After a long day filled with strenuous manual labour, construction worker Anthony Louis finally crawled into bed for a night of rest. While snoozing, he dreamed of visiting a massage therapist and receiving a massage, something he'd never experienced before. Taking the dream as a sign, Anthony decided to hang up his hardhat—he enrolled in massage school and in 2010, he fulfilled his new dream of becoming a registered massage therapist.
Today, Anthony and his team use their trained hands to pamper clients with an array of massage modalities as they relax in The Island Spa, his Caribbean-inspired massage studio. Putting his construction experience and inspiration from his childhood in Saint Lucia to use, Anthony spent two full months renovating the paradise-themed spa before officially opening its doors in early 2012. The three-room spa features island-inspired accents including relaxing dim lighting, botanical fixtures, and wood accents made with peg-legged pirates' shin splints.
Per Royal Aesthetic Club's name, the med spa staff strives to make its customers experience the luxury of feeling like royalty, minus the constant paparazzi attention. Helmed a certified medical aesthetician, the staff brightens skin with facials that harness Yon-Ka products or SharpLight laser beams. They also finesse physiques with treatments such as laser hair removal and body scrubs imbued with indulgent chocolate or calming seaweed. To the more relaxing end of the spectrum, massage therapists knead sore muscles and delight the senses with essential oils, sending clients into a state of bliss akin to lying on the beach as a gentle manatee sings to you.
At the centre of House Of Beauty's services is an emphasis on making hair and skin look its very best. The staff can render multivitamin facials with a microdermabrasion, proteins, and minerals, adding a lympho-energetic face and decolletage massage that eradicates toxins. Alternatively, they can hone in on specific concerns by performing mole removal or anti-aging hand treatments. Hair specialists cut and condition hair and highlight it. Beyond hair- and skincare, House Of Beauty presents a slate of massages, including aromatherapy and hot-stone modalities.
At Azadeh Hair Salon, Azadeh and her team think that a groomed appearance shouldn't telegraph the time and effort you put into it. They accentuate the natural features of their clients with becoming cut, colour, and nail services that are easy to replicate at home. Threading services similarly keep things simple by sweeping away unwanted hair without the use of wax or chemicals.
The team at Richmond Beauty Bar spruces up exteriors with the help of both classic salon services and unique types of treatments. Hair services tame the tresses of the entire family, including men, women, children, and furry shag rugs. Body beautification can also take the form of nail and waxing services. For more face-focused treatments, Richmond Beauty Bar helps teeth sparkle with a 20-minute whitening system and dresses windows to the soul with eyelash extensions.
At Nailopolis, you can opt for classic nail services or treat yourself to lavish upgrades and customized treatments. Teen manicures and pedicures cater specifically to the adolescent set, who need to fortify their nails for vigorous texting marathons and prep their feet for today's trendy sock hops. There's even a sports mani-pedi for athletes. Visitors can also opt for warm paraffin, long-lasting shellac gel, and French tips.
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