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The expert aestheticians at Exquisite Skincare and Waxing mollycoddle guests from the neck up with facials custom-fit to their skin types and strengthened with Dermalogica tonics and salves. The Dermalogica facial commences with a mapping that analyzes the face’s topography and plots the most direct bus route from the chin to the forehead. A skinsmith then double cleanses and exfoliates the visage, ridding it of stubborn makeup, dirt, and past-their-prime skin cells. Warm steam opens up pores before a gentle extraction, if necessary, whisks away blemish-causing bacteria from the face. The façade refurbishing continues with a customized mask and application of serums, toner, eye cream, and a hydrating moisturizer. A light facial massage concludes the pampering, transporting minds to places of relaxation—like a sandy beach or the inside of Paul Bunyan’s pillow. Exquisite Skincare ensconces visitors in a serene setting decked with lavender paint, glowing chandeliers, and fresh flowers.

101 Seneca St
Geneva,
NY
US

Some salons are content to slather faces with a mix of mud and sugar and call it a facial. That’s not the case at SeriouSkin, where aestheticians curate a menu that includes only those treatments and products that have been clinically proven to safely remedy skin issues such as acne, wrinkles, and unwanted hair. The spa’s licensed staff members are all trained masters of their trade, skillfully deploying services that range from laser hair removal and permanent makeup to FDA-approved Bio-Roller micro-needle therapy, which improves the look and feel of skin through use of fast-moving, collagen-stimulating needles filled with inspirational quotes.

Despite its clinical technology, the salon features a softer side, including a brow bar where aestheticians can shape eye awnings with a range of powders, pencils, waxes, and brow mascaras, or enhance lashes with conditioners and extensions. The studio is thoroughly stocked with a wide range of quality products by brands such as PCA Skin, Ayur-Medic, and Jade, and aestheticians are happy to recommend products that can be used at home to enhance any treatment’s effectiveness.

1 Grove St
Pittsford,
NY
US

Working together for nearly 20 years, Delicately You's body-care specialists each practice a unique set of skills that leave clients' feeling more beautiful inside and out through services including hair removal, facials, and massage therapy. Owner and experienced electrologist Nina Cristantello-Lindauer uses a computerized system to permanently remove unwanted body hair and calculate each strand overall sigma level. In addition to electrolysis, teammate Sandy Hood depilates physiques through natural sugar- and soy-based methods, as well as rejuvenates skin with intense pulsed light therapy. Therapist Bill Walker, the male of the trio and a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, applies more than 10 massage techniques to ease maladies ranging from achy heads to heady aches.

790 Cross Keys Office Park
Fairport,
NY
US

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.

4400 Nine Mile Point Rd
Fairport,
NY
US

Accents Salon's beauty experts have been pampering guests with hair, nail, and skin services since opening their doors nearly 30 years ago. The stylists offer cuts for men, women, and children and can totally transform locks with hair-coloring and texturizing services. On the other hand, they solve the problem of unwanted hair with cloth and warm wax or a sugar-based formula that can reveal equally smooth skin. Nail services amplify the quality of handshakes, high-fives, and foot-fives with popular OPI polish, long-lasting Shellac polish, and indulgent little extras like dips in skin-softening paraffin wax.

6 North Main Street
Fairport,
NY
US

L. David's experienced staff of polishing pros trim, shape, and pamper patrons to help them boost their double-take factor. The salon and spa procures an assortment of salon services, including a women's wash, cut, and finish for a rakish head rug ($25–$55+), a permanent color and finish for a newly hued hairdo ($35–$65+), and chemical relaxers to help soothe strands stressed from over-styling and run-ins with plasma balls ($65+).

248 W Commercial St
East Rochester,
NY
US