Maintaining a youthful and fit appearance requires a multi-faceted approach that combines cosmetic care with regular exercise. At Tipofit, the trainers and aestheticians bridge the gap with cutting-edge medspa technology and innovative personal-training methods to help clients achieve their desired look without resorting to invasive surgical procedures. To help minimize the appearance of particularly stubborn fat deposits, the staff relies on the body-contouring and metabolism-boosting effects of LipoLaser technology, ultrasound waves, and whole-body vibration plates. The center's fractional CO2 cosmetic laser system and radio frequency skin treatments create younger looking faces and bodies by stimulating collagen production and generally improving the skin's tone and texture. In conjunction with the med-spa, Tipofit's training staff keeps visitors in peak shape by leading high-intensity, 30-minute workouts intended to bolster strength, stamina, and rebar-twisting skills over time.
Making eyes stand out from a crowd is Vivian Ko Gooch’s business. She and her staff of certified lash-smiths add va-va-voom and fetching contrast with their eyelash extensions. Their work has caught on with local celebrities and roped in a slew of positive press mentions thanks to their expertly bedecked lids, which sport synthetic polyester or silk lashes in a variety of curls, lengths, thicknesses, and colours. Vivian’s aestheticians also tend to the rest of their guests’ faces with exfoliating facials, eyebrow waxes, and makeup applications for special occasions such as weddings, galas, and swim meets.
From its own sleek, minimalistic decor to the deep bronze hues that clients leave with, Cocoa Tanning Studio is all about looking good. At each location, customers step into UV tanning beds, and standup booths and emerge with even tans. Each ergonomically designed capsule is outfitted with eco-friendly bulbs and an MP3 plug-in, so tanners can relax while listening to Top 40 hits or an LP of auto-tuned cicada chirps. Guests can also lounge in the salon's infrared carbon sauna, which soothes aches and rejuvenates the body with infrared light. Tanning lotions from Australian Gold, California Tan, and Swedish Beauty are on hand to enhance any UV-based tanning session. Cocoa Tanning Studio also offers other services such as teeth-whitening.
Owner and makeup artist Van is very selective. At Ignite Hair & Beauty Lounge, she helms a staff made up solely of senior stylists, whose work has been displayed on the pages of Cinder and mentioned in Fresh Vancouver magazine. Using products from Davines and Kérastase, these accomplished hair experts revitalize clients' locks with deep-conditioning treatments, add drama with on-trend ombre and hand-painted balayage colour, and protect hair with Thermo-Cuts that use heat to seal the ends of strands after snips. Close to Van's heart, professional makeup services include airbrush foundation and Youngblood mineral cosmetics, which brighten bridal faces or gussy up skin to amaze on Halloween or scare kids into doing their homework.
Aveda Institute Toronto is a beauty school that will smooth and soothe whatever section of your locks aches for tending, from split ends to steel-wool frizz. During your session, the Institute’s future superstar stylists will tend to you with incredible detail while using Aveda's products, which are derived from pure plant and flower essences. A botanical hair and scalp therapy ($40+, or $25 when added to another service) infuses follicles with a deep smoothing or strengthening hair and scalp treatment, including a scalp and neck massage, shampoo, and blow-dry. Put your best bobs and bouffants forward with a haircut ($18+) and gravity defying upstyle ($25+). Or, eradicate grays to extinction with a hair colour/glossing service ($30+) or highlights ($40+), exemplifying your skull's versatile ability to reflect sunlight.
At W Skincare, skin sherpa Lorinda Zimmerman guides wayward visages toward the radiant realms of carapace clarity. The virtually painless, potent microdermabrasion treatment helps clients put their best face forward, an invaluable asset during mime-offs and court dates. Lie back as a gentle cyclone of crystals and mild suction blow over a blotchy skinscape, sucking up fine lines, wrinkles, blackheads, and excess oil. The treatment also combats sun damage, defeating age spots and excessive pigmentation. The non-invasive cold laser oxygenates your tissues and stimulates collagen in your skin to reduce dark eye-circles and puffiness. Following these two gentle treatments, clients skip out of W Skincare with skin so luminous it elicits a storm of love letters from moths.