At Laser Spot, you only need to count the available treatment areas for laser hair removal—there's more than 20!—to know the team has embraced the versatility of lasers. With their laser beams, they target hair follicles all over the body, from legs and underarms to ears and chins. The techs put their lasers to work for other treatments too, from administering laser vein therapy to pretending to be an extra-fancy fax machine. When they aren't beautifying physiques with the latest technology, they're performing classic spa services such as facials, manicures, and waxing sessions that remove hair the old-fashioned way.
The certified hair designers and aestheticians at Stars Beauty Centre each possess no less than a decade of industry experience. It’s this experience that enables them to refigure heads and frames with spa-like techniques powered by professional-grade Redken hair products and Shellac nail products. Each visit to the salon begins with a complimentary consultation to allow stylists and clients to hone in on the most flattering treatment. The centre is sheltered by the elegant surroundings of the Stage West Hotel, which has housed Stars Beauty Centre for over 20 years, or 140 dog years.
With thousands of satisfied clients across Ontario, Hairfree Laser Skin Clinics continues to help men and women achieve their ideal looks using advanced cosmetic technologies that are safe for men and women with all skin types. A buffet of services greets arrivals, from laser hair removal and photo facials to vein treatments and teeth whitening. A product line boasting antioxidants and exfoliating acids helps maintain desired looks at home, and the trained staff works with client goals to help eliminate problem areas, even if they ask nicely to stick around.
Between their LightSheer Diode, Apogee Elite, and Nd:YAG technology, the technicians at Forever Laser can treat nearly any skin type. Broadly speaking, each laser does the same thing—removes unwanted hair, spider veins, or pigmentation using noninvasive laser beams—but each has its own distinguishing features. The LightSheer, for instance, has a skin-cooling ChillTip, whereas the Apogee's rapid-fire pulses result in quicker treatments. But if zapping lasers bring back flashbacks of elementary portrait backdrops, the staff can refresh complexions using traditional techniques such as chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and facials infused with Yon-Ka Paris' botanical-based products.
The equipment and procedures at Beauskin Laser Clinic may be highly technical, but the staff does its part to keep the experience warm and comforting. The medical aesthetic experts take time to discuss each patient's aging or skincare concerns thoroughly, and will help direct them to the service that best satisfies their needs, be it Botox, laser hair removal, or Titan skin tightening. And, to ensure clients continue to like what they see in the mirror or a stranger's sunglasses, the crew at Beauskin also stock the facility with take-home products from brands like Dr. Baumann and Jane Iredale.
City Life's August/September 2010 edition lauded Sugar Blossom as a "one-of-a-kind natural hair removal salon," which its aestheticians earned through the popularity of their natural body-sugaring treatments. The trained and certified staff eschews waxing in favour of the sugaring method, which aims to remove unwanted body hair in a safe and less painful manner than mocking each individual follicle until it gives up and falls out. Using 100 per cent natural Alexandria Professional products, they massage the sugar paste onto skin, which helps remove unwanted hair in the direction of its growth. The staff believes this method holds distinct advantages over waxing, including less irritation and lower risk for rashes and ingrown hairs cropping up. They use this comfort-focused method on both men and women, whisking away fuzz on body areas such as Brazilian lines, backs, and underarms.