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Settled among the meadows and river of its rural surroundings, Spagarage takes its moniker from its transformation from an automotive garage into the oasis of tranquility it is today. Born out of owner Vincent's passion for styling, the salon-spa welcomes patrons with a slew of services focused on the development of modern styles, highlighting, and colour diagnostic and repair. Before emigrating to Canada from London, England in the 1970s—otherwise known as polka's golden age—Vincent honed his hair-sculpting skills at the Vidal Sassoon Academy’s renowned Bond Street salon. Vincent continues to refresh his knowledge with supplemental classes at the Academy’s other outposts in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris. In between running the salon and raising his two young children well above his head to build strength, Vincent is also at work developing his own organic, locally produced shampoo and conditioner.

441 Dennison Road
Kemptville,
ON
CA

At iSilhouette, techs unholster ultrasound-spraying hand pieces to help clients shuck layers of fat, leaving behind slender frames without resorting to surgery. The sleek black devices send the waves deep into unwanted fat cells, destroying them. The body then metabolizes these broken cells, flushing them out through the lymphatic system and leaving skin firmer and smoother than a seal training for Mr. Universe. Apart from the headlining slimming treatment, the onsite spa delivers a host of other beautifying and relaxing services, such as massages and facials, as well as hairstyling services that include foil highlights, straightening, and formal updos.

2131 Parkedale Avenue
Brockville,
ON
CA

Among stone walls bathed in the glow of blue lights, NewU Body Bar's talented aestheticians and nail technicians put their collective goal of pampering patrons into practice as they lavish signature spa treatments upon weary bodies. Throughout the day, staffers buzz about the marble-topped nail bar and private massage rooms while erasing coffee, wine, and grass stains from grins in teeth-whitening sessions. Skilled in both traditional beautification and unique services, the spa technicians administer mouthwatering treatments including ice-cream-sundae manicures and mimosa facials. To further bolster NewU’s atmosphere of serenity, a fleet of white leather couches enables guests to rest their feet and practice telepathically changing the channel on the spa’s flat-screen TVs.

424-B Queen Street
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Styling stations, pedicure chairs, and lounge areas pop up throughout Noir Salon & Spa's large studio amid sandstone accents and wall tones plucked from a pale dawn. The wall colors, like the products used during hair, skin, and body treatments, were chosen for their eco-friendly components as part of the salon's dedication to environmental responsibility. It is also a member of the Green Circle Salon Group, which promotes green salons and recycling. During each haircut, manicure, and foot massage, Noir specialists employ products free of toxic fillers that have never been tested on animals. As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the salon also conserves energy with low-energy lighting, automatic shutoff sensors, and hair clippers powered by their own appetite for stubble.

224 Hunt Club Road
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Determined to make their spa into a local escape for men and women, the team at European Flair Hair & Spa fosters a tranquil environment where skin, hair, and nail treatments join with massage therapy to soothe from the inside out. Using only salon-trusted products such as Paul Mitchell, Moroccanoil, and ammonia-free Chi Ionic Permanent Shine, stylists' access to superior tools gives them greater range and depth when styling and treating tresses. In further executing the spa's philosophy of personal gratification, registered massage therapists balm clients with massages that make muscle fibres sing as harmoniously as a barbershop quartet, instead of screeching like the lead singer in a Norwegian death-metal barbershop quartet.

350 Viewmount Drive
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Just outside the doors of Il Paradiso Spa & Tanning, people bustle in and out of shops at the Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre. But within the spa's walls, guests find respite from the hectic outside world surrounded by soft lighting, palm fronds, and cushy salon chairs.

The spa's services continue this relaxing experience. After donning herbal wraps designed to shed inches, customers relax under a warm steam shower. Long, languid massage strokes unkink knotted muscles, and tanning-bed rays leave skin sun-kissed and glowing. Spa packages combine pampering treatments such as a deep-cleansing facial and a mani-pedi for an unhurried day at the spa that?s more relaxing than a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman.

Lincoln Fields Shopping Center
Ottawa,
ON
CA