At The Katwalk Salon, a team of beauty professionals from renowned schools such as Aveda, Vidal Sassoon, Blanche Macdonald, and Dominelli maintains a continuous training schedule to keep up with the latest trends. In addition to Aveda products, hair stylists transform 'dos with Schwarzkopf colour, the Brocato smoothing system, and Great Lengths hair extensions. Staffers pamper nails and skin with naturally derived products and loosen taut muscles with relaxing massages.
The compassionate crew does regular charity work to help out the local community. The salon inspires a luxe environment with rich wood floors, bright red walls, and plush red drapery reminiscent of the light-blocking bedroom curtains of a photosensitive princess.
The last time 300 different colours were located in the same place, Walt Disney animators were drawing Fantasia. Whether presenting more than 300 nail-polish hues or a diverse slate of beauty services, Seymour Nail & Spa gives its clientele plenty of choices for bringing their appearances to life. And the salon itself is filled with vivid colour: two tones of bright purple paint saturate the walls, but fortunately not the large flat-screen TVs mounted on them.
Aside from mani-pedis that spruce up and soften hands and feet, the nail salon adds length to natural nails with applications of acrylic, solar, or gel nails. The nail spa staff can also enhance hand and foot treatments with an exfoliating sea-salt scrub or dip extremities in warm paraffin wax to help prevent fungus and hydrate the skin. They can even bring out beauty in eyes by applying eyelash extensions, which create dramatic lashes with curved, synthetic fibres.
As its name implies, High Maintenance Day Spa & Salon strives to meet the beauty demands of its most discriminating clientele with a comprehensive array of relaxing treatments. The spa’s stylists, nail technicians, tanners, and massage therapists continue to carry out the mission set forth by the Crims, who founded the spa in 2006 with the vision of a retreat from life’s hectic day-to-day routine. Indeed, the only stresses to be found amid the salon’s soft-hued tiffany-blue walls are those that arise when choosing which of the many services to indulge in. Couples massages make for romantic and relaxing experiences, waxing removes unwanted fuzz, and spray tans prepare bodies for playing hide-and-seek amid bronze garden sculptures. Before snipping their first locks or untying their first muscle knots, the staff establishes a relationship with each customer through friendly chitchat and an informal consultation.
Shakila Beauty Salon ensures customers put their best-manicured foot forward by trimming the hair and prettying the faces of both men and women of all ages. Services range from facials to waxing, all performed by experienced aestheticians. Though not included with this Groupon, the beauty experts hydrate hair with products hand-plucked for quality, such as Moroccanoil, which is chock full of antioxidants that neutralize free-wheeling, no-good radicals. To accommodate clients’ schedules, spa specialists offer online booking.
Nasrin's Spa & Skincare offers skincare, waxing, and body services, such as nail treatments, massages, and body wraps. The staff members mix and match these spa services into packages, such as the Queen for a Day, which includes a facial, massage, mani-pedi with a paraffin treatment, makeup application, and lunch or a shake made from blended tiaras. Each packaged item can be requested à la carte, along with other services, such as trips to the infrared sauna, cellulite treatments, and tanning sessions.
With bright, punchy interiors rivaled only by the manicures created there, Pure Nail Bar is as charming as its staff is talented. That hasn't gone unnoticed by critics, either: the salon has been gushed over by everyone from the Vancouver Sun to Lucky magazine. It only adds to the appeal that the genial techs here can dress up nails any number of ways, with traditional mani-pedis, Vinylux manicures, and UV gel extensions among them.