Trinity Salon & Spa co-owner Cher sometimes perfects the makeup and hairdos of models at haute fashion shoots, but she spends most of her time making sure her regular clients get the same star treatment. Her business partner Candi shares the same passion for high-fashion styling, holding certifications from companies including Rusk and Matrix Hair Color. The pair have put together a team of salon stylists who snip hair into follicular masterpieces and reprogram hair textures. The crew can impart uniform straightness with keratin treatments or massage strands with ground-up Shirley Temple headshots to create billowing curls.
On the spa side, the DiamondTome microdermabrasion reveals fresh, unblemished skin with chips of real diamonds, and medical-grade peels accelerate the skin's exfoliation process. Men can enjoy treatments such as the Pampered Facial, during which aesthetician Nina bolsters handsome looks with a seaweed mud mask, facial massage, warm towels, and a beer to sip. The spa keeps hands and feet of all kinds well-groomed with mani-pedis, and elongates eyelashes, hair, or strap-on Santa Claus beards with realistic extensions.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
In business since 1967 and in possession of an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, the licensed health-care professionals at A&E and SNY Surgery Center tend to clients with laser and aesthetic services. Skilled and always-friendly technicians combat wrinkles with Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin injections, using proprietary blends of wrinkle-diffusers to target spots above and between the eyebrows, blocking the movement of muscles that dig furrows, crow’s-feet, and bang canyons. The staffers also wield lasers to fade or eliminate the appearance of age- and sun spots, unwanted tattoos, fuzzy patches, and spider veins. Their nonsurgical and surgical hair enhancements allow patrons to reclaim former coifs, and body-reshaping services can improve the appearance of silhouettes.
At Belladerma Wellness Spa, clients don’t just get a relaxing facial or body treatment, they also get an education. Owner Ann Latocha strives to inform her clients about the latest skin care treatment options and also hosts Reiki certification classes for those interested in energy work. During corrective or relaxation facials, the licensed aesthetician uses products from DermaQuest and Pevonia to enhance skin health, while advanced treatments see her reaching for salicylic acids to exfoliate away signs of aging or pumpkin and honey to calm inflammation and remove protein buildup. To treat skin below the neck, Lynn combines dry brushing and heated herbal towels with a vitamin serums and warm basalt stones during a body wrap, which is designed to hydrate dry skin and flood clients with peaceful memories of their childhood cocoon.
Floor-to-ceiling windows spill sunlight across Liz Lanza’s contemporary salon, splashing golden rays over high-vaulted ceilings and the sleek track lighting that takes its place once the sun goes down. The day-spa area provides a tranquil retreat where clients can disappear for a focused energy treatment such as the Amethyst quartz-covered Biomat surface, which emits healing far-infrared rays and negative ions that scare ailments away with pessimistic comments on life. Spa-goers can also slide beneath the white linens of a treatment bed as an aesthetician coaxes radiant skin to the surface with traditional European facials and technologically enhanced treatments including Bio-Ultimate Facelift, a combination of microcurrent’s low level energy and the collagen-stimulating infrared rays of an LED photofacial rejuvenation treatment.
A quaint, powder-blue building houses Donatella's Salon & Day Spa, an oasis of pampering that beckons weary patrons with promises of health and beauty from head to toe. The staff welcomes guests by first ushering them to a changing room, where they can slip into a robe and slippers or a comfortable San Diego Chicken ensemble. Before relishing in a cellulite-reducing, toning vacuum massage or an anti-aging facial, patrons can indulge in the spa's rainfall shower equipped with massage jets, then take time out for themselves in the aromatherapy sauna. A quiet room allows for more time to relax, meditate, or read. As an Aveda concept salon, Donatella's utilizes plant-sourced products, such as textured organic marshmallow-root lotions, to leave skin feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.
Twenty-three years ago, Mariska van Emmerik started her beauty career in Australia. Each year since, she has added accomplishments to her professional portfolio, honing her skills by giving skincare classes, consulting with clients, and developing her own product line, Privy Beauty. Mariska’s work has been featured in Ocean Drive magazine, on Mona Lisa touchups, and on the faces of clients who come in for her services, which include signature facials, lash extensions, and permanent-makeup applications. With more than 12 years of experience as a permanent makeup artist, Mariska expertly traces eyelids and lip perimeters to give clients a vivid look that stays put when clients exercise or bob for apples.
Organic skincare products feature prominently in Fountain of Youth Skin & Nail Spa's assortment of beauty treatments. Nina Butera, a licensed aesthetician and nail technician, leverages organic, medical-grade skincare products to draw out dormant skin tones and treat conditions ranging from rosacea to acne. She also helps her clients ward off unwanted body hair with waxing services, and she slathers digits in Zoya and shellac polishes to protect nails from being chipped by disoriented golfers.
With six manicures and seven pedicures in their arsenal, the skilled staffers at FRESH Nail Lounge and Spa lavish hands and feet with treatments that rely on products from Creative Nail Design, Essie, and OPI, and prioritize safety and hygienic practices. But they don’t stop at nail treatments—they call upon botanical ingredients to soothe and beautify bodies and faces. Highly-skilled skin care clinicians perform custom-blended facials for each individual's skin type.
From their perch near Syracuse University, Studio FX’s team of hairstylists, nail artists, and wax technicians have beautified locals for more than 35 years. Their specialty hair services include highlights, hair extensions, updos, and Brazilian blowouts, which leave hair sleeker and more manageable for up to five months. Apart from hair, they paint nails, apply make-up, wax, and lengthen eyelashes with extensions.
Therapeutic Massage of CNY aims to help bodies become healthier with a range of holistic therapies. The licensed massage therapist attends continuing education classes to keep massage skills in top shape and perfect customer favorites; the Swedish and deep tissue massage. Simple head, neck, and shoulder massage helps obliterate tension caused by long periods spent sitting at a desk or standing under it.
When clients visit DeJon’s Hair Design, they aren't getting just another haircut. The salon staff meticulously creates classic and modern haircuts that benefit each client's face shape and grooming routine. Stylists fade gray hairs on men with a five-minute color treatment, and add highlights to women’s locks. The spa side of the business offers relaxation with Manuka honey facials and mani-pedis.
Drawing on more than 3,800 procedures, Dr. Dean DeRoberts administers facial and bodily refinements with a keen eye and steady hand. His feature-enhancing procedures includes forehead lifts, nose surgery, tummy tucks, and liposuction treatments as well as less invasive treatments such as facials, Botox injections, and laser hair removal.
Licensed stylist Jane Elmer and her staff create stylish cuts and lush locks in her cozy Solvay salon, taking clients through a thorough consultation before every treatment and explaining products and techniques to ensure every style can be recreated at home, on vacations, or high atop a ferris wheel. Brazilian blowouts forge stronger, smoother, healthier hair through a 90-minute static-sapping and cuticle-calming process that coats hair in a protective layer of protein, leaving locks shiny, straight, and glowing for up to 12 weeks.
SpaZend infuses modern nail-pampering techniques with traditional Asian influence, inviting clients to remove their shoes upon entering the pristine, relaxing spa. Clients' eyes take in antiques including a century-old Chinese herbal medicine cabinet during the digit-decorating 25-minute basic manicure, which wipes away any vestigial lacquer from previous polishings before treating keratin sheaths with a luxurious soak. Professional fingertip pamperers file overlong talons and pretty up cuticles, preventing them from protruding or invading neighboring knuckles. The footpad-smoothing pedicure lasts for 50 minutes, employing a decadent hot-stone soak to loosen up southern digits for the preening ahead. Calluses take their leave when faced with a professional scrubbing, after which toenails enjoy a trimming. After a fashionable shaping, newly refined toenails easily shine through summer footwear, including sandals, open-toe pumps, and see-through moon boots.