Though fairly new to Canada, UK native and owner of UK Trendz, Jacqui, is a veteran when it comes to the salon scene. The Toni&Guy–trained stylist brings 25 years of experience to the styling chair, where she adeptly cuts, colours, and retexturizes hair of all ethnicities. She uses her training in African and Caribbean locks to create natural-looking weaves and extensions and irons out curls and wrinkles in time with the Affirm Creme Relaxer and Keratin Straightening systems. Jacqui also cares for below-the-neck needs with traditional and Shellac mani-pedis as well as waxing treatments for both men and women.
The staff at Lilac Spa modernizes classic beauty treatments with the latest technology and products. Stylists draw on their repertoire of cut and colour techniques and Schwarzkopf salon products to update their clients’ looks. In addition to traditional facial and body-waxing services, the staff also wields gentle lasers to permanently remove unwanted facial and body hair, treat acne, and target pigmentation. The aestheticians boost the power of their pore-refining facials with noninvasive microdermabrasion treatments, fruit acid peels, and facial fillers such as Juvéderm.
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.
The certified aestheticians and laser technicians at Uptown Laser Medi-Spa smooth and perfect skin, turning back facial clocks with a full array of cosmetic and clinical treatments. Inside the Spa’s 1,400-square-foot facility, seven treatment rooms brim with the industry’s latest technologies, such as the Palomar laser, whose intense pulsed light treatments gently reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and blemishes, and other laser treatments banish unwanted hair from the face, body, or that look-alike staring back at you from the other side of the mirror. An all-purpose beauty bar, Uptown boasts in-house experts in many aesthetic fields, including makeup, teeth whitening, waxing, and facials.
The Spa’s atmosphere breeds a feeling of comfort, warmth, and professionalism with flickering candles and a decor of soothing hues. A complimentary beverage station cossets clients’ thirsts, while the streamlined and modern decor maintains a clean aesthetic within.
Under the supervision of the Anti-Aging Clinic's doctor, certified technicians help to restore youthful appearances with medical-grade treatments. Staff members take up state-of-the-art technology such as GentleLase hair-removal lasers, DiamondTome microdermabrasion wands, and Tripolar skin-tightening treatments. Other services, however, are as low-tech as it gets: chiropractors, massage therapists, and hypnotherapists work toward mind-body wellness in order to help clients to find comfort, confidence, and the strength to quit pretending their kids' crayons are cigarettes. The clinic—which keeps late-evening and Saturday hours—combines medical professionalism with a spa aesthetic; staff members dress in crisp, hospital-style uniforms, but Egypt-inspired art hangs on the walls alongside the colourful anatomical charts.
Skin-sations owner Lidia McGuire has a clear goal: to improve the well-being of each client that walks through her doors. But the skincare specialist and reflexologist doesn't want to simply pamper their outsides—she wants to soothe their spirits as well. To that end, she strives to create a soothing, serene environment where guests can retreat from daily stress for a massage, face or body treatment, reflexology session, or a few quiet minutes of sitting alone, just thinking about finally finishing that novel.