In a sleek salon with high ceilings and glossy wooden floors, the stylist cuts, colors, and styles locks, creating completely new looks or offering minor adjustments to improve current ones. The independent contractor— rents a booth at the salon—even applies ombre color, which lightens the ends of hair while leaving roots darker. It’s a low-maintenance technique popular among celebrities who want to spend less time worrying about their hair and more time counting their blessings to accurately report them at tax time.
Nestled inside a cozy, colonial-style home, Sooz Salon provides progressive salon services with an artful touch. Skilled stylists administer the Simply Smooth mini-keratin treatment, which uses natural keratin to smoothen follicles and seal in nutrients. The treatment works on hair of most dispositions, including chemically processed locks. The smoothsperience concludes with a finishing blow-dry, producing a head of hair that will stand up to humidity's frizzling taunts for months with proper care. Drop by the salon or phone ahead to make an appointment.
The friendly aestheticians at Bellezza Salon and Spa stave off stress and prettify toes with a menu of relaxing pedicure treatments. The one-hour spa pedicure begins as walk-weary feet are eased into a soothing bath where streams of warm water unwind knotted ligaments and relax tight tootsie tendons. Unruly phalanges face a phalanx of file-wielding pedicurists who meticulously shape each nail and curb each cuticle while pumicing rough, calloused skin and trimming off excess pie crust from the nail’s edge. After the shaping, an exfoliating foot scrub smoothes skin that is made extra silky with the application of a moisturizing lotion massaged into each foot, setting remaining tension free and relocating it to a peaceful farm in the country. Finally, a hot-towel wrap swaddles each newly shaped and softened leg paddle, locking in hydration, and ensuring comfort as each of the 12 toes receives a precise, confidence-boosting polish.
The Men’s Room puts a contemporary spin on the traditional barbershop with a slew of modernly macho services. The 30- to 45-minute straight razor shave embraces faces in the pore-airing powers of steamed towels and a hot lather. During the main mane taming (a $35 value), a skin caretaker curtails unwanted facial fauna and mustache-disguise glasses to reveal true identities before coating smooth skin landscapes in a soothing after-shave balm. A moisture-infused facial massage coaxes stress from hard-working noggins and leaves skeleton husks feeling as hydrated as a dolphin doing belly flops in the Fountain of Youth.
Toshia Chayil Chanokhavi believes in the power of transcendence. As the owner of Hair Extension Room, she empowers women to go beyond the possibilities of their natural hair with custom extensions, wigs, and feather fittings. HER proprietary HER line, which features 100% human hair, extends tresses up to 14 inches for an elongated silhouette or an upcoming Tesla coil demonstration. Along with hair lengthening, Toshia’s studio also deftly executes traditional salon services, including haircuts, coloring, and straightening.
The Millers envisioned a beauty resource for western New York – a place where creativity would flourish and clients would be treated like royalty; style would be up-to-the-minute and education ongoing. Until now, brands like Jo Malone, Oribe, Aqcua di Parma, and Kai were only to be found in major cities, hours away.