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.
The only thing Megan Gollop loves more than beautifying her clients’ nails is the clients themselves. Between getting to know new faces during inaugural manicures and catching up with her growing circle of regulars over relaxed nail-art sessions, Megan finds time for familiarity during every service. With years of experience under her belt, Megan possesses the know-how to both deftly gussy up natural nails and work with faux nails from brands including LCN, Brisa, and Entity One. She specializes in custom nail art, which she tailors to fit each client’s personality and penchant for low-fiving. Aside from nail care, Megan also removes strands with lip and eyebrow waxing or adds them with the application of Permalash eyelash extensions.
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.
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.
As a Smart Tan?certified salon, Aloha Tans has been adding a golden hue to clients for more than 15 years. The salon banishes pallor with airbrush spray tans, lie-down beds, and booths that let clients stand upright while acquiring a summery glow. It also stays open until as late as 11 p.m. (earlier during summer months), allowing customers to obtain a new look just in time for an important business meeting with a video-chatting client in Asia. Whatever the time of day, knowledgeable staff members remain ready to answer questions about salon?s many retail tanning products.
The Esthetics Room’s website greets its visitors with a compliment: "You deserve to be pampered." It's an appropriate motto for the business, which includes foot and hand massages with its facials. But the staffers don't just focus on relaxation; they also beautify clients from their heads to their puppet-covered toes. Aestheticians sculpt nails during mani-pedis, wax away unwanted hair, and rejuvenate faces with inventive ingredients such as caviar.