The technicians at National Laser Therapy Clinics of Canada use modern technology to wipe out unhealthy cravings, unwanted body hair, and unloved tattoos. By applying low-level lasers to acupressure points on the ears, hands, or feet, they help stimulate the release of addiction-crushing endorphins. These treatments have helped clients give up tobacco, alcohol, and bad eating habits without the risks of cigarettes coated in cayenne pepper or pharmaceuticals. Hair-removal and tattoo-removal services harness laser power to stop hair in its active-growth phase or break down unwanted ink.
Electrolysis: even the word sounds scary. But at Kingston Electrolysis Centre, there’s really nothing to worry about. Before the trained technicians start permanently disposing of unwanted hair from the face and body, they perform a sample treatment for clients during a consultation. Clients can then decide if they want to proceed—which many of them do, as the treatments are generally no more painful than tweezing.
The Mane Obsession is a Redken Platinum Salon in which master stylists sculpts tresses into modest follicular masterpieces. Hair services, such as a spring-cleaning cut ($25–$48 for women, $15–$32 for men), mow skullscapes into aesthetically pleasing frontier, and a bang trim frees eyes from the tyrannical rule of egotistical strands ($6). Colourists switch natural hues from doldrums to vibrancy with the application of highlights ($55–$78), and protect entire heads from freezer burn with a full-foil ($70–$93). An intense conditioning service can rid hair from permanent winter windsweptedness more effectively than applying nymph breath or never riding in a convertible ($11 add-on).
Celia Piper, master stylist and proprietor of Flair Home Hair Studio, employs her extensive experience working with senior stylists and colour technicians and her continuing education in advanced cutting and colouring techniques in order to help her clients find their most becoming hairstyles. She operates from the comfort of her own home, eschewing what she refers to as the "assembly-line" feel of downtown salons, and her keen eyes and hands perform precision cuts, stylings, and colour services with Moroccanoil and Schwarzkopf products. A complimentary consultation precedes all visitations, during which time clients can disclose their desired hairstyle and the exact number of marshmallows they can stuff into their mouth.
Altered Ego prunes the tussled tresses of its customers, transforming dishevelled mop tops into hairy extensions of individual vim and charisma. Each visitor can ease into a comfy seat and recline a scraggly scalp while a skilled stylist strokes strands with a rejuvenating Redken shampoo. After adolescent angst has been washed out, snippists will cut away split ends and craft an alluring 'do that fetchingly frames faces and draws more attention than a trash can fire at a fireman’s convention. Once follicles have been jettisoned onto the floor, Altered Ego's coif connoisseurs can spiral shiny manes into a posh style that is sure to captivate coworkers and envious ice cream cones alike.
Perfetta Skin Therapy's aestheticians work to bring out skin's natural beauty with a variety of treatments. They exfoliate and brighten skin with organic Eminence facials or fruit enzyme peels and perform light and thermal energy treatments that can tighten skin or diminish acne. Clients can also opt for mani-pedis or sugaring sessions that leave flesh smooth and hairless.