Corto’s Salon and Spa – South Buffalo

820 Abbott Road | Buffalo, NY, 14220 | 716.825.1576 | Book an Appointment

Our original location, the Corto’s of South Buffalo hair experience dates back to 1962, when we began as “Joe Corto’s Unisex”, a barbershop that opened its doors to both men & women. Rich in tradition, Corto’s continues to offer great hair, coloring, waxing, and tanning services to a very loyal customer base in South Buffalo. Renovations were recently completed, giving this location a new urban chic feel. Additionally we have added a refreshments area and expanded our retail and waiting room area! Come check out the new and improved South Buffalo salon!

If you need to book an appointment today, please call 825-1576.
Online appointment requests are not guaranteed if booking the day of service.


Corto's South Buffalo Testimonials

Business Hours:

Monday 9am – 8pm
Tuesday 9am – 8pm
Wednesday 9am – 8pm
Thursday 9am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday 8am – 5pm
Sunday Closed
South Buffalo Menu of Services

Payments Accepted:

  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover

South Buffalo Staff

Kristen Austin

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Phone: 7168251576
Hi I am Kristen, I am so happy to continuing my stylist career with Corto's. I have been styling since 2008 and love what I do. In my free time I love cooking for my family, shopping for shoes and being creative! I look forward to helping you make the right choice for your hair. Call and book with me, we will have a good time making you look great!  

Katie Barr

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Hair Designer

I have been a stylist at Corto's salon in south Buffalo for 16 years . My formal education was with * Potter road Erie 1 Boces Buffalo N.Y. * Wella Institute of hair Boston, Mass. * Iso/Joico Artistic Institute Darien Ct. Continued hands on education for cutting and color techniques with *Iso/Joico *Paul Mitchell *Goldwell/KMS Also have participated in trade shows with Iso/Joico all along the east coast as well as the Buffalo Mercedes Benz fashion week with the Corto's team
Hobbies:   Art, photography,  volunteering at a horse stable, horse back riding and of coarse taking care of my own menagerie of pets

Nancy Beard

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Hi my name is Nancy and I am a graduate of The Salon Professional Academy. I have been a stylist for a year and absolutely love it! I have had many careers from a Radio City Rockette, to traveling with a Broadway show, and even a national taletn judge. I knew I had a passion with hair that I need to pursue. In school I won numerous awards. I feel my greatest skills are formals, highlights, and razor cuts. While not at work I love animals, shopping, cooking , traveling and making new friends. Come and see me, I would love to help you with your new cut, and maybe a new friendship too!

Amber Grzechowiak

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Hair Designer

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Amber is a stylist who can do all that South Buffalo Corto’s offers. Her specialties are formal updo styling, color and corrective color services, and spray tanning, along with being highly trained in all that Corto's offers. Years Licensed: 11 yrs Years working at Corto's: 2 1/2 yrs Formal Training: Erie 2 BOCES @ WD Ormsby Center, Hands on KMS cutting with Robin Sweeney, KMS product education, Hands on Goldwell training in coloring, cutting, and products, Aveda training in color, cutting, and products, Gelish gel nail application training, Paul Mitchell products, Corto’s hair and continuing education classes. Hobbies/Interests: Being a mother to my two children and pets, making people look beautiful, hanging out with my family and friends, enjoying warm weather, and relaxing when I get a moment. What makes you unique: I love my field of work! Knowing that I can make my clients feel and look better makes me feel better. I take pride in my work and am always eager to please. I value my clients by truly listening to their wants/needs and making them happen giving them the satisfaction they are looking for! I love the artistic nature of color, and love to give my clients that want a new style the cut and the Product knowledge to upkeep the same look at home!

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Lindsy Hayes

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Phone: South Buffalo 825-1576 & Hamburg 648-3120
Hi, I am Lindsy and I have been a stylist for 10 years. I love what I do and my clients love the personal attention I give them. I am thrilled to be here in the Corto's family. I will be at South Buffalo 3 days a week and Hamburg 1. I look forward to meeting you and letting me help you find your perfect cut.

Judy McGuire

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Hair Designer

Phone: 825-1576
I graduated from Piccalo School of Hair Design 24 years ago. Much of that time working at Corto's. During my 15 years here I have had the opportunity to take many classes to advance my technique. I attended the Aveda Institute of Technology for cutting classes. Training from Paul Mitchel and Rusk. I've taken advanced classes in color from Goldwell, the color line we use here at Corto's. I love what I do ! I also love to give back. On my time off I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering with children with Autism.      

Katie Moran

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I am Catherine but my friends call me Katie. I have been in the industry for 8 years and love to do color, cuts and even pedicures. I am currently in South Buffalo and Hamburg. I have been having a great time with all the new people I have met. I am a mother of a teenage son, so in my free time I enjoy watching him play sports. I love to travel and have new adventures, from new music too new restaurants. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Alyssa O'Mara

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Hair Designer

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I have been a stylist at Corto's South Buffalo since 2010. I have taken several classes on new styles, techniques, trends, cuts, and colors since the start of my career. I love being able to be creative with every client that sits in my chair and making them feel great when they leave. I specialize in cutting, color, texture services, facial waxing, manicures, make-up, and spray tanning. Please feel free to call 716-825-1576 to book your appointment today! Outside of work I teach dance classes at two studios, one located in South Buffalo and the other in Cheektowaga. I have been dancing for 12 years now and love every minute of it! I'm currently teaching hip hop, modern/contemporary, jazz at the studios. I am also a graduate of Mount Mercy Academy (2006) and went to Buffalo State College for Graphic Design (2009) and studied Cosmetology at Continental School of Beauty in West Seneca (2009).

Ashley Parry

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Hair Designer, Makeup artist

Anniversary: June 8th
Graduate of continental beauty school 2009. I have only been at Corto's a short while but I already feel like I'm home. I love being great at every aspect of my job & creating one of a kind looks from color, cut, style, & makeup. I'm a trained technician in Goldwell color, color correction & red colors.  Come & see me for your everyday elegant looks, to something fun & funky! I'm here tuesday through saturday!  

Lynn Polichetti

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Hair Designer

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graduated in 1985 from Peter Piccolo School of Hair Design. started my career at Hair Crafters where I worked for 6 years, came to Cortos Salon in 1991. continuous education with goldwell, KMS,  always learning new techniques. specializing in men and woman's cutting and styling, coloring and texture services, waxing and spray tanning.

Jeanette Riccione

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Phone: 716-825-1576
Hi, I am Jeanette and I am so excited to be with Corto's. I graduated Continental and have been doing what I love for 2 years now. I am experienced in Gold well color and cuts. I love helping people find the best look for them. When you meet me you will know I am a real go getter! When I am not styling I am a cheer-leading coach. I have been working with kids of all ages for 7 years , helping them get their spirit! I also love animals and have a pet chinchilla. So give me a  C,   O,   R ,  T,  O,  S!!  It's Corto's and I hope to see you here!    

Anna Roe

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Hair Designer

I am a graduate of Continental Beauty School. I have been a stylist for 11 years and worked at Corto's for all of the 11. I am also a Goldwell color specialist. I feel my strengths and skills are bio ionic hair straighteners, color, updos, spray tanning, facial waxing, textures and tinsel. What I am most proud of is being a Mom. I am here Monday -Wednesday and would love to see you.