When clients step into Vimi Medi Spa, they're met with head-to-toe pampering services performed in a bright, tranquil environment with private treatment rooms. Hair can be cut and styled, whereas unwanted hair can be removed with thread, wax, and lasers. Faces glow with help from classic facials and makeup applications, or more high-tech services such as oxygen-infusion treatments and injectables. Nails are beautified with manicures and pedicures, and artists apply elaborate henna designs to hands. Bodies are revitalized with scrubs, massages, and steaming sessions, and clients can slim down with body-cavitation treatments and radio-frequency machines that dissolve fatty tissue and cumbersome mascot costumes. Whether clients are in search of a quick facial, a wedding-day makeover, or a decadent day full of treatments, their spa sessions will share a few common qualities: they're performed with eco-friendly products whenever possible, customized to each visitor, and conducted by experienced, friendly pros.
The Woodbine Clinic's team of degreed and certified aestheticians perform FDA- and Health Canada?approved med-spa services using equipment including the Angelite IPL system and the iLipo Chromogenex machine. Staff members request a preprocedure consultation, whereupon they learn each client's needs, goals, and favourite show about dancing and stars. After every session, guests can relax with complimentary tea, coffee, water, or a snack, as well as peruse products from Casmara Skin Care.
Studio K Salon & Spa's owner Krystel Bennett can read hair like a book—one where all the protagonists look fantastic at dinner parties. After analyzing each client's hair type, she explains to them how it will respond to different color treatments or styles. While styling, Bennett draws on training in coloring at Schwartzkopf Academy and cutting classes at Toni & Guy. Her talent has attracted others, and resulted in Studio K's expert team of stylists and aestheticians. In addition to hairstyles for men, women, and kids, the beauty experts administer custom facial treatments and mani-pedis with long-lasting Shellac. They also wax away hair from head to toe, using sugaring techniques on more sensitive areas.
The certified technicians at Beauty by Laser administer skin-rejuvenating cosmetic treatments with GentleYag laser systems. Suitable for all skin types and complexions, the laser replaces a variety of invasive surgical procedures with quick and painless treatments that leave clients with natural-looking results. The techs wield focused beams of light to eliminate unwanted hair, visible spider veins, or to tighten up sagging skin loosened from skydiving to work every day. In addition to laser procedures, Beauty by Laser also revitalizes facescapes with facial treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion to reduce minor scarring and the signs of aging.
City Life's August/September 2010 edition lauded Sugar Blossom as a "one-of-a-kind natural hair removal salon," which its aestheticians earned through the popularity of their natural body-sugaring treatments. The trained and certified staff eschews waxing in favour of the sugaring method, which aims to remove unwanted body hair in a safe and less painful manner than mocking each individual follicle until it gives up and falls out. Using 100 per cent natural Alexandria Professional products, they massage the sugar paste onto skin, which helps remove unwanted hair in the direction of its growth. The staff believes this method holds distinct advantages over waxing, including less irritation and lower risk for rashes and ingrown hairs cropping up. They use this comfort-focused method on both men and women, whisking away fuzz on body areas such as Brazilian lines, backs, and underarms.
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.