Services at The Neighbourhood Spa are anything but cookie-cutter. Instead, the med spa’s licensed aestheticians and laser technicians tailor treatment plans to every individual complexion they come across. They follow these plans with detailed skincare tips for each client’s particular lifestyle, daily stresses, and even eating patterns. Once they know how to treat a problem, the team members administer any one of their technologically advanced services. For instance, they might prescribe an intense-pulsed-light facial to alleviate broken capillaries or correct discoloration. Acne-riddled skin, meanwhile, may call for a hodgepodge of treatments, such as facials, chemical peels, and photorejuvenation. Below the neck, the staffers use radio frequency, vacuum suction, and mechanical massage to contour wobbly areas and smooth cellulite dimples. They also complement newly shaped physiques with two kinds of hair removal: permanent laser treatments or waxing for those who want the option to grow out their eyebrows at a later date.
At the ultra chic Fifth Avenue Boutique Salon & Spa, crystal chandeliers dangle from the lofted ceiling and styling stations boast white salon chairs and giant mirrors surrounded by thick black frames. Besides the occasional plant and the green throw pillows on the couch in the waiting area, the only vivid color in the black-and-white salon is on the heads of clients, who sport bright red and chestnut hues.
The stylists here also create more subtle looks, including ombre color, as well as chop off split ends, twist locks into pretty updos, and apply hair-smoothing keratin treatments.
Additionally, the full-service beauty center offers nail and massage treatments, plus a wide range of exfoliating skincare treatments, everything from microdermabrasion to a pumpkin peel that is almost as good at infusing the skin with vitamins as wearing a jack-o'-lantern over your head.
At Spa Namaste at Richmond Hill Natural Therapies, the scent of aromatherapy oils wafts through the air in and around tropical plants and fireplaces, all arranged according to the principles of feng shui. This design is intended to create a relaxing and positive environment for clients. As music plays, the team of massage therapists, chiropractors, and naturopathic doctors steps in to help clients feel at ease during services that range from organic facials to acupuncture and nutritional counseling. Massage therapies include lomi hawaiian-temple bodywork, which utilizes long, flowing strokes, and Thai massage, a therapy that combines yoga and Ayurveda. Other treatments include craniosacral therapy, which aims to improve how the central nervous system functions, ensuring that humans don’t try to eat with their ears or hear with their mouths.
For more than 30 years, Fame International's aestheticians have gone beyond ordinary treatments to help their clients look and feel like a million bucks. Their customized facials address individual skincare needs with aromatic steam and
nutrient-rich seaweed. During mani-pedis,
nail technicians can give a quick trim and polish, or they can add a
paraffin dip or whirlpool foot bath to give the experience a warming, soothing touch.
Fame International's stylists are also on hand to perform cuts or colouring treatments that create flattering new looks. But
making clients feel good doesn't end with the beauty team. Massage therapists are also on hand to soothe
tension, relieve chronic pain, and allay concerns that a muscle knot might actually be a marble you swallowed in your brash and reckless youth.
At Eternal Beauty n Beyond, certified medical aesthetician Kerri Le works with one goal in mind: to create personalized skin solutions for every client. After evaluating a client’s needs and skin concerns, she designs a customized skincare plan by employing the techniques she learned at Canadian Beauty College and using state-of-the-art, FDA-approved medical aesthetic treatments. These treatments may include chemical peels, microdermabrasions, or Dermalogica facials. The latter use zone-by-zone face mapping to deliver exactly what skin needs right at that moment, such as a tattoo of a lion selling Dermalogica products.
Mila Laser Clinic's staff specializes in transforming their clients via advanced cosmetic procedures. Their facial treatments, such as skin tightening, photofacials, and Botox, help smooth out the face and correct imperfections such as wrinkles or discoloration. They bring the same revivification to the body with cellulite-reduction and skin-tightening treatments, making clients feel like David did after Michelangelo carved away the final layer of marble. The staffers also harness technology to combat unwanted body hair with laser hair-removal services that render skin smooth and hair-free.