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Ania Hair Studio & Spa marks 10-year anniversary with November 18 celebration
ALBANY, NY, October 21, 2011 – Complimentary demonstrations, mini-treatments, food, and give-aways will be among the highlights of the 10-year anniversary celebration for Ania Hair Studio & Spa. The open house will be an evening of pampering on Friday, November 18, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m. The studio and spa is located in the Town Center, 1704 Western Avenue.

Local officials and Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce representatives will participate in a cake cutting to commemorate the anniversary and kick off the celebration. Proceeds from the evening’s raffles will benefit Tech Valley Connect, an innovative program that provides focused assistance to relocating professionals and aims to increase retention and recruitment of top talent to the Capital Region.

Services being highlighted during the celebration include demonstrations of microdermabrasion, Ouidad treatment for curly, frizzy or unmanageable hair, airbrush make-up, and hair extensions, along with complimentary Eyelash Bar, Braid Bar, nail polish changes, chair massage, skincare analysis and personalized consultations. Ania Hair Studio & Spa is the only Ouidad-certified salon in upstate New York.

The first fifty people to arrive will receive a special gift bag, including coupons from Drue Sanders Custom Jewelry. All who attend will receive an Ania Goodie Bag. In anticipation of the holiday season, Ania offers a 10 percent discount to anyone who books a service or purchases a gift certificate that evening. Visitors can enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres, as well as sample the beauty services Ania provides.

Ania Hair Studio & Spa, a unisex salon, was established in 2001 by Ania Bickham, an immigrant from Poland. The woman-owned business has grown to employ 40 people and provide a full range of hair, beauty and spa services to thousands of Capital Region residents. “I chose to support Tech Valley Connect on my anniversary because I understand the challenges individuals and families face in moving to a new country or area,” Bickham says. She herself wishes an organization such as Tech Valley Connect existed to help her make the transition when she moved to the United States.

Tech Valley Connect will also select several job-seeking clients who will receive make-overs from Ania Hair Studio & Spa and will be dressed by Evoke Style in Stuyvesant Plaza. Those selected will be participating in the celebration and modeling their looks from Evoke.

Ania Hair Studio & Spa also will be presenting weekly anniversary specials in the run-up to the event. To access the specials and sign up for the mailing list, go to

See the 10-Year Anniversary Celebration Photo Gallery HERE.


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Ania Hair Studio & Spa and Philip Alexander Jewelers To Host
December Cut-A-Thon & Trunk Show To Benefit New Visions
SLINGERLANDS, NY, November 19, 2009 – Sunday, December 13, 2009, Ania Hair Studio & Spa and Philip Alexander Jewelers will partner to host a Cut-A-Thon & Trunk Show to benefit the programs and services of New Visions, formerly the Albany County Association for Retarded Citizens, at the Ania Hair Studio & Spa.

The event will take place on Sunday, December 13 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Ania Hair Studio & Spa, Town Center, 1704 Western Avenue, and will feature haircuts by the staff of Ania Hair Studio & Spa and a display of fine jewelry for purchase, provided by Philip Alexander Jewelers. Proceeds from the event will benefit New Visions, based in Slingerlands.

“Ania Hair Studio & Spa and Philip Alexander Jewelers are so generous to be hosting this event on our behalf,” says Andrew F. McKenzie, Executive Director of New Visions. “We offer many unfunded or under-funded programs and services for people who are affected by developmental disabilities, and this type of community fundraiser goes a long way toward helping us fill the funding gaps so that we can reach out to more people. We sincerely appreciate their efforts, especially at this time of year when we have so many people who need the services and opportunities we provide.”

McKenzie says both Ania Hair Studio & Spa and Philip Alexander Jewelers have been generous supporters of New Visions for the past couple of years, participating as sponsors of the organization’s yearly Springfest Gala & Benefit Auction fundraiser, held every June. The Cut-A-Thon is an event held at the Ania Hair Studio & Spa in the fall and spring, each time with proceeds sent to local not-for-profit organizations. Past benefit events have been hosted on behalf of juvenile diabetes and cancer research.

For more information, or to make an appointment for a haircut during the Cut-A-Thon, please call (518) 456-8822. Walk-in appointments will also be welcome during the event.

New Visions is a not-for-profit organization working on behalf of people with developmental disabilities and their families in the Capital Region since 1951. New Visions provides educational, habilitational, rehabilitational, residential and vocational programs, supports and services to over 600 people with developmental disabilities in our community. For more information, please visit our website at


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ALBANY, NY – Domestic violence often goes undetected until it’s too late, and Ania Bickham, owner of Ania Hair Studio and Spa, and her staff know first hand its devastating effects. Since losing one of her stylists in a tragic murder-suicide in 2004, Bickham is committed to increasing awareness about the prevention of domestic violence.

On Friday, May 15th, Ania Hair Studio and Spa is hosting a fundraiser for the Liza Warner Scholarship, in honor of a stylist who was tragically shot and murdered by her husband, who then turned the gun on himself.

“She was really well-liked here in the spa,” Bickham said. “One of the problems with domestic abuse is that dangerous behavior can be misinterpreted as someone being ‘protective’ or ‘devoted’ by those close to the victim. We hope that this event will help turn a tragedy into something positive while helping shed some light on this type of abuse.”

The event takes place near Warner’s birthday to remember and commemorate her commitment and passion to the industry. The scholarship fund was established to help students in the hair design field who are dedicated but lack the means to pay for their educations. Since the fund’s establishment in 2007, two students have been awarded scholarships.

The Liza Warner Scholarship Fundraiser will take place at Ania Hair Studio and Spa from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 15; the proceeds from any services booked during this time will benefit the Scholarship. Anyone interested in participating in this meaningful event can call Ania Hair Studio and Spa at 456-8822 or visit

Ania Hair Studio and Spa, located at Town Center, 1704 Western Avenue in Guilderland, offers a complete range of hair care, spa treatments, makeup and skin care products for both men and women.


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ALBANY, NY – In this new economy of fewer jobs and increased layoffs, Ania Bickham, owner of Ania Hair Studio and Spa in Guilderland is offering a ray of hope and a brand new look for Capital District residents who have fallen victim to this brave new economy.

In a partnership with local radio station B 95.5, Ania Hair Studio and Spa will be giving away five free haircuts every Wednesday to people who have lost their jobs but are going out to job interviews.

“It’s important that these people present their best image as they look for that new job,” Ania explained. “We know that the market is tough but my hope is that a new look from one of our stylists will inspire people to be more confident, and land a new job.”

The free cuts will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ania’s Guilderland location. In addition, women interested in the perfect look for their interview can take advantage of a complementary Bare Minerals makeup application during those hours. A member of Ania’s staff will go over the appropriate makeup application for an important occasion like a job interview and will offer complementary color consultation using the entire suite of Bare Minerals products.

Anyone interested in a free cut or Bare Minerals makeup consultation should call Ania Hair Studio and Spa at 456-8822.

Ania Hair Studio and Spa, located at Town Center, 1704 Western Avenue in Guilderland, offers a complete range of hair care, spa treatments, makeup and skin care products for both men and women.

On Nov. 5th, 2007, Ania Hair Studio & Spa sponsored a SPECIAL CHARITY EVENT
where ALL proceeds were donated to the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
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