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.
Among stone walls bathed in the glow of blue lights, NewU Body Bar's talented aestheticians and nail technicians put their collective goal of pampering patrons into practice as they lavish signature spa treatments upon weary bodies. Throughout the day, staffers buzz about the marble-topped nail bar and private massage rooms while erasing coffee, wine, and grass stains from grins in teeth-whitening sessions. Skilled in both traditional beautification and unique services, the spa technicians administer mouthwatering treatments including ice-cream-sundae manicures and mimosa facials. To further bolster NewU’s atmosphere of serenity, a fleet of white leather couches enables guests to rest their feet and practice telepathically changing the channel on the spa’s flat-screen TVs.
At Byblos Hair Salon, a team of industry veterans and young talent combine to harmonize time-tested techniques and recent trends. Under the leadership of owner and artistic director Joseph, the senior staff works hand in hand with a crop of next-generation stylists to help develop the skills needed to craft personalized looks and razor-sharp pairs of origami scissors. The stylists snip and sculpt amid an atmosphere that echoes their modern approach and surrounds clients in sleek marble accents, black and white tiled floors, and an open-ceiling design. The team also maintains a rich online presence, and their website's media gallery showcases fashion-focused photos and videos captured under the beaming lights of an on-site media studio.
Styling stations, pedicure chairs, and lounge areas pop up throughout Noir Salon & Spa's large studio amid sandstone accents and wall tones plucked from a pale dawn. The wall colors, like the products used during hair, skin, and body treatments, were chosen for their eco-friendly components as part of the salon's dedication to environmental responsibility. It is also a member of the Green Circle Salon Group, which promotes green salons and recycling. During each haircut, manicure, and foot massage, Noir specialists employ products free of toxic fillers that have never been tested on animals. As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the salon also conserves energy with low-energy lighting, automatic shutoff sensors, and hair clippers powered by their own appetite for stubble.
Determined to make their spa into a local escape for men and women, the team at European Flair Hair & Spa fosters a tranquil environment where skin, hair, and nail treatments join with massage therapy to soothe from the inside out. Using only salon-trusted products such as Paul Mitchell, Moroccanoil, and ammonia-free Chi Ionic Permanent Shine, stylists' access to superior tools gives them greater range and depth when styling and treating tresses. In further executing the spa's philosophy of personal gratification, registered massage therapists balm clients with massages that make muscle fibres sing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.
Vivianna Sigurdson started in the beauty industry more than 30 years ago, and for the last 13 years she has channelled her burgeoning body of knowledge into building a brand. In the spa, aestheticians and registered massage therapists also draw upon a host of other earthy elixirs. Herbal wraps and brown-sugar scrubs nourish weathered bodies, and minerals and essential oils infuse warm soaks during manicures and pedicures. Cushy seating throughout the spa enables patrons to sip a beverage and catch up with their laps before continuing into a hot-stone massage or one of 11 facial treatments.