The Best Health & Beauty Businesses in the Hudson Valley


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All-Natural Skincare

SallyeAnder

SallyeAnder has been making olive oil Castile soap since 1982, when the first bar was designed by founder Gary Austin to aid his son who had sensitive skin. Ideal for all skin types, each bar is crafted from essential oils and hypoallergenic, edible ingredients that are globally and locally sourced. “We use ingredients that benefit your body,” says CEO/President Sallie Austin Gonzales.

Beacon, www.sallyeander.com

 

Community-Minded Fitness Studio

The Wheel House

When Poughkeepsie native Michelle Shah opened The Wheel House in July 2017, her intention was to create a boutique spin studio that was the opposite of the big-box studios. One where members could feel safe, welcomed, comforted, and encouraged. And that’s exactly what is going on over at Van Wagner Plaza — in addition to cycling, barre, and sculpt classes, that is. It’s not only about the community within the studio. The Wheel House also does Karma rides where 100% of the proceeds go to Hudson Valley organizations like The American Heart Association and The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. 

Poughkeepsie, www.wheelhouseny.com

 

Eco-Friendly Spa

Savor Beauty + Spa

Clean beauty is the name of the game at this serene Saugerties spa, which has sister locations in NYC. Indulge in organic K-beauty facials and treatments or shop the spa’s signature line of eco-friendly skincare treats, all of which are vegan and made without parabens and sulfates. Pick up the pumpkin seed serum or truffle face cream for a weeknight luxury at home.

Saugerties, www.savorbeauty.com

 

Hidden Gem Day Spa

Spa Mirbeau

The Mirbeau name is well-known among spa resort aficionados (one is opening in Rhinebeck this fall) as being one of the best in that category, but did you know they also have a presence in Albany — at the Crossgates Mall? Spa Mirbeau is a 17,000 sq ft “day resort” featuring everything the brand is famous for, including spa treatments and wellness programs, plus there’s Le Bistro café, which serves local, organic food and has a world-class wine list. Actually, it sounds like exactly the kind of place you want at a mall.

Albany, www.spamirbeau.com

 

One-Stop Healing Center

Hudson Valley Healing Center

The holistic approach to wellness at this center will rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Venture into the salt cave, which promotes respiratory and vascular health, with a whopping 14 tons of Himalayan salt embedded in the walls and floors. Test out a variety of wellness practices here with everything from yoga and reiki to chakra balancing and primal movement.

Poughkeepsie, www.hudsonvalleyhealingcenter.com

 

 

Place to Levitate

The Body Art Barn

Add a trapeze-like thrill to your moves in an aerial yoga class – it’s a combo of floor poses and other postures supported by a fabric sling hung at waist height. Or try a pole-dancing workout, traditional yoga, or barre (“ballet meets boot camp”) class. Owner Michelle Dawson also rents out the nifty space in a renovated barn for private events. She recently opened a second studio, focused on pole dancing, in Warwick.

Blooming Grove, www.thebodyartstudio.com

 

Rehabilitative Training

Ray’s Custom Training

Some of their clients are literally getting back on their feet after rehab for hip or knee replacements; others seek overall fitness guidance, specialty personal training, or nutrition and weight-loss support. Owner Ray Gonsalves and his staff also work with athletes such as equestrians, golfers, and tennis players to help fine-tune their performance. The facility offers massage, pilates, and group workouts, too.

Millbrook, www.rayscustomtraining.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Salon and Day Spa (East of the Hudson River)

Marion Salon/Spa

This friendly beauty spot caters to customers ranging from kids and families to bridal parties and other special-event groups. Sip a refreshing complimentary organic tea or Fair Trade coffee as their professional team offers haircutting, coloring, and highlights, plus an array of other spa and salon services including nail care, facials, and lash extensions (for ultra relaxation, try a moisturizing massage body wrap with essence of rosemary and peppermint).

Salt Point, www.marionsalonspa.com

 

Salon and Day Spa (West of the Hudson River)

C’est La Vie

From a quick mani/pedi to a serious day of beauty and wellness, C’est La Vie has the perfect suite of services. Treat yourself to a massage (including new lymphatic drainage massage), facial, or microblading; body treatments and waxing; makeup and hair styling for special occasions; or the just-right cut and style. New this year: craniosacral therapy, a light-touch manipulation that helps the body heal itself.

Middletown, www.cestlaviespa.com

 

Wellness Shop

Flora Beauty

Hudson Valley native Janette Bower returned from a New York City beauty-industry career to open this cute apothecary-style shop and spa. All items are organic, vegan, and cruelty-free. The store sells her 58Flora line of small-batch beauty products made with flowers and natural ingredients – the Jasmine & Neroli Face and Body Floral mist is a favorite. They offer acupuncture, massage, facials, waxing, and hair care, too.

Kingston, www.florabeautyhudsonvalley.com

 

Yoga in the Park

Fitness in the Park

Roll out your yoga mat, because Troy’s Riverfront Park is the ideal spot to find your center. Instructors from Troy-based studios Lotus Wellness Studio and Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts will guide you through downward-facing dog to warrior pose. The free fitness series, which runs on Sundays from June through August, has grown to nearly 250 participants per class since beginning in 2014. After yoga, spend the day shopping, dining, and exploring all that Downtown Troy has to offer.

Troy, www.downtowntroy.org/fitness-in-the-park

 


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Health & Beauty

 

Barber Shop

Union Shave

Saugerties

www.unionshave.com

 

Beauty Salon

La Tua Bella Beauty Bar

Rhinebeck

www.latuabella.com

 

Colorist

Stephanie Kerr

Headspace Salon Saugerties

www.headspacesaugerties.com

 

Day Spa (Non-Resort or Hotel)

Haven Spa

Rhinebeck

www.havenrhinebeck.com

 

Day Spa (Resort or Hotel)

Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz

www.mohonk.com

 

Eyebrow Shaping

Megan Martino

RAIN Spa Rhinebeck

www.rainsparhinebeck.com

 

Hairstylist

Amanda Winters

La Tua Bella Beauty Bar, Rhinebeck

www.latuabella.com

 

Makeup Artist

Megan Martino

RAIN Spa Rhinebeck

www.rainsparhinebeck.com

 

Manicure/Pedicure

Unwind Boutique Nail Spa

Kingston

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Massage Therapist

RAIN Spa

Rhinebeck

www.rainsparhinebeck.com

 

Mind & Body Programs

Omega Institute

Rhinebeck

www.eomega.org

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Tattoo Parlor

Graceland Tattoo

Wappingers Falls

www.gracelandtattoo.com

 

Waxing

RAIN Spa

Rhinebeck

www.rainsparhinebeck.com

 

Fitness

 

Boxing Center

The Studio @ Beacon

Beacon

www.thestudioatbeacon.com

 

Dance Classes for Adults

Hudson Valley Dance Depot

LaGrange

www.hvdd.net

 

Health/Fitness Class

Sport of Iron Fitness

Kingston

www.sportofiron.com

 

Health/Fitness Club

IXL Health & Fitness

Rhinebeck, Saugerties

www.ixlhealthandfitness.com

 

Ice Skating Facility

Kiwanis Ice Arena

Saugerties

www.kiwanisicearena.com

 

MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Classes

One Strike Fitness

Kingston

Find them on Facebook

 

Personal Trainer

Anthony Esposito, Anthony Esposito Fitness

New Windsor

www.anthonyespositofitness.com

 

 

Place for Pilates

Breathe Barre & Pilates

Rhinebeck

www.breatherhinebeck.com

 

Place for Yoga

Little Blueberryy

Saugerties

www.littleblueberryy.com


 

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