Exfoliating strawberry sugar scrubs, anti-aging grape stem cells, and hydrating combos of jojoba and shea butter. The trained aestheticians at SSense Inc The Spa at Sterling Inn use this arsenal of ingredients to rejuvenate clients with full-body wraps and scrubs. After careful epidermal analyses, skincare therapists continue the pampering with customized facials for every skin type, which include upgraded Sterling facials with full extractions, eye treatments, and massages for scalps, hands, and feet. Registered massage therapists soothe muscles with therapeutic, hot-stone, and relaxation techniques, and leg or arm massages conclude calming foot or hand treatments. SSense Inc also converts its pampering sessions into couples treatments so partners can relax side by side with a significant other or favorite mannequin.
In the salon area of HQ Group Salon and Spa, stylists imbue tresses with rich L'Oréal Professionnel colour, elongate locks with clip-in or fusion human-hair extensions, and snip strands into chic shapes, from bobs to luxurious layers. In the spa, aestheticians brighten complexions with facials, employing SWISS*MED products as they hydrate, exfoliate, and cleanse skin, before they enhance features with Mirabella makeup applications. The spa's nail technicians use Calgel products during their speciality, mani-pedis, which may include skin-softening paraffin treatments or long-lasting Shellac polish.
Style director James brings aesthetic sensibilities honed over 30 years in New York City to his eponymous downtown salon, James & Associates Hair Design. Black-and-white photography accents light blue walls in the studio, where stylists Meredith and Bernadette consult with clients to decide which cut, colour, or mascot head best suits their faces. Waxing and massage services overseen by Carla, an experienced spa director, round out the salon's roster of pampering treatments.
Packages of services allow relaxation seekers to experience what spas are really all about: full-on, no-apologies, head-to-toe pampering. Caesar Spa creates a variety of combinations specially designed to usher guests into a state of full-body bliss. Most of the bundles consist of a facial and a massage, though some take it a step further, such as the Asian spa retreat for two with Oriental foot massage, herbal soothing, and mani-pedi services. Without remorse, Caesar Spa carves their packages into a menu of á la carte treatments that range from body wraps and waxing services to microdermabrasion and ear candling.
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.