Dr. Kara Plastic Surgery attends to cosmetic ailments and afflictions in a warm, state-of-the-art facility captained by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mahmood Kara and manned by a staff of med spa experts. Their microdermabrasion treatment sands down facial crags and crevasses using a wand topped with finely crushed crystals, stimulating a cellular baby boom and renewed interest in collagen production. Chemical peels smooth the texture and tone of the face by chemically removing the outer layers damaged by time, sun, and face-walking.
It’s not every day that a doctor gives you an organic facial or balances your chakra. But homeopathic doctor Ann Kerti does this and more at Kerti Therapeutics—a homeopathic centre for both wellness and beauty. Dr. Kerti also serves as a Reiki master, acupuncturist, and in her spare time, a psychiatric nurse.
She helms a team of international healers and licensed massage therapists that hopes to help clients find wellness with services such as Bowen and Huna therapy, stress-reducing massages, and acupuncture for smoking addictions. To soothe souls, beauty services, such as hair styling, organic facials, and cosmetic acupuncture are employed. Kerti Therapeutics only uses world-certified-organic products that are environmentally friendly.
The multi-lingual staff welcomes all clients and can speak to them in English, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, and aggressive mime.
Salon Volume master stylist Maxine King lives by a simple motto: “The learning never stops.” In her 20 years as a stylist, she has served as an educator for Black Elegance and Design Essentials, and currently she is an educator and colorist with Joico Canada. Her staff absorbs Maxine’s instruction, using it to administer salon services that include more than 20 different combinations of chemical treatments. Like whoever painted a clown wig on the Mona Lisa, the stylists don’t shy away from bold colours, often brightening manes with pops of fuschia or turquoise.
As a full-service spa, Zaarah Touch for Paradise Esthetics improves the skin with both aesthetic and clinical treatments. Facials take a relaxing and therapeutic approach to wrinkles and sun damage by way of exfoliation, steam, and vitamins. For more advanced turn at rejuvenating the skin, clients can opt for a Phaser-EPL pulsed-light treatment, which can smooth the skin or evict body hair. The spa also offers iLipo treatments that inspire slimmer physiques without surgery.
The stylists at Vibress Salon sculpt ?dos that highlight each client's face shape and features. They snip, condition, and treat hair until it achieves the perfect length and texture. When not cutting or colouring strands, the stylists work with top educators in the industry to stay abreast of the latest techniques.
Housed in a charming Heritage building in downtown Whitby, Elysian Fields Day Spa lives up to its mythological name with a list of skin-centric services that promise rest and respite from life’s daily battles. The arch of the spa’s vintage doorway leads to an interior that blends soothing natural accents into its chic decor. Curls of steam rise from fine china cups filled with aromatic loose-leaf teas, serving as an olfactory prelude to the tactile bliss of a facial, massage, or body scrub. Chandeliers cast their soft glow across the walls of private treatment rooms, where aestheticians put to use knowledge gleaned from ongoing beauty seminars, training in SkinCeuticals products, and lectures from sentient Botticelli paintings. After a pampering mani-pedi or a swift waxing session, linger in the outdoor garden, dine with friends in a room adjoining the spa, or make plans to return on the following Tuesday for Pedicure & Martini Night.