Working within Awakenings Wellness Centre, Natalie Mcleod helps clients achieve smooth, blemish-free skin. She uses light and heat energy for two purposes: to hinder hair growth across the face and body with laser hair removal, and to fade the look of sun spots, brown spots, wrinkles, and acne with photofacials.
NV Medical Spa's technicians have collectively performed more than 20,000 laser hair-removal treatments. That's 20,000 times they've fired up their equipment and shone its pulsating beams into follicles to shut down hair production on the back, neck, face, and abdomen. With so much success in this arena, it's hardly surprising the spa's two locations have rushed to adopt other light-based treatments; their IPL technology also treats acne, veins, and scars. But as with stock-car-pushing races, machines don't do all the work. Fueled exclusively by Dermalogica products, the spa's seven facials reduce blemishes and wrinkles and slough off dead skin cells, leaving faces looking fresh and youthful.
The dual force of Spa Lumina's medical-grade technology and experienced aestheticians powers cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal, and chemical peels. Led by Dr. Sohail Gandhi, staff members help men and women enhance their appearances without convincing their drivers’ license photos to age for them.
The Hair Gallery tames wild tresses and pampers guests with the skills of experienced beauty mavens armed with premium Redken products. Once clients have settled into plush salon chairs freshly plucked from the furniture groves of Tuscany, adept entry-level coif shamans treat scalps to complimentary massages, lop off excess locks (a $25 value), and add hues to 'dos with Redken colour care (a $37 value). A peppermint Sea Twist body treatment, meanwhile, wraps weary muscles in a 60-minute embrace of freshly harvested seaweed and refreshing peppermint essential oils to improve circulation and tighten epidermises. Groupon buyers also earn a Welcome Back package, chock full of tips for overcoming awkward surprise-party entrances and discounts for future services and retail purchases.
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.
Adams Massage Therapy & Laser Medi Spa has a new team member, one that doubles the number of services offered. It's not a person, but rather a state-of-the-art medical grade laser. The device expands the offerings from massage and skin treatments to laser hair removal and photofacials. In the hands of the talented staff, it can help smoothen the skin and reduce signs of age and superficial damage caused by the sun. The staffers, for their part, still remain committed to the products they use beyond the laser, performing skin treatments with medical-grade and natural compounds.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Brands Used: Priori, Afa, Tizo, all medical grade and some natural