When it comes to eyelash extensions at Luxe Lash Studio, you have a couple of options. You can sit back and relax while the technicians either apply the lashes one-by-one, or you can ask them to teach you how to do it yourself. They specialize in enhancing eye drama with faux mink lashes, which are hand-cut and made from a synthetic polyester that is as soft and lightweight as a fur-covered book called "All Dinosaurs Alive Today." They also individually attach silk and real Siberian mink lashes, and though these preternaturally plush, the techs caution that they don't last as long as the faux mink lashes.
If you'd rather add the skill to your repertoire, Luxe's eye artists lead lash-extension certification programs. The two-day course?which includes three weeks of practice on clients in the salon?is perfect for people who have good eyesight, great hand-eye coordination, and enough patience to meticulously apply extensions to each individual eyelash.
Dr. Morgan Campbell relies on technology from Alma Lasers and serums approved by the FDA and Health Canada to cultivate smooth, youthful skin. He guides the activities of Mission Medical Skin & Laser Clinic's technicians, who launch every recovery and beautification regimen with a complimentary consultation. The team specializes in enhancing faces without surgery, particularly in diminishing acne, signs of aging, and body hair with intense pulsed light and other gentle laser therapies. Their medical-grade tonics come from the labs of powerhouse companies including Botox, which flattens wrinkles with an injection, and Latisse, which lengthens lashes by coating them in Bambi's beauty secret: tears. To soothe and protect skin after treatments, they stock SwissTec products specifically designed for that purpose.
Mackie Naturals beckons the inner beauty within each of its pampered pupils so that skin rejuvenates and glows as smiles beam. Harnessing the botanical prowess of Hungarian skin-care line, Eminence Organics, Mackie Naturals' seasonal facial evolves with the advancing months but always endeavours to delve into deep tissues, blending minerals and all-natural ingredients to craft this 75-minute treatment. Brilliant beauticians canvass the dermis to determine whether it has been damaged by sun exposure, premature aging, or too many magpies to the face, and customize the pampering accordingly with seasonal scents and topical treatments. Exfoliation techniques, toning, massage, hydration, and a masque conspire to leave the skin soft, alive, and renewed.
Natural Reflextions borrows from Mother Nature's innate sense of style with its decorative plants, earthy tones, and fragrant candles, convincing visitors they've stepped inside a forest sanctuary. The zen-like ambience pervades the spa's treatment rooms, which overlook rock gardens dappled with trees and the fountain of youth where Sophia Loren resides. Beneath billowing cloths hanging from the ceiling, a team of relaxation experts administers massages and skincare treatments inspired by nature's soothing, curative elements.
The spa's menu of services whisks visitors onto a cloud of relaxation with its seaweed body wraps that swaddle physiques in nourishing Seaflora products and footbaths that reward the hardest working jack-o'-lantern stompers. Skin reaches its aesthetic peak with facials using anti-aging Dermalogica serums and waxing that ousts unneeded bodily fleece. Handcrafted and fair-trade items—including teapots, jewellery, and natural soaps—can be discovered in the spa's boutique, encouraging guests to support the local artisans from which they came.
When Melody Leskun opened Redemption Salon, she assembled a team of stylists with schools such as Kosmetae Academy, John Casablancas, and Vidal Sassoon on their resumes. By surrounding herself with skilled veterans, Melody freed up her schedule to have more time to find each client find their ideal look. Her stylists mold manes with products by American Crew, Redken, and KMS California when they aren't performing brow shaping and applying gel nails that liquefy upon contact with a chalkboard.