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.
First Choice's trained stylists administer fashion-conscious haircuts and supplemental services for family members of any age. Professional tendril tamers sculpt a custom head shape to complement your own intriguing persona while providing tips to maintain the day-to-day style on the go, at home, and in the gypsum mine. Drop by on a dime for a wash, cut, and style (adults $15.95, kids $11.25), as no appointment is necessary. Primo primp masters opt for specialized styling ($11.50), colouring ($44), and highlights ($58). First Choice stocks a comprehensive spread of quality, professional products to maintain the most charming of coiffures.
Salon 56 aestheticians cleanse, wax, and massage the winter grime off seasonally tarnished bodies and send them back out ready for spring. The one-hour facial is customized for each client's skin type, starting with a rich cleanser that purges pores of wintry debris and hibernating varmints. A gentle exfoliator then freshens the skin, followed by a serene massage and a treatment masque. The facial concludes with a moisturizing day and eye cream that quenches thirsty cells and calls them cab if they have one too many. Waxing services uproot hairs from specific spots such as the chin ($11) and underarm ($22), or combine services to maximize follicle eviction in minimal time, including eyebrow and lip ($22) or full leg plus Brazilian ($87). New clients also receive a welcome package that includes three coupons for future visits: a complimentary eyebrow waxing when purchasing to other aesthetic services, $10 off next visit, and 20 per cent off any retail package. One coupon may be used per future visit and may not be used in conjunction with today's Groupon or standard superhero discount.
Torbay caters to families and customers of all ages with a variety of body-tending services. Shimmy seekers retire to a separate room to utilize one of the salon's CrazySlim vibration machines. After removing shoes, guests step onto the device's base plate and choose hand and back positioning on side handlebars and padded rests. Each 10-minute mixing session vibrates bodies vertically through the rotations of an oscillating plate, enabling recipients to experiment with midsession exercises and positions including push-ups, squats, and stop, drop, and rolls. Services best suit clients looking to reduce chronic pain and cellulite, facilitate digestion, improve muscle flexibility and balance, and experience life as a Tickle Me Elmo.
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.