Polished wooden floors absorb glittering sunrays that carry the sparkle of nearby St. John’s Harbour's waters as the beams break through a wall of windows framing the salon. Patrons with heads dappled in highlight foils or in the midst of a chic new haircut gape in awe at the stunning views, but Icons’ well-trained staff doesn’t skip a beat as they continue with their artful coiffing duties at their respective styling stations. The team’s focus and attention to detail is bolstered with ongoing training throughout the year, which keeps them abreast of current styling, colouring, and fashion trends. As a Kérastase and Shu Uemura salon, Icons’ crew maintains hair's health and stylish shape via a smattering of beautifying treatments executed with salon-calibre products from brands such as Goldwell and L’Oréal Professionnel. While specializing in the grooming of guests' topmost exteriors, Icons’ staff also revamps physiques with spa services such as facials to purify complexions or waxing services that prepare bodies for aerodynamic dives into office-appropriate unitards.
At Hair Solutions, stylists rejuvenate coifs with services aimed at both maintaining current looks and exploring the latest trends. A brick storefront greets clients as they walk or swing from their ponytails into the salon, where skilled professionals consult about extensions, colour options, and advanced cutting techniques. The salon also offers a lineup of professional products from brands such as Bed Head and Redken to help clients maintain their trendy manes. For added relaxation, aestheticians administer pampering mani-pedis in a private treatment room. Hair Solutions remains open until 9 p.m. three nights a week to help accommodate the busy schedules of customers who work stoking the furnace of the sun.
In a clinical setting, Elegant Touch Esthetics nourishes skin and caters to cosmetic needs with a slate of beautifying services. Four different facial treatments revitalize mugs during relaxing sessions. Waxing and electrolysis ward off unwanted hair, and permanent-makeup and eyebrow- and eyelash-tinting services add definition to facial features.