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.
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.
The idea for Simply Comfort Spa came from two cousins who wanted to offer a more tranquil and pampering approach to spa services. Facials are performed with Laboratoire Dr Renaud products, and preference is always given to products made with organic, fair-trade ingredients or by bees that make fair wages. The spa’s mani-pedis include an exfoliating brown-sugar scrub and finish with OPI nail polish, and waxing services use botanical épillyss wax, designed specially for sensitive skin. The staff also offers relaxing massage therapy, makeup and bridal services, and handmade hair clips for sale.
KnockOuts’ stylists continually drill themselves in the latest styling techniques, products, and consultation approaches. A senior stylist starts by listening to clients orate the look they want and passages from the Mabinogion before analyzing bone structure, skin tone, and eye colour. After a refreshing shampoo, head threads are snipped and then styled with products culled from KnockOut’s own line, plus brands such as Tigi and Blow. A complimentary makeup touchup completes clients’ new looks before they bound off to divorce their doppleganger.
During LipoLaser treatments, the practiced technicians at Body Forming Clinic use low-level laser paddles designed to reduce fatty tissue on specific areas of the body. Approximately as painful as a kiss from an oversized butterfly, the non-invasive treatment requires no surgery or recovery time and is Health Canada approved. After consulting with a counselor about trouble spots’ checkered pasts, patients relax comfortably while a trained assistant applies two treatment paddles on the skin for 10 minutes at a time. Basking in wavelengths of light, fat cells bid adieu to resident padding and release it into the lymphatic system, allowing the cells to shrink and finally buy the velour catsuit they’ve been eyeing. The treatment, which can last up to 50 minutes, culminates in 15 minutes of cross-training to keep cells on their toes. Body Forming Clinic’s staff explains the benefits of weight-bearing exercise to maintain the laser’s results and then introduces patients to the relaxation of a 30-minute infrared sauna session.