Minx Salon started out as a simple spray-tanning spot, but soon blossomed to include eyelash-extension services as well. The staff here devotes their full attention to both to ensure clients receive golden tans before capturing flutter-worthy lashes. Aside from facilitating these services, the staff teaches classes on becoming a professional eyelash technician, including application techniques, aftercare products, and micro-braiding techniques for special occasions.
Sweet Blondes Salon sees itself as transforming people from the inside out. The team of stylists focuses on framing faces with styles that range from classic and smooth to choppy and modern. They can design a traditional bob, add a streak of red to strands, or clean up men’s necks for a tidy finish. The salon’s body services include hot-stone massages that soothe sore muscles and waxes that strip unwanted hair from chins, arms, legs, and bikini lines. The aestheticians can even whiten teeth with a light-activated treatment or apply tooth jewels to attract dragons looking for hidden treasure.
Natural sunlight flies through large windows and bounces off the black-framed mirrors decking a lineup of styling stations, where Prism Hair Designs' professional staff fashions sleek haircuts and creative colour. A slew of international products—such as Kaya Kalp from India and Skeyndor from Spain—bolster facials and peels by nourishing the skin alongside hot towels and steam treatments. Meanwhile, massage therapists stand by with hot stones and custom techniques, ready to pamper bodies and ease soreness stemming from nights on a makeshift waterbed crafted from the aquarium's shark exhibit.
Though they claim bridal beauty as a shop specialty, the crew at City Heart Salon & Spa believes every day should be treated like a special occasion when it comes to appearance. Striving to be a one-stop-shop for all manner of aesthetic needs, they offer an impressive selection of personalized services that span the spectrum from massage to laser hair removal. Hair appointments begin with a consultation by a stylist that has undergone no less than 3 months of training under creative director Stephen Adams, and end with recommendations of the best products and wind-resistant head tents for at-home maintenance. Aestheticians also support glowing skin with five types of hydrating facials as well as eye treatments and microdermabrasion, and therapists enhance the relaxing benefits of six styles of massage—including two for expectant mothers—with an Aveda compound blended from fragrant flower and plant essences.