Cut Above Salon specializes in single-strand, individually applied synthetic eyelash extensions—durable, natural-looking lashes that last about four weeks. But although this is their signature service, the staff isn't one-dimensional: they also enhance guests' exteriors with haircuts, facials, waxing, and body-armour polishing.
Sanctuarium lives up to its name not only by providing guests with a refuge from the hectic outside world, but also by providing them with a refuge from that world's barrage of chemicals. Its beauty experts pamper guests with skincare and nail products that use little to no chemicals or additives, such as Neroznak Nails and ReformA and Alexandria Professional Body Sugaring. During facial treatments, the staff uses Hungarian mud and Dead Sea salt to even skin tone, and to add body and length to 'dos specialists install stick-straight or wavy high-quality virgin hair extensions.
On a mission to fine-tune the art of pampering and relaxation, G Spa’s skilled aestheticians and massage therapists lavish all manner of rejuvenating services and treatments upon their clients. Throughout the day, the team bustles around the tranquil space, restoring radiance to lacklustre complexions via treatments such as the Reveillance Vitamin C facial, and slimming down physiques with seaweed cellulite treatments. Waxing services whisk away unwanted hair from bodies and faces, and french manicures imbue hands with understated elegance and the ability to climb the Eiffel Tower.
Aesthetician Maryam Ghany had been searching for ways to enhance her eyelashes when she discovered extensions in 2008. Thrilled by the prospect of beating Bambi's batting average, she earned an advanced certification as an eyelash-extension technician the same year, and opened MyLash Canada 12 months later. Ghany has been an aesthetician since 1999, experience that gives her special insight into skincare and evinces her love of working with people—she describes her clients as "royalty."
Currently, she pours her expertise into recruiting highly educated technicians for her team, and teaching seminars that train new technicians in eye health and safety as well as the artistic application of extensions. The experts use a Health Canada–approved adhesive that makes lashes stay put for two to four weeks and never touches the skin, nixing the need to apply mascara or brush lashes against oiled bicycled chains.
At Vera Medi-Spa and Salon, beauty isn't the ultimate goal; it’s merely a step in the staff's ongoing quest to help boost each client's self-esteem. To help customers feel more comfortable in their own skin, the spa's professionals wield Palomar laser technology to banish unwanted hair or clear away unsightly veins, age spots, and other imperfections. Those looking to repair their love-hate relationship with an outdated hairdo or glued-on top hat can put their heads in the hands of the salon's stylists, who update strands with L'Oréal Professionnel Matrix and colour products. Because stress can have a large impact on well-being, the spa invites guests to put their feet up during relaxing mani-pedis or lie down to enjoy the tension-taming benefits of an aromatherapy massage, and facials help erase signs of tension on the face with anti-aging benefits from Guinot products.
Cosmetic care that stops at the surface is only fighting half the battle. This is the philosophy of the staff at Eternal Wellness MedSpa & Salon, and its various aestheticians and technicians aim to rejuvenate and revitalize clients' spirits with their beauty services. To do so, they incorporate traditional spa techniques, such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, with medical-grade products and technology. A cosmetic laser system and Vibraderm exfoliating machine fit right in with the center's arsenal of aesthetic equipment, which also includes infrared light skin-tightening devices. Colon hydrotherapy machines and 21-day cleanses help clients shed weight and toxins. Even something as straightforward as a new hairstyle or freshly polished set of nails can revitalize spirits and give clients the confidence they need to finally assemble their home's particle accelerator.