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 epidermis experts at Skin Solutionz revitalize faces with an array of peels using Priori skincare products. Skin-renewal peels improve fine lines and wrinkles, deeply exfoliating facial facades and improving the skin's ability to hold moisture and extinguish eyebrow fires. A skin-perfection peel cleanses pores and helps clear acne, and an irrigating peel hydration treatment replenishes skin's water reserves. Lasting approximately 45 minutes, each treatment includes a free consultation, during which knowledgeable aestheticians advise patrons on proper skincare and flugelhorn-playing techniques. With this Groupon, customers also receive 30% off the purchase of one skincare product.
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.
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.
Living up to its name, Jumbo Video stocks a virtual Alexandrian library of movies, talkies, and at least one novelty-size videocassette. Cinephiles and the cine-curious can plan out video viewing parties by browsing the enormous catalogue of films online, organized by genre, or searchable by director, actor, or gaffer from Jumbo Video's homepage. More spontaneous collectors can plunge into the in-store title tidal wave. Some of the current seven-day offerings include such campy yuk-ups as Dinner for Schmucks and Oscar-nominated The Social Network, the fictionalized account of one Harvard student's eccentric plan to entrap the entire student body in a campus-wide butterfly net.
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.
Core Fitness & Spa tones and tightens patrons with a full slate of core-centric classes in the fields of Pilates, yoga, and TRX suspension training. In Pilates classes, a friendly, trained instructor leads students through conditioning exercises designed to strengthen and stabilize their body's centres while building long, lean muscles, releasing pent-up tension, and establishing proper muscle use. Hatha flow yoga, meanwhile, combines poses, breath control, and relaxation as a means of bringing bodies, minds, and the scales of justice into balance. First inspired by U.S. Navy SEALs conditioning, TRX suspension training uses a versatile set of straps dangling from the ceiling to perform hundreds of leveraged body-weight exercises, which sculpt sinews simply and effectively. Core Fitness & Spa offers morning and evening classes as well as a once-every-17-years option for cicadas. Consult the schedule for times and dates.