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.
Therapists at Heritage Way Medical Spa bestow holistic spa treatments on men and women alike within a casual, elegant atmosphere. They perform nine facials and four body treatments using Decleor products, which are composed of scented essential oils, such as chamomile, rose, and cinnamon, and natural extracts from unselfish plants. To further beautify clients' skin, they also employ medical-grade SkinTx and vitamin C-infused Vivier skin-care products, as well as antioxidant-rich glominerals makeup. While most of their treatments are natural, they sometimes turn to technology for facial peels, blending water and ultrasonic waves. They also perform custom massages to oust subdermal pains with a combination of Swedish, Thai, shiatsu, and reflexology-style strokes, and aromatherapy.
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.
The certified hair designers and aestheticians at Stars Beauty Centre each possess no less than a decade of industry experience. It’s this experience that enables them to refigure heads and frames with spa-like techniques powered by professional-grade Redken hair products and Shellac nail products. Each visit to the salon begins with a complimentary consultation to allow stylists and clients to hone in on the most flattering treatment. The centre is sheltered by the elegant surroundings of the Stage West Hotel, which has housed Stars Beauty Centre for over 20 years, or 140 dog years.
With thousands of satisfied clients across Ontario, Hairfree Laser Skin Clinics continues to help men and women achieve their ideal looks using advanced cosmetic technologies that are safe for men and women with all skin types. A buffet of services greets arrivals, from laser hair removal and photo facials to vein treatments and teeth whitening. A product line boasting antioxidants and exfoliating acids helps maintain desired looks at home, and the trained staff works with client goals to help eliminate problem areas, even if they ask nicely to stick around.