30 WEEKENDER, Friday, February 20, 2009. MUSKOKA BUSINESS ADVERTORIAL Elements Salon and Spa — Spa and salon fulfil lifelong dream by Andrew Hind comfortable tone music. Only top-of-the-line Surrender to serenity and prepare to be pam- hair products (particularly Redken) are used, pered at Elements Salon and Spa. That’s the and a wide range of home care products are message Monica Dureen, owner/senior stylist of available for sale. Dureen is a trained stylist this newly opened Bracebridge business wants with years of experience. to convey. She believes you should enjoy your Elements Salon and Spa specializes in wed- time at the salon and feel better about yourself ding parties. when you leave, relaxed and refreshed. “Our salon is designed for the larger groups, “I wanted Elements to be different than the rest with a modern and cosy feel to it,” explained of the salons in town, and I think I achieved it,” Dureen. “We also offer outstanding custom- said Dureen. “Elements is a full-service salon ized wedding packages that are a great value and spa that offers any treatment, from hair styl- for all wedding parties. Our staff is very profes- ing and colouring to manicures and pedicures sional and highly trained, and would exceed — you need to feel good.” the needs for any bride and her wedding.” Dureen, a self-described “local Bracebridge It’s an exciting time for owner Monica girl,” is thrilled with the new business and Dureen and she believes Elements Salon the reception from Bracebridge residents, but and Spa offers ser- admits it’s been a long time coming. vices that are excit- OPENING “My first job was cutting hair when I was ing and unique to PRICES: thirteen,” she recalled fondly. “I went away to Bracebridge resi- Colour Services study business marketing at Georgian College NEW SALON AND SPA. Elements Salon and Spa has opened dents. $60 in Barrie before finishing a hairstyling program at its new location, 31 Dominion St., in downtown Bracebridge. “The road to get Manicure/ at Muskoka campus, and then went to work in Owner/hairstylist Monica Dureen (front) and esthetician Nicole here from start to Pedicure $60 salons. I always knew I wanted to own my own Brown invite you to book an appointment soon. finish has been a business, though.” Photo by Matthew Sitler long one, but the Eyebrow The business she envisioned, which eventu- reception has been Waxing $10 ally became Elements Salon and Spa, offered upscale atmosphere and service but amazing,” she said with obvious pride. “I’ve had amaz- Tanning $5 without upscale prices. Two weeks ago, her vision became reality when the doors ing support from clients, my family and friends, my staff to her salon opened to the public for the first time. and everyone in town. We’ve had countless people just Tanning The spa, which is designed to cater to large groups, offers a wide range of ser- popping in to wish us well and see what we’re all about. Package vices such as manicures, pedicures, facial treatments, tanning and full-body mas- They all seem really impressed.” 12 tans for $45 sages to restore the harmony of body and soul. With a lounge-like atmosphere, Why wouldn’t they be? Elements Salon and Spa focus- chairs you can sink into, a custom-designed pedicure bench and soothing music, es on overall health and well-being in a setting designed Men’s Cut $12 the spa is intended to be the height of relaxation. The tanning bed is located in a for comfort and relaxation. Everyone deserves a bit of separate room for privacy. pampering. Pedicure Esthetician Nicole Brown is fully certified from a two-year program at Sheridan Hours of operation: Monday through Friday - 9 a.m. to & Tan $40 College. 7 p.m. Saturday - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The unisex salon, meanwhile, is a seamless blend of classic and contemporary Location: 31 Dominion St. (just off Manitoba St.) Gel Nail Set luxury, with European-designed sinks and chairs, warm colours and upbeat but Phone: 705-645-9600. $40 G R A N D O P E N I N G OF Open for all salon, spa & tanning services – S A L O N & S PA – APRIL 3rd, 2009 PROFESSIONAL REDKEN REPS COMING FOR FREE TREATMENTS AS WELL AS HAIR CONSULTATIONS FROM 12 - 3 P.M. COMPLIMENTARY POLISH APPLICATIONS AS WELL AS EYEBROW AND LIP WAXING Refreshments available from 12 - 3 p.m. • • • • • • • SPECIALS • • • • • • • Pedicure & Tan – $4000 Tanning Packages 12 for $4500 Eyebrow Waxing – $1000 (can share with a friend or spouse) or single tans for $5.00 Men’s Cuts – $1200 Hair Colour Services – $6000 Gel Nail Set – $4000 Manicure & Pedicure – $6000 31 Dominion Street, Bracebridge • 645-9600 Open Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come in and see Monica and Nicole!