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.
As the professional skin care clinic's name suggests, Dermis Advanced Skin Care's experienced skin care therapists do not simply administer superficial quick fixes, but stabilize what lies beneath each complexion's surface. Dermalogica Face mapping precedes all services, during which technology developed by the International Dermal Institute renders a personalized map that details treatments, products, and real estate values for various skin zones. From there, the skin care therapists perform custom advanced skincare treatments such as medical-grade peels, photo-rejuvenation, and collagen treatments to leave faces with the elasticity of a newborn balloon animal.
At Laser Touch, clients' questions about laser hair removal will never go unanswered. A staff member, able to speak English and French, remains on-call at all times to field concerns as they arise. That staffer may even be founder Patti Navidi, a certified laser technician with more than a decade of experience eradicating unwanted hair. In addition to ridding bodies of unwanted fuzz, she and her employees also harness the power of light to rejuvenate skin via photofacials, as well as take on rosacea, age spots, and acne.
Since 2005, the technicians at Canadian Laser Clinic have been wielding beams to blast a host of beauty woes. The GentleLase and YAG machines are use to rejuvenate and the tighten skin, as well as reduce wrinkles, visible veins, and pigmentation. When it comes to hair, the laser systems pull double-duty?they heat up follicles to reduce unwanted stubble and scan the head with the aim of filling in bald spots.
Guests enter TEAL's serene lavender lobby and settle into plush orange chairs in preparation for their treatments, complimentary herbal tea keeping them company with its soothing aroma. TEAL's name is an acronym for four phrases that urge patrons to pursue holistic wellness. The spa's staff of skilled aestheticians performs technologically enhanced services such as noninvasive laser therapy alongside traditional treatments including massages to help centre guests' minds and relax their bodies. Specialty facials incorporate natural ingredients such as sugar cane, essential oils, and local organic herbs to cleanse complexions, heal blemishes, and season stews cupped within pores.
With its floor-to-ceiling front windows, sandstone-hued walls, and wicker furnishings, Karibe Studio is vaguely reminiscent of a beach cabana. The studio, which fell under new management in April 2011, specializes in indoor tanning: its private rooms enclose both stand-up and traditional beds spanning multiple levels of intensity. To diversify its UV-heavy offerings, Karibe Studio also offers a small selection of beauty and massage services such as single-strand eyelash extensions from Xtreme Lashes and facial waxing, which grooms overgrown eyebrows and milk moustaches.