Blow Outs & Styling in Watervliet

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At Wicked Tan, the way to appear as though you've spent a day fetching frisbees at the beach is simply to be still: lie down in a bed, stand in a booth, or pose before a spray of mist. A total of four UV tanning beds and two booths beckon guests to enter and relax as their skin takes on a look as natural as a finishing-school student on a tuxedo assembly line. Wicked Tan also presents customized airbrush tanning, administered by trained technicians who coat every arm, leg, and face with UV-free tanning solutions. To complement tanned skin, two hairstylists cut, style, and color hair with Paul Mitchell haircare products.

446 Hoosick St
Troy,
NY
US

Rivera's Barber Shop embraces the old-school aesthetic of a neighborhood shop, and the staff offers a range of traditional barber services. Clients can visit the shop for a hot shave, or stop in for a fade or buzz-cut. But the classic shop still offers modern conveniences?a 60-inch LED flat-screen TV means clients don't have to miss a game to get a cut.

309 5th Avenue
Troy,
NY
US

Salon owner Shannon Santagato has vivid memories of when, as a young girl, her grandmother would squeeze her cheeks and say "Faccia bella, Shannon." The term, which means "beautiful face" in Italian, stuck with her, and today it graces the sign outside of her Paul Mitchell Focus Salon. It's a fitting touch since Shannon and her staff strive to make clients feel just as beautiful as her grandmother did for her as a child. But they’re not just pinching cheeks. As Paul Mitchell trained stylists, they know how to snip the locks of men, women, and children into attractive styles. They also flex their muscles by providing color and straightening treatments and by bench-pressing bags of hair clippings at the end of the day.

1086 New Loudon Rd
Cohoes,
NY
US

Danielle Klahr and her staff of licensed cosmetologists improve clients’ confidence not only with haircare services and nail artistry but also with beauty education and personal coaching. The beauty specialists teach such tricks as how to maintain a new hairstyle or recreate a dramatic or subtle makeup look at home. They also offer educational workshops, such as Makeup Tips for Teens and Flat-Ironing Your Horse’s Mane. During personal coaching, life coach Danielle helps women achieve their goals for both beauty and otherwise.

1090B Loudon Road
Cohoes,
NY
US

For more than 20 years, master stylist Kelly Anne has led a seasoned team of beauticians known to transform ordinary clients into magnets of positive attention with professional products and a menu of tress-taming services. The skilled hairdressers, many having more than 15 years of experience, wax away undesired head-threads and beautify the strands clients want to keep through cuts, coloring, and Global Keratin deep-conditioning treatments. To stay abreast of today's latest hairstyling techniques, the salon's dedicated staff regularly attends continued-education courses and hacks Vidal Sassoon’s email account.

342 Delaware Avenue
Albany,
NY
US

Ania Hair Studio & Spa's stylists fear no wave, corkscrew, or kink that comes their way. With their certification from Ouidad, a line of curl-centric products, and their trademarked curly-hair salon techniques, the only curl they don't tackle professionally comes with a roast-beef sandwich at Arby's. Their team is comprised of stylists of every skill level, from beginner to master artist, but they all work closely with their clients to find the cut or color that suits them best. In the spa department, aestheticians pamper skin with facials and waxing services, as well as eyelash extensions and mani-pedis. Massage therapists, alternatively, soothe muscles with various bodywork modalities, reiki, and herbal steam. The studio itself features a modern, urban aesthetic, with a corrugated-metal ceiling hovering over painted exposed vents and track lighting. Yet wood accents, granite floor tiles, winsome yellow orb lighting, and a smattering of plants lend the space an eclectic, decorative vibe. You'll also discover wicker chairs padded with brown leather cushions—even individual items cull their aesthetic influences from disparate yet complementary sources, like a basketball arena outfitted with a slip 'n' slide for players to cool off after each dunk.

1704 Western Ave
Albany,
NY
US