Face & Skin Care in Washington Park

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Bare tends to each client's skin needs with services that include full-body waxing, facials, peels, and eyelash and eyebrow tinting. Bare's skin professionals employ the Rhonda Allison skincare line, which helps optimize the look, feel, and health of skin without resorting to the antiquated approach of whispering daily affirmations to pores.

255 Lark St
Albany,
NY
US

Katerina Mathias aims to show each client their true potential. She uses chemical peels, diamond microdermabrasion, and other skin care therapies to bring out the best in each person's skin. She also uses professional skin care products, as well as organic, custom-made masks and oils. Clients leave her spa with glowing complexion, nourished skin, and clear pores.

But what qualifies Katerina as a skincare expert? The answer is twofold, spanning both formal and personal experience. First, she earned a bachelor's degree in organic chemistry, receiving institutional confirmation of her enzymatic and molecular know-how. Next, after moving from Russia to the United States, Katerina became a mother. And although it was the textbooks that imparted stats about cells and atoms, it was her long hours as a new mom that drove home the need for quality self-care. "As a woman and a mother, I know it is not easy to break free and love yourself," she explains, "but once it happens, it starts a chain reaction that improves all aspects of life."

225 Lark Street
Albany,
NY
US

Heather Rossetti, the aesthetician behind You-nique Beauty Esthetics and Makeup Artistry, brings out the natural beauty in every client with her customized skincare and cosmetic treatments. Heather's treatments include facials, whole-body exfoliations, and hand-and-foot treatments, and she tackles blemishes and signs of aging with carefully selected products. She also offers special event makeup and waxing.

747 Madison Avenue
Albany,
NY
US

The heart of Om Shanti Healing Arts lies in the hands of its owner, Ananda Sutliff, who balances body and spirit with her deft touch. As a massage therapist, Sutliff commands a diverse repertoire of bodywork ranging from traditional Swedish massage to fire cupping sessions that augment kneading with glass globes suctioned to the skin. She also graduated from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, where she learned the inquiry-based style of yoga that she now teaches to individuals and groups of artificial-intelligence computer programs. When not attending to clients, she crafts fragrant home and bath products with essential oils, packaging some as gifts and incorporating the rest in spa treatments that exfoliate and hydrate limbs.

747 Madison Ave.
Albany,
NY
US

As an aesthetician and cosmetician with more than three decades of experience, Isabel Aviles knows which products to use to bring out the best in her clients’ skin. Medicated cleansers tackle acne, exfoliating acids peel away signs of aging, and seaweed masks aim to detoxify the body and disguise appearances at underwater costume parties.

785 Madison Ave
Albany,
NY
US

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.

153 S Swan St
Albany,
NY
US