A Head of Class Salon and Day Spa?s staff unfurl an array of beautifying services amid the creative ambiance of a grand fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and chandeliers. Haircuts and coloring treatments beautify heads, and small vats of honey wax remove unwanted tuffs for a finish as smooth as Dean Martin?s forehead. Spa services include facials, massages, and pedicures administered in a relaxing whirlpool footbath and massage chair. Bridal packages prepare ladies for that special day with updos, manicures, and makeup.
The thought of leaving the house and facing the world sometimes stopped Rachel Kaye in her tracks. She had suffered from cystic acne from childhood into her adult life, and her self-esteem hovered at a low level. Surrounding herself with flawless-skinned individuals while working as a cosmetologist did not help either. And then Rachel made a life-changing decision: she enrolled in school for aesthetics, and learned to treat skin conditions such as her own. She now helps clients overcome chronic acne, oily skin, sun damage, and other stubborn issues with custom facials and chemical peels.
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.
Stylist and owner Kimberly Heeb helms Salon on the Avenue, a full service salon and spa that delivers treatments for body, hair, and skin. Standing behind black leather chairs and broad mirrors, stylists set to work cropping, coloring, and conditioning locks, while nail specialists perform digit upkeep across the salon. Inside the spa’s cozy private quarters, clients can indulge in skin-clarifying facials or massages that release tension more than kneading a stress ball into a fine powder.
Resplendent gold, orange, green, and red walls line the treatment rooms inside Salon On The Avenue. Here, Allison Weaver spends her days inside a private treatment room as she applies eyelash extensions to enhance existing fringe. The certified technician adds both volume and length with her extensions that result in looks that range from natural to dramatic.
Muscle kneader Toveh Zaifert knows that every one of her clients is different. That's why each of her massages is different as well. A graduate of the New York Institute of Massage, Toveh specializes in the customization of her treatments to fit each individual's needs. When she begins a treatment, she'll ask if there are any specific aches, pains, or fears of cowbells she can help allay. Clients then can also choose whether they'd like soothing music played or prefer the serenity of silence. Toveh has trained in a number of massage modalities and is particularly skilled at Swedish, deep-tissue, and medical massage.