The stylists of Sage Salon and Spa refine the beautification experience by pampering clients from the start with steaming drinks served in a soothing relaxation room. During a full range of salon and spa services—including haircuts, massages, and mani-pedis—the savvy beauty techs use top-shelf Redken products.
Wink Boutique accessorizes outfits and refines fingernails with a flair that earned it a nomination for best manicure and pedicure from Cityvoter in 2010. The boutique's shoe and boot selection offers popular OTBT, Not Rated, and Naughty Monkey footwear that can withstand strolls across hot coals much better than paper hospital slippers ($45–$100). An assortment of jewelry items bedazzles extremities while eschewing brand-name associations ($12–$70), and handbags adorn lonely arms with their heft as well as their sparkling personalities ($50–$100). Luxury-seeking hands can retreat to the comfort of a black leather armchair, where a dry manicure shapes the body's signature digits before gently slathering them with a Shellac application intended to prevent chips for up to two weeks or through several rousing piano solos.
Jayni Chana realized her passion for beauty at a young age, when she watched in awe as her aunt transformed herself from “just rolled out of bed” to “ready to change the world.” As she grew older, she became known as the go-to beautician among her friends and family and even began practicing advanced techniques such as threading on herself. Jayni went on to gain experience and perspective as a model and beauty professional with a specialty in portfolio photography.
She stores all of this experience inside Jayni's Beauty Box, the spa in which she sculpts bridal hairdos and removes clingy flannel shirts with waxing treatments. Thanks to her early practice, Jayni has also become an expert at threading, a process that uses twisted cotton threads to grip hair and pull it out from the root.
Antoine Greige had a big year in 1987, when he established both his salon and his advanced training school, where the master stylist shares his expertise. A member of more than a dozen trade organizations and a world traveller, Antoine stays up to date on new styling trends that he and his staff bestow upon their clients. Their extensive styling menu includes everything from extensions to 12 types of perms, and aestheticians administer spa services such as mani-pedis and facials.
The scissor-handed stylists at Duets Hair Studio snip away at the strands on men, women, and kids. Newly shorn hair reboots with a full colour change or a permanent wave, and for those looking to lengthen their tresses, the team awaits with extensions affectionately known as bling strands. Lasting up to three weeks, bling strands adhere to heads without glue, special tools, or recycled gum. The staff further perfects features by waxing eyebrows, upper lips, and chins.
Behind her chair within Youssef's Hair Boutique, stylist Amanda pampers hair with an array of salon services. After trimming split ends and designing face-flattering new 'dos, she accentuates existing shades with highlights or douses strands in new hues to complement skin tone or the current colour of each client’s mood ring.