as a natural strawberry blonde, i have had the age old struggle of obsessing over my fine, pale lashes...spending tons on mascara, worrying about it coming off, still not looking how i wanted, etc...im sure many can relate! plus, i had even given up wearing makeup as of late because i was so sick of it all! (and, im lazy!)
i decided to try the lash extensions at ania after checking around town for a great place.
diana has been INCREDIBLE. not only was she, Ania and the rest of the staff personally so welcoming and easy-going, Diana was more than happy to accommodate my crazy schedule.
when i arrived & she saw my lashes, she (wisely!) suggested a lash tint that day so the extensions would blend in and look their best. she was so kind enough to then reschedule my lash extensions for the very next morning (as i was so excited to have them done!). i even think it might have been her normal day off, and she came in to my lashes that AM! when i came in for the appointment, she again was so knowledgeable, put me at ease, fun, and totally gave me the look i had dreamed about!
i am so excited for my fill - i will go even more dramatic & try the volume lashes.
ania herself was super friendly, helped with the scheduling and when i met her in person on the way out she was super positive and really made the whole experience so great.
super highly recommended!
Jamie is an absolute hair genius!!! Best color ever! She takes her time and gets the color perfect! Everyone should go to Jamie!!!
I decided to go to Ania hair salon after the last place I went to ruined my hair. I wanted to go full blonde and it came out yellowish and orange and they had no idea how to fix it. I went to Melinda because she had cut my sons hair before and did a great job. She got all of the yellow out and got it to the perfect shade of blonde that I wanted without damaging my hair at all! It actually feels and looks way healthier now. Melinda and the other girls there are also all very friendly and efficient, they help each other out when its busy. I would never trust anyone else with my hair and I recommend Ania hair salon to everyone!
I'm 47 years old and born and raised in Albany. I have sensitive skin and have always been cautious about getting facials at the local salons. All that changed in 2009, when I was getting a manicure at Ania's and the woman said I must experience getting a facial with Dawn Demars, she is absolutely the best. Well no lie. I have been going to her for approximately four times a year since then and just recently booked my next appointment. I don't know where to begin describing her and the service – it's just wonderful. She thoroughly examines your skin and makes suggestions to suit your needs, it's also a neck, shoulder, hand, leg and foot massage all in about one hour. You leave feeling like royalty. She never pushes any products and the service is always excellent. I enjoy treating myself to a microdermabrasion session – it makes my skin feel new and fresh. Ania frequently runs monthly specials. If you are looking to take better care of your skin, start today and make an appointment with Dawn, you will be glad that you did.
I love this place I have used several girls here and they are all great but my new favorite it Harleigh! My usual girl had a last minute emergency so I was introduced to Harleigh. At first I was skeptical BC I was dedicated to my usual girl. I said what the heck il try her out. Boy am I glad I did. She introduced me to a new hair extension that she is one of the few girls who is certified to do them. I don't know how I lived all these years with out them! My hair was thinning and breaking off in the front so i needed a little extra hair and volume in the front to get the bob style I was looking for. They are real hair that last 4-6 months, they don't destroy your hair at all, easy to take out, they are not uncomfortable, she can put them in cut n style them super quick and best of all they are affordable!
Harleigh has also mastered my color (i am a perticular blonde) and cut. I have never been happier with my hair and appearance. She is also super friendly and accomdating. Thank you Ania Hair Studio and Harleigh for making me feel confident again! 🙂
I am from New York and always have my hair colored down there. I have tried many places up here, but no one could get my color quite right. Until Jamie at Ania! She is the best!! Gives me the most natural looking blond highlights I have ever had. I get tons of compliments on my hair and I am so happy. I highly recommend her!! And she's sweet as can be too!
I wanted to write you formally to let you know how much I appreciate the service I received yesterday. I thought you could post the following as a review for your website if you wanted.
I was a victim of a bad color/foil job that literally made my hair resemble a calico cat. I did not know what to do and the stylist that did it tried to put a positive spin on it. I did not agree and fled as fast as I could. I was devastated as I was about to take a trip and had a job I had to cancel that day due to the snafu. I fled to the drugstore to buy a box of dye to just blend what she just did and pull out the large blotches of dark ash, and tone down the red and yellow.. it helped but still was horrible, I knew I needed a pro.
I scoured the internet looking for a local color guru. I found a write-up about Denise at Ania. I contacted the salon thru their website and Ania herself replied that same night. She asked for pictures of the disaster and said she had an opening with Denise in 2 days. I went, and now I will never go anyplace else again.
From the moment I walked in the door to the moment I left, I was treated like an important person. I first sat down with Denise to explain my situation. As she consulted with me, I found her to be extremely knowledgeable and she really seemed to have an artistic flair when she spoke about how she wanted to approach it. I showed her some photos, she made some suggestions and I went with them and I am so glad I did, she is truly the Jedi Master of color.
Denise explained to me what she was doing.. she would tell me what was next, for how long, the next step, etc. I never was left to wonder or worry… she basically sensed my trauma and held my hand by being very sensitive to my situation.
I never expected for the end result to look so great. It totally exceeded all expectations and I have never in my lifetime had such a wonderful experience. She also made some product suggestions and gave me tips on how to style it. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. Everyone is so professional and kind. I cannot even believe a place like this exists in the Capital Region. So happy!
Many thanks to everyone at Ania Hair Studio & Spa! You guys ROCK!
I was in your Studio Friday morning. I was greeted with Good Mornings and smiles thinking oh this is a friendly place ~I like!!! I had an appointment with TJ I told her how nervous I was and upset that my hair had lost its curl. She sat me down and listened to my concerns, I was impressed AGAIN. She took her time with me and when I left there I felt like a new woman. Please Thank TJ again for me she was so good I hugged her when I left. I thought I was going to cry I was that happy! TJ in my book was/is a miracle worker and I will not see anyone else ever again! I was so anxious walking in and walking out I was on Cloud 9. GREAT JOB by TJ! Thank you again.
I love going to Ania's. I always feel welcomed and I can't thank Donna enough for always coming to the rescue with my hair. On 3/12/16, I went in with washed out reddish/purple hair that I was dyeing myself and wanted to dial it back and go for a more ombre browns with blonde tips. Corrective color was needed and It was a struggle to get that initial color out. But Donna made it happen and now I have exactly what I wanted and more! My natural hair is wavy/slightly curly and even though the haircut looked awesome blown out after my appointment, it even looks good when I'm rocking my natural waves! Can't wait to go back!
Ask for TJ! I can't say enough good things about my experiences at Ania. The front desk ladies are always lovely and the atmosphere is comfortable. But best of all is my stylist TJ. Her color and cut skills are outstanding and she is great about questions. I can't recommend her highly enough.
I visited Ania Salon for the first time yesterday 11/19/15, and it was OUTSTANDING! Debi was my stylist, I have curly hair and she is a curly hair expert, really! I showed her a picture of the cut and color I wanted and that is exactly what I got. She took her time chatting with me about my hair and current color and got the job done. This is definitely my new salon and Debi is my new stylist! I am over the moon happy and my husband loves my new and improved look! Thank you Debi and Ania Salon for such a great experience!
I have waited 2 weeks to write this... just to make sure. Bottom line is, after 2 weeks, I still love my haircut!
And I'm very picky with my hair. I hate hairdressers because they never do what I want, and most importantly they never understand my one constraint: I dont have time to take care of my hair but I dont want it to look like crap.
So I went to Ania's... I had long hair, half cut by myself, terrible... Julie took care of me. I told her, "I want it short, it has to look nice, and no maintenance, do what you want"...
I had no hope.
In the end, Julie did an AMAZING job, I love my short hair, she made it really nice, yet easy to maintain... She listened to what I wanted, and she gave me really good advice... I never felt rushed, she took her time to make sure I would have the hair I wanted... She was also really nice.
She also was done in a timely manner, I was maybe in and out in an hour... No wait time.
Finally, she advised me to buy some products... I didn't want to... thought "here is some crap again that I'm never going to use, and that's going to suck and that I'm going to pay a fortune". Yes the products are expensive but they are WELL WORTH IT. The hair cream is amazing, so is the thickening spray... And Julie was, once again, right. Yes I paid $30 for a hairspray, but it's going to last for 6 months...
I couldn't recommend Ania enough, especially Julie who was simply amazing.
Now I know where to go when I need a haircut.
Also, the staff is simply nice, which is really refreshing after a hard day of work!
Thanks Ania Hair Salon and Julie! And see you soon!
This is the best salon in the area! They offer every service you can imagine, and they are very up to date with all the trends and latest beauty treatments. The talent here is outstanding, the stylists are all highly competent and excellent at what they do. They use top notch products and sell them as well. What stands out most about this salon is how nice and friendly everyone is. There are no snotty attitudes, it is a fun and sociable atmosphere. The staff here makes everyone feel welcome and appreciated. I would highly recommend Chanel for color, as well as Liz. They are all good, but those two I have been going to for the longest. If you are in need of a new hair salon, Ania's is definitely the place to go
I have recently just started coming to your salon and I cannot even begin to describe how happy I have been with your services. A friend initially recommended me to it and I haven't looked back since. Everyone is incredibly friendly and super nice. It is the first salon where I actually feel like a customer and not just another number that walks through the door. I want to give special recognition to the hair designer Melinda. She is very talented and absolutely great at what she does. She actually listens to what the customer wants and is not afraid to be honest, which I appreciate greatly. I was so impressed with my first cut done by her that I fully entrusted her to color (ombre) my "virgin" hair 🙂 and once again, the results were nothing less than fantastic. She is sweet, personable, knowledgeable, a perfectionist, and truly cares about her customers. She is nothing short of amazing!
Thank you for an awesome salon experience. I will never go anywhere else!
Yesterday was my first time visiting Ania's Hair Studio and my experience there was WONDERFUL!!!! I went there to fix a really bad hair cut from another salon from the previous day and Irini took her time to explain to me exactly how she is was going to fix my layers, how much hair she had to cut off and everything I needed to know before she started working on my hair. She was extremely nice and very very professional. She took her time while cutting my hair explaining everything she was doing which I really appreciated it. The work area was very clean and very professional. I didn't even have to wait 5 minutes when I walked in. I am definitely going back to Ania Hair Studio next time. My experience was great and I left the salon feeling very satisfied with their services.
I would like to let you know how much I love my haircut and my daughter's haircut also. Donna is an excellent stylist who puts her all into every cut. She's the best!!
They were great! They made my hair look fabulous & made it easy for me to leave my headpiece off until the last minute. They met with me beforehand about make-up doings & spoke with me about skin-care leading up to the wedding day & did a great job with my face as well. My face was a little shiny by the end of my wedding day as evidenced by my photos, but my father-in-law says "You were glowing" so that's cute I guess. My bridesmaids all got done up there as well & they all looked super awesome.
Words cannot express, how much I appreaciate Alison and Debi at Ania Hair Studio & Spa. These two wonderfully talented women made me look/feel absolutely beautiful on my wedding day. My bridesmaids and my mother also had their hair (and some had make-up) done by other ladies at the salon; they all looked beautiful too!
I had my wedding hair and makeup done at Ania's and had my mother, mother-in-law, four bridesmaids, a jr. bridesmaid and a flower girl with me to be beautified. The girls at Ania's did an amazing job with all of us and really made the morning feel special with their service. The treatment we received on the day of the wedding was absolutely stellar. Cassie and Jess did my hair and makeup and both were incredible. I got so many compliments and was completely impressed that my makeup didn't run one bit even though I shed a few tears, and the intricate style of my hair stayed perfectly put all day and night even after hours of dancing. One of my bridesmaids is getting married next year and we are all planning on going back to Ania's. I would highly recommend them for any future bride and her wedding party.
Donna gave me a razor cut which is fabulous! Thank you Ania for having staff trained in the latest techniques from NYC!
Christine cut my hair yesterday and I literally think she is a saint. She was so professional and made my hair look awesome! 10000000% recommend this place especially Christine!
The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was warm and relaxing. It was my first time there and Cheryl is amazing. She gave me an amazing bob hair cut that was perfect and exactly what I pictured in my head. Thank you!
This place is amazing! The staff is so friendly, and knowledgeable!
The best place!!! I have had a facial, massage and my eyebrows shaped by Frankie. Hair cut by Debbie. Nails by Jesslyn. I was over the top happy with every service. Most important to me was the welcoming attitude that is ever-present. This place has spirit. Customers are greeted and treated as humans not a price tag. I will never go anywhere else. Well done Ania!!!
Awesome experience at Ania Hair Studio. A very professional operation with such friendly people. Donna worked wonders on my hair and Jess is a waxing master - it didn't even hurt! Thanks so much for the fresh look - can't wait for my next appointment!!
Love this Studio! Right from making your appointment till you leave professional, friendly service. Salon is beautiful and stylist are skilled. I particularly dont know what I would do without Bob. He is so smart and talented. He has taken me from black to blonde ( the most difficult to do) and its so natural. He is also the only one I would trust to do extensions!! Just amazing! I get complements dailey on my hair. I have been to salons in NYC, Vegas and L.A to mention a few and its nice to have such a highend salon right in my back yard. I highly recommend this salon.
I have been coming to Ania's Hair Studio for almost a year now for my Ouidad hair cut and each and every time I walk away feeling wonderful.I am so happy I found Debi,she takes the time and is incredibly patient and always does an amazing job.I would also like to say how nice and down to earth Cindy the receptionist is too!Great place!
Ania Hair Studio & Spa Albany, NY 5 out of 5 based on 24 ratings. 24 user reviews.