Committed to bolstering the well being of their customers as well as that of the planet, Hannah's Euro Spa’s talented staffers maintain a green approach to beauty by performing holistic, eco-friendly services. Eschewing sulfates, parabens, and chemical preservatives, the team rejuvenates bodies using organic and natural soaks, scrubs, and creams whenever possible.
Filled with the delicate smells of essential oils, the serene space bustles with aestheticians revamping hands and feet with mani-pedis or evicting unwanted body hair via gentle sugaring sessions. Within the confines of private treatment rooms, trained-and-certified massage therapists ease bodies aching from long days spent testing out dog doors with massages that range from hot stone to Thai stem. The spa’s facials use advanced European systems along with mineral mud, ylang-ylang, and lavender to restore radiance to complexions. The staff’s commitment to running a green business extends from their treatment rooms to the pollution-free laundry detergent and solutions used in their daily cleaning.
According to Freida Polihronis, "If you cannot eat it you cannot put it on your skin." Polihronis staked this claim in an interview with Bullet News following her appearance on CBC's program Dragon's Den, where she stepped into the den and pitched her signature body butter and anti-aging skincare line—both of which contain only pure, natural ingredients. In fact, she concocts each of her products with only five or six ingredients such as essential oils, Dead Sea salts, and fruit enzymes.
At Zoē Anti-Aging & Wellness Spa, Polihronis steeps skin in these products during services that benefit the face, body, and nails. Having "plastered mounds of lotion, oils, and Dead Sea Salt body polish" on her daughters and pet porpoise, Polihronis believes her products accommodate even the most sensitive skin. She takes care to evaluate each person's skin prior to treating it, whether embarking on a full-body polish, an anti-aging facial, or a sugaring treatment.
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.
Solace Hair Esthetics' owner Sarah Barrett aims to reinvigorate bodies wearied from what she refers to as modern life's "daily bombardment of chemicals and noise." To this end, she arms her hairstyling staff with sulfate-free and low-ammonia colour products, and charges them to create a quiet and soothing spa environment. In addition to hair services, aestheticians rejuvenate faces with six types of organic facials, and massage therapists wield fragrant essential oils during aromatherapy massages, causing noses to temporarily forget their longing for fresh-baked cookies.
Leena Wilson—the eponymous owner of Leena's Hair Salon—guides her stylists as they wield Paul Mitchell products to cultivate coiffures in a calming crimson- and chocolate-hued salon. Shears artists snip and sculpt locks or perform colouring services to instill head threads with a pop of highlights or an all-over shade shift. Specialty products, such as the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi line, sink deeply into locks to hydrate dry or damaged strands, reducing the likelihood that hairs will poke their master awake for a late-night glass of shampoo.
After gently analyzing facial fallacies, Masterpiece MediSpa softly peels back used-up layers of aging scowl to reveal the renewed, smiling surfaces that lie beneath. Over the course of thirty-minutes, an experienced staffer thrusts natural mineral crystals into a powerful whirlwind produced by the S.T. Peel machine in order to stimulate vigorous epidermal tissue development. Circulation rouses from its long slumber, scarfing down bowls of cereal and feeding budding collagen cells. The procedure detonates oil depositories and unclogs pores, rendering one’s kisser fresh and clean. A Swiss apple stem cell treatment or other mask completes the process, beckoning youthful cheeks and glowing grins to emerge victoriously.