The nail artists at Nail Nail Studio don't just trim, file, and groom nails to keep them healthy. They also make nails into ten-piece works of art, whether with gems, sparkles, or painted-on designs. They use CND gel nail polishes and gel acrylic extensions, both of which keep a flawless, chip-free appearance for weeks at a time. Their nail art also comes with pampering extras, with three tiers of service that add in services such as exfoliating scrubs, massages, and callus removal. In addition to their nail services, staff can also lengthen lashes with extensions, groom brows with waxing treatments, and massage muscles tired from running away from people who need help moving a futon.
In June of 2012, Shona Shuter took the leap. After many years in the beauty industry, she decided to follow her passions by becoming the new owner of Aquaterra Beauty and Wellness. Under her leadership, Aquaterra was renovated and saw its menu of treatments blossom to include Shona’s favourite luxuries. The end result was a tranquil beauty haven where worries slide away as clients enjoy facials with hand-harvested Seaflora products or surround themselves with the scents of the forest, ocean, or summer during five types of signature massages. Shona is especially excited to offer her guests the Universal Contour Wrap, which works to whittle away at least 6 inches from frames. The body wrap’s clay formula helps tighten and tone physiques while also exfoliating the skin, rendering bodies smooth enough to slip out dollhouse windows unnoticed.
Within grey walls and hardwood floors that echo with the tranquil trickle of water fountains, each member of Gemini Beauty Centre’s team of professional aestheticians employs upward of 10 years of beautifying experience as they rejuvenate weary patrons from tip to toe tip. Dedicated to guest comfort, staff conducts pre-treatment consultations in order to explain impending services and address questions and concerns. Wielding luxurious beauty products imported from Europe via transatlantic games of fetch, staffers restore radiance to epidermises with advanced skincare services ranging from restorative Valmont Triple DNA treatments to Bio lifting eye treatments. Champions of banishing stress from patrons’ frames, the fingers of Gemini’s staff fly as they bombard ailing torsos with a menu of full-body treatments including monopolar firming treatments, revitalizing mud body masks, and French pedicures performed in German.
Since 2000, Amethyst Skin Care’s private treatment rooms have provided a rest from frantic schedules and mounting stress with soft music, soothing lighting, and a gentle barrage of pampering spa services. During treatments that include deep pore cleansing facials and slimming, firming body wraps, skin specialists use products by Be.Kaim BodyNourish––a skincare line made with botanical extracts and natural ingredients and developed exclusively for Amethyst. Certified tan technicians create summer-ready shades using an ultra fine, organic spray-tan formula that nourishes skin with anti-aging botanicals, and waxing specialists de-fuzz face and body for results that yield minimum red bumps and maximum waterslide velocity.
Bright-white walls and styling chairs provide little distraction for the artistic stylings of staffers at Muse Hair & Beauty Salon. Utilizing Bumble and bumble products, stylists at Muse take a page from the Vidal Sassoon playbook and focus on innovative hair design with services that range from haircuts to glossing to a L'Oréal Professionel Repair Deluxe treatment. This treatment brings back hair’s softness and lustre through doses of Renew C and Power Repair B. A full-service salon and spa, the staff also offers nailcare, facials, body massages, and organic treatments that combine replenishing body wraps and relaxing scalp massages.
But design isn’t just limited to hair, nails, and epidermises at Muse Hair & Beauty Salon. The waiting room is awash in soft whites and pinks, while the shampoo lounge features plush black-and-white chairs surrounded by wood-plank walls and backlit product displays.