Fusion Hair Design captures cutting-edge looks atop its customers' stylish skulls by employing Vidal Sassoon trimming techniques and eco-friendly products. Settle on a smart style during the complimentary consultation and soak up Fusion's tranquil atmosphere as a skilled accomplice cuts and frames locks with the finesse usually reserved for decorating a wedding cake or parting the Red Sea ($40). A vibrant perm pumps volume into flat mops ($65+) as a whole head of highlights blends dimension into bland strands with warm streaks of colour and cool shades ($100). Fusion's chemical straightening smoothes tense bristles with Japanese hair-harmonizing techniques, eco-friendly products, and the careful resolve of a victorious Twister player ($100+). For high fivers expressing disdain towards their dull digits, the Italia manicure relaxes fingers and polishes nails ($40) while offering a matching nod to the toes with an Italia pedicure ($50).
There’s no doubt that Fire & Ice Hair Company has class. For starters, the salon is committed to green products and methods; they recycle more than 85 per cent of salon waste and exclusively use products by La Biosthetique Paris—a company that creates its packaging using wind, water, and solar power. More obviously, Fire & Ice's space—blanketed, of course, in the soft glow of energy-efficient light bulbs—reveals a high-end salon, complete with rich wooden floors and pearl-white styling chairs.
What's missing, however, is the attitude. Unlike at many upscale establishments and children’s book clubs, the staff skips the highbrow demeanor in favour of friendly chatter.
Warm and inviting sums up the ambience at Koi Day Spa, where a skilled staff of aestheticians and massage therapists unleashes a range of relaxing services on clients. Calling upon all-natural and animal-friendly products, including Éminence Organic Skin Care products from Hungary, experts rejuvenate skin with a range of facials, from the salon's signature custom treatment to an exfoliating paprika facial, chock full of the peppery spice. Aching muscles can find relief in the hands of Koi’s licensed massage therapists, who spoil backs with hot stones and long and flowing Swedish strokes. In the nail salon, organic foot scrubs and fruit-packed lotions repair dry, callused skin before technicians adorn nails with vibrant polish or tasty Bugles. Clients can sip on complimentary beverages and nibble on decadent treats throughout their visit.
Overseen by Dr. Shahib, the founder and instructor of the Laser and CosMedic Academy, the Canadian-trained technicians at TLC Dermal Laser Clinic practice three means to get unwanted hair off your body. With electrolysis, laser hair removal, and waxing at their disposal, the administer treatments with attention to each client’s privacy and comfort level. Once bodies have shed excess hair, the staff helps them shed excess pounds with ProEllixe whole-body vibration machines and Alpha Spa dry-heat saunas.
Dedicated to training the next generation of stylists and aestheticians to be confident visionaries, Legends Academy educates students with a hands-on curriculum focused on developing cosmetological know-how in arenas ranging from hairdressing to makeup application. In order to complete their training, pupils fine-tune their skills in the school salon, where they perform services including perms, cap highlights, and elegant updos. The salon?s commitment to quality extends to the products they use during each appointment, including brands such as Schwarzkopf, CHI, and L?Or?al. Aside from hairstyling, guests can find a host of waxing and threading treatments to whisk away unwanted fuzz, as well as lavish mani-pedis to rejuvenate hands and feet weary from crab-walking to work.
When Frida Emalange opened her first salon in 2001, she recognized the need for a salon in the area that would cater to clients with all types of hair. Now, with her dream salons, Zorganics Health & Beauty, she continues this mission, along with using and selling a line of natural, organic products. Drawing inspiration from Zora—the name of Frida’s daughter, as well as a word meaning “dawn” or “rising sun”—the stylists work to make each client’s hair and skin look and feel as lovely as the sunrise. Along with hair care that includes couture haircuts, Keratin treatments, cornrows, and full weaves, the staff members pamper nails and skin with organic spa treatments. They also bundle their services into pampering packages that may include candle lit massage, which is what George Washington called it when he cleaned his musket.