Even with 18 years of experience in the beauty industry, Danielle O'Brien realizes that there are always new techniques and procedures to master. She chose to embrace current treatment modalities by earning her certification in cutting-edge laser therapy treatments. Using a SharpLight ForMax cosmetic laser system, Danielle improves clients' skin tone and texture by helping minimize the appearance of unwanted stubble, acne lesions, and age spots.
Of course, she still performs traditional, yet effective facials too. Her facial treatments similarly aim to restore a youthful glow and vigor to the skin, albeit by using Sothys skincare products instead of laser technology. Held within a candlelit room, these facials are intended to put visitors at ease while extracting impurities and moisturizing skin.
Avaria Health & Beauty Corp. is the brain child of two modern day alchemists. Cosmetic physician Dr. Keith Burk and compounding pharmacist Phil Hudson own Avaria, hunched over cactus extracts and meadowfoam seed oil, puzzling out how better to deliver their natural vitamins into arid epidermises. The result is high-end beauty products that both beautify and strengthen skin, blending natural ingredients such as grapefruit extract, emu oil, and starlight with amino acids and vitamins essential to repairing damage to skin from aging and external sources. All of Avaria's products are paraben-free and manufactured in Canada.
Behind the pretty stone façade of The Thymeless Apothecary is a fittingly beautiful collection of bath and beauty products from around the globe. Colourful candles and diffusers line the shelves, filling the air with scents of persimmon and bergamot. Giant jars filled with colourful salts beckon visitors to scoop the fragrant crystals into awaiting bags and create their own relaxing scents. These crystals are then taken home to be used in the bath or scattered on an icy driveway.
Thymeless Apothecary’s Alonda Nichols—who spent more than 20 years at the helm of an upscale spa—uses many Thymeless’s products during her facial treatments. Each facial is customized to skin type and can treat issues such as fine lines, acne, or dryness.