Daniel?s Salon & Studio boasts more than 20 staff members specializing in an array of pampering beauty services. The majority are stylists handling hair services, from carefree stylish cuts to more involved chemical services, such as Yuko Japanese thermal straightening treatments. A handful of highly trained nail technicians devote their time to administering spa pedicures, acrylic nails, and Shellac manicures designed to resist chips for up to two weeks. A thermal massage bed kneads away stress, and a beautifier certified in Botox rewinds faces with wrinkle-eradicating injections.
When Andrew Bernard and Angela Marke chose to found a salon together in 2002, they combined more than their names. The duo shares a passion for continuing education and professional development, which ensures that their stylists and aestheticians routinely seek instruction from manufacturers, industry leaders, and Rosetta Stone etchings. This education helps the staff master the newest trends in spa and salon procedures.
Stylists can also use products for a variety of coloring, texturizing, or conditioning treatments that create dramatic new looks. A variety of hair and skincare products are available in their retail store. The aestheticians rejuvenate appearances with everything from custom facials to cutting-edge DermaSound treatments that can increase collagen production and restore youthful vigor to the skin.
On Rochester Municipal Park’s wide expanse of grass, figures crab-walk, perform squat-jumps on picnic tables, carry sandbags, and bunny-hop. It may sound like the most playful available version of a zombie apocalypse, but it's actually part of Urban Outdoor Workouts and its ever-changing boot camp. The workouts—designed to be fun and unintimidating—cycle through 10 major fitness factors, including agility, strength, and stamina. Boot campers zero in on those goals by performing everything from towing tractor tires behind them by a rope tied around their waists to sprinting in terror from Bigfoot through wooded trails. Instructors customize each session to individuals with beginner, intermediate, and advanced fitness routines, allowing people to find exercises suited to their proclivities.
Mezza Mediterranean Grille stays true to the broad geographical scope of its name by offering dishes inspired by the cooking of France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East. In the kitchen, the chefs showcase their appreciation of tradition by kneading fresh dough for spinach pies and making yogurt from scratch. This dedication shines through on the rest of the menu, which embraces the diverse spices and flavors found across the Mediterranean. Crispy falafel and charbroiled lamb shawarma represent part of the region, as well. Together, these dishes allow patrons to experience a small taste of the Mediterranean's diverse character without the hassle of traveling the world or eating a passport from each country.
It's been a Hills Bar & Grille tradition for years: starting a meal by pulling apart a Fry Brick, a geometric loaf of fries slathered in cheese and barbecue sauce. But meals at Hills aren't limited to this one indulgence. There's plenty to do, eat, and I Spy beneath the soaring 30-foot ceilings of this expansive restaurant. You could post up at the bar and sip a craft beer while watching the game on the HD projection screen or corral the family onto one of three patios for build-your-own pizzas. There are homey touches everywhere, from savory pot roast and gourmet mac 'n' cheese to a two-story fireplace, but at night the space lets loose with live DJs and a late-night menu served until 2 a.m.
Under the sage direction of Dr. Brian Young, the staff at Beauty Island Spa cultivates healthy complexions, eases aches, and whittles silhouettes with spa services for men and women. The spa’s island theme is reflected in its relaxation-inducing treatments and tropical atmosphere fostered by décor including peach-hued walls, plush white leather chairs, and palm trees inhabited by shipwrecked families. Aestheticians put their beautifying know-how to use as they administer innovative treatments such as LED therapy to help diminish the symptoms of rosacea, acne, or aging.