The stylists at Violet’s Salon use Redken hair products to sculpt manes and layer or color locks. Staff members also supplement natural tresses with perms, straightening, or updos for weddings or sittings for a commemorative plate portrait. Clients can also enjoy spa services such glycolic-acid peels, Shellac manicures, and waxing.
La Dolce Vita Spa fills its ranks with beauty specialists that combine their specialized expertise to devise a full-body menu of beautifying treatments. Hands and feet find renewal with a variety of therapies, from cooling dollops of spearmint scrub to the ache-melting warmth of hot stones. Ten facials cater to different complexions, with regimes that encourage elasticity with seaweed extract or calm active blemishes with sulfur masks. Meanwhile, stylists untangle tresses with shampoos and cuts, and spa therapists loosen muscles' fancy half-windsors with half- or full-hour massages.
From the wrap-around porch to the mahogany crown molding inside the Victorian building, Aura Salon has a homey feeling. Especially for owner Chris Nadjarian, who actually grew up in the very home that now houses his salon, according to a Patch.com article. These days, he shepherds a staff armed with gleaming scissors and hair dye as they mold manes into trendy styles.
The much-lauded Studio One Salon offers a plethora of salon and spa services dedicated to de-stressing patrons as well as bettering appearances. Place a face in the care of Studio One Salon for a one-hour basic spa facial that begins with a thorough skin analysis, allowing the aesthetician in charge to tailor a specific treatment for each epidermis. Using Dermalogica products, each visage is cleansed, exfoliated, extracted, masked, hydrated, and, finally, fortified against the everyday onslaught of solar rays and glove-slapping duel challenges. An eyebrow arch eliminates overgrown or out-of-place bristles, tidying up forehead mustaches into two separate, symmetrical features while increasing one’s ability to communicate emotions such as surprise, anger, or “I’ve just been pied by a clown!”
At Rochester Esthetics, skilled epidermal artistes buff blemishes from human canvases with a beautifying array of skin care and waxing services. Following a consultation to determine appropriate facial accentuation, hair removal specialists shape eyebrows into graceful arches or perplexed question marks with a follicle-vacating barrage of trimming, waxing, and tweezing. For clogged cranial landscapes, the Spa Classic and Gentleman's Facials incorporate a potent blend of cleansing, steam exfoliation, and light extractions to clear dirt and oils. A glycolic-acid treatment powers the Rapid-Exfoliation Rejuvenation with skin-scouring might, and the AromaSpa Facial's sweet-smelling blend of essential oils and botanical products invigorates the senses and leaves countenances as smooth and alluring as a seal on a motorcycle.
The expert fingers of bliss’s stylists each graduate from the salon's extensive apprenticeship program before they style hair or massage extremities in Aveda-product-centric services. The Caribbean Therapy Retreat manicure ($40) or pedicure ($60) infuses limb-ends with Caribbean plant aromas during a soothing massage, using a warm seaweed mask to exfoliate skin cells and revive toes still groggy after hitting sandbars too hard the previous night. Perk up downtrodden locks with the haircut and style ($35+ for women, $25+ for men), which slathers hair in botanical-based shampoo, massages skulls, and trims back nests of hair serpents. Hair-color treatments ($45+) restore faded locks to Technicolor glory, and the Damage Remedy treatment ($55+) uses Aveda's plant-based ingredients to repair strands splintered by the karate chops of passing zephyrs.
Under the sage direction of Dr. Brian Young, the staff at Beauty Island Spa & Nails cultivates healthy complexions, eases aches, and whittles silhouettes with spa services for men and women. The spa’s island theme is reflected in its relaxation-inducing treatments and tropical atmosphere fostered by décor including peach-hued walls, plush white leather chairs, and palm trees inhabited by shipwrecked families. Aestheticians put their beautifying know-how to use as they administer innovative treatments such as LED therapy to help diminish the symptoms of rosacea, acne, or aging.