Nestled within a cozy Victorian abode in downtown Whitby, Image Crafter's team of spa professionals use organic, natural products to give skin and hair a proper pampering. Their spa services specialize in making your body feel like a newly constructed bliss temple, helping skin look its healthiest and bodies feel like bodies of younger humans. With this spa package, clients receive a 60-minute massage ($70), plus their choice of three stress-wilting services. Choose from a 20-minute Reiki treatment ($25)—a Japanese modality that attunes auras with light touch, tapping, and heartfelt renditions of their favourite lullabies—a relaxing 20-minute seaweed foot massage ($30), or a soothing 20-minute aromatherapy scalp massage ($30). Image Crafters employs organic seaweed products from Vancouver's SeaFlora to nourish and soothe either the toes or the scalp.
Beautify Day Spa's skilled skin technicians evict unwanted hair from the body's nether regions during 30-minute Brazilian wax services. Spa professionals apply hot wax to bikini areas before sloughing off precise amounts of unwanted stubble in the opposite direction of hair's roots. Therapists take their time and thoroughly check the skin to seek excess hairs and spontaneously appearing tattoos. Clients relax in the spa's warm-coloured interiors, pairing hands with complimentary cups of tea or coffee.
At Body Bliss Beautique, trained technicians perform a wide range of aesthetic and wellness treatments. Prior to each service, they provide a complimentary consultation to determine each client's aesthetic concerns, from wrinkles and sunspots to unwanted hair and yellowing teeth. During mani-pedis, nail technicians coat digits with any of the shop’s 25-plus different Shellac colours, each formulated to resist chips caused by car keys and aggressive keytaring for up to two weeks. The skincare specialists also uplift sagging skin with dermal fillers and skin-tightening photofacials, and provide such wellness treatments as chiropractic services and infrared-sauna sessions.
Using a wide variety of top-shelf products for hair, skin, and nails, the salon and spa specialists at Pin Ups and Pompadours provide a host of services, from basic cuts to waxing and facials. Helmed by owner and stylist Marion Godwin—who, from a young age, has been a firm believer in all things glamorous—the spa and salon operates under the ideology of "old-school glamour meets new school beauty." Along with her staff, they preen clients' 'dos, add extensions, or restore locks with conditioning treatments and inspirational fortunes tucked behind ears.
The stylists at Alleyne's Grooming For Men employ old-fashioned barbering techniques to give clients the aesthetics of a modern gentleman. The vintage interior includes traditional leather and chrome chairs, which cradle visitors during their session (see building tour here). Using massage oils, hot shaving lather and heated-towel compresses, techs polish men's faces and sculpt hairstyles more masculine than Thor’s racecar collection. The staff specializes in helping men appear elegantly at important events, such as weddings and job interviews.
As a child, Lorraine Ferrari’s favorite memories were always linked to basking in the sun. As an adult, Lorraine has taken this love, bottled it, and re-released it inside of Aztec Tanning Studio, a boutique tanning salon that features high-end beds, spray-tanning equipment, and supplemental lotions for year-round sun-seekers. In addition to housing beds of varying intensities, the studio offers H20 massages, which use jets of water to gently sooth muscles, boost circulation, and make non-man-made geysers jealous.