"Celebrating 25 years plus, Townsend and Company continues to be dedicated to helping men and women of the Capital District reach the potential of their appearance."
"The experience and service were first class"
| Salon Principal
| Ladies Designer Haircut
| Mens Designer Haircut
| Principal eDesigner
| Ladies Designer Haircut
| Mens Designer Haircut
|Ladies Designer Haircut||$25|
|Mens Designer Haircut||$20|
|Wash & Blowdry
|Formal Styling / Updo
| Permanent wave
| Chemical Relaxer
| Keratin Treatment
| Express Keratin
| Single Process
| Color Correction
| Partial Foil
| Spa Manicure
| Shellac Manicure
| Spa Pedicure
| Add French Polish
| Dry Manicure
| Polish Change
| Paraffin Dip
*Prices are subject to change due to length and density of the hair. Consultations are available upon request.
At Townsend & Company, our mission is to provide our clients with the best service that we are capable of offering, for each person that walks through our door we provide them with the comfort of their own home. Without our clients, we are nothing.
Celebrating over 25 years...
Townsend and Company continues to be dedicated to helping men and women of the Capital District reach the potential of their appearance. Located in downtown Albany across from the Empire State Plaza on the corner of Madison Avenue and Swan Street.
At Townsend & Company, our mission is to provide our clients with the best service that we are capable of offering, for each person that walks through our door we provide them with the comfort of their own home. Without our clients, we are nothing. So please take a trip with us and get to know our staff and find out who we really are.
What our clients are saying about us!
I may have found a favorite new salon and stylist. I have really straight, fine, and boring hair, and have been getting blah cuts for the past couple of years. I decided to step up my game and went to Townsend. I had a fantastic consultation with Katie and she proceeded to give the best haircut and blowout I've had in years. My hair just felt so much healthier, and had more bounce and the layers looked beautiful. Two months later, I'm still enjoying my cut. Thanks Katie!
Selected Townsend based on Yelp reviews to get my first hair cut and color in 8 months during a quick visit to Albany. I was able to book an appointment within 3 days. Betsy did my cut and color and squeezed me in for a brow wax even though I had not requested this when I booked my appointment. I was very pleased with the reception and Betsy was terrific. Most importantly, I love the cut and especially the color! She took her time with the foils and color matching and treated me like a long-time client. The prices, while more expensive than many places in the area, are totally worth it - the experience and service were first class.
- Heather K.
I have tried a few other salons in Albany since moving here and this is by far my favorite! I worked with Narmin who was wonderful! I really appreciated her attention to detail and she helped me decide what look would be best for me. She was extremely friendly and I left the salon completely happy with my hair! Will definitely be going back!
- Dianna S.
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We are located just a
stone's throw of the
Empire State Plaza in Albany,
on the corner of Madison Ave.
ans South Swan St.
153 South Swan Street
Albany, NY 12210
Founder and Owner
"More than twenty years ago I opened Townsend & Co. with the aim of creating a salon that would bring truly upscale hair-styling to the Capital Region. Since that time I’ve worked hard to give my clients an experience on par with the best international salons.
To achieve these goals I’ve studied in The Vidal Sassoon Academies in London, Los Angeles and San Francisco. I built on this training during my long-time affiliation with Sebastian International which gave me the opportunity to learn about both the craft and the business of styling in major European cities.
Over the years my passion for hair has only deepened. Today I work with Bumble & Bumble and Aveda products to help clients achieve expressive, confident styles.
I specialize in men’s cuts, geometric short cuts for women and using the razor to fashion creative unstructured looks.”
- Douglas Townsend
Betsy Cotrona, a Maryland native, joined the Townsend team in 2006. As a second generation hairstylist with over a decade of experience, she is in her element in the creative and artistic field of hairdressing.
Although busy creating looks in film, print, photo shoots, and fashion shows, she remains dedicated to her everyday work in the salon, where her strong technical skills and keen eye for detail keep her in high demand.
Helping people look and feel their best is immensely rewarding to Betsy. Staying ahead of developing trends in the field by attending advanced classes and trade shows is indispensable in inspiring her to push her limits of creativity.
She is thrilled to have a career where beauty and inspiration can be expressed, and she is passionate in her endeavor to individualize that for each of her clients.
Our professional masseuse, Deborah Carter, brings over 25 years of experience and training to Townsend & Co. From a gentle, soothing massage to a firm, focused Swedish, you will be sure to get what you are looking for. Having trained in specialties such as Trager, craniosacral work, sports massage, neuro-muscular therapy and manual lymph drainage she has an extensive tool box from which to draw. Her aim is to give each client a unique, individualized experience.
Her latest passion is Manual Lymph Drainage. This treatment is so gentle, so profoundly relaxing, that you will find it difficult to believe that it’s good for you, but it is. MLD is detoxifying and anti-inflammatory. It’s good for wound healing, recovery after surgery, swelling, arthritis, bruising, sinus conditions and so much more. When you have had a difficult week at work, there is no better way to take care of yourself and leave the week completely behind you.
Deborah has worked in some of the country’s most well knows spas in Massachusetts, Florida and New York and hopes to use those experiences to create a menu of intriguing spa services at Townsend and Company.