Since Oakridge Laser & Skin Care Clinic's service menu leans so heavily on advanced medical procedures—think laser vein removal and even intense-pulsed-light skin rejuvenation—it's a good thing the centre is run by Dr. Shihab, a physician with an impressive background. He has concentrated on laser technology for more than 12 years, and he shares his knowledge with students at the Laser and CosMedic Academy, which he founded.
The clinic is also home to a spa side, where staffers relieve muscle tension with five kinds of massage, groom hands with peppermint-sugar scrubs, and cleanse faces with minerals and skincare products from Bhoomi Minerals.
Specializing in reflexology and traditional Chinese acupressure, Sole Spa’s knead-wielding staff propels clients into states of extreme serenity via tension-erasing massage treatments. During the 50-minute Standard Footy, feet exhausted from the daily commute to work by telephone wire unwind as they wallow in a soothing soak. A sea-salt bath imbues toes with oceanic tranquility, after which a reflexology foot massage bombards knotted muscles with strategic strokes and palliative kneads. As hoof batteries recharge, a 10-minute hand massage imbues mitts with enough energy to donate high-fives to all who need them. The zen-like spa bolsters treatment-induced sojourns into relaxation with its Eastern-inspired decor that includes softly glowing paper lanterns, Chinese paintings, and Buddha statues.
Bright-white walls and styling chairs provide little distraction for the artistic stylings of staffers at Muse Hair & Beauty Salon. Utilizing Bumble and bumble products, stylists at Muse take a page from the Vidal Sassoon playbook and focus on innovative hair design with services that range from haircuts to glossing to a L'Oréal Professionel Repair Deluxe treatment. This treatment brings back hair’s softness and lustre through doses of Renew C and Power Repair B. A full-service salon and spa, the staff also offers nailcare, facials, body massages, and organic treatments that combine replenishing body wraps and relaxing scalp massages.
But design isn’t just limited to hair, nails, and epidermises at Muse Hair & Beauty Salon. The waiting room is awash in soft whites and pinks, while the shampoo lounge features plush black-and-white chairs surrounded by wood-plank walls and backlit product displays.
Hand-cut Swarovski crystal chandeliers and a trio of skylights spill luminance across Beauté Légère’s white walls and exposed air ducts. From the minimalist waiting area to the pedicure stations nestled behind gauzy curtains, the salon exudes European elegance, a theme that extends to its menu of services. Stylists spanning three levels of experience—stylist, senior stylist, and principal stylist—execute a full range of texturizing, colour, and styling services with professional products from Bumble and bumble, Goldwell, and MoroccanOil. An exclusive provider of Gratiae organic skincare products, the salon also specializes in anti-aging facials, organic nail care, and body treatments that relieve muscles from the physical stresses of commuting by conga line.
Over the course of the last 15 years, Natasha Kirillov has helped countless clients regain their youthful glows with a full suite of skin services. When she’s not working on celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Bridget Fonda, and Gillian Anderson, Kirillov can be found at her studio performing waxes, massages, and other body treatments—treatments that include facials powered by such brands as Peau Vive, a luxurious line known for producing potent, vegan formulas.
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