B'yond Style Hair Studio's team of stylists personalize each of their services, whether prepping brides-to-be with formal updos or clearing away unwanted hair with waxing services. They spend time consulting with clients before performing any of their hair, nail, or skin services, learning about their clients' lifestyle and personal tastes. After designer cuts, the team further tailors the experience by instructing their clients on how to reproduce the look using products at home.
Seasoned stylist and Albany native Katie Steinbach imbues Bombshell Beauty Lounge with a vintage atmosphere, contrasting retro ambiance with a full roster of modern salon services. Backed by her team of continually educated technicians, Katie skillfully sculpts and adds hues to hairdos, and removes excess fuzz with waxing. She also educates clients on the art of makeup application, demonstrating trendy techniques and how to prevent mascara smudges when sitting in the first five rows of a killer-whale show.
Curl Up & Dye Hair and Nail Studio offers head-to-toe treatments. On jet-black styling chairs, hairstylists work on men and women to fashion new and fresh 'dos, including coloring, keratin treatments, perms, and updos. They also can add SoCap hair extensions for Rapunzel wannabes and design mani-pedis.
For more than 20 years, master stylist Kelly Anne has led a seasoned team of beauticians known to transform ordinary clients into magnets of positive attention with professional products and a menu of tress-taming services. The skilled hairdressers, many having more than 15 years of experience, wax away undesired head-threads and beautify the strands clients want to keep through cuts, coloring, and Global Keratin deep-conditioning treatments. To stay abreast of today's latest hairstyling techniques, the salon's dedicated staff regularly attends continued-education courses and hacks Vidal Sassoon’s email account.
At V Salon, a team of trained visage virtuosos will trim tarnished head helmets with expert scissor-wielding skills. Savvy strand specialists can banish split ends with a haircut in the latest style using high-quality products, such as Sebastian, Goldwell, KMS, and DevaCurl (women, $35–$45; men, $20–$28). Customers can revitalize lusterless locks with an electric-eel kiss or opt for the less shocking single process ($55–$60) or splash (partial, $45+; full foil, $65+) of hair color. Complement smooth strands with a smooth facial waxing, leaving your mug silkier than a velvet bean ($10).
Trained massage therapist Deborah Carter uses her more than 25 years of experience to customize massages for each client using an array of modalities. She aims to help heal and relax the client using everything from traditional Swedish strokes to the firmer kneads of a Russian sports massage. Carter is also trained in the Vodder Method of manual lymph drainage, which she relies on to detoxify the body of impurities and excess water being stored in buckets on the knees.
Carter performs these relaxing sessions at Townsend and Company Salon and Spa, where wood-covered ceilings and exposed-brick walls give the modern salon an organic feel, and the dimly lit treatment rooms create a cocoon of comfort for clients to recharge or molt away their caterpillar shell.