These Are the Best Health & Beauty Businesses Around the Hudson Valley


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Apothecary

Cold Spring Apothecary

Bringing a modern approach to the job of an apothecary from hundreds of years ago, founder Stacey Dugliss-Wesselman discovered a way to make her own herbal remedies and cosmetics without harsh chemicals while maintaining the medicinal focus. In using green alternative preservatives and herbal extracts offering natural fragrances, this shop has everything from candles to shampoo, soaps, lip balm, and sprays.

Cold Spring Apothecary; www.coldspringapothecary.com

 

Boys’ and Men’s Haircuts

Pugsly’s Barber Shop

Enjoy lively conversation and meticulous cuts at this retro-cool barbershop. These guys are in such high demand that they have two locations within walking distance of one another — Pugsly’s traditional takes walk-ins only, Pugsly’s Sideshow is by appointment only. Walk-ins are first come, first serve, so arrive early!

Kingston; www.pugslysbarbershop.com

 

Green Beauty Products 

Flora Beauty

This is a one-stop health and wellness apothecary for anyone seeking natural beauty products for their hair, face, and skin. Here you’ll find a curated selection of green products and services designed to heal, elevate, and channel your inner and outer beauty, including 58Flora products — a green beauty line locally handcrafted in small batches.

Kingston; www.florabeautyhudsonvalley.com

 

Hair Salon

The Trends Inn Salon

The pros at this salon are masters, no matter what color you’re in the mood for (hello, mermaid-colored hair!). It doesn’t have to be a vivid color for these ladies to work their magic. They also do some of the most natural-looking Balayage in the area, along with traditional services like cuts and styles.

Fishkill; www.trendsinnthecut.com

 


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Lash Studio

Society of Lash

Get the lashes of your dreams at the Hudson Valley’s first dedicated eyelash studio. Choose from three different sets of eyelash extensions (classic, mix, or volume); they blend seamlessly into the others for a natural, closeup-ready look (no mascara needed!). Other services include microblading, organic spray tanning, makeup application, and teeth whitening.

Beacon, Newburgh; www.societyoflash.com

 

Luxurious Spa

The Spa at Glenmere Mansion

You’ll feel a million miles away at this 8,000-square-foot spa. The centerpiece is the Carrara marble Bath House and Hammam, where guests can enjoy traditional Turkish treatments as well as a wide variety of water therapies, including an herbal steam room, dry heat sauna, Swiss shower, cool mist room, and aqua massage vitality pool.

Chester; www.glenmeremansion.com

 

Men’s Cut for the Buck

Marino’s Barber Shop

At this unassuming barber shop located in the equally unassuming Poughkeepsie Plaza (aka the Marshall’s Mall), Marino and his staff give patrons quick, clean cuts, from classic crews to skin-fades — all for just $15. Kids and seniors get an even better deal; and hot-towel shaves are also on the menu, for $15.

Poughkeepsie; find them on Facebook

 

Nail Salon, East of the Hudson River

Million Nail Spa

A crystal chandelier is the first hint of the quiet beauty here. The techs are calm and friendly, and the mani/pedis are above-par. Expect warm towels during your pedicure, and lotion-infused gloves during your manicure. Settle into a comfy chair to let your nails dry, and enjoy a complimentary shoulder massage.

Poughkeepsie; find them on Facebook

 

Nail Salon, West of the Hudson River

Envy Nails & Spa

Peace and quiet. That’s what you’ll find at Envy Nails & Spa — along with complimentary paraffin treatments for your heels during a pedicure, and the same for your hands in the cold winter months during a manicure. It’s appointment-only, eliminating an assembly-line atmosphere and ensuring your treatment will be top-notch.

Middletown; find them on Facebook

 

New Wellness Retreat

YO1 Luxury Nature Cure

Free yourself from stress — and give your body a reboot — at this new haven in the Catskills. In a lush forest setting, take part in customized therapies including yoga, Ayurveda, acupuncture, and naturopathy. Whether you visit for a day, a week, or longer, expect an immersive experience that will renew and invigorate you.

 

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Massage Therapist (TIE)

Anton Taiga & Suzu Kawamoto, Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute

Rhinebeck, www.izlind.com

 

Acupuncture

Peter Dubitsky, MS, LAc

Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute

Rhinebeckwww.rhinebeck-acupuncture.com

Barber Shop

Union Shave

Saugertieswww.unionshave.com

Beauty Salon

Rage Hair Salon

Kingston, Find them on Facebook

 

Chiropractor

Dr. Russell Charno DC, GTS, CES

Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute

Rhinebeck, www.drcharno.com

Day Spa (Not a Resort)

Haven Spa

Rhinebeck; www.havenrhinebeck.com

Day Spa (Resort)

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

Milton; www.buttermilkfallsinn.com

Eyebrow Shaping

La Tua Bella Beauty Bar

Rhinebeck, www.latuabella.com

Hairstylist

Christine Knapp-Gangon, Rage Hair Salon

Kingston, Find them on Facebook

Holistic Medicine

The Center for Health & Healing

Mount Kisco; www.center4healing.net

Hot Shave

Pugsly’s Barbershop

Kingston; www.pugslysbarbershop.com

Makeup Artist

Gina Longo, Society of Lash

Beacon, www.societyoflash.com

Colorist

Chelsea Harris, Salon 52

Poughkeepsie; www.salon52hairstudio.com

Mani/Pedi

Nails Plus

Poughkeepsie, Find them on Facebook

Mind & Body Program

Omega Institute

Rhinebeck, www.eomega.org

Tattoo Parlor

Hudson Valley Tattoo Company

Wappingers Falls; www.hudsonvalleytattoocompany.com

Waxing

The Little Owl Spa Boutique

Poughkeepsie; www.thelittleowlspa.com

 


 

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