Cosmetic care that stops at the surface is only fighting half the battle. This is the philosophy of the staff at Eternal Wellness MedSpa & Salon, and its various aestheticians and technicians aim to rejuvenate and revitalize clients' spirits with their beauty services. To do so, they incorporate traditional spa techniques, such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, with medical-grade products and technology. A cosmetic laser system and Vibraderm exfoliating machine fit right in with the center's arsenal of aesthetic equipment, which also includes infrared light skin-tightening devices. Colon hydrotherapy machines and 21-day cleanses help clients shed weight and toxins. Even something as straightforward as a new hairstyle or freshly polished set of nails can revitalize spirits and give clients the confidence they need to finally assemble their home's particle accelerator.
At Canadian Beauty College, students overseen by instructors work on actual clients to gain hands-on aesthetic training in the student clinic, while already certified aestheticians or medical doctors beautify clients in the onsite med spa. The students hydrate skin during facials, massage tense backs, and wax off unwanted hair, and the aestheticians inject dermal fillers into wrinkles, fade acne scars with a laser, and contour bodies with radio-frequency skin-tightening treatments. Before undergoing any of the med spa’s services, clients consult with a medical doctor in order to discuss expectations and beauty goals, such as learning how to develop a tan by standing in front of car headlights.
Anthony Cali draws from more than 15 years experience in hairstyling and fashion to transform hair. Cali and his team of stylists perform a number of services that nourish, perm, or refresh hair after taking a swim in a giant fondue-cheese pool at an eccentric millionaire?s party. Keratin treatments infuse hair with proteins and 100% natural great length human-hair extensions add length to strands. Stylists use products from label.m, L'Oreal Professional, Purology, Keratin Complex, and milk_shake during cuts, colors, and styling services that include curling, updos, and flat-ironing.
At Escape Studio Hair & Spa, stylists and aestheticians aim to create an unforgettable experience for every client. They believe that a trip to the spa should be enjoyed and therefore recommend that clients budget enough time to kick back, relax, and learn a whale song or two. The studio's stylists offer a full menu of hair services, complete with colouring treatments and cuts for women, men, and children. In the spa, aestheticians wax body hair and pamper nails, backs, and skin. Laser treatments round out the spa's offerings?aestheticians use the highly concentrated light to reduce hair and diminish the appearance of sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and vessels.
Romana Valji and Salima Nazir have been friends for a decade now, and Sanam's Boutique & Salon —named after Nazir's daughter—represents the blossoming of their bond since they emigrated from Pakistan in 2007. The dream began in their homes, where they designed elegant, richly embroidered shirtdresses and gowns. After a family friend announced she was having a baby and needed someone to help manage her fledgling salon, Nazir and Valji fused both businesses into the beauty haven that it is today.
In the bright front room—where lights resembling movie-set lamps spotlight mod black leather chairs—stylists use Goldwell products to create lush, long layers and glamorous blowouts. A semicircular cutout in the far wall reveals a shelf of OPI polish in the nailcare nook, where a cushy pedicure throne presides over a white table with UV lamps for curing Shellac manicures. One room in back reveals racks of Nazir and Valji's flowing, jewel-toned robes, which they encrust with floral-patterned kora and dabka according to their own taste or alter the shape, material, and color to suit their clients' wishes for elegant gowns or bespoke burlap sacks. The other chamber hides a comfortable table for massages and a diamond-microdermabrasion machine used by the staff's aesthetician in tandem with products from the Parisian skincare line Yon-Ka.
Hema Naik, the licensed aesthetician behind Beauty Glow Medi Spa, helps her patrons relax from life's stresses while she creates the beautiful bodies they crave. Inside her elegant, purple-tinted spa, visitors enjoy pampering treatments such as facials, microdermabrasion, and slimming body wraps. Unwanted hair falls to waxing, threading, and intense pulsed light therapy, while LED light sessions balance skin tone as they stimulate the growth of face-firming collagen––a process that can help heal acne scars, kill bacteria, and provide extra padding against in-coming pies.