The summer months can return moisture to dry winter faces, but only a skilled aesthetician can undo the stretch marks from forgotten cheek-hoards of nuts. Reward your rationing countenance with today's Groupon to Shelley Salon and Day Spa in East Greenbush. Choose from the following options:
• For $30, you get a basic facial (a $65 value).
• For $55, you get a mini facial and a microdermabrasion treatment (a $115 value).
• For $72, you get a facial and a microdermabrasion treatment (a $145 value).
To maintain the level of service that won 2007's Best New Salon award from readers of Capital Region Living Magazine, style director and salon owner Shelley Hutchinson cultivates her crew with updated cosmetic education until they blossom from apprentices into senior stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists. The spa's facial aesthetician starts by alchemizing Circadia anti-aging skincare products into a cleansing meringue tailored to each client's skin type, then spends 30–60 minutes rejuvenating apple cheeks with the sleeve-polished shine of youth. As barnacled skull-hulls splash in Circadia's youth-restoring founts, a massage therapist circulates timid blood flow by kneading the shoulders, neck, face, and all four limbs. Finally, microdermabrasion opens pores, exfoliates dead cells, and resurfaces the skin with circular brushing—reducing hyperpigmentation, smoothing wrinkles, calming acne, and buffing the cheeks' parquet flooring so that they can once again be danced on in high heels.
Bamboo window shades, trunk-braided potted trees, and floral arrangements stipple the massage and facial treatment rooms, both of which are secluded from the bustling hairstyling area and the high-pitched screams of its cut follicles. Windows naturally light the earth-toned interior walls, and soft-lit ceiling spotlights accent the hardwood and granite-tile floors.
Shelley Salon and Day Spa
Like any good teacher, style director and salon owner Shelley Hutchinson believes you are never done learning. Her 14 years as a cosmetologist have led her to oversee a staff of hairstylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists, all of whom continue to hone their skills through educational seminars. As they absorb new techniques, they graduate on a track from apprentice to senior stylist, having chosen a major in either scissor biology or beehive keeping. Shelley herself attends international trade shows to keep up with the world's aesthetic tastes, adapting her knowledge of cuts and colors to make the most of the salon's partnership with Goldwell.
Inside Shelley's beautification venue, sunlight illuminates fixtures inspired by the natural world. Potted trees, floral arrangements, and bamboo window shades complement the earth-toned walls of private spa and public styling areas. The services also draw from nature: guests can warm their feet during the Tranquil Earth pedicure featuring hot rocks, or they can nourish their features with an enzyme peel's pineapple and papaya extracts.
2 Greenbush Ave.
East Greenbush, New York 12061