Park Place Salon's talented team heeds the needs of clients' every wisp, strand, and cuticle with a full range of beautifying services and name-brand products. During a facial waxing, aestheticians whisk away facial fuzz on the eyebrow, lip, and chin, sculpting carefully shaped brows and a smooth, hair-free smile. Toes and fingers find fashion-forward freshening with a manicure and pedicure, where one of Park Place Salon’s wizened digit-doctors spruces up paws with an hour-long cleaning, shaping, and polishing. If a tired haircut is keeping hat filler from making new friends, the steady-handed scissors-wielders will consult with each client to find a cut and style that exudes grace and modernity, further enlivening dull tresses with a splash of Goldwell color and a quick lesson in Proust.
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.
Since 2004, Gina Camaj's hairstyling skills have landed her hair and makeup gigs at weddings, photo shoots, and television programs. At Gina Camaj Salon and Spa, she and her team of fellow stylists use a full line of Paul Mitchell products for haircare appointments that range from trims and highlights to keratin treatments and eyelash extensions. While Gina oversees salon operations, the salon's co-owner, Karli Richardson, supervises the facility's spa. There, licensed aestheticians and massage therapists administer beautifying and relaxing treatments such as body scrubs, myofascial massages, and weight-loss mud wraps, which slim physiques more effectively than daily alligator-wrestling contests.
Staff at Carleen's A Hair Retreat beautifies hair, hands, and feet with soothing services in a relaxing atmosphere. Upon guests' arrival, stylists present a complimentary beverage to facilitate each consultation and toast the imminent demise of split ends. Using Paul Mitchell and Goldwell products, color experts overhaul 'dos with full-length foils or a set of ombre highlights that, like a chameleon standing upright in a black-and-tan, changes color from top to bottom. The salon evokes a tranquil and elegant vibe created by a marble-topped reception desk, spacious leather chairs, and floral accents.
Black-and-white checked floors and matching salon chairs beckon clients inside Executive Cuts, where experienced stylists and barbers cut and coif hair with professional Redken products. Along with stylish cuts and color services, the artful stylists eradicate frizz with natural, chemical-free keratin that leaves hair smoother than a baby’s bottom incisor. Though they generally require Groupon clients to book appointments, the salon team typically welcomes walk-ins throughout the week.
Ambiance Salon and Day Spa evicts unwanted hair, styles the strands worth saving, and rejuvenates nails, all in a relaxing atmosphere. Update antiquated tresses with a haircut from a master stylist ($50) or single-process color crafted by a junior hue caster ($65), or coddle finger fangs and toe shingles with a manicure ($20) and pedicure ($52). Beauty seekers can also wax a variety of follicle-ridden areas, including eyebrows ($15), chins ($13), lips ($12), and marsupial pouches.