When beautifying the heads and bodies of his clientele, Yetmir Keqa of Salon Yetmir draws from eastern European roots, an apprenticeship at James Brett Coiffure, and a natural stockpile of dry wit and sincerity that helps to ease minds. During hair services for men, women, and youth, Mr. Keqa caters to his subjects' personalities and penchants for auditioning for shampoo commercials, using products by Davines and colour infused with milk protein. Facials and massages soothe away stress and brighten countenances, and mani-pedis leave extremities ready for first-impression handshakes. While clients admire glossy black treatment chairs and full-length, thick-bordered mirrors, they sip a complimentary macchiato that lightens the mood and keeps hair awake long enough to say goodbye to its split ends.
Just two blocks from the Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River waterfront, a beauty oasis awaits inside a restored home. A courtyard, wrought-iron fencing, and lampposts lead inside, where hanging plants and sleek hardwood floors enhance the already sunny atmosphere. Here, the stylists of Franselly Hair Design & Spa update hair with cuts and colour treatments, as well as extensions, relaxers, and perms.
At their newly opened location, the skin therapists at Solace Spa cater to clients' beauty needs with advanced products, from body sugar for hair removal to Dermalogica facials free of dyes, fragrances, and fillers. Their strict adherence to proper health-care and cleaning practices leave clients to relax at ease.
The Ultimate Hair Salon's team of skilled stylists and colourists gussy up women's and men's hair with products from Wella's Koleston Perfect, Color Touch, and Sebastian. Drawing from an extensive service menu, stylists cut, colour, perm, style, or straighten hair, rending fashionable wig and paper-bag collections obsolete.
The Mane Obsession is a Redken Platinum Salon in which master stylists sculpts tresses into modest follicular masterpieces. Hair services, such as a spring-cleaning cut ($25–$48 for women, $15–$32 for men), mow skullscapes into aesthetically pleasing frontier, and a bang trim frees eyes from the tyrannical rule of egotistical strands ($6). Colourists switch natural hues from doldrums to vibrancy with the application of highlights ($55–$78), and protect entire heads from freezer burn with a full-foil ($70–$93). An intense conditioning service can rid hair from permanent winter windsweptedness more effectively than applying nymph breath or never riding in a convertible ($11 add-on).