A L'Oréal Professionnel salon, Salon Verve's highly trained staff specializes in precision cuts that harness runway style, crafting flattering, head-turning coiffures in the process. Your follicular makeover begins with a consultation, wherein such important style decisions as "short or long" and "GI Elvis or Seventies Elvis" take to the discussion main stage (starting at $45). Next, the certified stylist washes hair, briskly lathering locks the way only professional fingers can, and anoints heads with a luxurious, long-lasting scalp treatment ($25 for long-lasting treatment). Salon goers then wend their way to the cutting station, where strands are snipped and shaped. Finally, the fresh cut gets the styling it requires to flounce out the doors and glossily blind unsuspecting passersby.
An entire career sparked from a single conversation. In 1981, Alex Settino and a hairdresser friend casually chatted about the beauty industry, and the passion behind his friend's voice was enough to motivate Alex to start his own career in haircare. In 1984, after completing a valuable apprenticeship, he opened up his own salon, David Alexander in Yorkville, where he and a talented cast cared for the manes of locals as well as talents such as Richard Dreyfuss, Diane Keaton, and Olympia Dukakis. David Alexander has since relocated to Woodbridge, and the master stylist and his staff continue to create flattering looks for men and women with their professional services. There, split ends meet their fates, professional colour treatments boost hair sheens, and elegant updos up the ante for clients' personal best looks. Aestheticians are also on hand to wax away fuzz from faces, limbs, and bikini lines, and nail techs pamper hands and feet with spa manicures and pedicures.
More than one kind of bodily transformation is happening within the walls of Active Fitness. While exercisers trim waistlines with conventional exercise, the technicians at Brava Body Works Ltd. aim to contour figures with another fat-liquefying method: laser lipo therapy. They position treatment pads over specific body areas, striving to convince fat-cell membranes to release some of their volume with low-level laser energy. The team also uses the LightSheer diode laser to remove hair from virtually any skin type, including light, dark, tanned, or bioluminescent, and also offers waxing services.
Natural light floods into A & B Creative Looks, illuminating canary-yellow tiles and tan walls emblazoned with a floral pink stripe. Since opening the studio in 2010, its aesthetics professionals have treated men and women with environmentally conscious salon and spa services. Using ammonia-free hair colour and herbal facial products, they beautify the body with minimal effect on the environment other than the jealousy evoked in forest nymphs with tangled hair. In addition to performing hair and facial services, they reduce the appearance of cellulite deposits, sunspots, and dark circles with noninvasive treatments administered in secluded treatment rooms.
At Happy Bug Nails, customers can make sure their fingers and toes pop with colour after they?re topped with coats of polish from top brands such as CND, Harmony Gelish, OPI, and Essie. Nail technicians personalize each mani-pedi with add-ons that include a paraffin treatment and hundreds of artistic nail designs that run the gamut from polka dots to tiny portraits of your favourite prime minister. Happy Bug Nails also offers additional pampering with sugaring services that remove unwanted hair on faces, arms, legs, and tails.
The stylists at Joseph's Coiffures have been shearing manes for 55 years, scrubbing scalps with top-of-the-line products and blow-drying locks in a modern setting. Masterful eyes first assess tresses before hands lather them using products such as I.C.O.N., Eufora, and Macadamia and administering a brain-stimulating scalp massage (a $16.95 value). Patrons may bring along photos of their favourite celebrity or favourite forest animal for matching trim and styling. A final blowout and fashioning by salon stylists leaves locks more polished than a stainless-steel robot (a $50.85 value). The Vaughan location, situated in the Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, is the main location, and the original Joseph still meanders through the sleek white styling chairs to chat up bobs under minimalist lighting fixtures.