Metallic accents and chairs the colour of cayenne peppers bring a hint of spunk and spice to Make Me Over Salon and Spa’s otherwise subdued motif of greys and blacks. The salon’s talented cast of stylists strikes a similar balance between edgy and elegant as they snip locks and tame wayward strands with Moroccanoil treatments and products from Wella, Sebastian, and American Crew. Within the hushed confines of private spa rooms, aestheticians call upon Dermalogica serums developed by The International Dermal Institute to rejuvenate skin or wax away unwanted fuzz. Massage practitioners also practice their craft in these treatment rooms, dissipating stress with Swedish strokes, aromatherapy oils, and a soundtrack of operatic whale songs. The beauty team also takes care of appendages with manicure and pedicure treatments for women and men alike. The pedicure room offers tranquil music in a small seating area with a view of the fish tank wall. On special occasions, wine is served for a more relaxing experience.
While most 23-year-olds were trying to figure out their career path, Angelo was busy opening his own salon. And three expansions and more than two decades later, he's still at it. Each day he works with his team of talented stylists and aestheticians to accomplish the goal he laid out in 1991: to create a one-stop beauty shop where clients could get all of their aesthetic needs met. To that end, Angelo employs nail artists who pamper the digits of patrons waiting for hair colour treatments to finish processing, as well as aestheticians who dole out rose, mud, or chocolate baths that can be paired with massages, skin treatments, or giant chocolate duckies.
As they go about the day, the beauticians at Filomena Salon Spa use products from brands such as Dermalogica, OPI, and Kevin Murphy and make sure their guests stay educated about beauty. Hairstylists—each with an attention to detail rivaled only by the finest of tax collectors—consult with their clients before starting cut-and-colour sessions, adding extensions, or performing KeraStraight smoothing treatments. Filomena’s technicians use a cream-based wax to remove unwanted hair, and harness the power of St. Tropez tanning solution to give skin a healthy, natural-looking glow. And when you visit, whether it’s for a spa mani-pedi or a relaxing massage, they’re ready to offer the added comfort of tea and cookies.
With more than 20 years of experience, Doctors Barbara and Daniel Yip share a demeanour that their patients call "kind, personable, and empathetic" during a broad range of aesthetic services. Together, the two combat the external signs of aging while also infusing clients with internal energy and vitality. In order to reveal their clients' natural beauty, the doctors employ rigorously tested techniques proven to tighten aging skin, treat acne, or remove unwanted hairs that beg to be shaved off so they can explore the world.
The licensed aestheticians at Antiquity Day Spa and Salon soothe guests with aromatherapeutic mud wraps in tranquil, private rooms. A salt glow exfoliation begins the one-hour treatment, sloughing off dead cells and revealing skin as smooth as Poseidon’s favourite skipping stone. Aestheticians coat corporeal planes in a therapeutic mud imported from France in addition to essential oils to please noses and calm minds. As the nutritive minerals from the earthy armour sink into skin, guests can admire the spa's jewel-toned walls and curtains made from ornate upholstery. Once the mud releases its gentle grip from arms and ankles, an aesthetician hydrates skin with an aromatic body moisturizer and optional Gatorade and high-fives.
Massage therapy and nail care meet ultrasonic and laser treatments at Spa at the Madison, a boutique spa where trained aestheticians help guests feel their best. Facial Zone treatments, designed to annihilate blemishes and soothe lips, are plucked from an à la carte menu so patrons can assemble their own packages, and St. Tropez custom spray tans bronze bodies naturally in about an hour. For the Y-chromosome set, specially designed facials, waxing, and nail care as well as the placement of cucumber slices on moustaches prep gentlemen for special events.