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.
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.
When Danielle Robert took the helm of Experience Unik in 2011, she immediately set about updating the spa. Soon, she'd introduced new product lines, added a tanning bed, and expanded her menu of services. But through all of these enhancements, Danielle made sure that she never lost focus on the spa's original goal—helping clients relax and feel more confident in their appearances. Massages performed by her staff help to relieve the aches of overstressed muscles, and facials cleanse and hydrate visages. Waxing treatments clear skin from stubble, letting patrons live undercover among dolphins for as long as three weeks.
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.