Hairstylist Terra Suddard’s ability to pay attention to the details has helped her build an impressive more-than-20-year beauty career. Her achievements include working for InStyle magazine and with the hosts of CHCH TV and MuchMusic television. At her boutique salon—complete with two cutting stations and an elegant, petite waiting area—Terra gives her undivided attention to her each one of her clients. Being this attentive allows the skilled stylist to fully understand the salon-goers’ beauty needs, which she fulfills with precision cuts, shine-enhancing colouring sessions, and deep-conditioning treatments that nourish the scalp while silencing tresses that keep chanting,“Water. Water. Water.”
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The pint-sized counterpart to the adult NeVaeh Day Spa, NeVaeh Kids Spa pampers and prettifies children aged 2–18 with services ranging from nail care to glitter tattoos to makeup lessons. During facial parties, professional skin therapists versed in Dermalogica and Clean Start products administer zone-by-zone skin analyses for up to six little ladies. And during full-blown spa parties, a spa coordinator teaches girls aged 5–14 about healthy habits, self-confidence, and the differences between well-groomed nails and Skittles. Along with its commitment to youthful clientele, NeVaeh Kids Spa remains committed to the environment that surrounds the future adults of the world by following a number of environmentally friendly practices and services. The team uses biodegradable packaging, green cleaning products, and recycles or composts used materials whenever possible.
Aimee Borzychowski, owner of of Metamorphosis Beauty Group, believes there’s genuine art in the way people present themselves. In her feverishly fun and creative salon, she encourages her squad of hair sculptors not to follow trends, but instead to start by coaxing out each client’s sense of self. Individual expression is then achieved through innovative styling, waxing, bridal services, and discussion about ballroom-dancing TV shows. In her straightforward, clean studio awash in earth tones and natural light, Aimee and her staff foster a relaxed, social environment with casual conversation.
In the salon area of HQ Group Salon and Spa, stylists imbue tresses with rich L'Oréal Professionnel colour, elongate locks with clip-in or fusion human-hair extensions, and snip strands into chic shapes, from bobs to luxurious layers. In the spa, aestheticians brighten complexions with facials, employing SWISS*MED products as they hydrate, exfoliate, and cleanse skin, before they enhance features with Mirabella makeup applications. The spa's nail technicians use Calgel products during their speciality, mani-pedis, which may include skin-softening paraffin treatments or long-lasting Shellac polish.
Cappa School of Hairstyling & Aesthetics is a private career college that trains and licenses individuals in the art of spa and salon services. The school's pupils beautify visitors under the watchful, artful eyes of the facility’s seasoned instructors. Burgeoning stylists perform a range of hair services, from shampooing and colouring to luxurious finger waves that make tide pools weep salty tears of envy. Beyond hairstyling, the center's aestheticians execute services such as manicures and pedicures, waxing, and makeup applications. Cappa School is open Monday through Friday only.
Calling upon three decades of professional experience, First Choice Haircutters’ team of seasoned snippers reshapes locks using current and creative styling trends. Collaborative consultations help stylists share their personal tips, such as "cocktailing" two different styling products to enhance their benefits or wielding Designline moisturizing products to repair hair damaged by the frigid assault of winter. Stylists welcome drop-in visits, allowing customers to tame hair right before work or right after a lunch date in a wind tunnel.