Like the backstage area of a theatre, the ceilings in Pierino Scarfo Salon's waiting room extend high into an intriguing darkness. Artfully sculpted chandeliers dangle from the shadowy rafters, illuminating walls shelved with colourful product lines. In the styling area, hair artists and technicians consult with each client to discuss desired styles and current hair trends. They perform cutting, styling, colouring, retexturing, and nourishing treatments at each station with products packed with pure flower and plant extracts. Lively green accents offset the sleek colours and mod decor while also emphasizing a commitment to the natural world and the salon's enthusiasm for the Shrek franchise.
The friendly and experienced staff at the chic, 2,000-square-foot Dalhousie North salon are highly trained in the latest cutting, shaping, and styling techniques, and specialize in creating customized looks for each and every client. Your Groupon is good for a full haircut and styling, and before you go under the scissor-blades, you'll consult with the strand-sorcerer to plot a hair plan that suits your facial structure, hair texture, stock portfolio, lifestyle, and skin tone. Then, you'll sit back for your personal pruning, followed by a full styling to ensure you're appropriately preened for your evening Scrabble date or danceathon.
Studio 76 Salon's well-trained stylists cater to hair needs using an array of techniques. Clients settle into plush black salon chairs facing full-length mirrors for their haircut, during which follicle whisperers trim curtains into a refined shape that reflects the collective ethos of every follicle. In an added 60-minute service, stylists partially cover heads in foil-aided highlights that come in a range of enhancing colours. While undergoing their hair makeovers, customers admire neutral-toned walls populated by a rotating selection of artwork.
The first thing you're likely to notice when you walk in the door of Sawma Haute Coiffure is that something's missing. It's the harsh chemical smell that fills many salons. It might not seem like much, but it speaks to the level of attention Nicolas Sawma and his staff devote to keeping folks downright comfortable. And that's just the beginning. Every on-trend cut, Echo or Allegra color, or men's haircut and straight razor shave starts with an in-depth conversation with a stylist. The salon takes customization seriously, aiming to capture each person's individuality with every service. But the beautification doesn't have to end there. Clients can also opt for a personalized facial or mani-pedi from an on-site aesthetician, as well as slide into a tanning bed for a bronzy hue.
If her own hairstyle?platinum-blond locks with hot-pink tips, buzzed on one side?is any indication, Amanda Laskey knows a thing or two about edgy, vibrant looks. Yet with her clients, Amanda can also be found creating more traditional styles, such as elaborate special-occasion up-dos and beautifully blended highlights. However, for clients looking to take a risk, Amanda has proven she can maser cobalt-blue bobs, red-violet highlights, and mohawks with geometric lines shaved on either side.
Revive Hair Salon's staff of creative stylists dedicate themselves to bringing their client's ideas to life. Whether its a hip, punky new look for the club or a knock-'em-dead style for the boardroom, these scissor wizards can make it happen. All the while, clients can kick back with an espresso, cappuccino, or tea as they admire the mosaic floor tiles or the prismatic shelves brimming with premium products from Redken and Moraccanoil.