Under the direction of Ali and Annie Dornajafi, senior hair stylists and consultants at Colour Central Hair Studio brighten and style their clients' natural hats with products by Kérastase, Chi, and Matrix. While the team specializes in tinting tresses, they work to provide complete salon experiences with deep conditioning and straightening treatments, as well as haircuts that incorporate odes for each strand snipped. Amid the salon's modern environs, wall-mounted televisions, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary coffee and tea lend a patron-friendly vibe.
Natural light floods into A & B Creative Looks, illuminating canary-yellow tiles and tan walls emblazoned with a floral pink stripe. Since opening the studio in 2010, its aesthetics professionals have treated men and women with environmentally conscious salon and spa services. Using ammonia-free hair colour and herbal facial products, they beautify the body with minimal effect on the environment other than the jealousy evoked in forest nymphs with tangled hair. In addition to performing hair and facial services, they reduce the appearance of cellulite deposits, sunspots, and dark circles with noninvasive treatments administered in secluded treatment rooms.
An entire career sparked from a single conversation. In 1981, Alex Settino and a hairdresser friend casually chatted about the beauty industry, and the passion behind his friend's voice was enough to motivate Alex to start his own career in haircare. In 1984, after completing a valuable apprenticeship, he opened up his own salon, David Alexander in Yorkville, where he and a talented cast cared for the manes of locals as well as talents such as Richard Dreyfuss, Diane Keaton, and Olympia Dukakis. David Alexander has since relocated to Woodbridge, and the master stylist and his staff continue to create flattering looks for men and women with their professional services. There, split ends meet their fates, professional colour treatments boost hair sheens, and elegant updos up the ante for clients' personal best looks. Aestheticians are also on hand to wax away fuzz from faces, limbs, and bikini lines, and nail techs pamper hands and feet with spa manicures and pedicures.
Just as sleek as Artisan Hair & Spa’s black, white, and chrome interior are the Great Lengths hair extensions that stylists use to lengthen and thicken clients’ hair. The human-hair extensions blend undetectably with natural hairlines before one of Artisan’s staff members expertly styles them. And in addition to their work with hair extensions, the stylists also flex their skills on natural locks, creating flattering and manageable styles. Their specialties include haircuts for men, women, and horses who can sit still for 30 minutes at a time; highlights and colouring; and permanent waving, straightening, and relaxers.
Indulge Hair Studio Inc. owner and 16-year veteran Sara Tamburello-Capone guides her crew of stylists as they cut and colour locks at hair stations outfitted with sleek chairs and full-length mirrors encased in black frames. Armed with L’Oréal Professional products, the staff imbues hair with highlights and all-over colour in shades reflected in the salon’s earthen-hued tiles or nearby traffic lights. They also twist strands into chic updos and quickly lengthen locks with hair extensions.:m]]
The cosmetic caretakers at In Style Salon & Spa come from all over the world to sculpt hairdos, apply makeup, and soothe the body with acupuncture and massage. At individual stations—stark black islands against the neutral wash of the walls—cosmeticians curl locks and pamper feet between gauzy curtains. Flowers and other greenery soften the space, bringing in a breath of nature without the need to invite a panting bear.