Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Serene & Sexy: Sophistication Salon in Barrie raises the bar

    Tucked away in the Commerce Park area of Barrie, Sophistication Salon is a refreshingly open-concept and open-minded, one-stop-shop for your high-end hair and beauty services. 

    Whether you are looking for a fast and fabulous blow out, or a full-on makeover, Sophistication Salon will help you achieve a luxurious, modern look.     

    Not too long after it's opening last September, PIE was tipped off on this special salon located in the southern most  part of Barrie. Since inception, Sophistication has come to attract a large local clientele, not to mention the select group that even travel from Toronto to receive services from the talented team at Sophistication. 

  Upon entering and meeting the very stylish staff, one is greeted with a sense of friendliness, ease and luxury. This glow seems to come from the gorgeous, SoHo loft-like interior layout, consistent colour story and design and of course, the people behind the chairs.   
    The salon itself is located in a small plaza on Commerce Park Drive, just behind the hustle and bustle that is Mapleview Drive. Painted in the soft shades of lilac and mauve, with accents of sage and dark purple, Sophistication is instantly relaxing and draws it's clients in. 

    A paired down decor helps to keep this environment streamlined and chic. Full length mirrors sit in front of each chair, allowing the already open-space to seem even larger and fabulously huge lantern-like chandeliers hung from the ceiling add an elegant touch and emphasize the lofty feeling. Located on the main floor of the salon are the cutting area, sinks, front line and aesthetics zone. There is also bags, jewellery and other accessories available for purchase, solidifying itself even more as a "one-stop-shop". In the loft area of Sophisitcation is where you will find the fully-stocked, top of the line L'ANZA colour bar. Utilizing this area really gives this salon it's individual edge. 

    One of the interesting things about the salon are the owners themselves. Born out of a long hairstylist-client relationship, super-cool Sophie (the hairstylist) and Montreal-er Isabelle (the client), decided that starting a salon together, was the next natural step personally and professionally. Now, Isabelle works as the business side of the Sophistication Salon brain, and Sophie handles what she loves best, the hair.

    Extending their lifestyle philosophies into their business, Sophie and Isabelle and very excited about being able to share the L'ANZA Healing Hair system with clients at Sophistication. One of only two salons nationally offering this product line and system, the salon boasts this as one of their biggest draws. The L'ANZA hair care system is a superior program focused on healing damaged hair with natural and botanical elements - shying away from the harsh chemical compounds commonly found in hair products. Of all the wonderful services offered here, this impressive line is definitely something to check out, and the experts at Sophistication can help you along the way. From head - to toe.

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All photography (except Contessa image) courtesy of: Stan Schurman, PIE MEDIA GROUP.


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