When the nearby Fallsview Casino caught on to Vincent Petti’s talents, developed over his more than 35 years in the beauty industry, its staff started having him come and do hair for visiting celebrities. To date, his star clientele has included Olivia Newton-John, Michael Bublé, Emily Blunt, and Andrea Bocelli, among others. But Vincent and his team don't reserve star treatment for stage-bound clients. They transform everyday looks with flattering cuts and colours, as well as add modelesque glam with hair extensions. The staff also includes makeup artists—integral contributors to the salon's wedding-day services—as well as nail technicians who ready hands and feet for televised toe-touching competitions.
At Elysian Spa and Salon, aestheticians, stylists, and massage therapists entreat their guests to relax through a slate of soothing and beautifying treatments. Bolstered by amenities such as coffee and tea, customers can unwind with refreshing facial treatments, which hydrate and replenish visages. Manicures and pedicures tend to fingers and toes, waxing and sugaring services evict unwanted body hair, and hair services style locks with Paul Mitchell products.
The pint-sized counterpart to the adult NeVaeh Day Spa, NeVaeh Kids Spa pampers and prettifies children aged 2–18 with services ranging from nail care to glitter tattoos to makeup lessons. During facial parties, professional skin therapists versed in Dermalogica and Clean Start products administer zone-by-zone skin analyses for up to six little ladies. And during full-blown spa parties, a spa coordinator teaches girls aged 5–14 about healthy habits, self-confidence, and the differences between well-groomed nails and Skittles. Along with its commitment to youthful clientele, NeVaeh Kids Spa remains committed to the environment that surrounds the future adults of the world by following a number of environmentally friendly practices and services. The team uses biodegradable packaging, green cleaning products, and recycles or composts used materials whenever possible.
Solace Hair Esthetics' owner Sarah Barrett aims to reinvigorate bodies wearied from what she refers to as modern life's "daily bombardment of chemicals and noise." To this end, she arms her hairstyling staff with sulfate-free and low-ammonia colour products, and charges them to create a quiet and soothing spa environment. In addition to hair services, aestheticians rejuvenate faces with six types of organic facials, and massage therapists wield fragrant essential oils during aromatherapy massages, causing noses to temporarily forget their longing for fresh-baked cookies.
Textures Hair Salon revitalizes tired locks and careworn hands and feet to create classy looks for its clientele. Spa manicures lavish 45 minutes of upgraded attention on pampering mitts into beautified submission. Another luxe 75 minutes is spent polishing and buffing tired toes and coaxing them into tiny shoe bikinis.
Aimee Borzychowski, owner of of Metamorphosis Beauty Group, believes there’s genuine art in the way people present themselves. In her feverishly fun and creative salon, she encourages her squad of hair sculptors not to follow trends, but instead to start by coaxing out each client’s sense of self. Individual expression is then achieved through innovative styling, waxing, bridal services, and discussion about ballroom-dancing TV shows. In her straightforward, clean studio awash in earth tones and natural light, Aimee and her staff foster a relaxed, social environment with casual conversation.