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.
Bellagio Beauty & Day Spa knows how to set the mood. During an array of couples services, duos bask in the intimate ambiance of a candlelit room outfitted with side-by-side beds, a whirlpool tub, and a shower. But the spa attendants certainly don't neglect solo clients. Individuals can receive soothing aromatherapy massages or facials that compensate for sun damage, signs of aging, or an impolite conversation with a wasp. Single-capacity body wraps can enact full-body exfoliation with seaweed or mud ingredients. No matter the service, skin can be renewed with renowned products from Serena Ray Dead Sea, RVB, or Albert d?Arnal.
But if that's not enough, clients can now take advantage of a full menu of medical treatments courtesy of the team behind Light Touch Med Spa, which acquired Bellagio in 2012. Lasers can zap unwanted hair or outdated tattoos, and Botox injections or other fillers can erase wear from years of frowning at stoplights.
At Vera Medi-Spa and Salon, beauty isn't the ultimate goal; it’s merely a step in the staff's ongoing quest to help boost each client's self-esteem. To help customers feel more comfortable in their own skin, the spa's professionals wield Palomar laser technology to banish unwanted hair or clear away unsightly veins, age spots, and other imperfections. Those looking to repair their love-hate relationship with an outdated hairdo or glued-on top hat can put their heads in the hands of the salon's stylists, who update strands with L'Oréal Professionnel Matrix and colour products. Because stress can have a large impact on well-being, the spa invites guests to put their feet up during relaxing mani-pedis or lie down to enjoy the tension-taming benefits of an aromatherapy massage, and facials help erase signs of tension on the face with anti-aging benefits from Guinot products.
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.
Light Touch Laser Clinic's experienced, licensed, and certified laser technicians wield FDA- and CSA-approved equipment to improve the natural aesthetics of their patients. Specializing in both advanced skin care and Medical Grade skin care products, Light Touch Laser Clinic offers free consultations performed by an experienced team of professionals. Infrared lights beam over sagging skin, tightening areas by penetrating the deep tissue and stimulating collagen growth. Fine lines and wrinkles are diminished under the micropulses of lasers and radio waves, and intense pulsed light and lasers tackle superficial and deeper leg veins. No matter the treatment, clients can take advantage of free consultations to learn more about their procedure and get close enough to the laser technicians to call them Punkin'.
"I now use many of the noninvasive medical services I offer at my clinics to fight the aging process. I have personally never felt or looked better and I am now in my forties," says Eleanor Welsh, founder of Skin Vitality Medical Clinic. Using Elos laser and radio frequency technology, her team of registered nurses and registered practical nurses is able to reshape bodies, erase body hair, and tighten skin with the push of a button. Their skill with beauty injectables comes from extensive training from Allergan and other pharmaceutical companies, giving them the deft ability to leave clients' faces more youthful than a rosebud in a sippy cup. For more dramatic results, Dr. Conor B. Turley performs cosmetic surgeries such as tucks, augmentations, and lifts.