In the early 1990s, Blackstar Body Piercing proprietor Roger Monahan found that public health guidelines lacked a comprehensive understanding of his industry. So he rewrote them. The municipality adopted the suggestions, and Roger was immediately pegged as a go-to expert on best practices for piercers. Then, in 1998, Roger's procedures for client safety and sterilization formed the basis of the Ontario Protocols, which the government adopted for personal service workers province-wide. Yet such meticulous procedures had always been the norm at Roger's own studio. In addition to Blackstar's hygienic installation of body art, clients enjoy free aftercare support and detailed advice to ensure that pierced navels heal properly and that hula hoops are only used as earrings with due caution.
Within the calming green walls at Soothing Oasis Spa, certified aestheticians maintain a tranquil oasis in the midst of a hectic world, helping clients reduce stress and refresh bods with head-to-toe pampering services. They nix unwanted patches of hair with the help of warm wax, festoon nails in brilliant hues during mani-pedis, and help faces regain long-ago looks via anti-aging facials.
Helmed by owner and stylist Paulette Guelph, Trendsetter Hair Clinic morphs languid strands into radiant tresses with beautifying salon services. Patrons eager to augment existing head plumage can festoon locks with a pair of feather extensions available in vivid colours such as pink, green, and blue, along with more reserved hues such as black and invisible. A dexterous coiffeur affixes the ornithological additions in a matter of seconds, giving locks a quick and eye-catching upgrade. Alternatively, stylists can lavish mops with rejuvenating treatments such as a wash and style ($35) that cleanses begrimed manes before caressing strands into polished shape and thanking them for their cooperation. A conditioning treatment and scalp-massage therapy ($65) nourish follicles and relax craniums exhausted from constantly preventing brains from floating away in thought bubbles. Hair extensions ($100–$300+ for hairpiece and installation) hailing from brands including Revlon, Sensual, and New Image impart locks with extra length and added material for ponytail crafting.
The Live Well Centre strengthens souls and invigorates bodies through holistic and constructive care that meted out over a medley of services. Chiropractic treatment includes an exam ($75) and follow-up adjustment ($35) to stimulate the nervous system, ensuring that misaligned spines don’t resort to disguising themselves as keyboards to experience a therapeutic strophic. Determined to discover the root of all illnesses, naturopathy ($175.15) explores the history, symptoms, and day-to-day health (mood, energy, digestion and sleep patterns) of each patient, guiding them to explore choices and goals that foster an overall sense of well-being through an initial consultation and exam.
The talented team of beauty mavens at F.A.B. aims to spruce up cranial coverings with styling and colour meant to complement and emphasize each client's attributes. With partial foil highlights, trained stylists can strategically add a touch of colour to heads in shine-deficient places, such as the roots, tips, and faded uvulae, or add all-over hues with a full colouring. Patrons in need of a trim can instead opt for treatment from a senior stylist who shampoos, shears, and shapes tresses with premium products from AG and Schwarzkopf and an eye toward creating a distinctive coif that flatters each individual's face shape, hair texture, and forehead tattoos.