Crystal Saulnier](http://gr.pn/GHvbcV) can trace her passion for entrepreneurship back to childhood, when she played store and set up imaginary businesses with her friends. Now that she’s moved past games, she operates SunMe Swimsuit Spa, a retail-spa hybrid. There, she and her staff ready clients for vacation—or make them look like they’ve just returned from an exotic locale. Airbrush artists spray on a custom bronze tan that accentuates each body’s curves or camouflages its suctioned tentacles, and nail technicians polish finger- and toenails after softening skin with warm hand and foot soaks.
After treatments, clients can flip through the racks at SunMe Swimsuit Spa’s swimwear boutique, where fitting experts help customers sizes 6–24 pick out an ensemble for a staycation that includes running through a neighbour’s sprinkler.
Innovation sometimes comes from unexpected places. In 1985, researchers at the German company Wilde Dental realized that their durable, composite, light-cured dental resin could revolutionize the cosmetic nail industry. The idea came to fruition in the form of LCN polish, which lengthens, seals, and corrects natural nails without the damaging effects associated with acrylics.
Today, LCN’s innovative products inspire creative, colourful nail designs at Glamorous Nails: An LCN Boutique. In the comfortable boutique, technicians lengthen nails with glass-gel polish or use magnetic polish to pattern finger tips with bright, metallic stripes, stars, or 3-D disco balls.
"From fingers to toes, the polish, it goes," reads the home page of Cutiecalls' website. It's apt phrasing for the salon, where nails reign supreme and polishes are selected for both their cosmetic beauty and lasting strength. Take, for example, CND's Shellac—the UV-cured lacquer yields a glass-like finish that resists chipping for up to 14 days. Alternatively, LCN gel nails come in classic white and pink colours or bearing sparkles and nail art. In addition to enhancing nails, the salon's beauty pros groom brows and make the journey to bridal parties and nail-biting overtime hockey games—polish and files in hand—to perform on-site manicures and pedicures.
Spend your well-needed day off at Dartmouth's Independence Beauty Centres, a relaxing day spa.
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Independence Beauty Centres lets you take control of your whole look by selecting from any of its beauty services like eyelash extensions.
Improve the look and feel of your nails with a full-service mani and pedi from this spa.
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With a wide range of certifications under her belt, licensed aesthetician Brina Norman brings an expert's touch to every spa treatment. Atop treatment tables ensconced with plush blankets and pillows, clients relax as the master spa technician nourishes sensitive skin with customized facials and gentle, rejuvenating eye treatments. To enhance and soften complexions, she exfoliates dead cells with sugar scrubs and microdermabrasion. And, for clients in need of deep, healing relaxation, hot-stone massages can penetrate even the mostly tightly wound muscles. With constant training on new techniques and technologies, Norman performs every waxing, brow tinting, or lash extension with a confidence backed by years of professional development and experience.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
All technicians are master stylists and are well educated in color and foil services. We pride ourselves on a friendly relaxed environent
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To give people the services they want at a cost friendly price
What do you love most about your job?
The people we get to meet everyday
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
You have made me feel beautiful inside and out