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.
Real Tan’s owners originally opened their doors more than 20 years ago with a salon in Scarborough. The single location couldn't keep up with tanning demands, leading to a relocation to Mississauga and a recently opened second location in Thornhill. Along the way, Real Tan has expanded its specialties to include ultra-bronzing Ergoline beds, Playboy spray tanning, and teeth whitening, which brightens teeth up to eight shades and lasts longer than gargling white-out.
The hot chocolate, pumpkin peel, lime and yogurt, and pineapple may sound delicious, but those menu items actually go on and not in your face. The glow facials incorporate organic fruits and natural ingredients to achieve a range of results from clearing uneven pigmentation to firming up loose skin. Organica Esthetics & Wellness’ body treatments showcase both traditional massage techniques—such as Swedish and hot rock massages. More organically inspired services include the mango and cinnamon body radiance treatment, which exfoliates with a mango peel and sugar scrub and nourishes the skin with a honeydew lotion.
Manicures, pedicures, and waxing treatments also reflect the salon’s dedication to wholesome products. Organica Esthetics & Wellness also stocks the natural and cruelty-free Eminence Organics skin care line from Hungary, so guests can maintain their skin care regime with products that contain fresh pulp and the seeds needed to sprout new bottles in the backyard.
Since training with Xtreme Lashes, Amber Gordon has devoted herself to enhancing eyelids with lash extensions. She participated in the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival by granting lush lashes to celebrities and animated characters. When she isn't prepping media personalities for the red carpet, she operates Bloom Beauty Bar inside the Robinson-Bray House. This two-story historical heritage home shelters her private studio. Amid rustic gray brick and distressed vintage furniture, Amber installs custom lash extensions ranging from subtle to dramatic in appearance.
ACR Laser & Selvert Skin Care's mission is to outfit spas with the most modern and efficient laser technology. Its equipment is used in a variety of beauty-based procedures, including hair removal, skin resurfacing, and tattoo removal. Not surprisingly, at its self-named clinic, clients can find ACR's full range of aesthetic devices. Along with using high-quality Swiss Selvert Thermal skincare products, the clinic's registered nurses and aestheticians administer noninvasive treatments that they hope will inspire confidence in their clients.
If the black, white, and pink interior of Shopglow Beauty Bar doesn't make a statement, the products inside it will. Here, hundreds of renowned beauty brands dot the shelves, appealing to serious and casual beauty buffs alike. Professional makeup artists buzz about the showroom demonstrating products by Eye Kandy, Facetelier, and GLOW essentials, to name a few. Beyond the retail space, an artist lab thrives as a living classroom where professionals bulk up beauty knowledge and makeup lovers learn personal tricks of the trade. Those looking to liven up their locks can also pay a visit to Shopglow's back bar, which features services such as hair treatments and hair and lash extensions.