Brothers Richard and Philip Samuel operate Maximum Tan, pitching in daily to maintain four levels of tanning equipment at seven salons. A computer system monitors the freshness of lamps in every lie-down and standup UV bed, tracking each bulb's hours so that it can be changed before the standard recommended time. The employees, who are trained in skincare, tanning hygiene, and equipment operation, can bronze bodies with custom airbrush tans or escort guests to self-operated VersaSpa booths. Each store is kept cool so that customers can stay comfortable after tanning sessions or long days babysitting electric blankets.
Realmonte's staff draws inspiration from the salon's name, which means "royal mountains" in Italian, and aims to give guests the royal treatment with each spray tan, manicure, pedicure, facial, and makeup application. With a modern art-deco interior design, jet-black furnishings add high contrast to the salon's walls, which are painted in hues of peach, sky blue, and pale yellow. Tranquil treatment rooms invite spa-goers to enjoy soft lights, plush blankets, and wormholes that lead to calmer dimensions.
Tanning Bed bronzes bodies with a bevy of beds calibrated to control the ideal combo of UVA and UVB light. The tanning center's tanning beds offer a better way to copperize your chassis by allowing you to control your exposure to the sun's trilogy of UV rays. Thanks to a set of beds sporting bulbs that are regularly changed, tanners receive the maximum bronzing benefit from the warm, relaxing bath of vitamin-D rich light. Customers can choose to generate a golden bod through an array of options, including one-week ($9.99), one-month ($39.99), and three-month ($89.99) memberships. Packages of two ($9.99), 10 ($39.99), and 20 visits ($69.99) are also available, helping turn your skin bronze more efficiently than wearing a dress of living goldfish.
Shortly after earning his license to practice massage therapy, Todd DeKramer started working in a chiropractic clinic—an experience that would eventually lead to his specialization in pain management. Todd had been interested in the field since his days as a pitcher for Monmouth University, where he gained a firsthand understanding of athletic injuries and was introduced to some of the same sports-therapy treatments that he practices today.
As the therapist behind Rochester On-Site Massage, Todd travels to locations throughout the city to alleviate aches with onsite chair massages that begin with relaxing Swedish strokes and culminate in quick kneads. His couples massage classes teach pairs to solve their differences with relaxing strokes or firm—perhaps too firm—deep-tissue pressure.
Even after 20 years of industry experience, the seasoned nail techs at Tina Marie Salon & Boutique continue to hone their craft though continuing education and by soliciting client feedback. Through these channels, they keep a perfectly painted finger on the pulse of trending manicure and pedicure products, including OPI gel polishes that retain their sheen for two weeks. Marie Salon & Boutique uses products such as Qtica spa products and Keune hair products to keep customers looking their best. Staff members, who are well versed in the longstanding feud between fingernails and hair stubble, also use wax away surface-stippling fuzz from grateful follicles. Makeup application beautifies visages, haircuts transform heads into works of art, and spray tanning darkens epidermises for a healthy glow.
Unlike other spas that jack-of-all-trade their way through life, offering all manners of curious aesthetic palliative, Pittsford Laser Spa does one thing well. Experienced specialists enlist low-level, noninvasive lasers to stave off or outright eliminate hair growth. During each session, a Candela GentleMax laser transports unwanted hair to a place it will never be seen again, such as the 1839 Whig Party National Convention. The calculated beams impair a follicle's ability to regenerate and cover large areas to help reduce the number of treatments needed to completely remove hair. A computer-controlled cooling device helps to prevent discomfort and knee-top luaus, and a lack of downtime lets patrons return to routines quickly.
The goal of every aesthetician, stylist, and cosmetic technician at Luxe Salon, Spa and Laser Center is to inspire renewed confidence in their clients by creating new or reinvigorated looks. The center's wooden shelves hoist an arsenal of OPI nail polishes, Guinot skincare products, and L'Oréal Professional lathers, which the staff routinely employ during hair and nail services, botanical-based facials, and exfoliating body treatments with Dead Sea salts. Massage therapists knead away stress knots with a number of specialized modalities, while med spa techs combine their aesthetic intuition and technological expertise during electrolysis treatments, microdermabrasions, and laser hair-removal sessions.
The trained stylists of Hipp E Chic Hair Salon and Boutique transform hair and brows inside a salon that’s as inviting as its lavender-toned walls are soothing. Stylists draw upon an arsenal of organic MOP products to revamp patrons’ looks using chemical retexturing, coloring treatments, hair shaping, and waxing sessions, all while spouting off at-home styling tips and tricks to keep locks from reverting to their factory settings. The salon’s plush, white couches invite guests to recline in comfort while waiting for treatments, giving guests a prime vantage point to watch stylists work their magic or to revel in the selection of artistic renderings and plant life dotting the salon.
Beyond its sweeping menu of hair and nail services, Salon Lidori cultivates a welcoming atmosphere by focusing on its clients' needs and wants. Helmed by Susan Polidori, an industry veteran with almost four decades of hairstyling experience, the salon maintains an upbeat vibe while providing expert care—the staff includes stylists certified in keratin treatments and Goldwell color application. The team uses Goldwell and KMS and TIGI products to treat and style hair, and paraffin wax to soften skin during mani-pedis.
Maxim Spa and Salon's stylists are trained and equipped to outfit noggins with plumage in a broad range of hues. Flaunt avian tendencies with a choice of fashion-colored feathers, or send a more subtle signal to your flock with natural colors that blend into your hair. Today's Groupon includes an initial appointment and one feather ($10 each for additional feathers), which is inserted via a beaded system. Like a poodle's luxuriant fur or a Cyclops's delicate eyelashes, the feathers are safe to wash, blow-dry, and curl.
Mark Sandler and Carrie Gaynor—co-directors of Absolute Yoga & Wellness—teach yoga as an extension of the healing arts they both practice. Mark focuses on the mind, bringing his studies of yogic philosophy and psychology under Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati to the classroom. Carrie draws upon the medical know-how she garnered in her two decades as a nurse to enhance the benefits of her practice. Together, they seek to restore health to bodies through exercise and associated physical therapies, such as kinesis myofascial integration and yoga therapy.
Andy Arnold is nationally certified by National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and licensed in New York. His clients snuggle up on a heated massage table and discuss with Andy where their bodies hurt and what kind of stress they're experiencing. This helps him decide how to customize their session and what kind of techniques—Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial release, hot-stone therapy, pregnancy massage, or cranial sacral therapy—he will use. He then gets to work, often supplementing massages with warm lotion, jojoba oil, and hot stones at no additional cost. He particularly likes jojoba oil because it is great for the skin, and unlike other oils, it won't stain the client's clothes.
There's nothing like a first impression. As an 11-year salon veteran and owner of First Impressions Hair Design, Rachel Tomai knows that for sure. Rachel’s salon helps a wide range of clients make great first impressions. Her staff of experienced stylists can create everything from trendy and spunky styles to classic looks. With a welcoming smile and desire to bring out their clients’ natural beauty, stylists offer a variety of hair services, including, bold or subtle color and highlights, elegant updos, and haircuts for men, women, and children.
In January 2010, Posh Salon and Spa assembled a team of beauty professionals to pamper clients with upscale salon services. Each member of the styling team specializes in a field, exclusively offering haircare, nailcare, or skincare services. The salon’s image consultant creates fetching and unique looks with color and body analyses as well as makeup lessons that teach clients to highlight attractive features while downplaying eyebrows that spell out swear words.
Beach FX Suntans, Spa & Salon’s team of women’s stylists cuts and colors strands in front of large square mirrors. The salon’s tanning experts also keep busy, assigning clients to three levels of beds. Nearby, pedicure thrones await tired soles and bottles of colorful nail polish that yearn to smear streaks of red and magenta across their pristine surfaces.