Black-and-white checked floors and matching salon chairs beckon clients inside Executive Cuts, where experienced stylists and barbers cut and coif hair with professional Redken products. Along with stylish cuts and color services, the artful stylists eradicate frizz with natural, chemical-free keratin that leaves hair smoother than a baby’s bottom incisor. Though they generally require Groupon clients to book appointments, the salon team typically welcomes walk-ins throughout the week.
At Hair Loss Control Clinic Albany, one of 140 Hair Loss Control Clinic locations in 28 countries, certified consultants offer noninvasive treatments for hair loss. The company's team of directors, a group of medical doctors and homeopathic experts, utilizes a multi-pronged approach combining scalp hygiene, laser therapy, and topical products.
Since 1987, the clinical team has been seeking out the latest FDA-approved products and research from the United States, Europe, and Canada. During laser-treatment programs they employ handheld, hooded-laser, or tri-panel units with up to 135 diodes for maximum coverage. The medical personnel also developed HLCC Scripts topical products with ingredients that inhibit dihydrotestosterone, the hormone that is often responsible for hair loss or mispronunciation of a hormone on live television. The crew also puts the laser technology to use in laser hairbrushes and other equipment.
When the licensed techs at Sidneys Hair Salon sculpt new hairdos, they reach for nourishing products by Paul Mitchell. While some stylists tint locks with Paul Mitchell color, others twist, curl, and pin tresses up for weddings and proms. Manicurists doll up digits on both hands and feet with comprehensive mani-pedis, and technicians wax unwanted hair. The salon also keeps its boutique area stocked with handbags and jewelry that are sophisticated enough to know the difference between a soupspoon and dessertspoon.
Most popular service: Non-surgical hair replacement
Brands Used: Onque, Concise, Jorgen, Qshi, Paul Mitchell
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: We use
100% human hair. Each client is serviced in a private setting for
Expert stylists take over when dealing with tresses, shearing and styling locks or adding pintura highlights to springy curls. Elsewhere in the salon, waxing specialists can remove mustaches and cleave unibrows in twain. Aching feet dip into the soothing waters of a whirlpool tub before an exfoliating sea-salt scrub whisks away dead skin and calluses, leaving silky heels in its wake. Deft, strong fingers knead soles and tired calf muscles, and polish brightens each toenail. During the luxury spa mani-pedi at Evo Salon & Spa, nail technicians also gussy up fingertips with Shellac lacquer and coddle hands worn out from high-fiving every statue in a museum.
Professional nail tech Darci at Nails by Darci at Josephoria Salon & Spa helps clients sport flashier fingers and toes with a vast array of manicure and pedicure services. During the 45-minute express mani-pedi, Darci trims talons, corrals cuticles, and buffs jagged edges to leave appendage tips as smooth as a jazz singer’s rain boots. Hardworking paws searching for more comprehensive pampering can opt for the 60–75 minute spa mani-pedi, which deeply hydrates and de-stresses mitts with a hand butter lotion and massage. After tootises soak in a hot, soothing bath, a sea-salt scrub works to banish coarse spots and freeloading rubber duckies. A deep dermal wrap for hands and feet infuses extremities with comfrey root extract to promote cell regeneration. To cap off both services, Darci daubs nails with a vibrant hue that wins style points during dates, interviews, or competitive scratch-and-sniff competitions.