Calling upon three decades of professional experience, First Choice Haircutters’ team of seasoned snippers reshapes locks using current and creative styling trends. Collaborative consultations help stylists share their personal tips, such as "cocktailing" two different styling products to enhance their benefits or wielding Designline moisturizing products to repair hair damaged by the frigid assault of winter. Stylists welcome drop-in visits, allowing customers to tame hair right before work or right after a lunch date in a wind tunnel.
Alpha Omega Wellness Spa stands as a bona fide centre of stillness, where skilled professionals provide clients with a plethora of holistic services. The Alpha Omega signature facial (a $70 value), personalized for each client, does away with dull dermis utilizing deep cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, a mask, and a moisturizer. As a hand and foot massage loosens uptight muscles, the five progressive skin-softening steps, like a flitting firefly, leave nothing but a stream of glow in their wake. The infrared-sauna detoxifying therapy (a $25 value) permeates overworked souls with radiant heat to aid in the removal of acne, pains, and cellulite, improving overall health and perking up immune systems downtrodden from listening to too much B.B. King.
Vivienne Medi Spas, winner of Hamilton Community News' 2011 Readers’ Choice Gold Award, employs a professionally trained and licensed staff to exfoliate, hydrate, and rejuvenate the faces of its clientele. In private treatment rooms, a 45-minute facial peel and light-therapy session band together to fight off epidermal imperfections, smooth out skin tones, and charge up the skin's solar panels. Skilled hands paint faces with a glycolic solution that penetrates skin and exfoliates the epidermis, bolstering collagen reproduction and rehydrating dry, sardonic pores. Aestheticians then select from a full spectrum of colours suited to each client's personal skin needs before shining an LED light over faces to even out skin tones and treat conditions such as wrinkles, acne, and bags under the eyes.
An upscale lounge dedicated to male grooming, Maverick Studio for Men strives to give each sir a distinctive look that captures his individuality. Chaps enter a studio bedecked in metal and slate decor attenuated to the Y chromosome before slinking into cushiony, vintage-style red barber chairs for 20 to 30 minutes of melon renewal. Maverick's internationally trained crew first analyze fellows' hair and skin type, then tailor a precision cut as guys relax beneath the glow of two 50-inch flat-screen TVs. Freshly snipped strands bathe in a slathering of shampoo, and underlying scalps enjoy a massage from the soothing vibrations of nearby power tools. Handsomeness enhancement concludes as a straight-razor shave smoothes the sides and back of the neck. Guys can maintain their new look at home or in between mustache-growing contests by purchasing in-store products from stylish brands such as Lock Stock & Barrel and Edwin Jagger.
This luxe hair den rejuvenates coiffures with signature cutting-edge styles that fuse new trends with classic looks. The cut-and-style package pampers lady patrons with a comprehensive follicle refurbishment that tames temperamental tresses and the wily steeds they rode in on. Blu Hair Lounge’s wand wielders cut and sculpt mops into memorable looks, whether 'dos demand mild maintenance or a mane overhaul. Lasso second looks on the street with a new style done up with high quality products from Italian Z.One Concept’s various styling lines. With constant educational enrichment, Blu stylists stay up-to-date on all the latest trends in haircare, looks, and hairy looks previously mastered only by yetis, and pass their beautifying gifts onto their clients.
Willow's friendly mane magicians fashion flattering hairdos with expert techniques and a full suite of plant-based Aveda products. Hair cuts with a senior styling guru ($50) or one of their fresh talents ($40) trim tresses to manageable lengths, while a blow-dry ($35+) provides the same thrill of holding one's head under the hand dryer of a public restroom, but with better results. Other services include a deep-conditioning treatment ($70), a full colouring ($80), or partial highlights ($65). Distressed face-wearers who long to evict loitering bands of peach fuzz can wax the upper lip ($10) and eyebrows ($15).