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.
Before Shailina Halani opened Sense of Beauty Spa, she diligently studied cosmetology while drawing on her knowledge of both Eastern and Western beauty rituals. Today, she leads a team of stylists that revamps visages with products by Paul Mitchell, en Vogue, Arbonne, and Shahnaz Herbals. When staffers aren't practicing their craft, they ensure client comfort with complimentary beverages, wireless Internet, and childhood teddy bears.
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.
At Elysian Spa and Salon, aestheticians, stylists, and massage therapists entreat their guests to relax through a slate of soothing and beautifying treatments. Bolstered by amenities such as coffee and tea, customers can unwind with refreshing facial treatments, which hydrate and replenish visages. Manicures and pedicures tend to fingers and toes, waxing and sugaring services evict unwanted body hair, and hair services style locks with Paul Mitchell products.
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.