Though it?s a relatively new hotel, Barton Hill Spa is located on some historic land in Lewiston, New York, site of the first battle of the War of 1812. Beyond the white-stone entrance and the hotel?s great room, which is anchored by stately columns and outfitted with Greek Revival furniture, you?ll find the hotel?s on-site spa. Its private treatment rooms are lined with toile curtains and dark wood folding screens. You can refresh your physique with body wraps, cellulite therapies, and facials, or free your back of tension and creases with a massage. Barton Hill Spa also houses a full-service hair salon, and aestheticians on hand can perform manicures and pedicures.
You won't find the words "Extreme," "Hollywood," or "Rock Star" on Zipp Lash's menu. Instead, you can opt for 50, 60, or 70 natural-looking eyelash extensions custom fitted to your eyes so they look like your own natural lashes, albeit a bit more lush. Lash technicians undergo an eyelash residency to learn the two-step fitting process that ensures lashes look real and last up to four weeks between fills.
The charming The Petite Retreat Day Spa calls to mind an old English Tudor home that is anachronistically occupied by a team of licensed aestheticians. Working efficiently, the aestheticians infuse faces with vitamins and minerals, gently smoothing down fine lines with the aid of an ultrasound machine. They scrub away dead skin with the help of organic brown sugar and sea salts blended with essential oils, wax away unwanted hair, and cover bodies with airbrush tans.
When the nearby Fallsview Casino caught on to Vincent Petti’s talents, developed over his more than 35 years in the beauty industry, its staff started having him come and do hair for visiting celebrities. To date, his star clientele has included Olivia Newton-John, Michael Bublé, Emily Blunt, and Andrea Bocelli, among others. But Vincent and his team don't reserve star treatment for stage-bound clients. They transform everyday looks with flattering cuts and colours, as well as add modelesque glam with hair extensions. The staff also includes makeup artists—integral contributors to the salon's wedding-day services—as well as nail technicians who ready hands and feet for televised toe-touching competitions.
The Tranquility Room provides a much-needed escape from everyday stress. To relieve tension, guests recline on padded tables for Chinese-style foot and leg therapy or soothing hot-stone or Indian head massages. Clients can also indulge in restorative facials, whose Tecniche Savvy Science products are specially formulated for sensitive skin. In addition, they can treat worn-out hands and feet with mani-pedis, which may include moisturizers, salt scrubs, and therapeutic massages.