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Health And Beauty

It’s time to pamper yourself. Here are the best kept secrets for beauty and wellness.

Labor Day is approaching, though there is no let up as the pace of social events is in high gear and the weather, hot and humid. It feels like it’s time for some personal care and attention, with a dash of wellness.

Here are the beauty go-to people, the places to make you feel better, and of course, the star events you need in your calendar for the coming week.



Kevin Goicouchea is a celebrity hair and makeup artist who resides in the Hamptons, though he is professionally based between New York City, Bogotá, Colombia, and Los Angeles. Catch him if you can . . .

AKF Salon Southampton. Leah Ayres is the new owner, though Rose Ferraro remains an integral part of the team, providing a wide range of hair salon services such as cut, color, and blowouts to frazzled Hamptonites seeking beauty before entering the social scene. Quiet and quaint, this best kept secret has an atmosphere which feels more like a private salon for the luxe experience.

Siddhi Nails & Reflexology. Formerly called Marcella Nails until April of this year, the salon is now owned by Patricia Cabrara, who offers reflexology services alongside the hands and feet manicure expertise of Marcella and Constanca.

Onda Beauty. Vogue Magazine’s Top 5 rated facialist and owner Larissa Thomson, with actress Naomi Watts as one of the partners, now has an outpost in Sag Harbor to rescue your face from the ravages of summer socializing in the Hamptons. London-based esthetician, Joanne Evans, one of the UK’s top and most respected facialists, will be in residence from August 18 to August 24.


Elements Fitness Studio. Elements is a boutique health and wellness fitness brand, redefining Barre, Dance, Stretch, Yoga, High-Intensity Interval Training, and Stand Up Paddleboard as total-body Fusion workouts founded by Andrea Fornorola Hunsberger.

Naturopathica East Hampton. Naturopathica is a refuge from the whirl of the Hamptons where you can rebalance and recharge with signature rituals inspired by traditional remedies from around the world. Try the Blue Eucalyptus Energizing Massage, a holistic treatment to combat fatigue caused by our modern lifestyle.

Southampton Pilates. SH Pilates was founded by Marcelina Munford in 2013 and is across the street from the Southampton Inn, making it an ideal destination from which to roll out of bed and into a dose of wellness. The classical studio has a wide range of apparatus including the Cadillac, reformer, ladder barrel, spine corrector, wunda chair, mat, and magic circles.

Bonheur Supreme Spa. Why not try the ultimate and enjoy a massage on Sunset Beach in Shelter Island? Although rosé and a meal might be tempting, just imagine relaxing in an expert spa looking at and listening to the water. Bonheur Supreme Spa is the Hamptons sister of Lexson Therapy in New York City. Better yet, why not try its mobile service and if time is an issue, bring the experience directly to you.


Ferrari Maserati Private Charity Brunch. The Rand Luxury Ferrari Maserati Brunch, & Concours, hosted by Ken and Maria Fishel, will be held at a private Bridgehampton estate on Saturday, August 18, bringing together a number of luxury brands such as Cayman Islands Tourism, Cohiba, The Macallan, ICON Aircraft, Smart Flower Solar, Laviano, and Jet-Aviation with the centerpiece being those luxury collector cars of Ferrari & Maserati of Long Island, to benefit the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. By invitation only.

“An Evening Under the Stars” with Michael Bolton. The dream combination of a great person, worthwhile cause (children and women at risk), and superlative setup produced by Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events makes for a wonderful evening at which Samriti and Scott Seltzer will be honored, on August 18.

Luxe Wanderlust, A Hamptons Luxury Travel & Health Event. Exhibitors including Antigua & Barbuda Board of Tourism, Viceroy Hotel Los Cabos, Visit Britain/Visit Manchester, and WimCo Villas will gather at the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, providing a showcase for those seeking their next fix of luxury travel on August 18 from 3 to 7 PM.

WHBPAC: Rufus Wainwright. Celebrated musician, Rufus Wainwright will perform at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on August 18 at 8 PM as part of WHBPAC’s 20th Anniversary season. A musical polymath, Rufus’s second opera, commissioned by the Canadian Opera company, is set to premiere in Toronto this fall.