Blue Salon & Spa’s aestheticians and team of master and associate stylists spruce up lethargic locks with flattering cuts and beautify appearances with an array of services. As an Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa, Blue Salon & Spa offers dazzling color retouches from associate designers starting at $45, with touch-ups from rainbow-harnessing master designers starting at $55. Slake your angry scalp with a Damage Remedy hair and scalp renewal ($45) or rid your main mane of greasy strands and dandruff drifters with a cleansing shampoo and blow-dry ($35+). Body-waxing services whip bewhiskered dermises into shape for the skin-baring months of summer. Expel back-fur and chest vests with waxes ($45+), and strut about confidently in a swimsuit with a bikini wax ($35+).
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
Crystal Simons helms Hair & There, adding to her eight years of experience not only with each client she sees but also with each class she takes to learn about new styling techniques and trends. She’s even pursuing an education in massage therapy so she can massage her clients’ hair after trimming it. With that passion for cultivating her skills, Crystal leads a team that renders hair services such as highlights and extensions, as well as spa services such as waxing and facials.
Twenty-three years ago, Mariska van Emmerik started her beauty career in Australia. Each year since, she has added accomplishments to her professional portfolio, honing her skills by giving skincare classes, consulting with clients, and developing her own product line, Privy Beauty. Mariska’s work has been featured in Ocean Drive magazine, on Mona Lisa touchups, and on the faces of clients who come in for her services, which include signature facials, lash extensions, and permanent-makeup applications. With more than 12 years of experience as a permanent makeup artist, Mariska expertly traces eyelids and lip perimeters to give clients a vivid look that stays put when clients exercise or bob for apples.
Since establishing Skin Laze in 2004, plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Halliday has overseen more than 10,000 laser hair-removal and skin-rejuvenation treatments at his Fayetteville med spa. But his dedication to fostering beautiful skin doesn’t stop there. With a team of experienced aestheticians and laser technicians, the doctor also offers advanced chemical peels, spider-vein removal, Ultherapy, and microdermabrasion.
Inside AAAHC–accredited Syracuse Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Center, board-certified Dr. Halliday windshield-wipes life's debris from weathered faces and bodies with surgical and chemical treatments. During the mini microdermabrasion facial, a licensed aesthetician begins by choosing medical-grade SkinMedica products based on individual skin type. Exfoliating crystals then slough off dead skin cells while reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and skin crinkles. Next, countenances spend 30 minutes reversing the effects of time, sun damage, and James Cagney impersonations with a peel that patients generally tolerate well and that require minimal recovery time. Dr. Halliday also frees hostage skin from tense facial muscles with Botox injections to soften forehead wrinkles, glabellar “11s” between eyes, smile lines, or horizontal “bunny” lines across the nose. The 25 units can also lift fallen brows to give eyes more of a youthful appearance or antiquated Gothic arch. Like washing your hair in a vat of chewed bubble gum, treatment takes only about 15 minutes but yields results that may last three–five months on average.
Laser devices fill every loop in Syracuse Laser Spa's tool belt. Manager Chris Marin and his staff of licensed laser technicians reach for them during noninvasive LaserFast hair removal and LaserLiteTx skin-tightening treatments. They bolster their work with LaserLiteTx and LaserFast certifications and a two-year hair-removal guarantee that keeps skin smooth until you finish reading two calendars.