Behind Excel Herb Health Center's unassuming storefront, spring-green walls wrap around the waiting area and stretch into private treatment rooms. Here, holistic practitioners pamper clients with treatments that focus on health, beauty, and relaxation. Whether they use hot stones to ease sore muscles or acupuncture needles to dispose of rabid balloon animals, the most important element they bring to the table is experience. The practitioners have knowledge and experience ranging from massage and physical therapy to herbalism and acupuncture. These holistic therapies complement the centre's traditional spa services, which include Shellac manicures, waxing, and deep-hydrating facials.
Situated within a quaint, converted brick house yet chicly decorated in a dichromatic palette of grey and cream hues, Doll Face Spa strikes a balance between homey charm and modern luxury. After passing through the spa?s unmistakable light-teal door, clients can begin to unwind on one of the ivory leather sofas. Whether subsequently called into a treatment room for a facial, hair extensions, or a Shellac manicure, each visitor can count on the staff?s strict commitment to clean and safe practices. Other beauty services include eyebrow threading, waxing with either hot or strip wax, and personalized makeup application.
Inside Famo Nails Station, rows of OPI and Essie nail polish line the shelves, their bright colours popping against the sleek, white walls. Here, clients can select any one of the long-lasting hues to adorn fingernails or toenails. After their selection, they can relax in pedicure chairs or belly up to manicure tables for services that include nail buffs, shellac pedicures, and French manicures complete something eminently French on each finger: a crossed-out British flag. They can also settle into the spa-like atmosphere for waxing services to bid farewell to unwanted body hair.
Zebra stripes on a rainbow gradient. Sparkling rows of 3-D jewels. Bows and crystals. Though these are the items on the agenda of the UN party-planning committee, they’re also some of the nail designs in the portfolio of Tiffany and her fellow Kandi Apple artists. The team prides itself on eschewing stencils and airbrush machines, opting instead to painstakingly adorn digits freehand. Those looking for a more subdued look can opt for gel and traditional manicures and pedicures, along with French manicures and acrylics. Waxing is also available.
At Nailopolis, you can opt for classic nail services or treat yourself to lavish upgrades and customized treatments. Teen manicures and pedicures cater specifically to the adolescent set, who need to fortify their nails for vigorous texting marathons and prep their feet for today's trendy sock hops. There's even a sports mani-pedi for athletes. Visitors can also opt for warm paraffin, long-lasting shellac gel, and French tips.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Parking garage
Most popular service: Gel polish (no-chip) manicure
Brands Used: Entity Beauty, OPI, and CND