Serenity Now: Spa Days with Pizazz

There’s something elegant about a freshly painted set of nails, and that special feeling that comes with an afternoon at the spa. While spas have always been a place to get pampered and polished, spas of the 21st century have transformed into so much more.

Gone are the days of the simple spa. In the modern spa, you can relax in a multi-purpose facility while shopping, lounging, and even enjoying a glass of something bubbly (or on the rocks).

Get ready to be pampered and to experience the new world of spas!

Yellow Door Studio

114 Thomas Street, Oakville   |

Yellow Door Studio is a fully licensed cafe, nail studio, and lounge all-in-one. Located on Thomas Street in old Oakville, it offers everything from quick touch-ups to all-out makeovers. Their packages start with a Short and Sweet package, including nail shaping and buffing. On the luxurious end, you can book their Revival Manicure with an essential oil soak, cuticle work, hand, shoulder, and neck massage (and more). 

The salon also offers party packages and mani/pedi services for men and kids. And while you’re getting buffed and polished, you can grab a drink from their bar selection of unique wines, champagnes, and signature cocktails. 

Styled Lounge

422 Pearl Street, Burlington   |

Styled Lounge on Pearl Street in the heart of downtown Burlington offers full-service treatments for the hair and body, ranging from a basic blow out and bang trim to a whole “new you” service that includes lash lift and tint, brow shaping and tinting, and full makeup application. 

For the bride-to-be and her bridesmaids, there are bridal party hairstyling packages that include makeup application, and even something special for those precious little flower girls. 

Added bonus: Styled Lounge will deliver all the services of their salon to a location of your choice!

…But then you’ll be missing their complimentary coffee, tea, and water – and they have a fully licensed bar. On your way out, you can pick up some conditioner and shampoo, home teeth whitening system, scented candles, or cozy sweater from another local biz, Simple Girl Canada.

Goldwyn and Sons

67 Bronte Road, Unit 6, Oakville   |

A unique and new experience for men has arrived in Bronte. At Goldwyn and Sons, the motto is to help men develop self-confidence and feel great in their own skin. This barbershop and parlour offers a number of basic and special services, and guests can enjoy a glass of whiskey while they get pampered!

Services at Goldwyn and Sons include beard trim, hot towel shave, head shave, and hair colouring. Among their premium services is a package called ‘The Albin’, which includes a haircut, beard trim, hair wash, and final style, along with a drink from the bar. 

New York New York

2082 Pine Street, Burlington   |

New York New York in downtown Burlington is another men’s grooming lounge and the perfect place to unwind and relax. The lounge offers a variety of services including a hot towel head shave and mini “man-cure,” along with eyebrow wax, and hair and scalp treatments. 

They also offer relaxing facial treatments and Indian head massage. One of their specialty packages is called ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’ and includes hand and feet treatments plus a facial. The ‘My Way’ package includes a haircut and design, plus hot towel facial shave and mini “man-cure”.

Fantasy Fables Princess Studio & Spa

2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington  

Spas aren’t just for adults. The Fantasy Fables Princess Studio & Spa offers both in-home and salon spa experiences. They deliver a Disney-lovers’ dream spa day for boys and girls with special guest stars Ariel, Elsa, or Anna. Or, you can hold your party with a favourite Disney princess at the spa’s Burlington location at Upper Middle and Appleby Line. 

In addition to meeting their favourite princess, the birthday guest can be treated to dazzling glitter hair gel and a sprinkling of pixie dust. Every guest receives a princess bracelet or pirate coin and can have fun dancing to their favourite songs and posing for photos. 

Whether you need nails done, hair done, or just want a little TLC and fun, these unique spas have an experience perfect for you this holiday season!  


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