Real bamboo, potted with smooth stones in glass vases, contributes to the serene vibe of Grace Hair & Esthetics’ simple yet elegant studio. Among the space’s wooden floors and red, white, and mocha-hued walls, stylists snip and colour the tresses of men, women, children, and teens. A private spa room sets the stage for the aesthetics portion of the salon, where waxing experts strip away fuzz from underarms, legs, and bikini lines, and eyebrow stylists thread brows into symmetrical curves or asymmetrical arches to connote a permanent state of disbelief. Nail technicians also contribute to beauty overhauls with basic mani-pedis and dollops of shellac polish that remain chip-free for up to two weeks.
The aestheticians and stylists at Shear Image Nail and Hair Studio help clients look and feel radiant with a slew of hair, nail, and massage services. Paraben-free products from Morroccanoil maintain hair's lustre and sheen. OPI nail polishes glitz up digits and, unlike written entrance exams at zoos, do not subject animals to testing. The salon's hair and nail products are available for purchase on-site, along with wallets, purses, and scarves.
Michelle, a certified aesthetician and registered reflexologist, works hard to help her clients achieve both outer beauty and inner peace. She paints upper lips, arms, horns, and bikini areas with warm wax before swiftly evicting unwanted fuzz, and customizes facials to combat problematic skin conditions. During reflexology sessions, Michelle applies pressure with her hands to areas of the feet. Each trigger point corresponds with a specific part of the body and works to alleviate such ailments as tension headaches, back pain, digestive disorders, and arthritis.
The aestheticians at Bare Body Sugaring harness the smoothing power of an all-natural sugar paste––made simply from lemon, sugar, and water––to eliminate unwanted hair at the root. Unlike waxing, which can strip away living skin, sugaring removes only the hairs and any dead skin cells, and is applied at room temperature, leaving no potential for burns. Hair is removed in the same direction that it grows to reduce breakage and irritation while ridding legs, underarms, and brow ridges of even the finest fuzz. The paste is also completely free of any dyes, chemicals, or artificial fragrances, and is even edible, making it the perfect solution for people who are tired of shaving the hair off their kiwi fruits before eating.
Registered massage therapist Brent Warren of Warren Therapy Clinic has more than a decade of experience addressing a range of maladies through massage. Warren has been an active member of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba since 2002, which helps keep him abreast of modern therapeutic techniques for assessing and treating pain caused by musculoskeletal trauma, repetitive strain, and sports injuries. His attentions can help patients deal with both chronic discomfort and acute pain, such as protractor-related injuries sustained while drawing angles fewer than 90 degrees.
Elisabeth Hair & Nails' professional team performs manicures and pedicures using acrylic and gel polishes, smoothen epidermises with waxing services and body-sugaring sessions, and lift stress from backsides with five massage modalities. Staffers also meticulously interlace headscapes with AAA-grade Indian Remy human hair extensions, which can be fused for semi-permanent placement or rendered removable so clients can speedily switch their appearance while sneaking multiple cheese samples at the supermarket. During luxurious massage treatments, therapists quench all skin types with fragrance-free oils rich in vitamin E, jojoba, sunflower, and minerals. A warm towel wrap concludes each session, resulting in the ultimate softening experience.
A graduate of Vancouver's West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Vitality Massage Therapy Clinic's Lincoln Lau specializes in holistic healing with an exotic twist. He employs long, flowing strokes and deep forearm techniques to induce relaxation during hawaiian lomilomi massages, which can last anywhere from one to five hours depending on the client's needs or the health of his watch battery. Lau also leads the body through a collection of yoga postures combined with deep stretches and acupressure therapy during thai yoga massages and helps perfect posture with manupractic structural integration––a modernized form of deep-tissue massage designed to realign the body across several sessions.