Waxing in Albany

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At New Attitudes Salon, talented stylists and aestheticians pamper clients with a spectrum of hair, skin, and body treatments. To keep hairdos in line and up to date, a CHI master educator can glide her scissors through locks or apply a flattering, ammonia-free color. Facials employ potent ingredients such as volcanic ash and glycolic acid to tighten pores and even out tone, and body scrubs refresh below-chin skin with mixtures of sea salt and organic essential oils. Treatment rooms fill with therapeutic scents of vanilla, lavender, and peppermint during spa appointments, ensuring clients leave with minds as calm as the audience at a snail race.

660 East Street
Rensselaer,
NY
US

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).

1168 Western Ave
Albany,
NY
US

Pure Serenity tailors its upscale beautifying services to the individual follicles, countenances, and skeleton outfits of each patron. Hair treatments reboot stalled head nests with the classic shampoo, cut, and style ($35 for women, $18 for men, $10+ for kids), and perms ($40+) and foils ($35+) add texture and color to strands that may otherwise be mistaken for a ream of office paper. Nail services include phalange-pampering manicures ($20+) and pedicures ($35+), and clients may augment their calcium-rich keratin tips with a full set of artificial nails ($40). Indulgent facials rejuvenate crumbling façades ($30 for 30 minutes, $50 for 60 minutes), and bikini ($25), full-leg ($45), and chin ($10) waxing keeps corporeal surfaces smoother than an ice rink tended to by a zamboni-driving Fabio.

1182 Route
Selkirk,
NY
US

The European facial is touted as a treatment primed to maintain healthy visages and is customized to each guest's individual skin type. The relaxing session begins with deep pore cleansing, followed by exfoliation, extractions, and a face, neck, and shoulder massage. Guests are also treated to an application of a variety of Guinot skincare products. During the pampering, hands are swaddled in warm, hydrating mitts.

594 New Loudon Rd.
Albany,
NY
US

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

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