Since 1992, the experienced stylists and aestheticians at Pro Image have clipped manes into stylish new shapes and pampered skin and nails. Overhauling style from top to bottom, staff can apply Novalash eyelash extensions, wax away unsightly hairs, or neatly apply polish to finely shaped nails.
Candy Kids Spa combines things that kids love—including more than 100 types of candy, candy-flavored facial masks, a heaping helping of personalized attention, and fun activities such as karaoke—into one memorable experience. It should come as no surprise that the company's formula is a successful one, since it was, in fact, inspired by a 6-year-old. As she told Elizabeth Carey in a 2010 Buffalo Business First feature, owner Ayanna Williams came up with the concept when her daughter requested her own special treatment after seeing the pampering going on at a traditional spa.
Williams and her daughter decided to retrieve some frosting out of the cabinet and had a good time creating their very own tasty "facial." Williams's daughter told her friends at school about it, and soon Williams started traveling to people's homes for mobile parties. She then bought a storefront on Niagara Falls Boulevard, gutting the building herself and painting the walls in bright rainbow colors. Williams eventually expanded the business to include two more locations in New York state and is in the process of creating franchises elsewhere.
The innovative spa, which has been featured on WKBW Channel 7 News, offers services ranging from candy-colored mani-pedis to a spa factory where kids can make their own lip gloss and candy-scented perfume. They also host parties to celebrate a birthday or a long-awaited truce in a war over which sister gets to sleep on the top bunk.
For the past two years, licensed massage therapist Jennifer M. Regan of 3R Therapeutic Arts has called upon her medical background to holistically heal clients on both a physical and emotional level. During 30- to 75-minute sessions, she carefully manipulates layers of muscle and connective tissue to relieve tension, increase blood circulation, and massage away aches from sleeping on a bed of marshmallows. Jennifer’s studio is within the Snyder Professional Center.
Licensed therapist Shannon Booth draws inspiration from homeopathic modalities to help bodies naturally heal from injuries and aches. Shannon tailors each massage to clients' requests, modifying pressure and targeting specific areas to eradicate pent-up tension and rivalries between kneecaps. The therapeutic kneading is designed to naturally vanquish a wide array of ailments, such as chronic pain, headaches, and muscles spasms. Inside Shannon's private massage room, tranquil music and aromatherapy scents cultivate a deeply relaxing ambiance as guests rest atop a heated table, which infuses warmth into sore musculature and helps method actors prepare for upcoming roles as flapjacks.
Emily Robson is excited about her job because every day, she helps people feel better and move more freely. A licensed massage therapist with a new private studio in Amherst, she offers Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages to clients with aching muscles or a need for a little relaxation. Massagees walk into Emily's studio and are instantly comfortable in the home-like setting, with its hardwood floors, soothing pastel colors, and walls stenciled with flowers.
Founded in 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee, by the eponymous Sam Ross, Fantastic Sams is a family-friendly salon geared toward quality. Today, the brand spans more than 1,200 locations, employing a legion of experienced stylists as they wage wars on bedhead and uneven bangs. Wielding shampoos and conditioners crafted with provitamins and soy proteins, the staff offers services such as haircuts, color treatments, and straightening treatments.
Total Tan offers all-season solutions for transforming dull dermises into blissfully sun-kissed skin suits. For traditional bed and booth tanning, choose from a radiant array of artificial, cleanly sun pods to build your glow from palest amber to Midas-pawed gold. Or heat-shy coloration seekers may prefer UV-free Mystic spray tanning, which blankets the body in a fine mist to achieve effortless bronzing.