The Best Health & Beauty Businesses in the Hudson Valley

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Editors’ Picks

Alternative Workout

Embody Pole Dance Studio/The Body Art Barn

You’ve done yoga. You’ve done core workouts. But, have you tried pole dancing? At Embody Pole Dance Studio, workouts build core strength and flexibility (not to mention confidence). The Body Art Barn also offers other unique ways to sweat and strengthen, including aerial yoga and a kid-friendly Cirque School.
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Community-Minded Fitness Center

Railroad CrossFit

With members of all ages — from early teens to early 80s, including entire families — this more-than-muscles-and-weights facility focuses not only on fitness, but on overall well-being, i.e. nutrition, a positive mindset, and a strong sense of community. Extra kudos for keeping the close-knit feeling going during the pandemic with individually tailored workouts delivered via one-on-one FaceTime calls, as well as small group outdoor classes.

Community-Minded Hair Salon

Love Hair Salon

This popular full-service salon offers everything from blowouts and hair straightening to custom wigs and extensions. What we really love is their commitment to the community. Love Hair Salon hosts an annual back-to-school event, providing free haircuts, hair braiding, and manicures to girls, ages 5-10, from low-income households. The salon hosts additional events throughout the year, including fundraisers, ladies’ nights and holiday parties.


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Handmade Bath Products

Beacon Bath & Bubble

Everyone loves some serious self-care, and it starts with picking products that are right for you. At Beacon Bath & Bubble, they offer hundreds of fragrances of handcrafted soaps, lotions, salts, shower gels, bath bombs, and more. Plus, when you pick up your purchase, you can also grab an old-fashioned soda from their counter.
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Health Food Store

A Matter of Health

Innovative chefs are at the core of A Matter of Health’s distinctive prepared foods and baked goods. The store also stocks a wide variety of fresh produce, with new items brought in regularly, and boasts a dedicated apothecary section, where specialists can help you find vitamins, tinctures, or other products for your well-being.

Medi Spa

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Hebe Medical Spa

Right on Main Street in Fishkill, Hebe Medi Spa is all about cutting-edge body care that makes Hudson Valleyites look and feel their best. The women-owned business does injectables, laser treatments, and microneedling with a holistic approach to create a lasting impact in clients’ lives.

– Meditative Floating Center –

Requiescent Float Center

Founded by a former Marine, Albany’s floatation center invites clients to experience the healing wonders of sensory deprivation while floating in tanks filled with 10 inches of water and 1,200 pounds of Epsom salt. Book a session to float away stress, manage anxiety, and relieve chronic pain.

– New Destination Spa –

Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck

Beloved brand Mirbeau opened its third location in Rhinebeck in 2019. And while the 49 elegant rooms and Willow by Charlie Palmer restaurant would be reason enough to book a stay, the 12,000-square-foot spa is Mirbeau’s crown jewel, with 14 treatment rooms, a Himalayan salt sauna, eucalyptus steam rooms, and a year-round aqua terrace with a hot thermal pool and full bar.

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– Wellness Event –

O+ Festival

Kingston’s O+ Festival builds much-needed relationships between artists, musicians, and the healthcare industry. Since 2010, the annual three-day festival has invited uninsured local artists, like folk musician Ian Flanigan and muralist boogieREZ, to perform in exchange for healthcare services donated by medical and wellness professionals.

Readers’ Picks

– Barber Shop –

In the Cut


– Beauty Salon –

Citrine Salon by Allyson M



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– Boxing Center –

The Studio @ Beacon


– Colorist –

Ashley Baker of Hair by Ashley Baker

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– Dance Programs (Adults) –

Hudson Valley Dance Depot


– Day Spa (Non-Resort or Hotel) –

Skin by Eve

Wappingers Falls

– Day Spa (Resort or Hotel) –

Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa


– Eyebrow Shaping –

NYTW Beauty Bar



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– Hairstylist –

Allyson M. Neri of Citrine Salon by Allyson M


– Health/Fitness Club –




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– Ice Skating Facility –

Bear Mountain Ice Rink

Bear Mountain State Park

– Makeup Artist –

Gina Longo of Society of Lash


– Manicure/Pedicure –

Sage Nail & Spa


– Massage Therapist –

Hope Ackerly LMT


– MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Classes –

Black Hole Jiu Jitsu

New Paltz, Wappingers Falls


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– Personal Trainer –

Krista Ferrara, FitBody by Krista


– Place for Pilates –

Beacon Pilates


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– Tattoo Parlor –

Graceland Tattoo

Wappingers Falls


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– Waxing –

NYTW Beauty Bar


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