Ape + Canary?

Occasionally people ask the origin of our name, and we answer with a little story…

Once upon a time, deep in the jungle, there lived an ape. This ape lived in a little ape village and had lots of ape friends. One day he realized they all looked the same, and he wanted to be different. As he went over to a rock to sit and ponder this, out of the sky a beautiful canary flew down, landed on his palm and sang him a beautiful song. Instantly, they became the best of friends and absolutely inseparable. From that day forth, that ape was known for his distinctive style with the canary perched on his shoulder. They were simply, stylishly, Ape + Canary.

After we tell this story, people ask us the origin of our name again. The second time we smile and shrug.

Urban Salon and Spa.

Ape + Canary is Rochester, New York’s Premier Urban Salon and Spa. We offer luxurious spa treatments in a calming, upscale, trendy environment. Directly across from the Strathallan Hotel, we provide luxury salon and spa services to members, and style-seekers from all over.

A Little History.

In August of 2015, Ape + Canary was born. We were a mere 700 square foot salon in the heart of the city. We gave our clients what they had been craving: an exclusive salon experience with incredible stylists and quality products. The opportunity to partner with the Strathallan Hotel and move into their gorgeous salon across the street from the hotel propelled us into the spotlight. In March 2018, we added to our space and our service menu to expand not only great hair, nails, massages, esthetics, and much more for our customers.

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Our culture is grounded in quality. We live by our MANTRA.
Respect (for yourself and others)
Attention (to detail)

These are our core principles. They represent our morals, values, and beliefs.

Creators of Beauty.

Our fabulous team is here to help you relax, rejuvenate, and rock the style you want.

September stroll to A+C? 🐒✨ #rochesterny ...

Wet Curl Style by @hairdoctor_24.7 with an amazing finished product. Stay tuned for Curl services dropping on our hair menu very soon! 🙈🧡 ...

Showing love to our teachers from now until September 1st with a complimentary add on to any Spa service. Give us a call to add onto your already existing Spa service or call to book! This does not include dermaplaning, hair, or nails. ...

Congratulations are in order for our very own @cory_apeandcanary! Cory has been with us since the very beginning. Thankfully he’s not going anywhere and he will now be known as Master Stylist & Salon Director here at Ape + Canary! 🐒👏 ...

@adrijana_apeandcanary + a color story? #inlove ...

Hello! 👋
We have switched over to the Mindbody app for all of your booking on the go needs!

Thinking about this stunning end result by @benn_apeandcanary 👏👏👏 ...

Teamwork makes the dream work! Bravo @jack_apeandcanary & @benn_apeandcanary 👏 ...

Meet Melody! 👋

Melody graduated in 2022 and joined us in June. As our newest nail tech she’s been enjoying seeing clients leave confident and happy, loves the before and after transformation that comes with a fun nail service. She loves doing gel manicures with design work. (Nail art is her fav!)

Melody’s books are now open! 💅

Sun care doesn’t stop at face & body! Check out our fav’s from @keunehaircosmetics 🌞🐒 ...

Hi friends! We will be out from 7/3-7/10. We’re open until 4PM today 🙈🧡 ...

Our Ape+Canary Face Lift Facial is designed to lift, tone, stimulate cell rejuvenation, improve skin tone balance, lock in essential nutrients, lower reactive conditions, and flush out toxics when combined with steam. To achieve these results, we use a combination of facial cupping, Gua Sha, lymphatic drainage, and specific massage techniques to deliver immediate lifting results without any surgery or downtime! ...

It’s that time to treat dad to some self care just like you would mom! #fathersday ...

Happy Pride Month from A+C! We are so excited to announce our brand new line of Ape + Canary Pride shirts. We will be donating $5 from each shirt sold to a local LGBTQIA+ organization here in Rochester🐒❤️💙💜💛💚🧡🩷 ...

#repost from @adrijana_apeandcanary put a pop of ✨color✨ on your frenchies! ...

We are hiring! A&C is looking for a highly skilled multitasker to join our front desk team. The part time Front Desk Coordinator role is essential to the work flow of the business and our clients experience. For a full job description and with any questions. please email us at info@apeandcanary.com ...


Benn Lobol

Owner + Master Stylist

paul coffman, owner and spa director, ape and canary, rochester, ny

Paul Coffman

Owner, COO, CFO


Nail Tech + Esthetician


Spa Director


Hair Stylist


Junior Stylist + Esthetician


Hair Stylist



Salon Director/ Master Stylist



Junior Hair Stylist



Licensed Massage Therapist



Licensed Massage Therapist



Licensed Massage Therapist



Licensed Massage Therapist




Hair Stylist


Nail Salon


Nail Tech



Hair Stylist


Licensed Massage Therapist






Front Desk + Social Media Coordinator

Regardless of how you identify, we welcome you to our oasis in the middle of the city.

Text 585-490-9401 to make an appointment now.

Contact Us

Ape + Canary
566 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14607

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Monday Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday-Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM