Drawing on more than 3,800 procedures, Dr. Dean DeRoberts administers facial and bodily refinements with a keen eye and steady hand. His feature-enhancing procedures includes forehead lifts, nose surgery, tummy tucks, and liposuction treatments as well as less invasive treatments such as facials, Botox injections, and laser hair removal.
When Michele Taber, a licensed cosmetologist of two decades, decided to open Meeshe’ Salon and Spa in her native county, the beautifier selected a waterfront Cayuga Lake location that exuded tranquility. Her salon and spa treatments transfer the natural serenity indoors with mani-pedis augmented by seaweed wraps and full-body scrubs that exfoliate with sea salt instead of the traditional tool, corrugated cardboard. A fleet of freshly updated tanning beds warm bodies to a beachy glow, and shears or wax rid bodies of excess hair.
By using products packed with organic ingredients, the staff at Vie de Bella Salon makes its menu of head-to-toe beauty treatments as healthy as a habit of running marathons. On the salon floor, stylists tame frizzy tresses with nontoxic hair-straightening treatments from Paul Brown Hawaii and add final touches to new cuts with Alterna styling products. They add vibrancy to hair by rendering highlights and single-process color with the Keune color line and add removable feather and multicolored hair extensions—ideal for special events or trying to get noticed in a crowd of peacock salesmen. Away from the salon floor, technicians bronze skin with organic airbrush tans, customizing the color to match each client and contouring bodies with blue-based organic solutions that last for 7–10 days. Manicures and spa pedicures with OPI polish round out the menu of treatments like the round edges manicurists file onto everything they own.
Elements Salon and Day Spa turns frizzies into flowing locks and achy bodies into rejuvenated organ carriers with a multitudinous mélange of spa and salon services. Pamper cranium covers with eco-friendly Aveda products during a cut and style ($5+ for children, $16+ for men, and $26+ for women) or banish unwanted hair by waxing lip lines ($15), underarms ($30), or eyebrows ($12). Guests can also opt for a beautifying manicure ($17) or pedicure ($36) to prepare phalanges for spring showcasing or try a soothing knead from a certified massage therapist ($30–$100) to reward hardworking backs after a week of textbook-toting or summer sandal shot-putting.
The friendly staff at Garbo's Salon Spa & Tanning Center works to darken human hides using state-of-the-art UV beds and professional spray-tanning equipment. Clients can walk or sock-slide across hardwood floors to one of three private chambers named for Caribbean locales, where they’ll slip into a bed or booth to bronze under UV light for up to 12 sun-kissed minutes. Alternatively, a professional airbrush tan swiftly tints bodies with beach-ready hues without recourse to coconut-colored Crayolas. In addition, the knowledgeable staff installed at Garbo’s curvaceous brushed-metal reception desk can help answer clients’ bronzing questions or divulge the most ray-stealing tanning pose.
Twenty-three years ago, Mariska van Emmerik started her beauty career in Australia. Each year since, she has added accomplishments to her professional portfolio, honing her skills by giving skincare classes, consulting with clients, and developing her own product line, Privy Beauty. Mariska’s work has been featured in Ocean Drive magazine, on Mona Lisa touchups, and on the faces of clients who come in for her services, which include signature facials, lash extensions, and permanent-makeup applications. With more than 12 years of experience as a permanent makeup artist, Mariska expertly traces eyelids and lip perimeters to give clients a vivid look that stays put when clients exercise or bob for apples.
Piloted by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Potenza, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery provides a variety of beauty-enhancing services in a medically sound environment. Licensed medical aesthetician Shannon Martin zaps the wayward blood vessels known as spider veins with her Venus-imported Cutera laser, using light-generated heat to kill off offending veins by coagulating the blood within them. Deceased vessels are subsequently reabsorbed into the body, fading away like Mozart’s one-hit-wonder career over a period of four to six weeks. The cosmetic treatment is safe on all skin types, returning epidermises to their porcelain-scented factory settings.