A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
With more than 17 years of styling experience and slew of hair colour classes tucked behind her ear, Creative Touch Hair Salon’s Cathy Brown snips, shapes, and dyes locks with confidence. By analyzing her clients’ face-shapes, the deft cosmetologist can determine and suggest the most feature-flattering hairstyle and best-fitting top hat. Brown slings top-shelf products by Joico and Schwarzkopf as she infuses strands with deep-conditioning treatments, enhances colour with highlights, or adds bounce with perms. In addition to men's, women's, and children's cuts, the stylist also grooms hirsute brows and eradicates unwanted tufts from lips and chins with professional wax treatments.
Hybrid Hair and Detox Spa has a knack for responsible beauty. When Erin Kier had the chance to open her own salon, she saw it for what it was: a chance to fulfill her lifelong dream of not only taking care of people, but also looking after world in which we live. Thereby, Kier's vision for a salon-spa where health and beauty were intertwined also avoided harmful industry practices with the goal of having the most dainty of environmental footprints. House stylists aim to use green-friendly products, many of which are all-natural, vegan, and toxin-free. And a bottle-refill program helps keep plastic away from landfills and fire breathers. Therapists also perform reiki reflexology and shamballa services.
Kier's goodwill extends beyond the salon-spa's walls. A Green Circle Salon membership ensures that foil and spare hair are shipped off for reuse, and participation in the University of Waterloo's WellFit program helps provide support for cancer survivors.
The technicians at Skin Indulgence Studio specialize in both state-of-the-art and classic hair removal techniques for both men and women. A LightSheer Diode laser zaps hair during its growth phase in order to prevent it from sprouting. Waxing takes a more traditional and temporary route, stripping away hairs from the face, armpits, and bikini area so that they grow back softer and finer, unlike the coarse stubble that results from shaving or running kitchen shears across the skin?s surface. Waxing services can be done with both soft and hard wax depending on the sensitivity of the area. To further beautify clients, the staff also performs makeup applications, adds eyelash extensions, and tints brows and lashes. All services are performed in their clean and professional environment.
Avaria Health & Beauty Corp. is the brain child of two modern day alchemists. Cosmetic physician Dr. Keith Burk and compounding pharmacist Phil Hudson own Avaria, hunched over cactus extracts and meadowfoam seed oil, puzzling out how better to deliver their natural vitamins into arid epidermises. The result is high-end beauty products that both beautify and strengthen skin, blending natural ingredients such as grapefruit extract, emu oil, and starlight with amino acids and vitamins essential to repairing damage to skin from aging and external sources. All of Avaria's products are paraben-free and manufactured in Canada.
Bella Spa's expert aestheticians employ a combination of North American and European techniques to lavish rejuvenating spa services upon weary bodies. The staff is passionate about the art of spiritual healing, emphasizing individuality while helping clients to achieve peace and tranquility by explaining hard-to-figure-out magic tricks. Their spread of spa services includes a full menu of massage therapies alongside mani-pedis, organic facials, and waxing services. They also provide a range of tanning services, including access to premium turbo tanning beds.