Spa on The River's menu of Old World Italian–themed services are inspired by owner Judith Santimaw's world travels, which have included stops in Rome, Milan, Tokyo, and Singapore. Her cross-country and international journeys uncover the latest spa treatments and techniques, ranging from raindrop therapy with essential oils to Roman-style "Sistine Chapel" paraffin treatments that leave hands soft and free from paint chips. Santimaw shares her discoveries not only with her team of aestheticians, stylists, and massage therapists, but also with students at the Phillips Hairstyling Institute, where she earned professional degrees in nail specialty and cosmetology.
Guests can relax into salon stations or pedicure thrones flanked by Romanesque statues as the soothing sound of water comes from a lion-faced fountain inside and the Seneca River outside. Behind them, a full-wall mural depicts a lush garden scene complete with a grandiose fountain. Clients dry newly painted nails by the fireplace or head to the dock behind the spa to give any lingering stress a Viking funeral.
When walking into CC's Hair Affair, you might catch
a faint whiff of ginger, peppermint, or lavender—key ingredients in many of the shop's styling products and shampoos. What you probably won't smell is ammonia, as the team uses ammonia-free Paul Mitchell products for its perms, and a low-ammonia permanent hair color, also by Paul Mitchell, which offers superior gray coverage while conditioning strands with a natural beeswax base. In fact, high-quality Paul Mitchell and Matrix products are used in the majority of the treatments here, each chosen for its ability to help hair look its best without stripping it of moisture or covering it with a lamp shade.
hair isn't the only thing body part that benefits from the staff's attention to detail. Nail experts lavish attention onto hands and feet during indulgent mani-pedis, while facials reveal smoother, softer complexions, and eyelashes get a boost from extensions.
Stacey, the proprietor of Stacey's Permanent Solutions, first opened the doors to her own salon 25 years ago. From humble beginnings, the business has expanded to a 1,000-square-foot salon with four additional stylists. Stacey's philosophy of “beauty from the inside out” and her own allergies undergird the salon’s use of natural, organic JKS, Holistix, and Retrohair salon products instead of harsh styling methods employing heavy-duty chemicals or belt sanders.
Stacey believes that her job isn't just about cutting, coloring, and conditioning hair. “It’s psychology, too,” she says, describing her way of setting clients at ease with conversation and soothing essential oils as she transforms their appearance. Her conviction that everyone should have the chance to both look and feel good has even inspired Stacey to offer at-home services for clients with special needs.
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Treat yourself to some "me" time and enjoy a professional nail care treatment, such as no-chip gel manicures, pedicures, manicures, and nail art.
Yes, what you have heard is true! This salon accepts walk-ins for all beauty services.
You can enjoy modest accommodations at a low price point when you stop by this spa.
Vip Nails understands some of us live in a cashless society. Guests are invited to pay with any major credit card.
Don't spend hours laboring over painting your nails. Let the professionals at Vip Nails do it as you sit back and relax.
For professional and affordable hair care services, head to Utopia in Liverpool.
Say goodbye to clogged pores and acne with a professional facial.
This salon offers expert massage services to meet your personal needs.
Take advantage of a signature nail treatment, such as pedicures, manicures, and paraffin treatments, and leave with some sassy nails.
Chopped or trimmed, a new haircut from this salon will leave you feeling confident.
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If your hair could use a color, cut, or a revamped look, schedule an appointment at Utopia today.
Simpaticos Salon & Spa maintains a welcoming atmosphere with complimentary bottled water, coffee, and tea—fitting complements to the salon's tempting menu of precision cuts, foil highlights, and coloring services. The spa end of the space offers four facials, including one infused with seaweed, as well as raindrop-therapy treatments, which help align the body through a combination of aromatherapy, reflexology, and massage techniques. To layer on the relaxation, Simpaticos also extends complimentary WiFi to clients who prefer to update their online profile pictures after each and every snip of the shears.