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Inside Adagio Salon, hickory hardwood floors, oak-trimmed archways, and neutral tones create a space that's both stylish and relaxed—much like the salon's services themselves. The team of expert stylists use Moroccanoil and Kevin Murphy products to design a hairstyle that accentuate a client’s natural features, or they might install hair extensions for some added length. Elsewhere, aesthetician Yvette Remington uses eco-friendly products to target skin damage with several fruit-infused facials, including a pumpkin-peel facial that smells of Halloweens spent hugging every jack-o’-lantern in sight.

431 N Salina St
Syracuse,
NY
US

SpaZend infuses modern nail-pampering techniques with traditional Asian influence, inviting clients to remove their shoes upon entering the pristine, relaxing spa. Clients' eyes take in antiques including a century-old Chinese herbal medicine cabinet during the digit-decorating 25-minute basic manicure, which wipes away any vestigial lacquer from previous polishings before treating keratin sheaths with a luxurious soak. Professional fingertip pamperers file overlong talons and pretty up cuticles, preventing them from protruding or invading neighboring knuckles. The footpad-smoothing pedicure lasts for 50 minutes, employing a decadent hot-stone soak to loosen up southern digits for the preening ahead. Calluses take their leave when faced with a professional scrubbing, after which toenails enjoy a trimming. After a fashionable shaping, newly refined toenails easily shine through summer footwear, including sandals, open-toe pumps, and see-through moon boots.

719 E Genesee St
Syracuse,
NY
US

From their perch near Syracuse University, Studio FX’s team of hairstylists, nail artists, and wax technicians have beautified locals for more than 35 years. Their specialty hair services include highlights, hair extensions, updos, and Brazilian blowouts, which leave hair sleeker and more manageable for up to five months. Apart from hair, they paint nails, apply make-up, wax, and lengthen eyelashes with extensions.

756 S Crouse Ave
Syracuse,
NY
US

The friendly staff at Garbo's Salon Spa & Tanning Center works to darken human hides using state-of-the-art UV beds and professional spray-tanning equipment. Clients can walk or sock-slide across hardwood floors to one of three private chambers named for Caribbean locales, where they’ll slip into a bed or booth to bronze under UV light for up to 12 sun-kissed minutes. Alternatively, a professional airbrush tan swiftly tints bodies with beach-ready hues without recourse to coconut-colored Crayolas. In addition, the knowledgeable staff installed at Garbo’s curvaceous brushed-metal reception desk can help answer clients’ bronzing questions or divulge the most ray-stealing tanning pose.

732 S Crouse Ave
Syracuse,
NY
US

Trinity Salon & Spa co-owner Cher sometimes perfects the makeup and hairdos of models at haute fashion shoots, but she spends most of her time making sure her regular clients get the same star treatment. Her business partner Candi shares the same passion for high-fashion styling, holding certifications from companies including Rusk and Matrix Hair Color. The pair have put together a team of salon stylists who snip hair into follicular masterpieces and reprogram hair textures. The crew can impart uniform straightness with keratin treatments or massage strands with ground-up Shirley Temple headshots to create billowing curls.

On the spa side, the DiamondTome microdermabrasion reveals fresh, unblemished skin with chips of real diamonds, and medical-grade peels accelerate the skin's exfoliation process. Men can enjoy treatments such as the Pampered Facial, during which aesthetician Nina bolsters handsome looks with a seaweed mud mask, facial massage, warm towels, and a beer to sip. The spa keeps hands and feet of all kinds well-groomed with mani-pedis, and elongates eyelashes, hair, or strap-on Santa Claus beards with realistic extensions.

936 N Clinton St
Syracuse,
NY
US

Signature Service: nails
Brands Used: Shellac
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot

2520 James St
Syracuse,
NY
US