Terry Wasylow has spent more than 30 years in the beauty industry, but she discovered her passion for natural beauty products in 1999 when she suffered mercury poisoning. Convinced that her skin was absorbing too many toxins from her cosmetic and personal-care products, she created a No-No List to help others avoid similar experiences. This list delineates which ingredients could be harmful and which ingredients are just wearing a scary mask.
On top of sharing her knowledge, she takes it to the next step and steers her clients toward gentle, noninvasive laser treatments, such as the Poly-Skin and Digi-Light treatments, which simultaneously stimulates cells and refreshes and energizes the skin with a gentle electrical current. After a skincare session—which could also entail microdermabrasion or cold-laser treatments—Wasylow and her staff recommend natural products for at-home care. Their collection includes a variety of makeup staples as well as shampoos, conditioners, and hand sanitizer.
Although Tan FX Sun Tanning Studios ranks as the fastest-growing indoor tanning franchise in Canada, no two locations are alike. That's because the company allows its franchise owners to create fully unique salons with distinct decor and floor plans rather than the same old gingerbread dough and cookie cutter. Nonetheless, the company has an uncompromising stance toward staff quality—they require every employee to possess in-depth knowledge of tanning equipment and products. As a result, employees can develop personalized bronzing programs that account for factors such as skin type.
This personalized attention has the added effect of making a trip to Tan FX feel more like a trip to the spa. Before patrons enter a UV booth or bed, Tan FX suggests following 10 tanning tips that facilitate healthy, gradual gilding. For those who prefer UV-free tanning, the company offers Mystic Tan sprays in a quartet of hues.
Ozera Healing Spa and Salon’s team of aestheticians whips dull skin into radiant shape with custom body wraps that employ organic herbs to rejuvenate weary physiques. The one-hour treatment kicks off with a tip-to-toe exfoliation that whisks away dry skin to reveal smooth, flakeless cutaneous rinks. Artful bodyscapers then gild epidermal canvases with an aromatic mask, gently massaging the balmy formula into skin with ache-erasing strokes. Those opting for the Sea Science Remedy body wrap get enveloped in a mask that evicts toxins from their corporeal burrows, and the Herbal Science Remedy body wrap harnesses the nourishing nature of plants to soothe fatigued skin. While cartwheel machines luxuriate in the warm wrap, a serenity-inducing scalp massage mollifies cranial covers. Guests then sashay to the shower to rinse away the mask and belt out beloved ditties into a soap microphone. The treatment concludes with the application of a customized hydrating cream, and spa-goers leave their pampering session sporting skin as balanced and glowing as a nightlight dancing across a tightrope.
The business acumen of Radiant Skin Clinic’s medical aesthetician has been noted by the Globe and Mail, and she has appeared on the Global Regina Morning Show to discuss summer skincare practices, which most dermatologists agree is even more necessary for beautiful skin than sleeping face-down in a bowl of goat’s milk.
The team of dedicated medical professionals at Radiant Skin Clinic employs laser technology to execute a wide array of appearance enhancing services. Photofacial treatments use beams of light to tighten visages, whereas fractional laser skin resurfacing allays wrinkles and blotches, leaving behind smoothly repaved swaths of dermis. The clinic eradicates sagging with Botox injections and helps patrons work toward slimmer silhouettes with VelaShape contouring treatments. IllumniWave laser hair rejuvenation invites fuzz to grow faster than a baby cheetah fed with only multi-grain cheerios, and those who would rather bid hair adieu can enlist long-lasting laser hair-removal treatments.
Planet Beach Contempo Spa's staff makes use of advanced technologies to assist them in doling out spa and tanning treatments to relax muscles and enliven visages. Automated machines facilitate each soothing service, including quick teeth whitening and tanning that bronzes bodies with or without UV rays and molten Olympic medals. Relaxation sessions aim to oust stress with devices such as the Cyber-Relax massage chair, which boasts scanning technology that assembles massage strokes and styles from over 500 combinations. The diverse cache of spa treatments aims to hydrate skin, minimize blemishes, and teach pores how to play the harp through modalities such as hydro-derma fusion and light-therapy luminous facials.
Amanda MacDougall, owner of Saving Grace Hair Studio and graduate of Avant Garde, helms a seasoned staff, which includes a retro-hairstyle enthusiast and a makeup artist trained at the prestigious Blanche MacDonald Centre. When she isn't tending to the needs of her clients, she educates on behalf of L’anza Healing Haircare and travels the world, bringing back knowledge and visage-enhancing tools for her fellow stylists. Amanda strives to keep her services up to date by using the latest products and tools, such as Brazilian Blowout and the Ultrasonic Beaute Infared Iron, which applies keratin treatments without heat damage, changes the molecular structure of the hair, and seals in moisture laundered from Poseidon’s oceanic account.