When’s the last time you treated yourself? Not splurging on guacamole at Chipotle but really took Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle’s advice and Treated. Yo. Self. If it’s been longer than a week or so (hey we really love ourselves and we deserve it ok?) you should seriously consider heading over to one of our favorite spas/places in Buffalo, Chez Ann Salon & City Spa.
There are lots of things to love about Chez Ann Salon & City spa: there’s their convenient location downtown right by 31 Club and City Hall complete with their free – yes, FREE! – parking; then there’s their insane referral program and uber-cool space that makes you feel like you’re getting the royal treatment without paying the price (after your first visit you get $25 off products during your next visit and a friend gets $20 off a service, aka emoji-with-hearts-for-eyes); and you really can’t beat their amazing stylists and estheticians who do a year’s worth of training and take classes everywhere from New York City to Toronto to London just so they can make you look your best. But our favorite things about Chez Ann Salon & City Spa are the services and treatments you can’t get anywhere else. So without further ado, here are our top 5 reasons why we love Chez Ann Salon & City Spa:
Facials are great for your skin because the exfoliation helps to turn skin over which increases elasticity and makes for clearer skin. Chez Ann Salon & City Spa offers two different facial options: Innovative (or Fire and Ice) and FiSZZ. The Innovative facial is better for those with problematic skin or those looking for a good anti-aging remedy and is similar to a chemical peel without the peeling, and the FiSZZ is more gentle and better for sensitive skin. Your esthetician will help recommend which is best for your skin, and both options utilize botanically-based iS Clinical products. The Innovative and the FiSZZ are referred to as “Red Carpet Facials” because they’re popular on the West Coast, drastically improve your skin texture, and leaves you ready to go out when you leave. Yaaaas queen!
Ah, the manicure. Getting a manicure can make your whole day and the weeks that follow (and your Instagram) infinitely better all with just a pop of color on your hands. Chez Ann Salon & City Spa has several different options to make sure you get the manicure you’ve always wanted. You want a regular mani? They’ve got it. Gel mani? They’ve got that too. VinyLux? Yep. LCN, Boost, and Fashion Nail mani’s? Check, check, and check. If you haven’t heard of those last three it’s probably because Chez Ann Salon & City Spa is one of the only places in town who does them. The LCN and Boost are two low-maintenance manicures that offer up to 4 weeks of color with a safe removal process that does not require the use of acetone or yellow nails over time. The Fashion Nail manicure embeds an embellishment of your choice into the nail polish and covers it so the overall finish is smooth and your nails on fleek. Oh you fancy, huh?
What would a manicure be without its partner in crime, the pedicure? Get your phalanges fully pampered in one of Chez Ann Salon & City Spa’s pedi-stations where you can sit comfortably in their trendy space surrounded by throw pillows, magazines, and chic décor. Plus they put scented oils into your foot bath and make their own scrub that matches the scent of your preferred oil. All you have to do is enjoy the sweet sensation that only a pedicure can provide. Pedicures are offered at Express (30 minute), Spa (45 minute + 15 minute dry time), or Luxury (1 hour + 15 minute dry time) rates depending on how pampered you’re looking to get. #YOLO.
As one of the most important parts of your head, your hair can make or break the way you look depending on which way the wind blows (literally). Let the fine stylists at Chez Ann Salon & City Spa take care of that for you. They offer any hair service you can think of, but our service of choice has to be the blow out. In one visit you can get a perfect hair style that’ll last between 3-4 days aka the perfect treat to get on Thursday evening. And if you really like the way your hair stylist works it (no diggity), you can talk to them about a private styling session where you bring in your own products and tools and they’ll show you how to replicate your look at home. What like it’s hard?
Yes, we saved the best for last. Massages are our favorite way to treat ourselves and one of the most necessary. Our bodies tend to not like all the crap we put them through and thus respond accordingly. Periodic massages are a great way to loosen up those muscles and, as per the theme of this piece, treat yo self to a 30-90 minutes of relaxation…and possibly a nap. The two massage options Chez Ann Salon & City Spa offers are Swedish (think: relaxing, soothing, circulatory massage that uses light pressure and exotic oils to release tension and relieve pain from the body) and Deep Tissues (think: loosens tight muscles, relieves stress, and reduces tensions by applying pressure to the deeper core layers of the body using the elbow, forearm, and fist to create more intense pressure). My masseuse actually did a combination of the two massages to specifically target my shoulder and upper back tension, thank you 20-lb purses, and helped to ease the tension and subsequently the pain. #blessed.
For more information, visit Chez Ann Salon & City Spa at chezannsalon.com, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, by phone at (716) 852-5252, or at their Salon & Spa at 286 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202.
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