Located just 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Above & Beyond Medi, Wellness, and Beauty Spa owner and laser technician Rachelle Landriault uses a steady hand and 5 years of experience to provide clients with dozens of noninvasive aesthetic treatments. Named favourite day spa and favourite beauty salon by the Cornwall Standard Freeholder, she and her talented staff strive to stay abreast of the safest and most advanced procedures, such as IPL laser treatments. Stylists also infuse hair with bold colors through a a complete line of Goldwell colour and offer a wide range of bridal up 'do services. Additionally, Above & Beyond pairs clients with the same therapist, technician, or physician for every visit, thereby fostering personal relationships and making it more difficult for a client's evil twin to steal their appointment.
Settled among the meadows and river of its rural surroundings, Spagarage takes its moniker from its transformation from an automotive garage into the oasis of tranquility it is today. Born out of owner Vincent's passion for styling, the salon-spa welcomes patrons with a slew of services focused on the development of modern styles, highlighting, and colour diagnostic and repair. Before emigrating to Canada from London, England in the 1970s—otherwise known as polka's golden age—Vincent honed his hair-sculpting skills at the Vidal Sassoon Academy’s renowned Bond Street salon. Vincent continues to refresh his knowledge with supplemental classes at the Academy’s other outposts in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris. In between running the salon and raising his two young children well above his head to build strength, Vincent is also at work developing his own organic, locally produced shampoo and conditioner.
Inside the 3,500-square-foot Bay Street Salon and Spa, staffers enhance exteriors with hair, skin, and body treatments that make use of natural therapies. Aestheticians mask mugs with Nelly De Vuyst skincare products, a Belgian line that's rich in vegetable extracts and that has been cosseting complexions for more than 40 years. The salon and spa's clients can follow stints at the shampoo bar with aromatherapy scalp massages, or they can surrender to seashell and hot-stone body massages and Golden Moor mud baths designed to extract toxins and misplaced binder clips from sore musculature.
Skintastic's certified technicians blend technology with medical-grade skincare products in their attempts to revitalize faces and restore skin health. Complimentary consultations begin each service, during which a skincare expert checks to see if clients' faces have any existing skin conditions or are actually balloons hiding behind masks. Skilled hands coat faces in either Sensi or Esthetique chemical peels, which battle conditions such as acne, rosacea and hyper-pigmentation for 45–60 minutes, all while helping topical products penetrate the skin's many layers. During microdermabrasions, technicians employ a DiamondTome wand that polishes skin with diamond chips and vacuums as it removes the topmost layer. The treatments, which vary in length based on each client's skin condition, can render softer, smoother skin without causing any need for downtime.
At iSilhouette, techs unholster ultrasound-spraying hand pieces to help clients shuck layers of fat, leaving behind slender frames without resorting to surgery. The sleek black devices send the waves deep into unwanted fat cells, destroying them. The body then metabolizes these broken cells, flushing them out through the lymphatic system and leaving skin firmer and smoother than a seal training for Mr. Universe. Apart from the headlining slimming treatment, the onsite spa delivers a host of other beautifying and relaxing services, such as massages and facials, as well as hairstyling services that include foil highlights, straightening, and formal updos.
Golden Moor replenishes weary bodies with all-natural products that combat health ailments with therapeutic mud culled from Outaouais's Golden Moor bog. The mud boasts hard-working humic acid, vitamins, and minerals that take turns mopping the floor in the 12,000-year-old mud pit. The Pine Bath serum coats bodies in a mixture of mud extract and pine needle essential oils. After dissolving in hot bath water, the serum sets to work relieving sore muscles and reducing joint inflammation from attempts to change light bulbs via pogo stick. The Natural Mask delivers a blend of peat mud and essential oils to mugs, helping along excessively oily or parched skin on its path to equilibrium.