Housed in the historic Turner Post Office, Sweet Country Salon's sports eclectic décor and a welcoming atmosphere to provide customers a cozy haven of beautifying treatments. Using a powerful indoor Wolff system, one month of tanning ($30) begins with five-minute tanning sessions to assimilate the body to bone-blanket baking while gradually increasing the tanning time and gently sun-kissing pigment-deficient complexions until they transform into bronze bombshells. To keep tans looking fresh and bronzy, Sweet Country Salon recommends staying properly hydrated, using non-mineral-oil-based lotions, and reciting inspirational haikus to tawny-hued pores. The second option wages waxing war against hairs on the eyebrows ($12), lip or chin ($6), and underarms ($20) with a waxing session that takes about 15 minutes and eradicates feisty follicles to create a sleek skin canvas for painting portraits of favorite former hairs.
Robin Ford tends to hands and feet at Expression Salon alongside a staff of other nail technicians and hairstylists. While she works, staff members dole out a wealth of beauty treatments—from haircuts and color services to facials, waxing, spray tans, and gel manicures. Stylists use products by Thermafuse, L'Oréal Professionnel, and Kenra. The salon's coral-colored walls and punchy green accents surround visitors, along with free WiFi and our collective unconscious.
Reflections Salon is nestled within a gray-shingled house, where it surrounds clients with soft green walls as Yufang Luo augments their natural beauty by skillfully rendering Chinese tradition-derived salon services. Vibrant red pops from plush chairs, which, like trains and the people who award Olympic medals, are hoisted on elevated platforms to facilitate easy pedicure work. This work involves Chinese reflexology techniques, such as stimulating acupressure points. Sleek leather strips atop the manicure station cosset elbows in comfort as Luo works to open energy channels while simultaneously prettifying nails.
Kecia Euteneier's artful hairstyling echoes the modern, boutique environs of Studio Montage, where sleek white furnishings and minimalist art catch the angular rays of mounted track lighting. Inside the Goldwell focus salon, Kecia combines scissor skills with an eye for the cutting edge as she snips and styles strands before enriching them with vibrant highlights. She can also boost head-thread count with partial or full weaves or minimize frizz and friction with keratin treatments that keep strands smooth and help them slip out of hockey helmets in record time.
Most Popular Service: Color services
Brands Used: Matrix, Pravana, Paul Mitchell
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 10+ people
Parking: Free on street or in parkade
Handicap Accessible: No
Pro Tip: Bring photos of what you like.
Even with 20 years of experience under her comb, Irina Arce still thinks of herself as a student. Every six months, she enrolls in continuing-education classes to ensure that she's keeping up with all the latest trends in cuts and coloring. Irina can flex her styling skills with a sleek scissor cut or tailor a color to an individual's personality, complexion, or star sign. Guests may also request a specialty straightening treatment to smooth frizzy hair or an unwieldy basket of curly fries.