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At Metamorphose Salon, a style-savvy posse of beatifying beauticians pampers visitors from finger to toe with an array of spa services. During each mani-pedi, experienced digital stylists preen patron's extremities, doting for 45 minutes on the fingers and an hour on the toes, soaking, massaging, and moisturizing away stress and dry skin. Utilizing an artistic eye, nail technicians sculpt tips to the client's specification, rounding out points, squaring edges, or crafting tiny busts of Michelangelo. After relaxing hand and foot massages, detailers paint paws with OPI lacquers bright enough to make a rainbow blush, leaving skin soft, supple, and revitalized.

1743 Central Ave
Albany,
NY
US

When Christine Goodness opened the original Classical Concepts Salon & Spa in 1995, the 300-square-foot salon had just three styling stations. Today, though her business has expanded, she seeks to continue the connection with nature that inspired her to go into business in the first place. Her pair of Aveda concept salons was mentioned in Salon Today in an article on environmentally friendly beauty. ?Our salon was designed by a green architect and we have energy-efficient appliances and green building materials,? she told the magazine.

At both locations, Goodness's staff of stylists launches the happy purr of busy shears and the subtle fragrances of Aveda products. Inside private-treatment rooms, aestheticians spread layers of natural-plant waxes infused with essential oils to whisk away unwanted facial and body hair and apply soothing facials packed with botanical ingredients and minerals. To combat stress from posing as twin investment bankers, massage therapists ease muscle tension in clients with hot-stone, reflexology, and chakra-balancing massage techniques. After emerging from treatments designed to lull them into relaxation, clients browse the rows of Aveda products available to recreate treatments at home. Christine works among the potted bamboo and meditating statues, considering further eco-friendly measures and arranging free services for patients undergoing treatment at The Saratoga Radiation Oncology Center.

1 Crossgates Mall Rd
Albany,
NY
US

Ania Hair Studio & Spa's stylists fear no wave, corkscrew, or kink that comes their way. With their certification from Ouidad, a line of curl-centric products, and their trademarked curly-hair salon techniques, the only curl they don't tackle professionally comes with a roast-beef sandwich at Arby's. Their team is comprised of stylists of every skill level, from beginner to master artist, but they all work closely with their clients to find the cut or color that suits them best. In the spa department, aestheticians pamper skin with facials and waxing services, as well as eyelash extensions and mani-pedis. Massage therapists, alternatively, soothe muscles with various bodywork modalities, reiki, and herbal steam. The studio itself features a modern, urban aesthetic, with a corrugated-metal ceiling hovering over painted exposed vents and track lighting. Yet wood accents, granite floor tiles, winsome yellow orb lighting, and a smattering of plants lend the space an eclectic, decorative vibe. You'll also discover wicker chairs padded with brown leather cushions—even individual items cull their aesthetic influences from disparate yet complementary sources, like a basketball arena outfitted with a slip 'n' slide for players to cool off after each dunk.

1704 Western Ave
Albany,
NY
US

Black, white, and brown decor embellishes Revival Salon and Spa's space, which is outfitted with hair-, nail-, skin-, and massage-treatment areas. Crystal chandeliers hover above stylists, who mend spilt ends with Pure NV botanical keratin treatments and change hair hues with Goldwell dyes. Nearby, nail technicians cradle fingertips as they wrap digits in gel, acrylic, ANC, Shellac, and metallic coverings. Aestheticians wield skincare products to refresh visages with 11 facial treatments, each designed to erase specific skin concerns. Specifically, these facials can treat fine lines, acne, and rosacea that comes and goes, just like Katherine Heigl's presence on television. The staff further beautifies clients by adding length to manes with Socap and Invisi-Tab hair extensions or defining peepers with NovaLash eyelash extensions.

574 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush,
NY
US

The goal at Bellezza Beauty Salon & Spa is to make clients feel beautiful inside and out, via an extensive menu of spa and salon services. The expert stylists on staff have decades of experience as well as a slew of awards and certifications. Nail guru Jennifer, meanwhile, draws on her Sebastian training to pamper hands and feet with beautifying and hydrating treatments. Retreat to a private room for relaxing services such as therapeutic hot stone massage.

46 Fuller Rd
Albany,
NY
US

An experienced cosmetologist and a former teacher at Austin School of Spa Technology, Andrea Bosko has plenty experience to draw from when enhancing her clients' appearances. At Cut Loose Hair and Nail Studio, she offers hair and nail treatments with an emphasis on personalization. That means that during her haircuts, coloring, or keratin treatments, Andrea tailors her work to reflect and embellish the client's natural features and distinct style.

492 N Greenbush Rd.
Rensselaer,
NY
US