“When we take care of ourselves, we are better able to take care of the people—and the animals—in our lives,” said Maa Yoga’s owner Farhad Khan to Modern Dog Magazine. In order to take care of his guests, Farhad and a team of 20 instructors teach a variety of yoga styles inside a 25,000-square-foot facility that employs the latest in eco-friendly practices–including sustainable bamboo flooring, HEPA filtration systems, and ECO-solar thermal hot water and heating system. These eco-friendly efforts are also echoed within the studio’s spa, which exclusively uses Éminence organic skincare products. Blended from only organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and botanicals, the Hungarian-made products aim to renew complexions during five types of facials–including an exfoliating yam and pumpkin peel, and a back facial which leaves skin shining brighter than a disco ball in a library. Five trained massage therapists also pamper clients with upper or full body massages, and out in the retail area clients can find Maa’s own line of skin care products.
The last time 300 different colours were located in the same place, Walt Disney animators were drawing Fantasia. Whether presenting more than 300 nail-polish hues or a diverse slate of beauty services, Seymour Nail & Spa gives its clientele plenty of choices for bringing their appearances to life. And the salon itself is filled with vivid colour: two tones of bright purple paint saturate the walls, but fortunately not the large flat-screen TVs mounted on them.
Aside from mani-pedis that spruce up and soften hands and feet, the nail salon adds length to natural nails with applications of acrylic, solar, or gel nails. The nail spa staff can also enhance hand and foot treatments with an exfoliating sea-salt scrub or dip extremities in warm paraffin wax to help prevent fungus and hydrate the skin. They can even bring out beauty in eyes by applying eyelash extensions, which create dramatic lashes with curved, synthetic fibres.
Nasrin's Spa & Skincare offers skincare, waxing, and body services, such as nail treatments, massages, and body wraps. The staff members mix and match these spa services into packages, such as the Queen for a Day, which includes a facial, massage, mani-pedi with a paraffin treatment, makeup application, and lunch or a shake made from blended tiaras. Each packaged item can be requested à la carte, along with other services, such as trips to the infrared sauna, cellulite treatments, and tanning sessions.
Illumin8's aestheticians and stylists cosset the hair, face, hands, and feet of their clients with rejuvenating beauty upgrades. They coax out youthful glows with facials and glycolic peels that can render the skin free of blemishes or blush patterns that spell out the word "blemish." Spa mani-pedis add luxurious elements to standard and shellac polishings, and haircuts and coloring treatments benefit from high-end products from brands such as Moroccanoil.
The stylists and aestheticians of Imagine Hair & Day Spa help unburden guests of their daily cares, welcoming them into a studio sprinkled with serene touches such as tropical flowers and polished stones. Imagine's team tends to relaxing visitors with services such as facials, hairstyling, mani-pedis, and waxing. The spa also houses experienced makeup and henna artists who prepare women for fancy occasions such weddings or Mr. Monopoly's birthday party.
Time brings many changes. And while some of these changes are welcomed, others are a little less desired. Skin becomes a little less firm, complexions develop fine lines, and years of petting dogs can result in body hair growth. The staff of Zora Skin Care Clinic helps tackle these changes head-on, using electroloysis and light machines, peels and serums, and more to restore clients' desired appearances.