The aestheticians and laser technicians of Prestige Laser Hair Removal and Esthetics leverage advances in science and technology to rejuvenate skin. Bioline facials incorporate healthy acids and nutrients to restore skin to a silky state. Laser technicians target unwanted hair with the LightSheer Diode laser system, a rigorously tested treatment that permanently reduces hair by up to 95 per cent, and microdermabrasion treatments slough off evidence of age and Bob Dole Halloween masks. With an eye toward helping all clients achieve their aesthetic goals, Prestige Laser and Esthetics offers a line of men's services, including a gentlemen's mani-pedi.
Doctors united by the desire to blend progressive and traditional healing practices banded together to launch HealthMedica. The group's original endeavour met success, and today, the health-care centres pepper the Canadian landscape. Though it now has nearly 20 locations across five provinces, HealthMedica remains true to its roots—each clinic's medical team takes a modern approach to traditional healing.
Noninvasive services range from chiropractic care to laser weight loss and incorporate equipment such as class 4 lasers and computerized spinal-decompression tables. The company also stocks cosmetic and nutritional products and produces literature, including expository articles and haikus, on topics related to integrated health care.
Armed with a turbo-charged laser cannon, Jennifer Bonnet, M.D.'s fuzz-busting staff fries unwanted follicles with a zap of infrared light that zeroes in on the melanin at each hair's root. Since this non-invasive treatment only affects actively growing hair, patients will need to return for six to eight total treatments before a region is totally bare, after which they'll be free of criminal body fur forever. Some patients experience sunburn-like sensitivity immediately after each treatment, so make sure to wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes to your appointment. This Groupon is good for treatments on the upper lip and chin ($125; prices given throughout reflect individual treatments), underarms ($115), bikini/Brazilian ($135), full face ($135), back of neck ($90), hands ($65), feet ($65), or abdomen ($70).
Hybrid Hair and Detox Spa has a knack for responsible beauty. When Erin Kier had the chance to open her own salon, she saw it for what it was: a chance to fulfill her lifelong dream of not only taking care of people, but also looking after world in which we live. Thereby, Kier's vision for a salon-spa where health and beauty were intertwined also avoided harmful industry practices with the goal of having the most dainty of environmental footprints. House stylists aim to use green-friendly products, many of which are all-natural, vegan, and toxin-free. And a bottle-refill program helps keep plastic away from landfills and fire breathers. Therapists also perform reiki reflexology and shamballa services.
Kier's goodwill extends beyond the salon-spa's walls. A Green Circle Salon membership ensures that foil and spare hair are shipped off for reuse, and participation in the University of Waterloo's WellFit program helps provide support for cancer survivors.
Inside Kinga Nemes' self-named spa, time-tested techniques and cutting-edge technology collide in the name of beauty. There, facials call upon RVB Holistic Beauty skincare products to revive the skin and brush away wrinkles and fine lines without petro chemicals or parabens. Pulsed-light treatments help scare away unwanted hair, age spots, vascular lesions, and acne. And classic pedicures help curb overgrown cuticles, soften calluses, and make feet the envy of everyone they kick.
In Deeva Hair’s newly renovated downstairs, Amanda Neilly bustles about, reviving worn-out hands and feet with pampering services. Amanda and her team gussy up appendages with chip-proof gel polish and pre-sculpted faux nails while simultaneously inducing relaxation with paraffin dips, hand massages, and the absence of lobsters looking to finalize mergers.