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.
Elegance Medi Spa's cosmetic procedures entwine Eastern modalities with noninvasive Western technology. Using this mix, the staff of certified technicians can help patients vanquish flab with an FDA-approved LipoLaser, banish unwanted hair with laser hair-removal services using the LightSheer XC diode laser, and fade discolouration with teeth whitening. No matter what aesthetic treatment patients choose, they first undergo a comprehensive consultation to discuss their concerns, goals, and favourite celebrity baby names.
Referring to themselves as “Stellas,” the stylists at Stella Haute Coiffure create a vintage atmosphere that carries through to the salon’s antique accents. In addition to their cutting and colouring specialties, the Stellas remove unwanted hair with waxing services and dress up fingers and toes during mani-pedis that treat appendages to soaks, exfoliation treatments, and paraffin dips.
For more than 10 years, Sheri Miller has fostered a welcoming, relaxing environment at Beauty Essentials Studio. Wielding OPI products—her preferred brand for nail treatments—she tends to digits with acrylic nails, gel polish, and natural manicure treatments. She also performs other services including paraffin treatments, exfoliating hand scrubs, and nail art.