Checking in with Downtown

Part 14: Personal Care Services

For many people, summer is a time of renewal and opportunity. Our collective moods are lightened by the bright and warm weather, and many of us are spending more time outdoors thanks to a variety of new and exciting events. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate it, the summer season presents a fun break in the regularity of our lives during the other months, and this doesn’t have to just apply to our behavior. Why don’t you take the summer as an opportunity to treat yourself and revamp your look? It doesn’t have to be a big update, just anything that brings you an extra bit of joy. Thankfully there are a variety of personal care establishments in the downtown core that will leave you feeling and looking amazing!

Regardless of whether you are looking for a significant or subtle update to your look, Vagabond Saints is here to help! Located at 10 John Street North, this tattoo lounge and space offers its customers a variety of personal care services, including tattoos, piercing and nail services. If you are looking for a new tattoo, one of their incredible tattoo artists will work with you to develop a design that you love. They also offer a variety of piercing options based on location, including ear, facial, and 18+ piercings. Finally, they offer amazing nail services that are sure to be a quick pick-me-up, regardless of the time of year. Their nail services include those for both natural nails and enhancements, offering a quick manicure or different length sets based on your preference, with nail art also available. Whether you are looking for a large commitment like a tattoo or a small update like a manicure, the talented team behind Vagabond Saints is there to support you and ensure that you find the right option based on your needs and wants. You can find more information about Vagabond Saints, including their booking policies, prices and more information about their artists, and book an appointment through their website here. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

One of the quickest ways to update your look and feel great is by getting a haircut, and Rhythm Hair Studio has you covered! Located at 61 John South, this hair studio provides a variety of services for both men and women, with an inviting atmosphere that is sure to leave you feeling welcomed and at ease. Freshly brewed coffee is available once you arrive, and the environment is further enhanced by the music they play. The services that they offer include haircuts, barbering, hair botox, colouring, hair transformations, colour correction, highlights, baby lights, lowlights, root touch ups, perms, vivids and pastels, and more. The team behind Rhythm Hair Studio is comprised of knowledgeable and talented individuals, and even though they have only been open for a year, it has already become one of Hamilton’s most popular hair salons. You can find more information about Rhythm Hair Studio through their website here, and then follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

The next personal services establishment that you should make an effort to visit if you are looking for a quick update to your look is Happy Nails, located at 8 James Street North. This nail salon gives you the opportunity to pamper yourself with services such as acrylic nails, nail designs, nail painting, manicures and pedicures, and each one is sure to be an easy way to make your day that much brighter. Getting your nails done is time dedicated to you and you alone, and the bright pops of colour are sure to bring a smile to your face long after your appointment is finished. You can book an appointment at Happy Nails by calling them at 905 540 9088.

If you are someone who is looking to make a larger investment in personal care services, Skin Vitality Medical Clinic might be the perfect fit for you. Located in suite 101 of 25 Main Street West, Skin Vitality offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic medical treatments to its customers. Their team includes doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and registered practical nurses that are there to support you during every step of your journey. The only services offered at the Hamilton location are ones that require a doctor’s involvement and include Botox®, Juvéderm®, acne treatment, scar removal, medical grade peels, customized skincare and more. You can find more information about Skin Vitality and all of the services that they offer through their website here, and then follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The next personal care establishment that will be discussed is one of downtown Hamilton’s oldest, and that is Du Placey’s Barber Shop! Located at 150 King Street East, this barbershop has been operating in downtown Hamilton for over 50 years. Their focus is men’s services, and they offer haircuts, beard shaves, beard trims and shampooing. Their longevity in the downtown core is a testament to the quality of their customer service and personal care services, so make sure to pay them a visit soon. You can find more information about Du Placey’s Barber Shop through their website here, and then make an appointment by calling 905 522 8512.

The final personal care establishment to be discussed in this blog post is Nabeel’s, located in Unit 5 of 35 King Street East. This barbershop once again focuses on services catered to men, and you are sure to look and feel incredible after your visit. Whether you want to look good for a special occasion or simply want a casual refresh, the team at Nabeel’s has you covered! You can book an appointment by calling 905 577 0550.

Visiting any one of the establishments above gives you the opportunity to pamper yourself and the talented team at each one of these locations is sure to help you leave feeling incredible! Ranging from complex to subtle, any of the personal care services listed above will contribute to a new and exciting summer version of you, so pay one of these businesses a visit soon!

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