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.

#latergram Mother’s Day shoutout to the Ape + Canary moms that keep us all afloat as well as their little (and big) ones! We love you all 🐒🧡 ...

Reminder that Mother’s Day is on Sunday! All of our packages are Mom approved. 🧡 ...

Our abode by @mickeyharmonart 🐒🧡 ...

A+C will resume normal hours on Tuesday at 10AM! ...

Welcome back, Jack! 👋

Jack helped jumpstart Ape + Canary in the very beginning and has come full circle back to the jungle. He’s been working in the industry since 2010 and loves creating natural, dimensional, color, cuts, and styles. Jack’s favorites are blow dry styling and men’s cuts!

“What I love about Ape + Canary is not only the warm and inviting atmosphere, but the friendly dynamic everyone has with one another. It’s truly special.”

book with @hairbyjack online or with the Front Desk team!

Did you know wearing SPF every single day is the best way to reduce your risk of skin cancer and premature aging? Did you know that it also reduces inflammation, redness, blotchy skin, and hyperpigmentation? SPF can also help protect against pollutants and free radicals in the air which also cause premature aging to the skin! SPF goes a lot further than protecting your skin from sunburns. - As the summer season approaches we’ve got your SPF needs covered with a product range great for all skin types and and shades. 🌞🐒 ...

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 ...

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Benn Lobol

Owner + Master Stylist

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

Paul Coffman

Owner, COO, CFO


Nail Tech + Esthetician


Front Desk Coordinator


Spa Director


Hair Stylist


Junior Stylist + Esthetician


Hair 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


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

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