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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

Although the treatments they perform have evolved with technology, Gooding Skin System's aestheticians maintain the quality level of products and services that has kept them in business for more than 30 years. The staff strives to bring out the best in each customer, whether enhancing complexions with a peel, buffing nails with a manicure, or pulling magic scarves out of bellybuttons. They bolster skincare regimens with products from Murad, SkinCeuticals, Guinot Paris, and Sothys, and can tailor at-home routines for clients hoping to keep their faces glowing after a treatment.

296 Wolf Road
Latham,
NY
US

Rather than false lashes or implants, Simply Lashes' certified stylist, Lori Manny, applies Xtreme Lashes extensions to a single eyelash at a time. Despite being Lori's signature treatment, creating elegant, natural-looking lashes only skims the surface of her available services. A skincare specialist for more than 10 years, she treats epidermises with Dermalogica products during custom facials that can diminish signs of aging or acne. She likewise enriches skin by administering pore-unclogging chemical peels, waxing away unwanted body hair, and applying makeup that ranges from subtle to Blue Man Group impersonator.

357 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham,
NY
US

Like any good teacher, style director and salon owner Shelley Hutchinson believes you are never done learning. Her 14 years as a cosmetologist have led her to oversee a staff of hairstylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists, all of whom continue to hone their skills through educational seminars. As they absorb new techniques, they graduate on a track from apprentice to senior stylist, having chosen a major in either scissor biology or beehive keeping. Shelley herself attends international trade shows to keep up with the world's aesthetic tastes, adapting her knowledge of cuts and colors to make the most of the salon's partnership with Goldwell.

Inside Shelley's beautification venue, sunlight illuminates fixtures inspired by the natural world. Potted trees, floral arrangements, and bamboo window shades complement the earth-toned walls of private spa and public styling areas. The services also draw from nature: guests can warm their feet during the Tranquil Earth pedicure featuring hot rocks, or they can nourish their features with an enzyme peel's pineapple and papaya extracts.


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2 Greenbush Ave
East Greenbush,
NY
US

Kellie Campbell brings more than three decades of experience to her beauty services at Advanced Skin Treatments. Always eager to add to her already vast knowledge of clinical treatments, the certified acne specialist and PCA clinician regularly attends advanced training courses, trade shows, and close-up tours of Mount Rushmore. She also provides waxing services for nearly any area of the anatomy stricken with unwanted stubble.


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601 Watervliet Shaker Rd
Latham,
NY
US