A mineral oil, petrolatum and SLS free shop and spa, we carry a wide array of beard care, skin care and shaving products (including Eminence Organics, Villain Moustache Wax., Barber's Brew Grooming Co., Cuppow, reCAP, Sayula, Pacifica, Mammoth Beard Co., Better Beard Co., Skin Essence, Norvell, and Whish). Our services include waxing, facials, spray tans and beard conditioning treatments by highly skilled technicians. You're not going to to find waterfall noises, cheesy clarinet solos or an uptight attitude here.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

We're Hiring!

Our team is expanding and we're looking for experienced estheticians who like taking their long weekends, no sales pressure and practicing ethical esthetics. We are looking for an esthetician comfortable helping at the front desk and working independently in our small team. 

Please forward all resumes here!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

April Happy Hour Specials!

This April if you book during our Happy Hour you can add a brow tint to your appointment for just $5 or if you and a friend book a spray tan you'll BOTH get 25% off your appointments! 

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Our Birthday!

This April 5th is our birthday! To celebrate we're offering 40% off our 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute Custom Skincare Treatments!
Book today to avoid disappointment! 
We will also be launching our new eye treatments this April, just in time for cottage season!

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

March Happy Hour Specials!

It's a new month, which means new Happy Hour specials! Now is the perfect time to check out our spectacular Yam and Pumpkin Peel Series and have a fresh glowing face for when warm weather rolls in!

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Free Brow Shaping!

March is almost here! March can be a hard month, you just want it to be sunny and green out but it's just not quite there. To help get you through the hard month, and thank you for your love and support we are offering limited spaces every Tuesday of March 2017 for FREE brow waxes or threading! Now it doesn't have to your first time seeing us to collect these sweet deals, but there are some guidelines:

1) Limited 1 per a person
2) Not applicable with any other specials
3) Limited spaces are available
4) This cannot be booked via MindBody / Online appointment request. You must call, text, email or speak to us in person to make the appointment
5) We recommend threading for those of you doing a peel treatments, using acne meds or wanting to book with a Custom Skincare Treatment
6) This is only available on Tuesdays, there are no rain cheques. 
7) If you no show or cancel with under 24 hours notice you may be charged a fee which reflects the cost of a normal brow wax, since we would have turned away appointments to maintain the integrity of your service.

Thanks again for your support and love!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Why We Rarely Recommend Only Using Clear Skin Products

In Eliss' latest blog post she discusses why it's very rare an esthetician recommends just the Acne treating products on a break out prone skin. Why only choose one set of active ingredients when you can have many, all working towards making your skin it's happiest!

"We see it all the time, clients coming in certain that the only product for them is acne specific product lines. There are so many acne or break out treating products, millions are spent yearly on over the counter and prescription acne treating products, that’s not including specific in spa or clinic treatments. When after a treatment a client with break out activity is *only* recommended the line’s acne products it can read as lazy, except in severe cases.
The fact of the matter is most acne we see in the spa shows triggers that are different from sticky skin cells, things like severe dehydration, rosacea, a detrimental product or stress. You also don’t want to see a client using strictly acne treated products for life, if a client is seeing zero improvement with regular treatments and as home product use, then that is when a dermatologist is more appropriate. There are a lot of clients who exacerbate their acne symptoms by not realising they’ve grown out of their crazy hormone teenage skin, and are now further dehydrating their skin and inviting a different type of break out that’s just as annoying.
When planning recommendations for a client who’s dealing with break out activity you want to consider which steps you think they’ll do most consistently, their skin type and their skin conditions. You can always “treat” conditions, but you need to work with their skin type. If you only layer mattifying, low oil or oil free, exfoliating products on a dry thin acneic skin you’re not going to see the same results as mixing in a soothing moisturiser, or nourishing mask. Mixing in products that concentrate on issues like dehydration, hyper pigmentation or reddness are a great way to show your client there’s a world of products for them that aren’t full of salicylic acid, sulphur and tea tree oil, but still help shut down cycles in their skin that could be making their acne feel or act worse than it has to..."

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Price Increase

It's that time, lease is renewed, services are expanding and inflation is coming. Starting March we will be implementing our new prices on services, all the increases are $5 or less except on grouped services (such as lower body waxes), some prices haven't changed at all. You can see the new price points on our Services page! Please note all gift certificates that have been purchased will be honoured for their service without any additional charges.

This price increase will also enable us to keep delivering specials and discounts (like Tuesday with T, Student Discount Wednesdays and our Review and Win contest!) and bring in service upgrades (you can look forward to Lash Lifts/Perms in the future at Saul's, as well as expansions in our facial services!)

Thanks so much for your continuing support!