Chefs at Crepe Delicious swirl paper-thin layers of batter onto their piping-hot crepe griddles, perfuming the air with the enticing aroma. Shortly after, the cooks lift away delectable crepes ready to be stuffed with savoury ingredients. The crepes themselves weigh in at only about 130 calories each with just 3.5 grams of fat, but they sate appetites during any meal.
Established by international stylist and Ontario Hairstyling Association president Roger Villeneuve, and currently run by daughter Diane Villeneuve Bédard, Academy of Hairstyling and Esthetics trains local stylists and aestheticians searching for a metropolitan education. The relaxation massages work tactile nightmares out of backs through the use of Solar Oils, which burn away bad thoughts with vitamin E–enhanced sun juice. Customers are welcome to upgrade to the Academy's full one-hour massage for an additional fee.
At Girls & Guys Salon and Spa, a team of experienced hairdressers and technicians treat customers with a full suite of pampering beauty services. Treatments include haircuts, color services, facials, microdermabrasion, manicures, and laser hair removal.
The Aesthetics College of Canada builds a foundation for budding beauticians' future careers by imbuing students with theoretical knowledge and hands-on training in four-day classes. A makeup-application course delves into the history of cosmetics before exploring facial-feature enhancement, skin-tone product choices, and how to tint eyebrows without using shoe polish (up to $999). Similarly, the introductory laser-hair-removal session recalls electromagnetic spectrum and IPL days of yore in order to discuss hair biology and anatomy, skin types, and advanced bristle-banishing techniques (up to $999). For a more hands-on approach to banishing wily follicles, an introductory waxing seminar instructively enlightens with in-depth suggestions and tips for using tools to reshape eyebrows and other forested areas ($849). The college's spa-like atmosphere, up-to-date machines, and life-like laugh track allow apprentices the chance to hone real-world aesthetic skills.
Peace Valley Spa resides on a glittering basin, surrounded by towering trees that brighten from green to gold when the fall arrives. In the summer, potted plants line the entryway, guiding patrons toward a sunlit space filled with soft music. Here, certified technicians paint chip-resistant polish on nails or decorate them with playful designs such as bows or three-piece suits. Registered massage therapists enhance soft Swedish kneads with essential oils, and aestheticians hydrate and revivify skin with products by Maria Galland. The beauty specialists round out their menu with med-spa services, group spa outings, and botanical body treatments.
Natural Creations Salon aims to soothe customers' sensibilities with a wide array of haircare services. Clients receive a free consultation to determine the best approach to calming coifs before follicles waltz through the fingers of one of the salon's junior stylists. Steadfast hands enhance the powers of Fleur Fleur, L'Oréal Professionnel, and KMS products in a wash and styling. The additional moisturizing treatment features a 10-minute scalp massage during the shampoo, followed by a generous slathering of Goldwell calming lotion. After the trimming, heads slough off stress and residual brain tangles with a working-in of relieving product from Goldwell's Inner Effect treatment line. Neutral-hued walls, iron-wrought chandeliers, and potted plants enwrap clients in a soothing atmosphere as they gaze at framed full-length mirrors, inspecting finished stylings and practicing slack-jaw faces.
Black-and-white billboards of beautiful, scantily clad men and women have become synonymous with Calvin Klein's underwear line. In 1982, the company debuted its designer underwear with artistic ad campaigns that grabbed the attention of the public as they passed through Times Square or slurped up cereal milk in between commercial breaks. The impression the gray-toned billboards made in the ‘80s has had a lasting effect—Calvin Klein remains one of the top underwear retailers in the world to this day. That, of course, is not the only reason for its enduring success. The garments include seamless hipsters, all-lace triangle bras, and low-rise trunks made from 100% cotton.