Inside a spacious home office warmed by a crackling fire, Venus Salon and Day Spa's three-person team uses products from brand names such as Schwarzkopf and Bioelements to restore softness and glow to clients’ hair and skin. In the salon, stylist Amanda Smart draws upon more than 10 years of experience to fashion updos, condition tresses, or permanently or temporarily imbue hair with custom color.
Meanwhile, licensed aesthetician Andrea exfoliates bodies with chocolate cherry sugar scrubs and faces with diamond microdermabrasions. She can also treat men’s skin concerns, removing blackheads and uncaught baseballs from pores during custom facials. Licensed massage therapist Mark kneads muscles with four variations on massage, including prenatal and hot stone.
Therapeutic Massage of CNY aims to help bodies become healthier with a range of holistic therapies. The licensed massage therapist attends continuing education classes to keep massage skills in top shape and perfect customer favorites; the Swedish and deep tissue massage. Simple head, neck, and shoulder massage helps obliterate tension caused by long periods spent sitting at a desk or standing under it.
Signature Service: Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage and customized blends
Brands Used: Doterra Essential Oils
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early for your appointment.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
I make customized aromatherapy blends with oils and lotions for massage and body treatments.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
"That feels like heaven."
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I like to make sure every client has a good experience, so I take extra time with them making sure their needs are met. Also, all of the products and essential oils I use are natural or organic.
Craig Milewitz is a licensed massage therapist and reiki master who believes in facilitating a balance between the mind, body, and spirit trough individually tailored massage treatments. He and his team at Onondaga Therapeutic Massage offer a diverse range of treatment options. The rejuvenating face-lift massage uses anti-aging products to relax the muscles in the face and improve the skin’s texture. The shiatsu massage is a Japanese form of bodywork designed to stimulate pressure points to harness the flow of energy throughout the body. Other options include Swedish massage, reflexology, and reiki, all performed with personal attention to the client’s needs.
The elite troop of stylists and aestheticians at La Tresse by Renee sprinkles patrons with top-name products during services that improve nails' appearances and clients' moods. During the 60- to 90-minute spa mani-pedi, a skilled nail technician shapes unruly talons in a flurry of precision clips. Extremities then bathe in a salt scrub, which sloughs away extraneous cells and rough, flaky patches. Talented fingers massage hands and feet, and hot towels make their nerves tingle with warmth. Paws then slip into a soothing moisture mask that leaves skin as soft as James Taylor’s bathrobe. A coat of polish dresses and strengthens nails for strolls through the yellow pages or fraudulent jaunts across the keys of a player piano.
Under the watchful eye of owner Jennifer, the stylists at Innovations Salon & Day Spa trim, texture, and tint hair with ease. Their teen services cater to guests aged 12 to 17 by providing acne remedies and cutting hair into the shape of prom tiaras. Makeup artist Carrieann coats skin in 100% mineral makeup, while massage therapists knead muscles with treatments such as hot-stone, paraffin-drench, and sinus-relief massages. After each appointment, visitors can stock up vegan, gluten-free, and sulfate-free certified organic products from Surface.