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.
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.
Spawned from Reflections Salon & Spa on Banks Street, Reflections II brings all the hair, nail, and skin services of its predecessor to a chic bilevel space on Hazeldean Road. White orchids adorn nearly every table on the first floor, including two rows of styling stations, where hair experts cut and style coifs before simple silver-framed mirrors. A separate colouring station corrals those receiving full, partial, and accent highlights into one space, where they can gaze upon flat-screen TVs and magazines as they wait for the colour to set or new blond hairs to magically grow. Upstairs in the spa, both men and women can sink into a cushy pedicure throne, and the latter can set their feet on a pedestal for a dollop of China Glaze polish. Grey and taupe tones alternate in private rooms, creating a calm and relaxing environment for a Dermalogica facial or bikini wax.
Among stone walls bathed in the glow of blue lights, NewU Body Bar's talented aestheticians and nail technicians put their collective goal of pampering patrons into practice as they lavish signature spa treatments upon weary bodies. Throughout the day, staffers buzz about the marble-topped nail bar and private massage rooms while erasing coffee, wine, and grass stains from grins in teeth-whitening sessions. Skilled in both traditional beautification and unique services, the spa technicians administer mouthwatering treatments including ice-cream-sundae manicures and mimosa facials. To further bolster NewU’s atmosphere of serenity, a fleet of white leather couches enables guests to rest their feet and practice telepathically changing the channel on the spa’s flat-screen TVs.
At Byblos Hair Salon, a team of industry veterans and young talent combine to harmonize time-tested techniques and recent trends. Under the leadership of owner and artistic director Joseph, the senior staff works hand in hand with a crop of next-generation stylists to help develop the skills needed to craft personalized looks and razor-sharp pairs of origami scissors. The stylists snip and sculpt amid an atmosphere that echoes their modern approach and surrounds clients in sleek marble accents, black and white tiled floors, and an open-ceiling design. The team also maintains a rich online presence, and their website's media gallery showcases fashion-focused photos and videos captured under the beaming lights of an on-site media studio.
Styling stations, pedicure chairs, and lounge areas pop up throughout Noir Salon & Spa's large studio amid sandstone accents and wall tones plucked from a pale dawn. The wall colors, like the products used during hair, skin, and body treatments, were chosen for their eco-friendly components as part of the salon's dedication to environmental responsibility. It is also a member of the Green Circle Salon Group, which promotes green salons and recycling. During each haircut, manicure, and foot massage, Noir specialists employ products free of toxic fillers that have never been tested on animals. As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the salon also conserves energy with low-energy lighting, automatic shutoff sensors, and hair clippers powered by their own appetite for stubble.