircut to a special event or night out so the blowout is included. That may all change when PlushBLOW opens down the street from me later this month…
(Disclosure: This is not my hair.)
With current locations in Rye (53 Purchase Street) and Greenwich (18 Lewis Street), PlushBLOW’s newest location in Scarsdale is scheduled to open in late November at 12 Harwood Court.
PlushBLOW is exclusively a Blowdry Bar, meaning they don’t do any haircuts and their services are simple. Every BLOWdry includes a hair cleanse and costs $40, except on “Treat Yourself Tuesdays” when you can get one for $30. Extras like hot iron curls, updo’s and hair treatments cost extra. [...]
We've got the scoop on what products are flying off the shelves.
Lush, a cosmetics company based in Dorset, England, opened its doors at The Westchester Mall in late August. If you’re unfamiliar with this fun and vibrant company, think cruelty-free “naked” bath, body and hair products with cheeky names and actually effective ingredients. Plus, it’s British, so cool by default.
Lush prides itself on their products, which are all handmade using fresh fruits and vegetables, ethically sourced essential oils and are never tested on animals. The 824-square-foot space is a cosmetic market where products are showcased in the same fashion as your favorite wholesome grocery store. Soaps are piled high like exotic cheeses, bath bombs stacked like ripe apples and face masks served from ice-chilled fridges. [...]
You'll never want to pay top dollar for shampoo again.
Having worked in the beauty industry, I’ve been exposed to millions of beauty products and I know that price does not necessarily correlate with quality. I asked a senior colorist (and friend) who recently left a very high-end salon in White Plains if she would share her favorite drugstore hair care products with us. Listed below are the hair industry pros’ secrets that won’t break the bank….