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Danielle Klahr and her staff of licensed cosmetologists improve clients’ confidence not only with haircare services and nail artistry but also with beauty education and personal coaching. The beauty specialists teach such tricks as how to maintain a new hairstyle or recreate a dramatic or subtle makeup look at home. They also offer educational workshops, such as Makeup Tips for Teens and Flat-Ironing Your Horse’s Mane. During personal coaching, life coach Danielle helps women achieve their goals for both beauty and otherwise.

1090B Loudon Road
Cohoes,
NY
US

Danny clips, files, and buffs nails in preparation for a finale of bold nail polish colors. The nail technician?s manicures and pedicures are enhanced with eye-catching artistic designs, including polka dots, stripes, and a detailed map of New York City?s subway system.

1570 Route 9
Clifton Park,
NY
US

Staff at Carleen's A Hair Retreat beautifies hair, hands, and feet with soothing services in a relaxing atmosphere. Upon guests' arrival, stylists present a complimentary beverage to facilitate each consultation and toast the imminent demise of split ends. Using Paul Mitchell and Goldwell products, color experts overhaul 'dos with full-length foils or a set of ombre highlights that, like a chameleon standing upright in a black-and-tan, changes color from top to bottom. The salon evokes a tranquil and elegant vibe created by a marble-topped reception desk, spacious leather chairs, and floral accents.

148 Old Loudon Rd
Latham,
NY
US

Ania Hair Studio & Spa's stylists fear no wave, corkscrew, or kink that comes their way. With their certification from Ouidad, a line of curl-centric products, and their trademarked curly-hair salon techniques, the only curl they don't tackle professionally comes with a roast-beef sandwich at Arby's. Their team is comprised of stylists of every skill level, from beginner to master artist, but they all work closely with their clients to find the cut or color that suits them best. In the spa department, aestheticians pamper skin with facials and waxing services, as well as eyelash extensions and mani-pedis. Massage therapists, alternatively, soothe muscles with various bodywork modalities, reiki, and herbal steam. The studio itself features a modern, urban aesthetic, with a corrugated-metal ceiling hovering over painted exposed vents and track lighting. Yet wood accents, granite floor tiles, winsome yellow orb lighting, and a smattering of plants lend the space an eclectic, decorative vibe. You'll also discover wicker chairs padded with brown leather cushions—even individual items cull their aesthetic influences from disparate yet complementary sources, like a basketball arena outfitted with a slip 'n' slide for players to cool off after each dunk.

1704 Western Ave
Albany,
NY
US

Trained massage therapist Deborah Carter uses her more than 25 years of experience to customize massages for each client using an array of modalities. She aims to help heal and relax the client using everything from traditional Swedish strokes to the firmer kneads of a Russian sports massage. Carter is also trained in the Vodder Method of manual lymph drainage, which she relies on to detoxify the body of impurities and excess water being stored in buckets on the knees.

Carter performs these relaxing sessions at Townsend and Company Salon and Spa, where wood-covered ceilings and exposed-brick walls give the modern salon an organic feel, and the dimly lit treatment rooms create a cocoon of comfort for clients to recharge or molt away their caterpillar shell.

153 S Swan St
Albany,
NY
US

The goal at Bellezza Beauty Salon & Spa is to make clients feel beautiful inside and out, via an extensive menu of spa and salon services. The expert stylists on staff have decades of experience as well as a slew of awards and certifications. Nail guru Jennifer, meanwhile, draws on her Sebastian training to pamper hands and feet with beautifying and hydrating treatments. Retreat to a private room for relaxing services such as therapeutic hot stone massage.

46 Fuller Rd
Albany,
NY
US