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.
Anne Marie O'Connor the laser technician behind Head to Toe Essentials Salon & Laser Spa, lives up to the salon's name by eradicating unwanted hair from the entire body. To accomplish this, she turns to the Cynosure Elite laser, which combines two different wavelengths to treat a variety of areas on all types of skin. Each pulse of light targets several follicles at the same time, and the procedure involves little to no downtime, allowing clients to return to the office in time for the daily toner-chugging contest. O'Connor perfected her skills at the Berkowits School of Electrolysis, and takes great pleasure in using her talents to help clients.
Giving back is important to the stylists at Ella Salon. That includes offering haircuts for special-needs children and administering beauty treatments to those who cannot afford them through the Harmony program. The stylists are just as caring when treating clients to the salon's bevy of hair, nail, makeup, and facial services.
Cheryl's Full Circle Beauty Bar is a hair, nail, and beauty salon offering chic cuts, makeup applications, and gel manicures. Licensed stylists Cheryl Manetta DiFrancesco and Alicia Manetta team up with Organic Color Systems products to streak hair with dimension-amplifying highlights and to drench hair in rich color. Along with color services, the stylists offer deep-conditioning treatments and updos with a large helping of warm, personal service.
Between the cheery blush-colored walls and leafy houseplants, the vibe at Golden Shears is an inviting one. The staff ups the ante by pairing high-quality beauty services with personal dedication to their clients. Custom color, chic cuts, scalp massages, and straightening treatments relax patrons while rejuvenating their styles, a feat matched only by fashion-forward sleeping bags.
Pazzo Bella—Italian for crazy beautiful—is the end goal of every service offered at the salon. Stylists cut the hair on men, women, and children, and further the transformation with highlights or perms. The salon’s nail technicians treats fingernails to French manicures and gel polish that protects tips against chips or scratches while washing dishes or your pet cactus.