Best Blow Out
From straight and sleek (the Isabelle) to beachy and textured (the Giselle), visit Elle Aire for a guaranteed good hair day. Even little girls can get in on the fun with the Cinderella, offering glitter and curls for princess-approved style.
8212 Main Street, Williamsville; 276-9679, elleairebuffalo.com
Best Customer Service Salon & Best Spa Treatment
Excuria Salon & Spa
The pampering starts from the moment you walk in the door at Excuria. Its menu offers a wide variety of treatments to cleanse, nourish, and hydrate the skin, and services are provided in a tranquil, private treatment space. Relax and recharge at Excuria—and be sure to take advantage of the loyalty points program.
5725 Main Street, Williamsville; 839-3106, excuriaspa.com
Susan Naturally Day Spa
Susan Ciminelli has traveled the world to provide holistic treatments to celebrity clients, and now her signature A-list glow is available right here in WNY. Thanks to Susan’s holistic approach to beauty, her clients get more than a great facial; they leave with an overall sense of balance and peace.
3965 Main Street, Amherst; 398-5250, susannaturally.com
Best Fitness Classes
An Ignite Buffalo Grant from 43 North and Facebook catapulted Revolution to the next level of fitness classes. The grant allowed Revolution to renovate the second floor of its building, expanding its usable space to over 8,000 feet, a change that enabled it to offer seventy fitness classes per week. Though Revolution began as a cycling studio, it now also offers TRX, HIIT, rowing, running, kettlebell, and boxing workouts, along with private personal training sessions..
1716 Main Street; 908-0622, revolutionbuffalo.com
Best Hair Color
Chez Ann Salon
From a subtle, sun-kissed balayage to major color correction, the staff at Chez Ann has a reputation for meticulous work and great service. A commitment to education keeps stylists at the top of their game.
5140 Main Street, Williamsville; 632-2258, chezannsalon.com
Best Make-Up Services & Best Salon for Weddings
Everybody loves Lizzy. Whether you’re looking for on-site or in-salon services, bold glamor, or natural beauty, enlist makeup services from Salon Elizabeth for that special occasion. Not only are owner Lizzy Dugan and her team of beauty pros talented, they also make wedding day preparations fun and relaxing. The gorgeous salon features a elegant private bridal suite and marble garden patio, perfect for pre-wedding photos.
720 Jamison Road, Elma; 863-8489, lizzydugan.com
Capello Salon & Spa
Attention to detail is everything in a good manicure, and the team at Capello Salon & Spa understands this. You’ll leave with smooth hands, glossy nails, and a smile on your face. Since its establishment in the Village of Williamsville in 1970, the Capello family of ever-evolving salons has grown to three WNY locations offering a full range of salon and spa services.
Multiple locations; capellosalon.com
Trés Auraé Spa
Choose from a variety of customized therapeutic, prenatal, oncologic, and relaxation treatments, or let the experienced massage therapists make a recommendation. These treatments help the body and mind.
Wyndham Lobby, 5195 Main Street, Suite 1B, Williamsville; GR8-SKIN, spabuffalo.com
The Woodhouse Day Spa
This resort-style day spa provides a tranquil escape without leaving town. Woodhouse offers dozens of therapeutic massage options, each geared toward tension release, circulation enhancement, and overall wellness. Bonus: a foot cleansing ritual and essential oil treatment is included with each treatment.
5933 Main Street, Williamsville; 458-5700, buffalo.woodhousespas.com
6932 Williams Road, Suite 1700, Niagara Falls; 205-0039, spaniagarausa.com
WNY Plastic Surgery Medical Spa
Looking for transformative results, without invasive surgery? These two well known, longstanding medispas offer top-notch service and treatments for a wide range of skin care concerns. Results-driven treatments are customized to client needs and are overseen by medical professionals.
7 Hopkins Road, Williamsville; 202-8409, wnyplasticsurgery.com/medical-spa
Best Men’s Haircut
District Barber Shop
District is all about building community. Sure, you’ll leave with a great haircut, but the priority for owner Paul Laurie is that his clients look good, feel good, and have a great experience.
338 Seneca Street; 322-6706, districtbarbers.com
Best New Work Out Spot
F45 Training Black Rock
Located within the up-and-coming Chandler Street developments, F45 provides the ultimate gym experience by combining cutting edge techniques with high grade equipment and friendly, supportive staff. The gym offers 45-minute high-intensity, circuit training workout classes, so you can get in, feel the burn, and get out in less than an hour.
166 Chandler Street; 525-0009, f45training.com
Serendipity Salon & Day Spa
There is nothing more relaxing than a perfectly executed pedicure, and the experienced team at Serendipity has this sandal-season necessity down to a science. Enjoy a cozy, comfortable environment and leave with baby-soft, perfectly polished toes and pep in your step.
466 Evans Road, Williamsville; 634-4058, serendipitysalononevans.com
Corto’s Salon & Seasons Day Spa
Getting a pedicure with a friend can be a great opportunity to relax and catch up while your feet receive the royal treatment. Corto’s Hamburg location offers eight pedicure chairs, perfect for a day out with the girls. Looking for a quiet, exclusive experience? Book an appointment at the Orchard Park spa. Signature, essential, or wellness treatments are available, as well as a junior pedicure for those twelve and under.
multiple locations, cortossalonandspa.com
Hand of Doom Tattoo
Owner Jon Mirro and long-time artists—including Josh Schlageter, Chris Lombardi, and Kyle Sajban—are consistently touted by fans as good people and great artists who price affordably and run a clean, caring business. Their styles all vary, and so do their customers, from older women getting their first tiny tat to seriously inked guys or gals completing a full back or sleeve design with customized or fantasy artwork. Now located in the heart of Elmwood Village, the shop has been around since 2001, giving it plenty of time to build a stellar reputation.
734 Elmwood Avenue; 881-4424, handofdoomtattoos.com
Best Women’s Haircut
Studio M hair design
A great haircut is the start of every good hair day. For more than fifty years, Michael Bryant has traveled for clients all over the country, and continues to provide unmatched service and friendship to his Buffalo clientele. Michael and daughter Nicole Bryant-Lupas use their artistic flair and years of experience to create the perfect cut for your hair type and lifestyle.
5987 Main Street, Williamsville; 632-9670, studiomhairdesign.com
Power Yoga Buffalo
Hot and sweaty, that’s how Baptiste yogis like their yoga. PYB is a Baptiste Power Yoga affiliate that practices a Vinyasa-style-flow sequenced class, practiced in a toasty room heated to ninety degrees Fahrenheit. Founded by Jamie Pearson, PYB began in a little storefront space in Snyder. It soon outgrew that space, and now PYB occupies three locations with over forty Baptiste certified instructors. Countless classes, workshops, twenty-one-day challenges, and special events all make PYB a favorite yoga studio for many in Western New York.
Multiple locations, poweryogabuffalo.com
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