Since opening the doors of Salon 1 West in April of 2009, stylist Sheena King-Nixon and aesthetician and junior stylist Stephanie Gerhardt have built a trusty team attentive to the needs of each guest and a network of loyal patrons. Surrounded by walls in muted, soothing colours or chic patterned wallpaper, the skilled stylists work to make hair equally as fashion-forward using professional product lines such as Matrix and MoroccanOil. In addition to a full salon menu including hair and nail services, the aestheticians help patrons pamper their bodies with waxing, facials, and ear-candling, preventing patrons from having to coax out earwax by playing a CD of bees buzzing.
Nestled within Breathe Pilates and Fitness Studio, Katnandu Aesthetics transforms exteriors with everything from manicures to waxing. At the helm is skilled aesthetician Rebecca Belisle, who draws on more than 12 years of experience as she embellishes nails with bright gel and acrylic overlays or renews facades with skin-smoothing microdermabrasion. Whether doling out services in her studio or travelling to customers' homes, Rebecca enjoys meeting new people every day and strives to set them at ease as she deftly applies mascara and shadow to help faces stand out in wedding photos or department-store surveillance tapes.
As their name suggests, the technicians at TLC Tecumseh Laser Center are expert at aiming concentrated pulses of light at unwanted body hair to oust it from various locales during laser hair-removal treatments or at unwanted fat to help slim waistline, hips, or thighs during Zerona treatments. But the staff doesn't limit its services to just lasers. They wield the Venus Freeze body-contouring system to help reduce fat and tighten skin via magnetic pulses and radio waves. A variety of facials, peels, and teeth-whitening services are also available.
The technicians and aestheticians at Hometown Laser Clinic & Spa wield focused light to eliminate cellulite or fat, tighten the skin, and remove hair. They also pamper bodies with less invasive spa treatments, such as facials that utilize Canadian-based Dr Renaud skin products, the same ones supplied to the 2010 Oscars. And no matter what the treatment—body contouring with radio frequency or a basic massage—aestheticians provide free consultations to answer questions about what to expect and swap needlepoint advice.
The Golden Razor’s team of expert stylists consults each client as they draft up a haircut blueprint to faithfully maintain a current look or unleash a dazzling new one. Before hair submits to hewing, begrimed locks get thoroughly laundered with cleansing suds issued forth by the salon’s preferred products from lines such as Biolage and Pureology. A savvy coiffeur then pilots shears across head gardens in feature-flattering flight patterns, deftly chopping tresses into shapes that highlight favourite attributes or conceal earlobes eager to remain off the radar of codependent earrings. Once frazzled ends and unkempt follicles have been sufficiently groomed, strands undergo a chic styling service that adds a finishing polish to their freshly hatched 'dos. Patrons box step out of their appointment sporting hair as bouncy and elegant as a portrait of a kangaroo painted by Renoir.
The skilled stylists at Sabins Hair Fashions combine high-quality products with their personal arsenal of the latest techniques and trends to provide a full range of hair-care services. The Gloss Moderne keratin treatment—one of Sabins' signature hair services—naturally restores, reconditions, and smoothes hair strands through the application of formaldehyde-free and methylene glycol-free products. One 90-minute session assures manageable, frizz-free follicles for up to 12 weeks, making hair smoother, shinier, and less likely to loudly comment on Aunt Agatha’s full crop of chin whiskers. The strand-smoothing treatment can slim down styling time, and is safe for a wide variety of mangy manes, including coloured and chemically treated mops. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.