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.

Happy ROC Pride weekend! We are celebrating until the Rochester Pride Parade on July 20, 2024 with our limited run #ROCPRIDE shirt. 10% of all pride shirt sales goes to the support the LGBTQ+ community in #RochesterNY via the @RochesterRainbowUnion.

Stop in and get yours today to enter our social media PRIDE CONTEST running through midnight on Monday July 23, 2024.

Enter to win:
(1) 50-Minute Massage
(1) 50-Minute Facial AND
(1) A+C Canvas Tote Bag

One entry per person. An entry is a photo of you in your limited run A+C pride shirt posted to your Facebook or Instagram accounts.

Each entry must:
- Tag @ApeAndCanary
- Tag 3 friends
- Use the hashtag #ROCPRIDE
- Follow @ApeAndCanary

Our winner will be chosen at random when we open for business on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024. Turn on notifications to make sure you don’t miss the announcement!

Everyone here at Ape + Canary wishes all of our loyal Onyx and Emerald members a happy and safe 4th of July. While we are still closed until the 8th we will miss you dearly. We look forward to seeing you again soon! ...

Tomorrow is your last day to get into the salon or spa before we go on summer break! We can’t wait to see you when we’re back and fully recharged. 🐒⛱️ ...

Nail art anyone!? @melodydidit 🐒 ...

Dads can have a little spa day as a treat! Father’s Day is fast approaching so don’t forget to grab your gift certificates. We’ll have a complimentary beer ready! 🐒🍺 ...

We’re really busy - Facial at noon, Massage at 1, Nails at 2, Hair at 3, and then cocktails and dinner on Park Ave. 🌞🍹 ...

In honor of all of the Mother’s out there, we’ve created specials for the entire month of May! Check out more details on the Promos page on our website at the link in our bio. Happy Mother’s Day. 🐒🤍 ...

We are seeking a talented and experienced Hair Stylist to join our team. As a Hair Stylist, you will be responsible for providing a wide range of hair services to our clients, including cutting, styling, coloring, extensions, and hair treatments. You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and creative environment, collaborating with a team of professionals to deliver exceptional customer service! 🐒

email info@apeandcanary.com with your resume and inquiries.


We have a little giveaway for you all. 🐒

- (1) 50 Minute Massage
- (1) 50 Minute Facial
- (1) Limited Run T-Shirt

- Repost THIS post onto your story
- Tag @apeandcanary
- Tag 3 people in the comments of THIS post

Our winner will be chosen at random when we open for business on Tuesday, April 9th. Turn on notifications to make sure you don’t miss the announcement! #rochesterny

this giveaway is not at all affiliated with Instagram or Meta

Balayage by @jack_apeandcanary 🐒🐤 ...

Hello Glow! Dermaplaning is magic— it’s ideal for rough, dry skin, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. The treatment results in a more refined, smooth, glowing appearance, and an added bonus is makeup goes on smooth and easy post treatment. ...

Blue sky calls for blue nails! 🐒🌞 ...

Valentine’s Day inspo courtesy of @melodydidit ...


Benn Lobol

Owner + Master Stylist

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

Paul Coffman

Owner, COO, CFO


Nail Tech + Esthetician


Hair Stylist


Junior Stylist + Esthetician


Hair Stylist + Nail Tech



Front Desk Coordinator



Hair Stylist



Licensed Massage Therapist



Licensed Massage Therapist



Licensed Massage Therapist



Front Desk Coordinator



Licensed Massage Therapist




Nail Tech


Nail Tech + Esthetician



Licensed Massage Therapist


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

Call or Text:

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