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 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
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!
At first hard to get ahold of them and get things in stone but once we got ahold of each other things were pretty simple. Taylor did a haircut, trail makeup and hair and my final.... she is fabulous! If you get her you're in great hands! The other ladies did my families hair and makeup and it was beautiful and laser through tears, rain and a fabulous night. I would also recommend their spa as I did two spa/wax treatments prior to wedding as well.
TJ is a fantastic stylist! I've been going to her for years and she always gives me her best. I switch up my hair style a lot and she always exceeds my expectations and even educates me on what she's doing with my hair and which products she's using so that I can style my hair at home. I can show her a picture of what hair style I want and she brings it to life and will customize it for me so that it compliments my features. Highly recommend ania's !
I love this salon. The front desk is friendly and eager to help. They look to accommodate you and respect your time. TJ is my stylist. I'm very picky and want a stylist who's educated and up to date, and that's TJ. She's also very interactive and consults with you before doing anything. She's easy to talk to. I'm very happy I found this place!
Jaimie at Anias does the BEST blowout I have ever received! My hair was silky, shiny and soft and lasted for 5 days! She is the blowout queen! If you want an amazing wash and style she is your go to stylist!
Everyone at the salon was so nice and accommodating. My hair and make up artist, Harleigh, was EXCELLENT! My hair and make up looked amazing, and stayed all through my wedding day. The team of hair and make up artists who did my bridesmaids did a fabulous job as well, everyone looked beautiful! Thank you so much! And I will be recommending Ania's Salon to everyone!
Michelle is the best stylist ever! She always does a great job and has so much patience. She always gives the "pick me up" that I need.
I just love the corrective color Joelle has done!!! She is amazing with blondes! And the blow outs Jamie provides are heavenly!! Thank you Ladies and Ania was Right! She knew I'd be back after experiencing such great work from two great gals!
I've been going to Ania's for more than 10 years now and I am always pleased with how my hair turns out. It that time I've seen several stylists and have gone from super short dark brunette pixies to long highlighted layers and back again! You definitely get your money's worth.
Harleigh is the BEST! I first came to Ania Hair Studio a little over a year ago. I wanted to find a salon that would get my hair in great condition for my wedding in August 2016. I had experienced magor damage from bleaching my hair before and was a little nervous about what to expect. Harleigh was not only extremely professional but was really willing to work with me and my 'Vision' of what I wanted my hair to be like for my big day. I bought my own tape in extensions which were 3 different shades which she expertly placed about a week before my wedding. Harleigh colored and cut my hair, suggested great products, making my hair healthy and beautiful. I live near Lake George and it's over an hour drive to Ania but because I totally love how Harleigh treats my hair I make the drive and will continue to. She's a real pro plus she's totally sweet!
Went to Ania’s today. Had an appt with Tj for cut and Balayage. I’m not one to do anything drastic, just wants a subtle change. Tj and I talked and we decided to go with a caramel color balayage. She did an amazing job and did exactly what I asked for. She was attentive, honest and thorough. Did not push products on me and only made a few suggestions. Made an appt to go back. Little pricey but worth it. She knows what she’s talking about.
Taylor did an amazing job. Never knew I wanted to be a blonde
Friendly, full service salon with people who listen to what you want and deliver it with quality. I've utilized multiple services, including hair, waxing and massage and every time has been better than I could have hoped.
I have been in the salon a few times since Cheri has been cutting my hair (Sept, 2017). First of all, Cheri never disappoints. She is a professional and expert stylist. I love how she cuts my hair. (I like low-maintenance, and her cuts always are....because they are so well done.) Cheri remains curious and eager to learn. She is passionate. That is unusual. A lot of people do what they have to do to maintain their level/plateau of expertise, not Cheri! She has great energy.
I also want to mention that the few times I have called or visited the salon since September, I have been greeted and/or treated with exceptional customer service. The people I have talked with and/or met at the front desk have consistently been very helpful and courteous. This goes a LONG way, too. The people at the front desk are the first impression people receive about Ania's. They are doing a great job. (I have walked out of places before, and decided not to return, only because of the people at the front desk.) Your staff is most inviting, but not in an intrusive or overbearing way either.
Nice work, Ania!
I pay a little more to go here but not having to stress about a bad cut makes the entire experience so worth it. My hair always turns out great.