Vaccaro Angel Beauty International Spa‘s director Angela Si has trekked to far-flung locales including France and Japan to seek out new beauty products and techniques, employing her findings in a wide-ranging menu of services. Under Angela’s capable helm, an attentive staff exemplifies the spa’s dedication to pampering as they pour patrons a beverage upon their arrival and whisk coats away to a distant cloakroom. Aestheticians bustle about the spa, rejuvenating guests with treatments ranging from massages that ease shoulders achy from lugging around BYO-massage tables to the computer-assisted application of permanent makeup. Located inside the Sheraton Hotel at the Toronto International Airport, Vaccaro’s Mississauga branch also grants guests access to the hotel’s aquatic amenities including a refreshing pool and a steam room filled with balmy vapours harvested from the spouts of organic teakettles.
All in one wellness facility in Times Square Plaza, the team of aestheticans, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and foot specialists at Four Seasons Natural Wellness Centre unite to help clients achieve better health and positive body-wide well-being. Four private massage rooms and a foot-massage room provide respite for weary muscles and overworked feet, and waxing services silken skin from legs to eyebrows. Beauty techs luxuriate complexions with nourishing facials, and a team skilled in orthotics craft custom orthopaedic shoes that prevent patrons from walking incorrectly or doing the macarena wrong. To supplement a healthy lifestyle, Natural Wellness Centre also supplies a large assortment of Forever Living cleansers, cosmetics, and vitamins alongside unique items such as aloe toothpaste and sea cucumbers plucked from underwater delis.
In Studio 14—one of Paradise’s many spaces occupied by an extensive roster of beauty-industry specialists—Tiffany Lifton tends to hair with a bountiful repertoire of salon services. As guests soak up the island-inspired decor and works from local artist Talin Johnson, Tiffany smoothes their locks with keratin treatments, reshapes their ’dos with precision cuts, and rejuvenates looks with hair-coloring services. Once they feel properly beautified, clients can re-energize at Paradise's café. There, organic coffee or lemonade pairs with culinary treats made by the café’s executive chef. Along with its daytime skin, body, and wellness services, Paradise Salon, Spa, & Cafe often hosts evening entertainment, including occasional karaoke nights.
Packages of services allow relaxation seekers to experience what spas are really all about: full-on, no-apologies, head-to-toe pampering. Caesar Spa creates a variety of combinations specially designed to usher guests into a state of full-body bliss. Most of the bundles consist of a facial and a massage, though some take it a step further, such as the Asian spa retreat for two with Oriental foot massage, herbal soothing, and mani-pedi services. Without remorse, Caesar Spa carves their packages into a menu of á la carte treatments that range from body wraps and waxing services to microdermabrasion and ear candling.
Mee Skin Care's modern ambiance stems from its bright, geometric decor and its advanced anti-aging technologies. Two-storey glass windows flood the lobby with tidal waves of light. Inside private treatment rooms, aestheticians slow or reverse signs of aging or skin damage with laser light and botanical products by Babor and Swiss Line. In addition to warding off physical wear and tear, beauty pros also alleviate the hectic pace of life. During massages and facials, specialists lavish skin and muscles with nonstop attention, kneading away knots and renewing skin health.
The relaxation specialists at Relaxology Spa summon high quality products from Switzerland and the eco-friendly brand BABOR to pamper and prettify clients during three soothing services. The hot stones in the hot-stone massage line posteriors and penetrate back muscles with a warmth more comforting than a runners-up trophy whittled by a grandmother. During BABOR facials, aestheticians slather visages with BABOR products, made primarily from plants and developed in compliance with species protection guidelines. The Vivescence facial treats faces to high-end products imported from Switzerland, and aestheticians form the service to each client's specific skin needs, painting a cleansing mask onto faces using impressionist strokes before opening up pores with a steam machine. Faces emerge from the treatment with lifted skin and a more youthful appearance.