Gentle Touch specializes in nonsurgical and laser skin treatments, employing modern technology to banish signs of wear from sun-kissed facescapes. A trained epidermis expert conducts a skin analysis to identify damage on faces and necks caused by age, UV rays, and pet stingrays. The IPL photo rejuvenation facial then works to undo the damage with pulses of highly concentrated laser beams that safely penetrate skin to address damaged areas at their subcutaneous roots. The treatment can smooth skin, even colour, and stimulate new collagen growth to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Results can appear after one treatment, but technicians may recommend additional treatments for large or especially dark areas or to improve the look of bruised fruit. Patients may experience minimal discomfort in the form of a light snapping sensation.
Inside Smiles & Beauty Skin Care, a squad of oversized club chairs host guests during teeth-whitening treatments. Ten-minute sessions wipe away coffee, tea, and wine stains on the surface of teeth for a smile up to eight shades brighter. Smiles' aestheticians also perform refreshing facials after a consultation that allows them to analyze a client's skin and swap slow-cooker recipes. After a treatment, the client can browse the spa's extensive line of local and handmade creams, scrubs, and soaps.
The experienced stylists at Cosmo Salon treat all tresses to a slew of beautifying services, from extensions to cuts, colours, and highlights, using top-notch products from lines such as L'oréal Professionnel. After deciding on a look, a skilled stylist masterfully wields shears to snip, clip, and trim hair before a smoothing deep-conditioning treatment ensues to keep strands manageable and not confused for a tumbleweed. Clients may also undergo a fashionable cut revamped by a colouring and enhanced by a 10-foil treatment for a splash of flashy highlights. After a blow-dry puts each strand into its stylish place, clients re-enter the world with a signature look and rejuvenated sense of confidence.
The aestheticians at Burlesque Nail Design see nails as tiny little canvases, using their impressive arsenal of polishes and embellishments to build works of art. They have hundreds of colours and thousands of 3-D ornaments at their disposal and can combine them with glitter, feathers, and rhinestones to create unique finger masterpieces. Along with colourful designs, nails are outfitted with a 100 per cent organic gel that resists yellowing and odours, and like a pencil-drawn tattoo, is much easier to remove. Those interested in a more natural look can opt for traditional manicures, which can include sugar hand scrubs and warming serums for added relaxation.
In 2008, Kim White, Mikey Jollimore, Melissa Desroche, and Melissa Fox all had an epiphany: a group of great friends plus unique talents equals an ideal business opportunity. So they combined their skills for hairstyling, nail art, and body treatments, such as massage and waxing, and opened Allure Hair Lounge. Their team also applies lash extensions and makeup and abolishes unwanted body fuzz with FDA-approved IPL hair removal.
Styles by SD’s stylists understand that customers of different ethnicities have very different needs and require different techniques for their haircare. Specializing in salon services for hair of all textures, including braiding and more than nine methods of applying extensions, they fill out their menu with soothing spa treatments such as Shellac manicures and facials.