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.
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’Oréal. 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.
Stylist Kristen revamps her clients' looks with modern haircuts and dramatic eyelash extensions. She works alongside other talented stylists at Madison Avenue Hair Designers, a salon that exudes the glamour of New York's Madison Avenue with exposed-brick walls and a glittery chandelier.
Sunsera Salons' name hides the fact that it's more than a hair salon—it's also a full-service spa. At one end, hairstylists expertly cut, condition, and highlight hair, or add length and volume with extensions. Meanwhile, their coworkers perform a slew of relaxing services: manicures and pedicures, facials, massages, laser hair removal, and hydrating body wraps.
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).