Housed in the historic Wiltsie & Crump building—originally erected in 1886 to serve as Pittsford's general store—The Soho Salon's warmly lit interior is home to a collective of former salon owners, veteran colorists, and seasoned stylists. The cosmetic doyens flock to the salon for a chance to work with owner Chas Inzinna, the aesthetic engineer who designed the Hair Color Formula Encyclopedia—an essential reference for colorists on how to create more than 70,000 hues. Inside, bright-red mirrors punctuate lush, cream-curtained walls and couches. Golden lamps dangle above the freestanding chairs, where stylists, such as 15-year veteran Orlando de Nobrega, cut, color, and style coifs into busts of Wile E. Coyote.
In a tranquil spa space, Saggio Spa's aestheticians and massage therapists alleviate stresses stored throughout the body with a range of traditional and exotic facials, massages, and other spa services. Seven types of massage blend various modalities and may incorporate oils, hot paraffin, or hot stones to soothe aching muscles and relax tattoos of growling tigers. Both massages and facials sometimes call on aromatic essential oils and scrubs to refurbish skin; standouts among these include eucalyptus and mint oils, sea salts, and manuka honey. When not soothing back pains or flushing dirt from pores in their private treatment rooms, the spa staff organizes bridal and birthday parties for larger groups.
Pol'ish Salon & Spa's Sue Thomas devotes her skills as a nail technician to performing several manicures and pedicures. Her service menu includes gel polish manicures, which involve more filing and buffing than a weightlifting lawyer's schedule. Sue infuses friendliness into each service she renders, and she strives to make each visit relaxing for her guests. That emphasis can be found in her spa pedicures, which incorporate hot towel treatments and extended massages of the feet and legs.
Aesthetician Mary Kukura of Skinlogix boasts an impressive set of skills and certifications, which she calls upon while performing a variety of skincare and beauty services. For a quick beauty fix, you can stop in for a pedicure or a waxing service. If you're looking for a brighter complexion, you might want to choose one of Mary's specialty facials—the varied menu uses tools such as oxygen infusions, diamonds, stem cells, and googly eyes. And if you're simply in search of relaxation, hot-stone massages and cupping help holistically heal and comfort.
Certified electrologist and licensed aesthetician Gia Riccelli helps clients feel confident in their bodies by clearing surfaces of unwanted hair, blemishes, and environmental damage. She uses Visual Changes skincare products during restoring facials and peels that remove dead skin cells and create younger-looking skin. She performs electrolysis to remove unwanted hair by destroying the follicle. She is also a certified eyelash stylist and adds length and fullness to lashes by applying waterproof, semipermanent lashes.
Giving back is important to the stylists at Ella Salon. That includes offering haircuts for special-needs children and administering beauty treatments to those who cannot afford them through the Harmony program. The stylists are just as caring when treating clients to the salon's bevy of hair, nail, makeup, and facial services.