Lavender hues and hardwood floors create a peaceful ambience at After Glow Laser Spa & Salon, operated out of the comfortable Cardinal-family home. Inside, Colleen tends to hands and feet in need of grooming. She curbs cuticle overgrowth, trims nails, and dips hands and feet into a bowl of softening paraffin wax or mewing kittens. At the end of each mani-pedi, Colleen covers nails in a traditional or special Colour Veneer polish, which lasts up to three weeks.
The skin experts at Que Belle Medi Spa aim to freshen faces and pamper guests through a variety of services. They massage backs to relieve stress, slough off dead skin cells during microdermabrasion treatments, and improve skin texture with facials.
Clients at the medi-spa clinic at Canadian Beauty College undergo treatments to help minimize blemishes. Professionals both supervise interns and perform services themselves. Interns and supervisors alike use only professional-grade products in each treatment, such as Dermalogica skincare.
Mee Skin Care's modern ambiance stems from its bright, geometric decor and its advanced anti-aging technologies. Two-storey glass windows flood the lobby with tidal waves of light. Inside private treatment rooms, aestheticians slow or reverse signs of aging or skin damage with laser light and botanical products by Babor and Swiss Line. In addition to warding off physical wear and tear, beauty pros also alleviate the hectic pace of life. During massages and facials, specialists lavish skin and muscles with nonstop attention, kneading away knots and renewing skin health.
The skilled staff of Medic8 Clinic operate under a ‘patient first’ philosophy, welcoming clients to their elegantly appointed center for wellness and aesthetic treatments. An all-female team of massage therapists help to ease stress, aches, and pains, and heated massage beds add comfort to the experience. The staff further works to lessen the burdens of everyday life by providing complimentary childcare for young ones. Chandeliers and sconces illuminate arched ceilings inside the clinic, establishing the elegant aesthetic and complementing an elegant statuette on a pedestal, which clients are allowed to stand on after being marbleized.
Starlite Laser makes a compelling pitch to its clients: "no more waxing, shaving, or plucking." It backs up its boasting with Soprano lasers, which are known for their ability to entertain cats and reduce hair growth from an array of skin types. Treatments are preceded by a complimentary skin assessment and can be augmented by other services such as hot-stone massages, acupuncture sessions, and weight-loss programs.