The Colour Wheel

Our Summer 2016 issue is all about beauty. In her piece on oncology esthetics, Morag Currin gives estheticians working with clients undergoing cancer treatment advise about using the colour wheel to find the best palette to suit their client. Whether you’re an esthetician or spa therapist helping a client look...

Not Your Grandma’s Permanent Makeup

Tina Davies is the owner and founder of Natural Effects Permanent Makeup in Toronto. I spoke to her about her microblading practice and the special tools she’s designed for it: What is microblading? Microblading is the newest hottest trend in permanent makeup. It’s really natural eyebrows that last for...

Test Divas: Lip Lock

By Hermione Wilson I used to think wearing lipstick required a sacrifice. You could have this bold, beautiful lip colour but in order to have that you had to accept the fact that your lips would feel dry and cracked the whole time, and have to refresh your lipstick every...

A Skin Care Convert

By Kelly Townsend First, a confession: I’m utterly clueless when it comes to skin care and beauty regimes. If you’d asked me a week ago, I couldn’t have told you the first thing about what exfoliating your skin does, or what skin toner even is. It hadn’t been much...

A Spa In The Country

By Hermione Wilson When I headed to Ste. Anne’s Spa on a Thursday morning, my mind was preoccupied with the work I was leaving behind at the office. It helped that the drive up was smooth and relatively traffic free. It was clear from the moment I neared Ste....

My First Time

By Hermione Wilson I discovered something about myself during my first ever visit to a spa: I don’t relax very well. There I was, getting an amazing double massage with my mother at Toronto’s Spa InterContinental and I was worrying about where to put my hands. Should I keep them tucked under...

Test Divas: Summer Scents

By Hermione Wilson As summer draws to a close (sad, I know) we’re looking back to the delightfully fragrant spa products that gave our noses the most pleasure this season: Make Scents Make Scents sent us a handmade body scrub and body butter from their Garden of Eden collection. The...

Test Divas: OPI Spring Haul

When we got a veritable bouquet of OPI nail polishes in the mail, including their new Color Paints collection, we knew we had to share the love with the whole office! The test divas here at Spa Inc Magazine pitched in to test drive the new shades, snap Nailfies (that’s nail...

A Return To Los Cabos

We’ve been to Los Cabos, Mexico, but we’ve never seen it like this before! When Hurricane Odile touched down in Los Cabos in September 2014, it left a lot of devastation it left in its wake – an estimated US$1 billion worth of damage, in fact.  For a resort...

No Hair Here

By Hermione Wilson Every two weeks I go to visit an esthetician at the mall. “What do you need Honey?” she asks me as I approach the front desk. All the other customers swivel instinctively towards me, curious. I mumble something. “Sorry, didn’t catch that?” she says. I clear...