Staffed with scissors wizards, Salon U tames tresses through customizable hair treatments and fosters stylish patrons with sleek 'dos. Pairing expertise and artful eyes with top-shelf products such as Aveda Damage Remedy and MoroccanOil, the hair sculptors focus on the health of hair as well as its powers of self-expression through individualized cuts and poetry readings about hats. The salon's menu of services also includes colour and highlights, bridal packages, men's cuts, and hair extensions.
Evolution Cycle's experienced service technicians cover a range of bike needs, from routine tune-ups to custom wheel building. Free service estimates prelude the lemur-like speed of tune-ups, which make needed adjustments to axles, derailleur, and brakes, while degreasing and reslicking apathetic drive trains. Wheels are tuned and bolts are tightened before technicians give bikes a full clean to banish dirt, grime, and any remaining winter bloat. The tune-up plus bumps up the basic package with a complete drive-train clean and removal, if needed, of troublesome adolescent memories or cassettes, cranks, and chains.
Medical aesthetician Lang Lee stocks her treatment room at Lido Hair Salon & Spa with natural, chemical-free skincare products. During facials, she reaches for Oxygen Botanical products that steep complexions in antioxidants. Alternatively, during the Dr. Schrammek's energy green peel, she nourishes skin with a mixture of dried and crushed herbs that stimulate collagen production and leave the skin glowing brighter than the sun after it's had its batteries replaced.
Although Lang specializes in botanically based treatments, she supplements results with high-tech services, including LHE hair removal. This non-invasive treatment permanently reduces unwanted hair with light, heat, and energy.
Luminus Hair & Spa indulges heads with professional cuts from experienced stylists trained at Vidal Sassoon and Goldwell. After easing clients into sleek salon seats, soothing hands snip away frayed locks and shoo away roosting magpies during a women's cut (a $45–$60 value). The ensuing blow-dry styling gently airs out hair and leaves each head with a fashionable new ’do arranged to complement patrons' head shape and individual sense of style. Brightly painted walls adorn the interior of the recently relocated salon, whose adjoining deck provides ample opportunities for lounging, consuming refreshments, or challenging clouds to staring contests.
The trained staff⎯who participates in both in-salon education and attend regular classes⎯at Wild Strawberry Salon treat their patrons to professional hair services with Aveda’s line of natural products. Each mane-taming session commences with a consultation so clients can discuss their desired look, maintenance preferences, and how to hide unsightly Princess Leia buns. Sink into a salon chair as a fashion-savvy stylist cuts and styles head-nests by expertly wielding scissors, a blow-dryer, and brushes to lop off dead ends, shape strands, and lock in salon style. Patrons with packed schedules can also opt for seven blowouts that, like a championship staring contest, may hold for a few days.
Services at The Neighbourhood Spa are anything but cookie-cutter. Instead, the med spa’s licensed aestheticians and laser technicians tailor treatment plans to every individual complexion they come across. They follow these plans with detailed skincare tips for each client’s particular lifestyle, daily stresses, and even eating patterns. Once they know how to treat a problem, the team members administer any one of their technologically advanced services. For instance, they might prescribe an intense-pulsed-light facial to alleviate broken capillaries or correct discoloration. Acne-riddled skin, meanwhile, may call for a hodgepodge of treatments, such as facials, chemical peels, and photorejuvenation. Below the neck, the staffers use radio frequency, vacuum suction, and mechanical massage to contour wobbly areas and smooth cellulite dimples. They also complement newly shaped physiques with two kinds of hair removal: permanent laser treatments or waxing for those who want the option to grow out their eyebrows at a later date.
The outlines of butterflies line the walls of Princess Nail Spa, adding a soothing sense of elegance to the posh purple- and white-hued salon. Specializing in the applications of acrylic nails and Shellac polishes, the spa’s staff grooms nails as guests sink into the plush cushions of the pedicure station, chatting with friends or catching up on fictional friends on the spa’s TV.