It’s summertime, it’s hot, and we all wear less clothing than usual. Cottage country requires us to be in bikinis and swim trunks at any moment’s notice. Thus, grooming is key – from top to bottom – so you look and feel great frolicking in the cold lakes of Ontario.
I know during the winter I do everything a little more lazy-daisy; if one week I can’t get to my wax or hair appointment or mani/pedi, ah well, it’ll have to wait until the week after. But in the summertime, there’s no way I take any chances because I am constantly out at parties, often invited to gatherings by pools, and I have even managed to get up to a cottage or two. So these appointments are key, and what I’ve discovered from writing this blog, and really getting to know the PATH, is that I can do it all in a jiffy.
Here are some key spots to help you stay groomed and ready for summertime, anytime…
Being hairless in the summer is key – and not just for women. Fellas, the caveman look is not sexy. Just sayin’. Waxon Waxbar, located in the Metro Centre, is the perfect spot to hit if you need to “get ready” for a weekend pool party or getaway. Ladies, they promise painless waxing and accommodate last minute appointments – and personally, I love that. Boys, whether this is your first time or you like to keep your grooming to yourself, Waxon provides a separate men’s section and can even offer a private entrance if that suits your fancy. Best part? Just like the ladies, your wax is painless!
Ferraro Hair & Body
Just like your body hair, the hair on your head is equally as important. Personally I need to ensure my greys are touched up every three weeks. (Don’t judge – I went grey at 21. Thanks dad!) This is especially true in the summer when the sun does so much damage to my locks. Ferraro is an amazing salon in the Richmond Adelaide Centre that can touch up your colour, cut, and treat your hair to perfect beauty. Don’t want to go over to Waxon for a wax? Get it done here after your hair is styled, or get rid of hair for life with their laser hair removal.
So this one’s more for the ladies… Don’t we all love to glow in the summertime? Once you’re all groomed and gorgeous, wander over to MAC in the Royal Bank Plaza and check out all their highlighters for both face and body. Contouring the curves of the face and body does wonders for that dewy summertime look. From bronzing powders to illuminators and body oils, there is something for everyone to shine through the hot summer.
Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers will save anyone at a moment’s notice. Not only can you buy all your grooming necessities, but the beauty section offers some amazing self-tanners, firming creams, suntan lotions, and scents for both men and women. My go-to is Clarins Self Tanning Cream, but another great one is Dior’s Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow Body – which is great for body contouring because of the shimmer.
Similar to Shoppers, Rexall is another great spot to hit when you need a quick and easy grooming fix. Located in both Metro Centre and Richmond Adelaide Centre, it’s easy to get to and you will find everything you need to groom and beautify yourself quickly and easily. Shave, exfoliate, hydrate, and boom! You’re ready for the weekend!
Read more on how to get your summer groom on here.
Where do you get your grooming essentials in the PATH? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.