By frequently consulting with the team at Aveda, the staff at Scruples Salon & Spa stays on top of current trends and developments in the beauty world. They perform services both modern and time-tested, including cosmetic teeth whitening, body-hair removal, and head-hair colouring. Additionally, aestheticians and stylists goes out of their way to calm brides-to-be as they prepare for their big day. The wedding gurus apply makeup, sculpt hair worthy of being immortalized in pictures, and divulge tips on how to discern jellyfish from delicious globs of grape jelly lying on honeymoon beaches. Aveda products remain a constant in the wide array of services the staff performs, as the plant-based hair and skin serums have a proven track record of adding shine to hair and making faces look good enough to lick.
Nestled within a cozy Victorian abode in downtown Whitby, Image Crafter's team of spa professionals use organic, natural products to give skin and hair a proper pampering. Their spa services specialize in making your body feel like a newly constructed bliss temple, helping skin look its healthiest and bodies feel like bodies of younger humans. With this spa package, clients receive a 60-minute massage ($70), plus their choice of three stress-wilting services. Choose from a 20-minute Reiki treatment ($25)—a Japanese modality that attunes auras with light touch, tapping, and heartfelt renditions of their favourite lullabies—a relaxing 20-minute seaweed foot massage ($30), or a soothing 20-minute aromatherapy scalp massage ($30). Image Crafters employs organic seaweed products from Vancouver's SeaFlora to nourish and soothe either the toes or the scalp.
Using a wide variety of top-shelf products for hair, skin, and nails, the salon and spa specialists at Pin Ups and Pompadours provide a host of services, from basic cuts to waxing and facials. Helmed by owner and stylist Marion Godwin—who, from a young age, has been a firm believer in all things glamorous—the spa and salon operates under the ideology of "old-school glamour meets new school beauty." Along with her staff, they preen clients' 'dos, add extensions, or restore locks with conditioning treatments and inspirational fortunes tucked behind ears.
The stylists at Alleyne's Grooming For Men employ old-fashioned barbering techniques to give clients the aesthetics of a modern gentleman. The vintage interior includes traditional leather and chrome chairs, which cradle visitors during their session (see building tour here). Using massage oils, hot shaving lather and heated-towel compresses, techs polish men's faces and sculpt hairstyles more masculine than Thor’s racecar collection. The staff specializes in helping men appear elegantly at important events, such as weddings and job interviews.
Packages of services allow relaxation seekers to experience what spas are really all about: full-on, no-apologies, head-to-toe pampering. Caesar Spa creates a variety of combinations specially designed to usher guests into a state of full-body bliss. Most of the bundles consist of a facial and a massage, though some take it a step further, such as the Asian spa retreat for two with Oriental foot massage, herbal soothing, and mani-pedi services. Without remorse, Caesar Spa carves their packages into a menu of á la carte treatments that range from body wraps and waxing services to microdermabrasion and ear candling.
Though the stylists at Verve Hair Design each bring their own flair to the salon, they begin each appointment in the same way: with a consultation. Afterward, they get to work turning clients’ visions into reality, whether they seek a cut and style, highlights, hair extensions, or a permanent straightening treatment. The stylists supplement each session with natural products from brands such as L’Oréal, Schwarzkopf, and Moroccanoil, making hair stronger and more beautiful than the queen of bodybuilder prom.