At her brand-new location, Amber Fath coaxes pores open with steam and extracts dirt from their crevices with the help of organic-skincare line Éminence. Her path to this point began in 2008, when she started learning about skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Dedicated to bettering herself at her craft, she's sought out work with acclaimed aestheticians, added lymphatic drainage to her skill set, and sat at the front with arm raised in continuing-education classes. Armed with this knowledge and experience, she administers services such as waxings and body scrubs that render skin soft and glowing.
Heading down Main Street in historic Clarence Hollow, you might notice a whimsical three-story structure with a clock at the top. Salon in the Tower lives at the base of that building. What began as a staff of two has now grown into a team of 14 where stylists continue ongoing education at Bumble and Bumble University in NYC to stay up to date on the latest cutting, coloring, and styling techniques. In addition to performing the trendiest cutting and coloring techniques, the providers at the spa portion of the center, perform spa treatments such as massages, facials, and mani-pedis against a backdrop of dark wooden columns, trim, and wall paneling. They use Pevonia's botanical- and marine-based products for skincare services, and they carry the Olivia Garden line of bamboo brushes, which can help with home hairstyling or distract an attacking panda.
From head to toe, inside and out, the attentive staff at You're So Vain Salon and Spa cossets clients with therapeutic services. Stylists twist and tease locks into vibrant new styles and nail techs, meanwhile, fortify fingers and toes with gobs of mortar or long-lasting OPI color. Aestheticians give attention to epidermal layers with chemical peels and DermaSweep MD—a facial that sweeps away dead skin cells with topical solutions, vacuum pressure, and a precision brush-tip exfoliation. The spa treatments, including hot-stone massages and teeth whitening, can be combined into packages, with bubblegum-scented options for Little Girls spa parties.
After years of salon experience, Melanie Speidel found herself disillusioned with the industry?s often impersonal standards. She decided to combine her know-how into a joint venture?A Place in the Park?where she planned to offer classic salon and spa services with a highly personal touch. The popular salon quickly outgrew its first location, and in 2010 she moved into a spacious, stand-alone building with blond hardwood floors and plenty of natural light.
At About Face by Erica, aesthetician Erica Stevenson focuses on “the art of staying young,” refreshing clients with facial treatments, makeup applications, and waxing. She also helps keep clients feeling as young as possible with comprehensive makeup-application lessons and tips on which restaurants still sell kids’ menu items to nonminors. Such services are complemented by the work of resident stylist Kelly Mitecki, who performs special-occasion services such as bridal updos.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Organic customized facials
Brands Used: Eminence Organics
Pro Tip: I am also joined with two other business associates: a massage therapist and iridologist.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer complimentary water and provide magazines and books. On the way out, we offer mints.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
The best part of my job is that I can help someone feel better about their skin. I feel together with the clients' help, we can bring out the best skin possible.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
[We provide] a quiet relaxing atmosphere with light spa music. Light decorations with blues and browns have a very natural vibe for a beautiful atmosphere.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I love skincare and am very excited to share my knowledge. I will pay close attention to combine beauty and comfort to create a relaxing and rejuvenating atmosphere.