Since 2007, Beautifully Holistic has created a line of specialty skincare products, mineral makeup, and beautifying accessories that align with a belief in organic, natural, handmade, and cruelty-free products. Inside their eco spas, conscious aestheticians work to both educate and rejuvenate visitors with eco-friendly services such as all-natural hair removal with organic sugar paste and mani-pedis with nontoxic polish.
Led by Shirley Point, a beautician with over 20 years of industry experience, the quartet of stylists at Star Hair Studios use their collective talents to craft fashionable new looks for both men and women within a sleek modern space decked out with plush leather chairs and bamboo accents. A staff member quickly takes each guest under their wing, working with the client to create a personalized look that complements their best features and, upon request, novelty Star Trek costumes. In addition to their full arsenal of haircut, colour, and conditioning services, stylists can also fight unwanted frizz with facial-waxing treatments.
When other pregnant women were worrying about potential stretch marks, Jennifer Desloges was hiding her face. Early into her pregnancy, an influx of hormones caused her to grow a full beard, which thickened at the chin. After eight years of struggling with tweezing and other temporary fixes, she discovered electrolysis in 1990, and was relieved to find a permanent solution. Now, as the founder of Jade Electrolysis, Jennifer can ease the minds of patients by zapping their unwanted body hair.
Femme de Luxe keeps coifs and more shipshape with a host of salon and spa services for men and women. Fingertips and foot-ends reap the benefits of collective bargaining as the mani-pedi lavishes special attention on all four mitts with plant-derived and ethically sourced Aveda products. Meanwhile, nail whisperers shape nails, give cuticles a shove, and administer a massage and paraffin treatment before a coat of OPI polish gives nails a final flourish.
For Tanya and Rosanne, co-owners of Nouveau Hair Studio & Aesthetics, keeping up with the latest beauty trends is a top priority. As is using professional products—they currently stock items from Kevin Murphy, La Biosthetique, and Moroccanoil. To ensure the satisfaction of their clients, stylists begin each haircut or colour service with a consultation. Appointments end with a blow-dry style and tips for recreating the look at home or maintaining it inside a wind tunnel.