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.
Celia Piper, master stylist and proprietor of Flair Home Hair Studio, employs her extensive experience working with senior stylists and colour technicians and her continuing education in advanced cutting and colouring techniques in order to help her clients find their most becoming hairstyles. She operates from the comfort of her own home, eschewing what she refers to as the "assembly-line" feel of downtown salons, and her keen eyes and hands perform precision cuts, stylings, and colour services with Moroccanoil and Schwarzkopf products. A complimentary consultation precedes all visitations, during which time clients can disclose their desired hairstyle and the exact number of marshmallows they can stuff into their mouth.
In Sanskrit, "dharani" means "earth supporter"?and at Dharani Healing Arts Center, this is the spiritual name of the head practitioner. Inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western herbal medicine, Dharani incorporates natural elements into treatments?which often includes prescribing herbal medicines or bathing feet in ionized water to help detoxify the body. Treatments are complemented by an array of other wellness services, including reflex massage, body therapy, herbal medicines, yoga classes, nutritional guidance, and bathing feet in ionized water.
The Green Bath and Beauty Company beautifies women of all ethnicities with a repertoire of eco-friendly aesthetic services that use Canadian-made products, including formulations from Ella's Botanicals, Pure Anada Natural Cosmetics, Dimpleskins, and Sappho Organic Cosmetics. Aside from skincare, aestheticians also offer mani-pedis, lash extensions, and waxing. Many of the spa's treatments use only vegan products that have not been tested on animals or sentient mannequins.