Muscle kneader Toveh Zaifert knows that every one of her clients is different. That's why each of her massages is different as well. A graduate of the New York Institute of Massage, Toveh specializes in the customization of her treatments to fit each individual's needs. When she begins a treatment, she'll ask if there are any specific aches, pains, or fears of cowbells she can help allay. Clients then can also choose whether they'd like soothing music played or prefer the serenity of silence. Toveh has trained in a number of massage modalities and is particularly skilled at Swedish, deep-tissue, and medical massage.
Amid the soothing cream- and mocha-hued palette of Montage Salon, stylists wield Paul Mitchell products as they brighten locks with highlights and single-process-color services. The talented staff also customizes facials with Dermalogica products and blends conditioning treatments to best match hair type. Inside private rooms, aestheticians shape eyebrows and remove unwanted hair with wax instead of a jet-engine-powered vacuum cleaner. The staff rounds out the pampering with Gelish manicures and paraffin dips.
The stylists and aestheticians at Salon10 readily dispense personally tailored style recommendations when rejuvenating hair, skin, and nails with their range of salon and spa services. Professional hair products ensure updos stay in place throughout formal functions and black-tie three-legged races, and herbal skin agents cleanse pores during facials. In addition to classic spa offerings, customers can opt for a unique service such as ear candling, henna tattooing, or ear and cartilage piercing.
Surinda Gill has more than a decade of experience in the medical-cosmetic industry, but she doesn't keep her knowledge of advanced, non-surgical aesthetic treatments to herself. She dedicated five years of her life to helping med-spa professionals by training more than 450 doctors, nurses, and technicians in the art of laser hair removal. At Skinflex Phototherapy Laser Clinic, she focuses her expertise on her clientele, using cutting-edge techniques and technology to create drastic cosmetic improvements.
The clinic offers a variety of traditional spa treatments?including facials, massages, and waxing sessions?although there is an emphasis on medically-based procedures. Using a LightSheer diode cosmetic laser system, the staff can easily zap away unwanted stubble or entertain neighbourhood cats. Microdermabrasion treatments, meanwhile, improve skin tone and texture by reducing uneven pigmentation and removing dead cells.
Maintaining beauty takes a combination of professional-grade products, personalized services, and skill. At Tatiana Esthetics, veteran aestheticians work to meet these criteria as they make over each client that crab walks into their business. They administer everything from standard mani-pedis to oxygen facials, which envelop facades in a cloud of mist that can heal and smooth damaged skin. Turning to the rest of the body, they coat unwanted fuzz in warm wax and remove hair with a touch as soft as a baby cotton swab. They also specialize in services for men, such as a hot-towel treatment that drapes faces in warmth and opens pores.
Izabela—owner and chief aesthetician of Pure Aesthetics By Izabela—ensures that her staff keeps up with the latest in beauty innovations such as Esthederm skincare products and seasonal nail colours from CND Shellac. In addition to cleansing treatments, exfoliation, and extractions inside the salon, she prescribes a personalized skincare regimen for each client to follow at home after all Esthederm facials. Izabela also oversees the spa’s other services including waxing, massage, and manicures that render fingers worthy of shaking hands with famous art-museum statues.