Unique Skincare Spa & Salon's menu is a balance of aesthetic services and wellness treatments. The team's specialty is treating blemishes, age spots, and other pigmentation issues, which they do with custom facials that might involve medicated acne masks or high-frequency treatments. Peels––both chemical and organic––and microdermabrasion target more intense problems, and facial bleaching can help reverse advanced hyperpigmentation or dark purple wine stains. Aestheticians put the finishing touches on faces with waxing and threading services, and nail technicians give hands and feet similarly lavish attention with french manicures, spa pedicures, and paraffin dips.
Those seeking internal therapy can opt for one of eight women's body treatments, which include hot-stone massage and full-body scrubs. Ear candling is a natural method for extracting built-up wax, and bio-energizer therapy furthers the detoxification process by encouraging the expulsion of toxins from throughout the body.
Romana Valji and Salima Nazir have been friends for a decade now, and Sanam's Boutique & Salon —named after Nazir's daughter—represents the blossoming of their bond since they emigrated from Pakistan in 2007. The dream began in their homes, where they designed elegant, richly embroidered shirtdresses and gowns. After a family friend announced she was having a baby and needed someone to help manage her fledgling salon, Nazir and Valji fused both businesses into the beauty haven that it is today.
In the bright front room—where lights resembling movie-set lamps spotlight mod black leather chairs—stylists use Goldwell products to create lush, long layers and glamorous blowouts. A semicircular cutout in the far wall reveals a shelf of OPI polish in the nailcare nook, where a cushy pedicure throne presides over a white table with UV lamps for curing Shellac manicures. One room in back reveals racks of Nazir and Valji's flowing, jewel-toned robes, which they encrust with floral-patterned kora and dabka according to their own taste or alter the shape, material, and color to suit their clients' wishes for elegant gowns or bespoke burlap sacks. The other chamber hides a comfortable table for massages and a diamond-microdermabrasion machine used by the staff's aesthetician in tandem with products from the Parisian skincare line Yon-Ka.
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.
The certified hair designers and aestheticians at Stars Beauty Centre each possess no less than a decade of industry experience. It’s this experience that enables them to refigure heads and frames with spa-like techniques powered by professional-grade Redken hair products and Shellac nail products. Each visit to the salon begins with a complimentary consultation to allow stylists and clients to hone in on the most flattering treatment. The centre is sheltered by the elegant surroundings of the Stage West Hotel, which has housed Stars Beauty Centre for over 20 years, or 140 dog years.
With thousands of satisfied clients across Ontario, Hairfree Laser Skin Clinics continues to help men and women achieve their ideal looks using advanced cosmetic technologies that are safe for men and women with all skin types. A buffet of services greets arrivals, from laser hair removal and photo facials to vein treatments and teeth whitening. A product line boasting antioxidants and exfoliating acids helps maintain desired looks at home, and the trained staff works with client goals to help eliminate problem areas, even if they ask nicely to stick around.
Sara's High-end Hair Studio & Spa's expert beauty-wranglers titivate hands, feet, and faces with professional spa services. In a classic manicure and pedicure, a spa professional grooms nails and paints a meticulous coat of polish to encourage more artful high-fives and more colourful roundhouse kicks. The deluxe manicure option treats paws to an invigorating sea-salt scrub before they undergo a softening paraffin treatment and massage. Spa sages apply a classic facial within 30 minutes, coddling visages with a cleansing, steaming, exfoliating scrub, pore extraction, and moisturizing. Clients who select the deluxe option can choose from six different facial treatments, including those designed to tackle acne on the face or back with Dermacos products. Reinvigorate mugs with a whitening glycolic peel or a renewal facial, both of which last 60 minutes. All of the spa's facials are custom mixed to the clients particular skin type and pet's favourite colour.