Quick Stop Hair Shop’s team of stylists manages the manes of women, men, and children with a menu of speedy-yet-professional services. Whether executing cuts and colours or trimming shaggy beards, they draw from their continuous training to craft unique and contemporary styles. The stylists accommodate busy schedules by welcoming walk-ins and appointments on nights, weekends, and any day that begins with a sunrise. They also provide free consultations to help clients achieve their desired looks and curate products to take home from brands such as Redken, Chi, and Paul Mitchell.
In 2007, nail technician Melissa Daigle left Montreal and her best friend, Julie, in order to make over the citizens of Victoria. Five years later, she opened up a new business, New Town Nails & Lash Studio, and recruited Julie, a fellow graduate of Academy of Creative Nail Design, to join her.
Now the Grand Master nail techs treat hands and feet to pampering scrubs and massages before decorating nails with shellac, acrylic, or gel polishes. Julie also relies on her five years of lash-extension experience to enhance eyes at New Town. She has training with not one but two lash-extension brands?Misencil and Xtreme Lashes?and is a Miscenil official dealer. Like a pirate's shoulder parrot, the extensions Julie individually applies to natural lashes are water-resistant and extremely glamourous. After 2?3 weeks, she can replace any extensions that have shed with the natural lashes.
The aestheticians at Gorgeous Skin Spa let the healing molecules in the botanical-rich Prana SpaCeuticals product line do the grunt work while administering their specialty facials. Prana translates to ?breath? in Sanskrit and reflects Prana SpaCeuticals? philosophy that all-natural, living ingredients improve the appearance of skin far better than the harsh synthetics found in commercial products. Aestheticians complement their facial services with waxing treatments, which also draw on organic formulas, and semipermanent-makeup applications harness plant-based pigments to fill in brows, third eyes, and lips. The spa's menu also includes peels and eyelash extensions.
Luly Lash’s technicians share two obsessions: beauty and cleanliness. To achieve the latter, they don surgical masks and latex-free gloves before carefully affixing extensions to each of their clients' natural lashes. Their private treatment rooms keep the outside world’s filth at bay as they use sterile tweezers to grip strands one-by-one. The results range from discreet to dramatic and speak to their mutual appreciation for beauty. With proper aftercare, the extensions should last for at least two weeks, or approximately 13 days longer than a beard of soap bubbles.
To achieve each client's preferred look, the certified eyelash technicians, who are all certified and approved by The Eyelash Emporium, at Lashes to Love customize each set of extensions they apply. Customers choose from an array of shapes, colours, lengths, and thicknesses, and the extensionist applies individual lashes one by one. Afterward, clients learn how to properly care for their lashes to keep them firmly affixed for up to four weeks.
Laser hair removal, Jane Iredale makeup applications, facials, and massages all take place under the roof of Bliss Spa, which adds homey touches, including club chairs that lounge near a fireplace and eye-catching chandeliers, to each relaxing experience. The staff also takes pride in the spa’s cleanliness, sterilizing equipment with the same apparatus used in a doctor’s office and never double-dipping during waxing services or at the hors d’oeuvres table during work parties.