The aestheticians and registered massage therapists at Natural Sense Wellness pamper their clients from head to toe with a full menu of luxurious spa services. From decadent one-hour foot massages to specialized eye treatments, the roster of indulgences leaves no part of the body out. Waxing sessions whisk away unwanted hair from legs, underarms, and thoraxes, whereas threading neatly zips strands away from brows, cheeks, and upper lips. To help them in their beautification and relaxation efforts, the aestheticians rely on European products from brands such as Guinot, Sothys, and Jean D'Arcel Cosmetique.
Visitors to Vanilla Esthetics put themselves in the deft, gentle hands of a skincare expert with ten years of experience in the world of beauty. Their faces are coddled with clinical-grade products from Peter Thomas Roth, including cleansers, moisturizers, and peels. Waxing treatments remove excess fuzz from brows, lips, and legs, whereas relaxing manicures prepare hands for high-stakes games of let?s-see-who-breaks-the-handshake-first.
Since 1993, the instructors at Toronto School of Aesthetics Uptown have transformed their students into certified aestheticians, ready to work at a salon or start their own. The school's certifications cover the full range of aesthetic treatments, teaching students how to perm eyelashes, apply makeup, and brighten faces with custom skin care treatments more effective than replacing eyebrows with strands of holiday lights.
Salon V's golden and burgundy walls seem to glow beneath elegant glass chandeliers. High overhead, pin lights recall a constellation of stars as skilled stylists cultivate face-flattering cuts and bedeck tresses with subtle and bold colour highlights. The salon also pampers patrons with high-end products such as OPI, Bioline, and Gehwol during specialty mani-pedis and therapeutic facial treatments.
At the ultra chic Fifth Avenue Boutique Salon & Spa, crystal chandeliers dangle from the lofted ceiling and styling stations boast white salon chairs and giant mirrors surrounded by thick black frames. Besides the occasional plant and the green throw pillows on the couch in the waiting area, the only vivid color in the black-and-white salon is on the heads of clients, who sport bright red and chestnut hues.
The stylists here also create more subtle looks, including ombre color, as well as chop off split ends, twist locks into pretty updos, and apply hair-smoothing keratin treatments.
Additionally, the full-service beauty center offers nail and massage treatments, plus a wide range of exfoliating skincare treatments, everything from microdermabrasion to a pumpkin peel that is almost as good at infusing the skin with vitamins as wearing a jack-o'-lantern over your head.
Spending a day in the care of Lido's trained staff can result in a head-to-toe transformation: stylists tackle coifs, nail technicians make over fingers and toes, and aestheticians set skin aglow with facials. Eyebrows alone can be treated to a variety of services: a choice of waxing or threading helps them look alluringly curvy, and tinting adds subtle colour. Aromatherapy massages pamper noses and muscles alike, and candling clears ears without the need for snorkelling in a pool of ginger ale.