Walking through the door of Creative Salon & Spa is like stepping from your cabana onto the white sand beaches of the Dominican Republic – it is an oasis. Here is a space where you can truly indulge. It is all about you. A calming wall mural displaying the warm costal seashore, crystal blue wall tiles and Betty and her staff there to treat you to the pampering you deserve. Can you ask for more?
Betty Lam, owner and operator of Creative Salon & Spa, studied the art of esthetics long before she immigrated to Canada. While she furthered her skills taking a hair styling course at George Brown College to obtain her Ontario license, Betty worked as a nail technician in a salon. When it was time for Betty to open her own salon, fate took control. She simply walked into a salon on Bayly Road for a haircut and discovered that the salon was for sale. She had no idea when she first strode through the door that she would be walking out with a real-estate deal in mind. After a dozen years working in someone else’s salon, it was time for Betty to take control and open her own business.
Creative Salon & Spa has been in business for eight years and Betty’s working “family” has grown to include four other estheticians. Creative Salon & Spa has private salon rooms, three pedicure and manicure stations, two dryers, two sinks, four chairs and can accommodate up to twenty people for a private party. Betty has further expanded to a second location, which opened over two years ago, on St. Martin’s Drive at San Francisco by the Bay. The second location is called 4U Salon & Spa and where Creative Salon & Spa is open and airy, 4U Salon & Spa is intimate with soft lighting, two hair and two nail stations. It is the perfect setting for bridal parties. Another hairdresser and a nail technician joined Betty’s family to assist at this location. When asked about the skills of her team, Betty jokingly but proudly states, “I know we are good. All of my staff is really good, because I’m very picky.”
Betty’s salons offer something for everyone:
· Hair treatments;
· Hair styling;
· Free colour, colour correction and highlight consultations;
· Men’s esthetics and grooming;
· Tooth whitening;
· Nails: bio gel / seaweed wrap, solar, powdered gel, silk wrap / fiberglass;
· Manicures, airbrushing, and the marvulous14 day manicure protected by shellac;
· Spa pedicures;
· Shower, Staggette, Wedding packages;
· Children’s Princess birthday party packages;
· Girls’ day packages;
· Facials and Hollywood wraps;
· Spa packages;
· Gift certificates;
· Referral bonuses;
· Seniors 65 and older receive 10% off all treatments; and
· Students get a 10% discount with their student ID card.
As listed above, a unique spa treatment offered at Betty’s salons is the Hollywood Wrap. While it cannot be guaranteed to make you lose weight, it can definitely firm up and will take inches off of your body. Clients are measured prior to the wrap and then just afterwards. Sometimes there is a 5 to 15 inch difference after 90 minutes in the wrap. The wrap consists of detoxifying herbs that brush off cleanly afterwards. You must drink water regularly after the wrap in order to ensure the toxin transfer out of your body. Betty is quick to put clients’ minds at ease by explaining, “A lot of people think you sweat; there is no sweat. You do not sweat during this treatment.” Betty usually suggests four wraps before you see a significant difference in your proportions. The wraps may be purchased singularly or in packages of four or more treatments. This is a great option for someone who has a special function coming up and wants to tone up beforehand.
In the salon you will find a number of grooming products for sale. OPI nail polish, skin products, diffusers and straightening irons as well as a plethora of hair products. Betty and her staff only stock the hair products that they prefer to use themselves so you know you are purchasing the best product of a line instead of buying the whole line because the distributor made the salon a deal.
Betty wants her clients to feel at home and everyone in both salons is extremely friendly. She offers a number of services at the two locations to ensure the client’s convenience. “Women are busy. A woman does not have time to run from one place to another so we do a top-to-toe service.” Creative Salon & Spa and 4U Salon & Spa; they are the one-stop-shops where the busy women go to relax and treat themselves.
Creative Salon & Spa
893 Bayly St,
Pickering, ON L1W 3P6
4U Salon & Spa
15-1250 St. Martins Dr,
Pickering, ON L1W 0A2