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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

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

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

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

Helmed by therapist Michele Salway, the muscle masons of Body Time Massage Therapy help clients unburden themselves of stress and physical tension. A graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage, Salway decompresses bodies with deep-tissue and shiatsu techniques, as well as well-timed knock-knock jokes. In her off time, she continues expanding her arsenal of modalities through ongoing training and checking the museum’s marble statues for cracks. Salway and her team welcome wearied physiques to Body Time’s studio, as well as make house calls and tote chairs to businesses to provide corporate massage services.

485 Western Avenue
Albany,
NY
US

Estheticians at Green Garden Asian Spa specialize in Qigong massage techniques, an ancient Chinese healing method that focuses on preventative health and meditative balance within the body and mind. In addition to signature massages that can incorporate hot stones, four hands, or lavender essential oils, the spa also offers rejuvenating facial and body treatments and waxing.

90 N Pearl St
Albany,
NY
US