First of all, I hope you are all safe and well. These are very difficult times and I am sending so much love and prayers to all affected by CoVid-19.
Small businesses are feeling an immediate economic impact from this crisis. Today, I am doing my (small) part to help by shouting out my local favorites here in Syracuse, NY! As an added bonus, these businesses are all women owned and operated! I hope you will consider supporting these and the other small businesses that have been hit hard by this pandemic. From purchasing a gift card to a like on Facebook – every bit of community support helps. So, here is the list my absolute favorite small businesses in Syracuse, NY!
For aesthetics & dermatology…
Revitalize! CNY in Fayetteville, NY is my go-to for any cosmetic enhancement or service, including botox, fillers, laser hair removal, clinical skincare, etc.! I’ve been attending Revitalize! CNY for nearly 10 years and recommend it to literally everyone. Theresa Setter and her staff provide top notch care, incredible customer service and will make you look and feel like a million bucks! If you don’t believe me, just read their FB reviews! Revitalize! CNY is currently offering $100 gift cards for only $85, which can be used on any product or service! Also, they are offering a fabulous deal on Botox in collaboration with some other local small business which you can read all about here! Follow their Instagram and Facebook pages for more info!
Beauty & the Brow in Manlius, NY provides permanent makeup specializing in brows and lips! I recently got an ombre brow and lip blushing with Angela, and I am sooo impressed! Watch my IG highlight on the topic if you are intrigued! I cannot wait to go back for my touch-up, and will absolutely be a long term customer here! Beauty & the Brow is participating in this deal with Revitalize! CNY. Follow Angela on Instagram and Facebook to see her impressive portfolio!
For hair and makeup…
Ashleigh Minnoe Hair & Makeup is my main girl for glam. She is a master hairstylist, blonde specialist and truly works miracles with her makeup artistry. Ashleigh works out of Arabella Salon in Skaneateles, NY. Check out her Instagram and YouTube channel for fun tutorials and more!
Hair by HLW is another one of my favorites! She is a super talented holistic hair stylist specializing in all natural color and styling. Heather also offers henna brow and sugaring hair removal! Heather works at Moss Organic Salon in Syracuse. Check out Heather’s Instagram to view her beautiful work!
I get my nails done at Camillus Nails and I think they are the best in Syracuse! They do a phenomenal job, offer a variety of services and are always clean and friendly. I had my set of nails removed in anticipation of not being able to go in for fills, but normally I do a gel fill. I cannot wait to go back in for a gel set and a spa pedicure!
For creative services...
Ciara Studios is my go-to photographer. Ciara Feltham is incredibly talented and can shoot almost anything. She is fun, patient, detail-oriented and skilled at working with everyone from children, to families, and professionals. Ciara especially excels at capturing natural expressions that flatter each person! She is tentatively scheduling late Spring Mini Sessions at Franklin Square focusing on high-school seniors, families and professionals. She also offers payment plan options, if needed! Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and her website to be the first to know details!
Love You More Stationary is designed by Lisa Loftus, a professionally trained graphic designer. Lisa creates absolutely stunning paper products, including save the dates and wedding invitations, as well as programs, menus, thank you notes, etc. Her work is truly sooo beautiful! Lisa is detail oriented and takes pride in her high level of customer service! Lisa is currently offering free digital “change the date” cards to those whose weddings have been postponed due to CoVid-19. Check out her website and follow on Instagram to view her breathtaking work!
For a date night:
The Brasserie Bar & Bistro is one of my favorite spots for a date or girls night! The Brasserie was founded in Camillus, NY by mother-daughter pair Michele and Nora Roesch in July 2015. The restaurant is inspired by the the simplicity and charm of the French brasserie that Michele fell in love with while studying abroad. The Brasserie serves delicious, European inspired food and drink with excellent service and local charm. Currently, they are offering carry-out, carside to-go orders & delivery orders with Doordash and GrubHub. Supporting our local community is a priority for Michele and Nora, and the Brasserie is currently accepting donations for the CNY Diaper Bank. Check out their Facebook and website for more info!
These are just a few of my personal favorites of the many AMAZING small businesses in the area! I can’t wait to support these businesses again, and become a patron of new ones! If we all do our part in supporting each other, we will make it through stronger than ever.
Last but not least, I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the individuals working in the industries that keep society afloat while the rest of us stay home : sanitation workers, postal carriers and package deliverers, truck drivers, gas station, pharmacy and grocery employees, first responders and medical professionals – with extraordinary gratitude to those fighting on the front lines of this pandemic.
Wishing you all the very best,