Previously, the only way to attain long, thick lashes was through lucky genes, falsies, or a lot of mascara. The technicians at Sugarin remove all of that hassle by adhering soft, natural-looking lash extensions drawn from a plush assortment of varying curls and lengths. A pampering service that's equal parts indulgent and efficient, each extension session leaves eyes accentuated for weeks; with touchups performed every three-four weeks, clients can make their gorgeous new lashes last indefinitely. Sugarin's wink-boosting services haven't gone unnoticed; their lash empire extends to offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, with clients including notable personalities such as former Pussycat Doll Chrystina Sayers.
Though the concentrate much of their efforts on boosting lash volume, Sugarin's technicians also know how to rid skin of unwanted fuzz. Whether they're taming unruly brows or getting bikini lines ready for swimsuit season, they whisk hairs away with the help of their signature warm sugaring paste. Derived from a process developed thousands of years ago, sugaring sessions leave skin smooth and clear without the irritation associated with shaving or screaming at hairs until they fall out.
The hot chocolate, pumpkin peel, lime and yogurt, and pineapple may sound delicious, but those menu items actually go on and not in your face. The glow facials incorporate organic fruits and natural ingredients to achieve a range of results from clearing uneven pigmentation to firming up loose skin. Organica Esthetics & Wellness’ body treatments showcase both traditional massage techniques—such as Swedish and hot rock massages. More organically inspired services include the mango and cinnamon body radiance treatment, which exfoliates with a mango peel and sugar scrub and nourishes the skin with a honeydew lotion.
Manicures, pedicures, and waxing treatments also reflect the salon’s dedication to wholesome products. Organica Esthetics & Wellness also stocks the natural and cruelty-free Eminence Organics skin care line from Hungary, so guests can maintain their skin care regime with products that contain fresh pulp and the seeds needed to sprout new bottles in the backyard.
Aesthetician Maryam Ghany had been searching for ways to enhance her eyelashes when she discovered extensions in 2008. Thrilled by the prospect of beating Bambi's batting average, she earned an advanced certification as an eyelash-extension technician the same year, and opened MyLash Canada 12 months later. Ghany has been an aesthetician since 1999, experience that gives her special insight into skincare and evinces her love of working with people—she describes her clients as "royalty."
Currently, she pours her expertise into recruiting highly educated technicians for her team, and teaching seminars that train new technicians in eye health and safety as well as the artistic application of extensions. The experts use a Health Canada–approved adhesive that makes lashes stay put for two to four weeks and never touches the skin, nixing the need to apply mascara or brush lashes against oiled bicycled chains.
At Vera Medi-Spa and Salon, beauty isn't the ultimate goal; it’s merely a step in the staff's ongoing quest to help boost each client's self-esteem. To help customers feel more comfortable in their own skin, the spa's professionals wield Palomar laser technology to banish unwanted hair or clear away unsightly veins, age spots, and other imperfections. Those looking to repair their love-hate relationship with an outdated hairdo or glued-on top hat can put their heads in the hands of the salon's stylists, who update strands with L'Oréal Professionnel Matrix and colour products. Because stress can have a large impact on well-being, the spa invites guests to put their feet up during relaxing mani-pedis or lie down to enjoy the tension-taming benefits of an aromatherapy massage, and facials help erase signs of tension on the face with anti-aging benefits from Guinot products.
Before Zara Hair and Skin Laser Cosmetic Clinic cycles new technology into its med-spa roster, the clinic's director, a trained pharmacist, tucks himself into his office, pours a hot glass of barbicide, and pours over the clinical data and studies. Each product housed in the clinic's aesthetic arsenal—from Soprano XL lasers to dermatologist-developed balms—wear a CE mark, which indicates that they meet stringent European standards.
When patients come in for laser-based facials, body contouring, or hair removal, staffers at the clinic, which is located in the Erin Mills Medical Clinic, analyze their skin and explain each treatment option in depth, empowering patients to make smart choices and absolutely dominate the cosmetology portion of any pub quiz.
The trained technicians at Divine Secrets aim to make beauty a bit less fleeting. They work to streamline daily routines and enhance natural beauty with permanent makeup, also known as cosmetic tattooing. With careful, steady hands, staff members apply pigments to the eyelids, lips, and eyebrows with their digital Nouveau tattoo machine. They fully vet each possible client to ensure that they're eligible, and use sterile equipment and standard precautions to avoid cross-contamination and pathogens. As permanent eyeliner, lip liner, or lip shading is applied, topical and local anaesthetics ward off pain. After each treatment, technicians counsel clients on how to best care for the sensitive area during the healing process.