The talented nail technicians at Birgit's Hair & Skin revamp scraggy digits and torn-up toes with relaxing nail services enhanced by high-quality OPI polish. The classic manicure hydrates hands with a warm paraffin dip add-on ($6 value) before filing and shaping nails, and sends off pampered appendages with a professional polish (a $20 value). During the signature pedicure, feet swim through the frothy spumes of a whirlpool bath inhabited by foaming sea rocks and rubber duckies, and can choose from three decadent foot treatments: cooling aloe stress relief, warming enzymatic sea-mud mask, or invigorating peppermint sea twist. The opulent pedicure exfoliates and massages appendages, trims and primps toenails, and applies a long-lasting coat of polish (a $42 value). The entire service lasts approximately one hour—about the same amount of time the average person spends tying their shoelaces each day.
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.
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.
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.