Full-service salon and spa proudly and exclusively using: Goldwell • KMS • Amika • DevaCurl • Surface • Etc. 

Albany Street • Herkimer, NY
Complimentary WiFi

Hot Spot Salon and Spa - Est. 2002

Full service salon and spa offering luxury services for CNY
Friendly team of professional stylists who attend education trainings once a month and team-building events quarterly.
Proud to be a Goldwell/KMS/DevaCurl/Amika salon
Goldwell NY Color Specialists and Master Colorists on staff
Your bridal beauty experts
We keep you looking HOT at HOT SPOT SALON & SPA!
LGBTQ+ Affirming Salon
Meet our team:


Position: Owner/Master Stylist/Technician
Graduated Orlo School of Hair Design & Cosmetology - 2001
Industry Training:
Certified Goldwell Color Specialist and Master Colorist. Former Goldwell and KMS educator. Has had advanced training in Baltimore, Santa Monica, Albany & Rochester.
Attends monthly various Goldwell, KMS, Amika classes.
Hair color; including creative and corrective color precision haircuts.
Beauty Must-Haves: KMS style boost & Goldwell ultra volume dry shampoo.
Favorite Hobby:
Traveling to my favorite place: the sandy beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica!
Unique Fact About me: I am a proud "crazy cat lady". I have 3 Persian kitties, Izzy, Hank and Queenie!

Manager/Master Stylist/Tecnician/ KMS Trainer for Goldwell NY
 Herkimer BOCES Cosmetology 2006
Industry Training:
 Certified Goldwell Color Specialist and Master Colorist. Current Goldwell NY/KMS educator. Advanced training in Baltimore, Nashville, Las Vegas, NYC, Orlando, Rochester & Albany. Worked alongside many guest artists backstage and on stage gaining valuable techniques. Former Simply Smooth Keratin educator. Attends monthly various Goldwell, KMS, Amika and Makeup classes.
In 2016 and 2017, Clair was chosen as a Top 10 finalist and received the Guest Artist Choice for the Goldwell NY Zoom Color Challenge. (See her entries in our gallery!) In 2017 Clair attended the advanced Creative Color Fix 2-day training at the Goldwell KMS Academy in New York City. 

All things hair color; creative, corrective and editorial. Special occasion hair and makeup application.

Beauty Must-Haves: My makeup kit, Amika perk-up dry shampoo & KMS playable texture
Favorite Hobbies: Traveling, binge watching Netflix, watching beauty tutorials on Youtube, Providing hair and makeup for editorial/bridal photo shoots and participating in hair color competitions.
Unique Fact About Me: I ran the 2014 Boilermaker 15K for the first time and I am still here to talk about it. LOL!
Clair Does Hair

Master Stylist/Technician
Education: Phillips Hairstyling Institute 2009
Industry Training: Attends monthly various Goldwell, KMS, Amika classes.
Specialties: Blonde hair coloring, Corrective color, Spa services.
Beauty Must-Haves: Violet shampoo & Simply Smooth dry shampoo
Favorite Hobby: Watching my son Carson play with my pug, Igi.
Unique Fact About Me: Hairstylists may seem like girly-girls but I love cars, snowmobiling and boating!


Position: Stylist/Technician
Education: Herkimer BOCES 2011 
Industry Training: Advanced 2-Day Goldwell Creative Color Fix class at the Goldwell KMS Academy in New York City 2017. Attends various Goldwell, KMS, Amika and makeup classes. 
Specialties: Gel polish, pedicures and textured haircuts

Beauty Must- Haves: Goldwell 
sleek perfection, Simply smooth magic potion and KMS 2&1 styling and finishing spray.

Favorite Hobby: Game night with my husband Kenny and friends!
Unique Fact About Me: I have an uncanny knack for small talk!
Instagram: @choosebeauty_byleeann

Position: Stylist
Education: Herkimer BOCES 2016 
Industry Training:
Attends various Goldwell, KMS, Amika and makeup classes. 
Clipper cuts & Blowouts
Beauty Must- Haves:
Goldwell Soft Volumizer Blow dry Spray & amika Velveteen Dream Shampoo 
Favorite Hobby: Online shopping from the comforts of home! 
Unique Fact About Me: 
I can recite the alphabet backwards really fast. It's impressive. Ask Amy & Clair!  


Check out our Gallery
to view photos of our work!