The seasoned staff at Runi Ltd have been prettifying physiques with custom services for more than 40 years, putting into practice expert training they've gained both at home and abroad. Resident aestheticians whip up custom combinations of pharmacy-grade skincare products that help cleanse visages and remove damage caused by studying the sun through a magnifying glass. They work alongside stylists who build trendsetting styles from each client's wish list. Staffers further cultivate relaxation and beauty through massages, manicures, and waxing services.
When Christine Goodness opened the original Classical Concepts Salon & Spa in 1995, the 300-square-foot salon had just three styling stations. Today, though her business has expanded, she seeks to continue the connection with nature that inspired her to go into business in the first place. Her pair of Aveda concept salons was mentioned in Salon Today in an article on environmentally friendly beauty. “Our salon was designed by a green architect and we have energy-efficient appliances and green building materials,” she told the magazine.
At both locations, Goodness's staff of stylists launches the happy purr of busy shears and the subtle fragrances of Aveda products. Inside private-treatment rooms, aestheticians spread layers of natural-plant waxes infused with essential oils to whisk away unwanted facial and body hair and apply soothing facials packed with botanical ingredients and minerals. To combat stress from posing as twin investment bankers, massage therapists ease muscle tension in clients with hot-stone, reflexology, and chakra-balancing massage techniques. After emerging from treatments designed to lull them into relaxation, clients browse the rows of Aveda products available to recreate treatments at home. Christine works among the potted bamboo and meditating statues, considering further eco-friendly measures and arranging free services for patients undergoing treatment at The Saratoga Radiation Oncology Center.
The goal at Bellezza Beauty Salon & Spa is to make clients feel beautiful inside and out, via an extensive menu of spa and salon services. The expert stylists on staff have decades of experience as well as a slew of awards and certifications. Nail guru Jennifer, meanwhile, draws on her Sebastian training to pamper hands and feet with beautifying and hydrating treatments. Retreat to a private room for relaxing services such as therapeutic hot stone massage.
True to their salon’s name, the nail technicians at Aspire Nail Studio help hands and feet live up to their full potential with soothing manicures and pedicures. As clients strain to keep their fingers and toes from wiggling ecstatically, the technicians scrub away calluses and cut off Chinese finger traps before brushing vibrant colors of polish across nails. In addition to the standard mani-pedis, they can apply glossy acrylic nails that call for attention with glitter or pink-and-white designs.
The licensed and certified cosmetologists at Bella Moda Hair & Nail Salon artfully construct men’s, women’s, and children’s hairstyles and refurbish nails inside a brown-and-blue-hued salon. An arched walkway with columns welcomes visitors into one of the spacious workstations, where skilled stylists douse heads with Bed Head products during signature cuts, color services, or formal stylings. Men's cuts can be complemented with hot shaves and scalp-therapy treatments, and utilize products from American Crew.
Keratin and BioIonic hair treatments chemically unfurl curls and tame frizz for uncompromisingly smooth, glossy locks, and perms and spirals perk up limp tresses. Cosmetologists also cater to unwanted hair on facial or body terrain with waxing services. Inside the nail salon, technicians render uneven digit-enders into smooth, geometrically sound shapes before laying on a coat of vibrant polish or creating self-portraits with freehand nail art.
Kelly Rae leads the trio of staff members at her namesake salon, inspiring the whole crew with her advanced Paul Mitchell color training and cutting skills. Accompanied by fellow stylist Lesley Darling, both transform their clients' coifs with highlights, keratin smoothing treatments, and formal hairstyles. Nail tech Tina Mone, who's been beautifying hands for more than 10 years, applies chip-resistant Shellac and Gelish polishes as well as soothes palms with aromatherapy massages that relieve tension after high-fiving competitions. The salon also sells hand-painted wine and martini glasses, helping clients to continue to treat themselves once at home.