Hybrid Hair and Detox Spa has a knack for responsible beauty. When Erin Kier had the chance to open her own salon, she saw it for what it was: a chance to fulfill her lifelong dream of not only taking care of people, but also looking after world in which we live. Thereby, Kier's vision for a salon-spa where health and beauty were intertwined also avoided harmful industry practices with the goal of having the most dainty of environmental footprints. House stylists aim to use green-friendly products, many of which are all-natural, vegan, and toxin-free. And a bottle-refill program helps keep plastic away from landfills and fire breathers. Therapists also perform reiki reflexology and shamballa services.
Kier's goodwill extends beyond the salon-spa's walls. A Green Circle Salon membership ensures that foil and spare hair are shipped off for reuse, and participation in the University of Waterloo's WellFit program helps provide support for cancer survivors.
Tanning beds and booths bestow bodies with a golden hue at Sunkiss'd Tanning Salon. Depending on the bed, sessions range from 12 to 20 minutes. Clients also can forgo the UV rays and capture a sun-kissed glow with an airbrush formula that doesn?t leave streaks or crop circles.
At JP'S Hair Salon, five stylists and an aesthetician stand at the ready to transform facades with hair services, customized facials, acrylic nails and mani-pedis, and tanning beds. The salon's transformative treatments don't end there. Professional makeup applications get women glammed up for big events, and waxing services can keep legs from sprouting five o'clock shadows or six o?clock shadow people. Those seeking a more permanent aesthetic upgrade can hunker down for one of resident inkstress Melissa Kay?s tattoos.
Tress Salon’s quintet of stylists and technicians brings more than 30 years of collective experience to the subtle art of shaping patrons' hairstyles. Before administering any of their salon services, such as precision cuts, volumizing blow-dries, or highlight treatments, the staff consults with clients, who can describe their hair fantasies by showing stylists pictures of well-coiffed celebrities or reading aloud from their flatiron’s diary.
Leah Keith swings an edgy rock-and-roll style herself, making funky ‘dos her forte. But, with more than 12 years of experience working with hair of every length and texture, she can sculpt looks that complement any occasion or personality. At Blend Salon, Leah clips sleek layers to flatter the features or splashes colour on bland strands. Formal updo styles and false eyelash applications are also available.
The experienced technicians of Absolute Solitude Spa offer a slate of soothing treatments and experiences within the spa. Massage treatments utilize hot stones, essential oils, or deep-tissue strokes, eradicating stress and tensions. Other services include deep-cleansing facials, manicures, pedicures, body wraps, and waxing.