Within Calgary Aqua Massage, twin Aqua Massage machines lie dormant like gargantuan sapphires. The massage pods, which separate fully dressed clients from 36 water jets with a protective sheet, allow clients to customize their massage with a hand-held control and a choice of pressures from five PSI to diamond-synthesizing strength.
Magicuts' stylists cleanse, cut, and highlight tresses in upscale salons conveniently located within Zellers department stores and neighbourhood shopping centres. During the design cut, strands relax under a gentle shampooing, followed by an artistic strand-shearing that refreshes looks more effectively than showering in iced tea. The design cut and style finish concludes look enhancements with a styling that adds layers, texture, and a peregrine falcon to chase away lesser nesting birds. Alternatively, a seven-foil highlighting boosts colour dimension, artfully juxtaposing natural and lightened locks. To help clients envision a new look, Magicuts maintains an online gallery complete with styling tips.
Karamel Salon's staff of certified and experienced stylists sculpts and tints tresses through numerous hair services. Male mops ($32–$40) and female manes ($52–$65) receive personalized trims before stylists soothe scalps with massages, cleanse follicles with lather, and blow-dry hair into its rejuvenated silhouette. Partial ($85+) or full highlights ($100) coat curls in vibrant hues, revivifying hair seeking a more colourful shine without the hassle of braiding sharpies in between locks.
RedBloom transforms knotted tresses into follicular waterfalls with an array of services for men and women. A friendly staff of master and certified stylists use haircuts to trim noggin weeds into trendy ‘dos ($35+ for men, $45+ for women), and colour services give pallid pelts a hued sheen ($70+). Highlights bequeath locks with prismic character ($80+ for partial, $110+ for full), and makeup applied by a certified artist fancifies facial canvases for glamorous events, from celebrity gatherings to black-tie clown rodeos ($45+). Complimentary services coddle clientele with scalp, shoulder, neck, and hand massages, makeup touch-ups for women, and hot-towel face treatments for men.
The stylists at Avalon Salon & Spa don’t just guess what hairstyle will look best with their clients' facial features—they know. The experts employ computer imaging to depict how a guest will look after the stylists lengthen tresses with Fusion extensions—made with human hair—or shear locks into a bob. But the hair artists don’t just rely on technology; they also draw on the collective wisdom that Avalon has accumulated over more than 30 years. Stylists have prepared candidates for nearly 80 beauty pageants, including Miss Canada and Miss Teen Calgary competitions, and they design everyday looks for their clients who do not glide across stages but prefer walking across sidewalks and hot coals.
In addition to shaping coiffures, the team at Avalon Salon & Spa maintains appearances with European facials and glycolic peels, professionally done makeup, manicures with gel polish and acrylics, and waxing services. The hair-banishing aestheticians specialize in Brazilian waxes, which ready clients for wearing a bathing suit to the beach or a loincloth to the jungle.
Originally founded in 1994 by three massage therapists within the Peter Lougheed Hospital as The Centre for Family Well Being, The Centre Spa & Wellness was the first of its kind in Calgary to specialize in pleasing soon-to-be-born babies with prenatal massage and ultrasound karaoke. Today, the massage therapists still focus on treating moms-to-be while offering additional spa therapies and wraps under the direction of Anne-Marie, registered massage therapist and owner since 2000. The recently expanded and renovated centre now includes aestheticians who enhance exteriors through beauty services such as Brazilian waxes and mani-pedis. For added convenience, buyers can schedule appointments via online booking.