The welcoming atmosphere at Hair Body & Soul Studio and Spa seems to seep straight from the walls of the repurposed house where it resides. Friendly staff members usher patrons into cozy confines replete with a fireplace, antique furniture, complimentary fresh coffee and herbal teas, and a neighbour kid who regularly stops by to raid the refrigerator. In these warm environs, patrons entrust their skin and hair to a team of hairstylists and aestheticians who hone their own specialties to ensure clients can always find an able pair of hands to meet any head-to-toe pampering needs. Hair stylists take their shearing and tinting work seriously, and take care to consult with clients at length about their hair type and home styling habits before launching into a maintenance cut or full-blown makeover. A skilled aesthetician meticulously analyzes faces before pursuing an avenue of skin treatment, which can include custom-tailored facials, exfoliating diamond microdermabrasion, and fruit enzyme peels that make skin as smooth as a politician on ice skates. Stressed guests can enjoy a full-body massage, or watch as a nail technician trims and neatens fingertips to a satisfying uniformity.:m]]
Inside Diva Couture Salon and Spa, hardwood floors underscore well-lit styling stations where hairdressers cut and colour manes to accentuate clients' best features. The space also includes a pedicure area, as well as private treatment rooms where certified aestheticians, clinicians, and massage therapists enhance body and mind with spa services and med-spa treatments. Herbal tea and espresso keep palates warm and relaxed for drawn-out thank you speeches.
The team of experts at Diva Couture Salon and Spa are educators in their respective fields of hair design, skincare, and makeup artistry. Dedicated to patients and survivors of cancer, they also offer discounted and complimentary services to those going through treatment and celebrates survivors by offering specials three times a year.
Before starting his own salon, Char Le Blanc honed his styling skills in places around the world, including L'Or?al in Paris and Beirut and at a posh salon on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Today, at Char Le Blanc Salon & Spa, he shares his globe-spanning insights with his staff members, who all work together to beautify clients with manicures, massages, facials, and traditional haircare services.
Near the front entrance of the chandelier-lit, boutique space, a sleek black countertop displays laptops and tablets, all of which are available for guests who want to browse fashion blogs, check personal emails, or type words. The front entryway is also enchanted by the tranquility that often arises from pours of complimentary wine, champagne, martinis, and beer.
A crisp turquoise and silver colour scheme lends a futuristic feel to Only U Hair Spa, where stylists remodel strands to flatter women, men, and children alike. Their services cover cuts, formal 'dos, and colour treatments such as toner and highlights.
Romana Valji and Salima Nazir have been friends for a decade now, and Sanam's Boutique & Salon —named after Nazir's daughter—represents the blossoming of their bond since they emigrated from Pakistan in 2007. The dream began in their homes, where they designed elegant, richly embroidered shirtdresses and gowns. After a family friend announced she was having a baby and needed someone to help manage her fledgling salon, Nazir and Valji fused both businesses into the beauty haven that it is today.
In the bright front room—where lights resembling movie-set lamps spotlight mod black leather chairs—stylists use Goldwell products to create lush, long layers and glamorous blowouts. A semicircular cutout in the far wall reveals a shelf of OPI polish in the nailcare nook, where a cushy pedicure throne presides over a white table with UV lamps for curing Shellac manicures. One room in back reveals racks of Nazir and Valji's flowing, jewel-toned robes, which they encrust with floral-patterned kora and dabka according to their own taste or alter the shape, material, and color to suit their clients' wishes for elegant gowns or bespoke burlap sacks. The other chamber hides a comfortable table for massages and a diamond-microdermabrasion machine used by the staff's aesthetician in tandem with products from the Parisian skincare line Yon-Ka.
At Vera Medi-Spa and Salon, beauty isn't the ultimate goal; it’s merely a step in the staff's ongoing quest to help boost each client's self-esteem. To help customers feel more comfortable in their own skin, the spa's professionals wield Palomar laser technology to banish unwanted hair or clear away unsightly veins, age spots, and other imperfections. Those looking to repair their love-hate relationship with an outdated hairdo or glued-on top hat can put their heads in the hands of the salon's stylists, who update strands with L'Oréal Professionnel Matrix and colour products. Because stress can have a large impact on well-being, the spa invites guests to put their feet up during relaxing mani-pedis or lie down to enjoy the tension-taming benefits of an aromatherapy massage, and facials help erase signs of tension on the face with anti-aging benefits from Guinot products.