As the aromas of Toronto's Little Italy drift by outside, the technicians at Chic Nails welcome customers to take a seat in their row of nine pedicure chairs. They meticulously file, groom, and buff nails with an array of spa services that ranges from classic mani-pedis to applications of protective gels and acrylics. With vibrant shades of Shellac, they prevent fingernail polish from chipping or peeling, and their luxurious paraffin-wax treatments soften the skin on hands and feet. Sanitation remains the staff's primary concern—they regularly sterilize their tools and throw away disposable items after each use instead of using old files as teatime stirring sticks. Threading, waxing, and brief massage services complement the nail-focused menu. Facials, which rely on a line of organic Italian skincare products, are also available.
At Ananeke Beauty Salon & Spa, a combination of professionalism and warm casualness is the main draw, letting clients sink deep into their treatments. The laid-back vibe can be felt from the second you walk in and that thread keeps going as you lounge on a plush pedicure chairs or sprawl out for a facial. But when it comes to the doting and warm staff, this crew is all about technique. Their goal is twofold: to get their clients looking their best and feeling their most comfortable. To that end, they offer deluxe spa pedicures and manicures, Dermalogica facials, full-body massages, and hot-oil scalp massages. Stylists are on hand for hair design and the team also tackles advanced medspa treatments, IPL treatments, photofacials, and microdermabrasion that helps slough away remove rough skin patches in the shape of SOS.
Situated within a quaint, converted brick house yet chicly decorated in a dichromatic palette of grey and cream hues, Doll Face Spa strikes a balance between homey charm and modern luxury. After passing through the spa?s unmistakable light-teal door, clients can begin to unwind on one of the ivory leather sofas. Whether subsequently called into a treatment room for a facial, hair extensions, or a Shellac manicure, each visitor can count on the staff?s strict commitment to clean and safe practices. Other beauty services include eyebrow threading, waxing with either hot or strip wax, and personalized makeup application.
As the owner of Luxury Hair Care, Guerline Cribe balances her gregarious nature with a mastery of her craft. The certified hair-extension specialist caters every service to her clients' needs, and she minds their comfort during the whole process. She also stays up-to-date with current salon trends and transformational options, such as dreadlocks and weaves. Meanwhile, the rest of the team evicts tension with reflexology massages or softens appendages with spa mani-pedis. As a reflection of Cribe's beauty philosophy, the salon is at once comfortable and modern with warm walls, velvet drapes, and gleaming tile floors.
Zebra stripes on a rainbow gradient. Sparkling rows of 3-D jewels. Bows and crystals. Though these are the items on the agenda of the UN party-planning committee, they’re also some of the nail designs in the portfolio of Tiffany and her fellow Kandi Apple artists. The team prides itself on eschewing stencils and airbrush machines, opting instead to painstakingly adorn digits freehand. Those looking for a more subdued look can opt for gel and traditional manicures and pedicures, along with French manicures and acrylics. Waxing is also available.
At Nailopolis, you can opt for classic nail services or treat yourself to lavish upgrades and customized treatments. Teen manicures and pedicures cater specifically to the adolescent set, who need to fortify their nails for vigorous texting marathons and prep their feet for today's trendy sock hops. There's even a sports mani-pedi for athletes. Visitors can also opt for warm paraffin, long-lasting shellac gel, and French tips.