An’tyrice Salon and Spa was established in April 2009 by Angelline Smalls. Angelline ventured out from under the tutelage of Warren Triccomi, a legend in the world of celebrity hair styling and color, to open the only high end salon and spa in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Owner Jacqueline and her staff of estheticians slather organic products onto clients’ faces during facials to help alleviate rosacea, sop up excess oil, or hydrate dry patches. They also scrub away dead skin cells on bodies with raw sugar or extra-fine sandpaper, and bestow eyelashes with extra length using semi-permanent lash extensions.
When Pete and Dawn Padilla opened A Cut From Above, they brought Paul Mitchell. Lots of it. Low-ammonia hair-color with a beeswax base, conditioning products made with wild ginger, and Paul Mitchell's professional shampoos, conditioners, and other coif elixirs fill the tool-chests of the salon's staff—chests that were taken from very stylish pirates. With these products, they tend to the locks of clients with great skill. Outside the realm of the scalp, a massage therapist with three decades of experience un-knots muscles, a nail technician wrangles cuticles, and an ear-piercing specialist makes the phenomenon of listening both functional and fashionable.
Amy Kowal uses her talents to help clients reach their full beauty potential. As a trained skincare therapist, Amy works to restore youthful appearances with a variety of facials and chemical peels. She also harnesses the power of TriPollar radio frequency to re-engage the body's production of collagen , tighten skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, cellulite and stretch marks, melt fat, and clear up acne and acne scarring. Free consultations are available.
Heather Soss isn't just licensed to massage—she also boasts national certification, fluency in reiki techniques, and a membership with the American Massage Therapy Association. With these tools in her belt, she mends muscles and fosters personal growth. Before Heather opened her own studio, she immersed herself in the spa industry and spent two years working at a massage school. With that experience under her belt, she founded Health & Harmony Massage and Wellness Center, a peaceful retreat surrounded by a bike-path-equipped patch of nature, where clients can relinquish anxiety and heal.
Her team of licensed and trained therapists continues their education to bolster their menu of techniques, which includes Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal massage. While their nimble fingers knead sinews with Somasilk massage cream, the therapists can cover clients' eyes with lavender-eucalyptus eye pillows. The team also furnishes table warmers and heating pads that help loosen gnarly tissues. In addition to releasing calming hormones, such as serotonin and dopamine, massage can reduce cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress and the birth of future terrible NFL Draft picks. Heather's team also offers acupuncture treatments and spa parties.
Body Beautiful of New York, Inc. beckons visitors into a tranquil, classically decorated space to escape the stresses of daily life. Cell-phone silence and adults-only policies keep the peace in the saffron-hued hair salon and the hallways that lead to private treatment rooms, where licensed cosmetologist and aesthetician Gineann lavishes physiques with facials, massages, waxing, and sunless tanning. Although the studio's passion lies in pampering, staffers also bolster health by offering nutritional counseling for those seeking to lose weight or to get back together with Jolly Green Giant exes. Meanwhile, shelves brimming with meditation music, candles, books, and body lotions available for purchase send clients home with a piece of the spa’s soothing atmosphere.
Raindrop therapy sounds like it can only be administered by a storm or Julie Andrews, but at The Skin Care Studio, it is administered by licensed aesthetician Debra McClennan-Wagner. During the treatment, she cultivates balance within the body, incorporating an array of pure essential oils. Also certified in reflexology, McClennan-Wagner's expertise doesn’t end there—she also specializes in facials. Her clinic’s skincare treatments range from the exfoliation, steam, and scalp massage of a traditional European facial to higher-tech oxygen facials and photofacials, which combat signs of aging with therapeutic light. To foster long-term skin health, McClennan-Wagner complements her facials with educational tips on home skincare.