For five years, Astoria Med-Spa has welcomed customers into a laser and skin center overseen by a physician. Powerful but gentle laser beams remove hair, perform photofacials, and even tighten wrinkled skin, alongside other med-spa services such as peels, microdermabrasions, and spider-vein therapy for image-conscious arachnids.
Salon 20 moved into its new location in March 2013, but it couldn’t feel more like home if it had been there for 20 years. Inside clients find a modern salon in a historic home with both upscale furnishings and homespun decorations such as inspirational wall art. Friendly stylists with more than 40 years of combined experience stay up to date on the latests trends and create hip and chic looks. In addition to cuts for all ages, coloring, and smoothing treatments, staff have expert knowledge on special occasion styles such as prom updos and texture services.
Salon 20 proudly positions itself as “a small-town salon,” and takes part in community outreach activities such as collecting items for homeless ministries in the area. Stylists also shear hair for donation to Locks of Love and, every year, raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Like a painter poised before her canvas, expert stylist Ayesha Lodhi sees endless possibilities when she stands in front of a head of hair. At Hair Quarters Salon, she straightens curly locks, shapes manes into stylish updos, and elongates strands with natural-looking extensions. She also transforms hair with precise coloring and highlights, both more practical methods of changing your hair?s hue than coating it in ketchup. Beyond her myriad hairdressing services, Ayesha refines brows with threading and removes unwanted hair via waxing.
Owner Mary D not only contributes her initials to M.D.'s Hair Salon, but also her more than 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. Mary has done it all—from owning and managing salons to serving as an accomplished stylist with a specialty in corrective color and multidimensional foils. Today, Mary puts her expertise to work alongside stylist Deena W, who herself boasts more than 25 years of experience. Together, the duo designs flattering haircuts for men and women, straightens unruly frizz with keratin treatments, and treats bridal parties to special-occasion styling. The stylists use products from brands such as Kenra, Redken, Moroccanoil, and Keratin Complex by Coppola to style and retexturize manes. While their hair is being transformed, clients can enjoy ample parking and complimentary snacks and beverages, such as beer and wine.
Kara Christian Styling Studio isn't the biggest salon. It isn't located in the city, and it isn't staffed by dozens of employees. But that's perfectly okay with the close-knit team at this Bumble and bumble salon. Tucked away in the heart of downtown Woodstock, the studio is staffed by an experienced team made up of three master cosmetologists and two receptionists. The team members relish the small size, which allows them to provide personalized attention, keep the atmosphere relaxed, and ensure no tyrannosaurus rexes can squeeze inside and cause distractions. They use only the highest-quality products while they work with their clients during haircuts, coloring, and straightening services.
At The Skin Care Clinic, Dr. Michael Katopes and certified medical assistant and skincare specialist Jennifer Kodey refurbish aging, sun-damaged, and acne-ridden skin with medical-strength procedures that produce results with no recovery time. PCA, Obagi, and SkinMedica peels reduce skin pigmentation and combat acne, and crystal-tipped microdermabrasion wands resurface faces and bequeath a youthful glow. The team flips the IPL switch to eradicate hair from the limbs, face, and body, and fills in wrinkles with Juvéderm, the manmade version of antiwrinkles. For some treatments, the skin specialists lessen discomfort with Biofreeze topical anesthetic.