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.
Located just 30 minutes from downtown Ottawa, Above & Beyond Medi, Wellness, and Beauty Spa owner and laser technician Rachelle Landriault uses a steady hand and 5 years of experience to provide clients with dozens of noninvasive aesthetic treatments. Named favourite day spa and favourite beauty salon by the Cornwall Standard Freeholder, she and her talented staff strive to stay abreast of the safest and most advanced procedures, such as IPL laser treatments. Stylists also infuse hair with bold colors through a a complete line of Goldwell colour and offer a wide range of bridal up 'do services. Additionally, Above & Beyond pairs clients with the same therapist, technician, or physician for every visit, thereby fostering personal relationships and making it more difficult for a client's evil twin to steal their appointment.
Supertan Suntan Centre?s crew of certified staff works with each of their patrons to design a custom tanning program suited to meet individual tanning goals. Handpicked to ensure they accommodate the needs of every skin type, the salon?s fleet of advanced tanning beds and booths render skin golden thanks to balmy doses of ultraviolet rays. The fully automated VersaSpa spray-tanning booth gilds pallid skin in a pH balancing pre-treatment lotion, a moisturizing bronzer, and a post-spray hydrating treatment within 46 seconds, ensuring a speedy, streak-free glow. Within the pod-like confines of the futuristic Hydration Station, a combination of radiant heat and vitamin-rich steam harvested from free-range teapots helps open pores, soften skin, and prolong the life of newly minted tans. Supertan Suntan Centre also offers a range of skincare products as well as alternate beautification services, such as teeth whitening.
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.
At Byblos Hair Salon, a team of industry veterans and young talent combine to harmonize time-tested techniques and recent trends. Under the leadership of owner and artistic director Joseph, the senior staff works hand in hand with a crop of next-generation stylists to help develop the skills needed to craft personalized looks and razor-sharp pairs of origami scissors. The stylists snip and sculpt amid an atmosphere that echoes their modern approach and surrounds clients in sleek marble accents, black and white tiled floors, and an open-ceiling design. The team also maintains a rich online presence, and their website's media gallery showcases fashion-focused photos and videos captured under the beaming lights of an on-site media studio.
Schwarzkopf, Label M, and Vitamine & Sea are just a few of the big names that mingle at Mix Salon and Spa as they wait to fill the mitts of a talented team of hairstylists and aestheticians. Plant-rich Yon-Ka products lend a rejuvenating hand to facials. Vitamins F, A, and E join forces to fight free radicals in argan-oil-infused Moroccanoil hair potions, which play a starring role in the salon's conditioning treatments, and Gelish gel manicures deliver the same durable, chip-free finish as Shellac, but can be easily removed with an at-home soak in non-acetone nail-polish remover or invisibility serum.