Trade Marks Salon's talented staff turns the worn-out 'dos of women and men into modish coiffures that dash the dastardly hopes and dreams of style rivals. After receding into cushy black swivel chairs amidst a sea of hardwood floors, guests lay their aesthetic souls bare so that a savvy stylist may devise the blueprint to trendy tress modification. A haircut and style incorporates name-brand products to maintain the top of the human totem pole, snipping excess inches to craft a head ornament more elegant than a Victorian lampshade. In addition, eyebrows on a campaign to conquer more forehead territory are returned to their submissively slender shapes with a skilled waxing.
The nail technicians at newly relocated Tips N Toes groom fingers and toes with organic beauty products as appendage-owners scan their eyes through a lively setting with lime-green and zebra-print accents. Classic manicures and pedicures commence with a toasty soak that softens skin and reminds digits of their mermaid roots. A seasoned manicurist then files down nail tips and reshapes cuticles before massaging hands and feet with hydrating cream and slathering scratchers in fresh coats of Opi polish. The deluxe mani-pedi follows the same pampering blueprint as the classic mani-pedi but adds a paraffin wax treatment that warms hands and feet while easing chronic tension caused by 100-year thumb wars.
Kelly Rae leads the trio of staff members at her namesake salon, inspiring the whole crew with her advanced Paul Mitchell color training and cutting skills. Accompanied by fellow stylist Lesley Darling, both transform their clients' coifs with highlights, keratin smoothing treatments, and formal hairstyles. Nail tech Tina Mone, who's been beautifying hands for more than 10 years, applies chip-resistant Shellac and Gelish polishes as well as soothes palms with aromatherapy massages that relieve tension after high-fiving competitions. The salon also sells hand-painted wine and martini glasses, helping clients to continue to treat themselves once at home.
The licensed and certified cosmetologists at Bella Moda Hair & Nail Salon artfully construct men’s, women’s, and children’s hairstyles and refurbish nails inside a brown-and-blue-hued salon. An arched walkway with columns welcomes visitors into one of the spacious workstations, where skilled stylists douse heads with Bed Head products during signature cuts, color services, or formal stylings. Men's cuts can be complemented with hot shaves and scalp-therapy treatments, and utilize products from American Crew.
Keratin and BioIonic hair treatments chemically unfurl curls and tame frizz for uncompromisingly smooth, glossy locks, and perms and spirals perk up limp tresses. Cosmetologists also cater to unwanted hair on facial or body terrain with waxing services. Inside the nail salon, technicians render uneven digit-enders into smooth, geometrically sound shapes before laying on a coat of vibrant polish or creating self-portraits with freehand nail art.
Professional nail tech Darci at Nails by Darci at Josephoria Salon & Spa helps clients sport flashier fingers and toes with a vast array of manicure and pedicure services. During the 45-minute express mani-pedi, Darci trims talons, corrals cuticles, and buffs jagged edges to leave appendage tips as smooth as a jazz singer’s rain boots. Hardworking paws searching for more comprehensive pampering can opt for the 60–75 minute spa mani-pedi, which deeply hydrates and de-stresses mitts with a hand butter lotion and massage. After tootises soak in a hot, soothing bath, a sea-salt scrub works to banish coarse spots and freeloading rubber duckies. A deep dermal wrap for hands and feet infuses extremities with comfrey root extract to promote cell regeneration. To cap off both services, Darci daubs nails with a vibrant hue that wins style points during dates, interviews, or competitive scratch-and-sniff competitions.
Ando Salon maintains the kind of friendly environment that welcomes walk-ins, although you might want to plan ahead for an appointment with owner Tony. The sought-after stylist and his crew stay busy keeping pace with trends such as ombre highlights, and by acquiring new products such as celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo's line. They indulge their taste for high fashion at monthly Troy Night Out arts events, where their models have worked edgy blowouts inspired by the '80s alongside modern interpretations of pinup glamour. For everyday wear, MoroccanOil products and re-texturing treatments such as Simply Smooth Keratin create sleek, manageable locks, and Wella hair color gives shimmering depth to natural color. Hudson Valley Community College students can cross the street for discounted hair service for their hard-working craniums but will pay full price on nailcare until fingers and toes can earn class credit by showing consistent growth.