Manscape’s head stylists, Katie O’Sullivan and Denise Moore, snip male clients’ tresses with techniques gleaned from a combined 23 years of experience. With steady hands, they shape hairs into trendy styles and open pores with hot towels before sending five o’clock shadows home to their wives and follicles.
The experienced stylists at Michael Anthony Salon beautify clients with an array of services for the hair and nails, plus massages and tanning to pamper bodies. Complimentary cups of espresso or glasses of wine enhance the relaxation during spa pedicures, facials, or japanese hair straightening. The stylists fix hair and makeup for special occasions such as weddings, proms, or heists at a wedding or prom.
Nefertiti Beauty Salon—named in honor of the former queen of Egypt—celebrates timeless glamour with a traditional lineup of hair, nail, and waxing services powered by products from BC and Schwarzkopf. Staying true to the loose translation of "Nefertiti" as “the beautiful one has arrived,” Nefertiti’s licensed stylists chisel down overgrown locks and repurpose manescapes with artfully executed layers accented by pops of colour. All services take place in a salon space that adheres to Egyptian style, from the wall accents to the receptionist who jots down appointments in hieroglyphics that uncannily resemble the English language.
Located the still-beating heart of Walkerville, Talio Salon fuses a quirky combination of mop-cropping acumen and aesthetic panache. The tress-bedecked, gleaming wood floors serve as the staging ground for sheer-wielding wizardry. Amiable stylists abbreviate braids and compress crown curtains with the finesse of a Fabergé egg thief, taking care to ensure that you leave confident in your cut. Talio Salon also peddles coiffure-coddling products, so you can recreate that salon look in front of your niece's three-foot-tall vanity.
Trained by owner and renowned stylist Jeffery Wood, T'Dye For's scissor wizards escort unprimped locks through an array of professional salon services for both men and women. Heads can relax and let worries detangle at one of 12 stylists' chairs in a chic, 2,000-square-foot modern shrine to all things follicle. Beyond the standard cut and style ($30–$50 for women, $20–$40 for men), T'Dye For's stylists also specialize in colouring services (starting at $40) and event hair ($30+). Some pricing is based on the experience of the stylist, the amount of product used, and whether or not the customer was once an extra on Teen Wolf. Free parking for T'Dye For customers behind the salon makes navigating the area as manageable as a fresh set of play-doh bangs.
When a guest steps into Refresh Day Spa, the outside world is immediately quieted. Privacy glass in the lobby obscures the actions of passersby, and water features and meditative music lull patrons into a relaxed state. Four treatment rooms encircle the reception area, and inside these rooms massage therapists and aestheticians pamper bodies with naturally derived services. Dermalogica products—which are known to eschew irritants such as alcohol, artificial colours, and tiny tickle monsters—fuel a selection of custom facials, and hot stones and mud build earthy foundations for massages and body wraps. Down the hall, stylists and nail technicians set to work in a salon equipped with massaging pedicure chairs and a plasma-screen television. Laser hair removal reigns as their most popular service, for which the spa may offer a 20 per cent discount off the price of competitors who use the same equipment.