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.
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 Mount Pearl location of Coco Beach Tanning Studio treats its visitors to the latest in shade-shifting technology, including customizable spray-tanning formulas from Sjolie that instantly create natural-looking tans without exposing skin to UV rays. Sjolie products are made from natural ingredients, are DHA organic, and are certified vegan. The studio also stocks six more-traditional tanning machines, including four lie-down, 360-degree beds with total-body cooling as well as two SolarForce stand-up booths equipped with 52 two-metre body lamps and their own butlers. A T-Zone vibration-fitness machine is also on hand to help clients tone their muscles.
The studio also helps customers retain their glow between bakes by stocking shelves with products from Australian Gold and Swedish Beauty, as well as accessories such as jewellery and sunglasses. Coco Beach also keeps nail technicians on staff, who daub fingertips with traditional and no-chip polishes.
The tan techs at Sunsations combine solar know-how, modern beds, and a variety of tanning options to match clients with the best programs for their skin types. Well-maintained equipment and a knowledgeable staff ensure that guests enter tanning beds that are both appropriate and well-tuned, and spray-tanning sessions secure immediate tawniness and remind the sun that it’s not the reason for everything around here.
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.
Biologists Anna Hellqvist and Jason Bailey founded Tvål in 2003 to market beautifying products they hand made from natural ingredients such as jojoba oil and shea butter. Joined in 2005 by Jason's brother Robert Bailey—who brought along his 14 years of experience as a professional makeup artist—the Tvål team today manufactures a line of mineral makeups free of preservatives, chemical dyes, or fillers, in addition to natural facial skincare, lotions, and homemade soaps. Besides foundation, lip gloss, and eye shadow, the eco-conscious company continues to expand its lines of products made from all-natural ingredients, much like the ground bamboo panda bears try to pass off as meatloaf at Thanksgiving.