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.

Springtime manifestations 💅🤭🐒
#nails by @colleen_apeandcanary

Meet Adrijana! 👋

Adrijana graduated from the Aesthetic Institute in Latham, NY - she is an international beauty therapist and CIDESCO diploma holder. Adrijana joined us in October 2022, she enjoys creating a connection with her clients that you don’t see often between provider and client. Her favorite services to perform are between a Signature Facial with Dermaplaning or a fun Gel Manicure!

Book a Nail service with her online or with our front desk team OR a facial service beginning April 12th.

Moments from our new @beekman1802 facial using exclusively @beekman1802 skincare products. This facial includes a clay mask applied to the neck, décolleté, and face paired with a scrub from the top of the arms to the wrists. Followed by a luxurious hand & arm massage - it’s going to leave you glowing everywhere! Explore the Beekman Facial and the @beekman1802 product line with us and book with the desk or online now. 🐒🐐🧡 ...

Lots of last minute slots available to get your nails ready for Valentine’s Day, just sayin! 🫣💐💞
give us a call or book online with @gabby_apeandcanary, @ryen_apeandcanary and @adrijana_apeandcanary

We 💓❣️💓 a festive design #valentinesnails by @adrijana_apeandcanary ...

Hello, Valentines Day Facial! (and new staff favorite😉)
Here’s a quick look at two steps from this years Valentine’s Day facial featuring coconut, papaya, and dark chocolate mint (yum!)
The coconut + papaya enzymes dissolve dead skin cells revealing soft and healthy skin - while the dark chocolate mint uses cocoa and squalene to draw moisture to the skin.

Please note - the Dark Chocolate Mint Mask may cause flushing to the skin. This is normal and redness should subside within the hour.

Nails by @adrijana_apeandcanary #obsessed ...

Introducing - Marlaina ✨

Marlaina has been a hair stylist for eight years and joined the A+C family in 2022!

“For the first time in my career I can come as I am in my fullest expression. There is so much opportunity for education and overall growth. My favorite aspect of the job is creating relationships and exchanging stories with my clients. The community at Ape + Canary is what does it for me!”

Marlaina’s current fav thing? Color & Extension services so be sure to book online or with the front desk next time you’re looking to switch it up. 💇‍♀️

✨Happy Holidays!✨ ...

Who knew Elves, Apes, and Canaries worked so well together! We’ve got plenty of gifts to go along with our amazing decor so don’t be naughty - call, log on, or stop in for any and all questions about products or booking. Happy Holidays 🐒 ...

One Day Only! To help kick off the holidays A+C is offering some amazing deals! Stop in to see what's up for grabs!

1) - 25% off all retail products and A+C Merchandise! (IMAGE, Keune, Beekman, CND, Footlogix, Sand + Sea Candles)

2) - 25% off all gift certificates purchased in person

3) - Enter to win a $500 A+C Gift Certificate. (To Enter: Be one of the first 100 clients to make an in person purchase on 11/27, winner will be announced online 11/27 after close of day)

All items available on a first come, first serve basis

It’s certainly not winter in here! Holiday appointments are booking fast get ‘em while they’re hot so you can be too. 🥵🐒 #saunatime ...

#Repost from @alphalyfe89! Thank you for capturing @christina_apeandcanary’s hair magic 🐒🧡

via: @/hopelabeta on TikTok

Ape + Canary has been nominated in the Best Spa category for @roccitynews Best of Rochester 2022! We are so honored to serve the community and know this nomination isn’t possible without all of you. Voting ends on November 11th so be sure find our category when you cast your votes. 🐒🧡

A link to the full survey is in our bio & story!


Benn Lobol

Owner + Master Stylist

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Paul Coffman

Owner + Spa Director


Nail Tech + Esthetician


Assistant Spa Director


Junior Stylist + Esthetician


Junior Stylist



Master Hair Stylist



Senior Nail Tech + Esthetician



Junior Hair Stylist



Licensed Massage Therapist


Licensed Massage Therapist



Licensed Massage Therapist



Licensed Massage Therapist




Hair Stylist



Front Desk + Social Media Coordinator


Nail Tech



Hair Stylist


Licensed Massage Therapist



General Manager




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

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