Becoming Hair Studio's seasoned stylists start each women's signature design and finish with a personal consultation to lay out a plan for individual hair-goals. Bounce and shine are renewed as shears snip away old growth and a blow-dry uplifts freshly lopped locks, readying your head for a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats. While cultivating a chic, modern interior, the studio remains 100 per cent green, allowing clients to strut new looks without leaving a noticeable carbon footprint. Online styling tips help re-create looks at home, and Becoming's iPhone App helps snag appointments on the go. Additional charges may apply for extra-long hair.
Supported by a team of technicians and healthcare professionals, Drs. Andrew Wojcicki and Anna Wojcicka rely on their extensive training in internal medicine as they provide preventive and rejuvenating care intended to improve their patients' quality of life. The physicians look to modern advancements in medical and cosmetic technologies, which allows them to perform nonsurgical procedures that can bolster well-being or address common aesthetic concerns. To improve overall health, the centre offers options such as metabolism-boosting infrared sauna sessions and pain-relieving hyaluronic acid injections for osteoarthritic knees. Alternatively, the staff can also provide advanced cosmetic care using contouring LipoLaser technology or injectable dermal fillers, which minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Clients at the med-spa at Canadian Beauty College undergo treatments to help tone their faces and minimize blemishes, but they aren’t the only ones benefitting. That’s because clients can elect to have their services performed by highly trained students, who use the hands-on experience to advance their studies—and charge less at the same time. Like a lioness teaching cubs to hunt for supermarket deals, certified professionals both supervise students and perform services themselves to keep their skills sharp. Students and teachers alike use only professional-grade products in each treatment, including the likes of Dermalogica skincare and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, a vegan and cruelty-free line.
Talented, certified stylists and aestheticians lend their skills to ARTISTS SALON & SPA. Together, the beautifiers offer a wide range of services, from basic cuts and makeup applications to highlights, perms, and an agave smoothening system. The environmentally friendly salon recycles up to 95% of its waste, from hair and chemicals to plastic and paper.
At Pampered & Polished, a team of nail technicians and aestheticians revive digits and facades with beauty services ranging from mani-pedis to body wraps. Phalange experts specialize in pink-and-white artificial bio-gel nails and guarantee no lift, and skin specialists tailor facials using products from France's Phytomer line. Decorative touches include Fuji leather pedicure chairs, which face a flat-screen television that plays guests' most treasured memories.
The secret ingredient at Minus 417 Dead Sea Spa is Dead Sea salt, which is infused into many of the spa's skin, body, and nail treatments. Nails soak in the mineral-rich salt during a spa mani-pedi. Bodies benefit from Dead Sea salt's circulation-boosting abilities during a mud mask and a warming massage, where the much-touted element also helps firm, soften, and rejuvenate the skin.
Of course, the spa's experienced aestheticians also rely on other ingredients, including Thai herbs, vitamin A, and Jeunesse Advanced Skin Care products. Clients can choose from more than 20 types of facial treatments or enjoy a massage from a certified therapist capable of harnessing the powers of essential oils, honey, and green tea. The skin experts at Minus 417 are also well versed in a range of advanced aesthetic treatments, including LED light therapy that erases sun damage and IPL hair removal that rids bodies of unwanted hair and freshly sprouted grass.