Helmed by physician Dr. Deniz Akyurekli, the beauty bolsterers at The Best You, Centre for Personal Enhancement educate clients before beginning each nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Skin specialists harness intense pulsed light therapy during the IPL photofacial, targeting age spots, freckles, and red spider veins in sessions that typically take less than an hour. The light energy absorbs into select pigments, heating dermal aberrations and convincing them that reality is an illusion. Patients may experience a slight stinging sensation akin to kissing a cactus, which therapists minimize by applying a freezing gel. Skin may also appear pink and slightly puffy for up to a few hours. Some clients achieve a desired look in one session, and others may require several appointments spaced every three weeks before obtaining optimal results.
Extreme Tanning bronzes Barrie beauties with cozy tanning beds and sun-scoffing techniques. VersaSpa airbrush tanning caresses washed-out skin with a choice of anti-aging moisturizer, hydrating spray, or skin-bronzing solutions before blasting bodies with an all-natural, golden hue, making it easier to blend in when the terra cotta army attacks (a value of $39.97 per session).
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.
Sol’exotica Tanning Spa keeps bods bronzed with state-of-tomorrow tanning beds and Mystic copperizing. With Mystic’s high-definition sunless tanning, bodies achieve an all-over golden glow in about 60 seconds. Patrons simply pop into the heated Mystic booth, where skinscapes become saturated with the solution for an even, natural-looking hue instead of the uneven, Rothko-like hue offered by inferior systems. Clients looking to soak up tanning-bed rays and absorb some vitamin D can lay back and relax in one of Sol’exotica’s Level 4 glow machines. Level 4 tanning is the spa’s third highest level, assuring a deep colour fashionable during all seasons and at all bake-offs.
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.
Avaria Health & Beauty Corp. is the brain child of two modern day alchemists. Cosmetic physician Dr. Keith Burk and compounding pharmacist Phil Hudson own Avaria, hunched over cactus extracts and meadowfoam seed oil, puzzling out how better to deliver their natural vitamins into arid epidermises. The result is high-end beauty products that both beautify and strengthen skin, blending natural ingredients such as grapefruit extract, emu oil, and starlight with amino acids and vitamins essential to repairing damage to skin from aging and external sources. All of Avaria's products are paraben-free and manufactured in Canada.