A bright expanse of white, edged with swooping lines of chartreuse green, welcomes clients arriving to partake in Hairsoda’s trifecta of hair, beauty, and photography services. As clients sink into a row of matching chartreuse salon chairs, stylists shear locks shorter, swath manes in colour or foils, and apply Kera Straight formula to tame unruly heads of hair. Behind the chairs, a photo studio snaps pictures of people and pets looking to memorialize affectionate memories or disprove rumours of vampirism. Elsewhere in the salon, aestheticians treat bodies to beauty services that include brow threading, professional makeup, and manicures and pedicures, all set among lime-coloured furnishings, styling stations, and wall accents.
Swift Maintenance’s professional teams clean, restore, and repair households. Cleaning teams launder carpets with all natural, chemical free detergents, sanitize tile and grout, and perform general housekeeping tasks. A staff of electricians and plumbers stand by with the tools and know-how to repair leaky pipes or electrical systems, and handymen are also on call to paint rooms, renovate bathrooms, and refinish hardwood flooring.
For nearly 40 years, the expert technicians of West Coast Pool Service have kept things running smoothly in residential and commercial pools, spas, and water features. Beyond installation and maintenance, the team can perform more specialized repairs including liner replacement and leak detection after a pool party is crashed by porcupines. Those looking to buy homes with preexisting pools can commission one of West Coast's experts to inspect them and provide written and verbal reports of any potential hazards.
At Jonah's Ark Doggie Playcare & Training, play is the key term. In this 2,000-square-foot indoor playground, dogs romp freely, toss toys into the air, and clamber on and off agility obstacles. Plenty of lounge space offers tired pups quiet time as well. According to co-owner Saro Boghozian, wrestling and chasing other dogs not only teaches pups how to behave better, but also aids in their mental development. For further canine education, owners can enroll dogs in the center's training courses. During classes, the staff appeals to each dog's natural intelligence; owners are taught to train their dog with praise, rather than coax them with treats or discipline them with a rolled-up newspaper.