Inside the 3,500-square-foot Bay Street Salon and Spa, staffers enhance exteriors with hair, skin, and body treatments that make use of natural therapies. Aestheticians mask mugs with Nelly De Vuyst skincare products, a Belgian line that's rich in vegetable extracts and that has been cosseting complexions for more than 40 years. The salon and spa's clients can follow stints at the shampoo bar with aromatherapy scalp massages, or they can surrender to seashell and hot-stone body massages and Golden Moor mud baths designed to extract toxins and misplaced binder clips from sore musculature.
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Above & Beyond Medi, Wellness, and Beauty Spa owner and laser technician Rachelle Landriault uses a steady hand and 5 years of experience to provide clients with dozens of noninvasive aesthetic treatments. Named favourite day spa and favourite beauty salon by the Cornwall Standard Freeholder, she and her talented staff strive to stay abreast of the safest and most advanced procedures, such as IPL laser treatments. Stylists also infuse hair with bold colors through a a complete line of Goldwell colour and offer a wide range of bridal up 'do services. Additionally, Above & Beyond pairs clients with the same therapist, technician, or physician for every visit, thereby fostering personal relationships and making it more difficult for a client's evil twin to steal their appointment.
Touch Hair Design, has assembled a team of stylists who've trained at top academies such as Vidal Sassoon and Farouk. As such, they're capable of crafting a diverse range of styles; their portfolio features classic looks, such as tasteful updos and beautifully blended highlights, as well as modern undercuts, hair extensions, keratin treatments, and exotic colors. The salon itself is also quite modern? flat-screen TVs, stone-tile floors, and blow-dryers that definitely weren't built in the 18th century. Shelves are lined with products from Sebastian, Nioxin, and Wella, the latter of which Touch represents as a concept salon.
Jessie Mancini doesn’t just change hues with the Chi non-ammonia colour system. For five years, she taught the latest cut and colour trends as a Chi educator for Farouk. Along with her staff, she transforms appearances with salon services at Heavenly Edge.
Inside the organic salon, clients nestle legs inside oak-barrel saunas during one of Ottawa’s first sauna-detox pedicure treatments. A gentle glow from a nearby fireplace warms clients as stylists tend to hairstyles. Free Wi-Fi access and television sets keep restless clients firmly planted in their styling chairs while colours set into strands.
Organic Keratin specializes in Keratherapy keratin treatments that help locks stay smooth and shiny for up to five months. Made from organic ingredients and essential vitamins and minerals, the treatment eliminates up to 95% of frizz, allowing heads to retain their style through humid weather or Gallagher shows. When they're not taming unwieldy hair, the salon's staff members set their sights on finger and toe nails, cutting, filing, and soaking them in cuticle softeners before glossing each tip in OPI polish or Shellac treatments that resist chipping for around 14 days.
There's more to a haircut than scissors and a comb. Hair can be natural, tousled, organized, curly, wavy, or straight. Hair can be up, down, braided, or feathered. Portfolio Hair Studio's philosophy is to embrace each person's "hair identity" and customize the services to the coiffure itself. Here, the skilled stylists cultivate sleek scissor cuts and dynamic layers, and add dimension to strands with bold colour highlights. They also de-frizz locks with straightening treatments and transform straight strands into curly coils with signature perms, which is hair-stylist lingo for “black magic.”