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Helping hair recover from summer and getting into the fall swing

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016

By Andrea Freedman During this especially hot summer, many of us spent as much time as we could in swimming pools to stay cool. Now that the glow of summer is beginning to fade, split ends and damaged hair color may suddenly seem more noticeable than they did during the summer months. As September comes, with lots of social gatherings as well as parent-teacher meetings and back-to-work functions, some of us might be in need of a major hair overhaul. Not to mention new styles may be in order for the upcoming season! I spoke with Efi Karipidis at Elements Hair Design at 473 Cosburn Avenue about what can be done to help your hair look refreshed and in style after Labor Day. Haircut to get rid of dry, sun beaten ends Nothing brings hair back to life like...

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EY fitness firm can now teach you how to teach yoga

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016

– By Tina Novotny – East York fitness studio Main Fitness recently qualified as an official School of Yoga with the world renowned Yoga Alliance and plans to offer classes training teachers in the discipline. The company already offers classes in many forms of yoga including hatha yoga, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, yin/yan yoga, yoga therapy, vinyasa yoga, and yoga for athletes. The teacher training program is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher course, offered along with workshops that can be used as CEC for yoga teachers. The studio also offers over 70 group exercise classes a week in weights, pilates, KC X-Fitt, kettlebells, bosu ,zumba, cycle and fusion. You can pay-as-you-go or there are membership programs. For more info visit www.mainfitness.ca, call 647-352-3347 or drop by at 138 Main...

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Fast and easy ways to beat the winter body blahs

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016

For a while it seemed that the weather would never feel like winter and that we might escape the cold for just one year. But now that reality has set in and the “winter blahs” are a real emotional and physical prospect, there are fortunately some things we can do to feel at our best this season.

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Eyebrow care isn’t just for the ladies

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016

\ by Andrea Freedman \ It is not always easy to keep up with regular grooming habits and feel our best once the cold weather arrives, but nicely shaped eyebrows can give eyes a fresh, more youthful appearance, even during the winter months. According to Mary Thrani, co-owner of MT Hair Studio at 25 Overlea Boulevard, eyebrow grooming is not only for the ladies –fellas, there’s no need for a uni-brow! With regard to how to care for your brows, whether you are male or female Mary does not recommend waxing around the eyes. If you are waxing your eyebrows, you (or your aesthetician) are actually pulling the skin around the eye. Because that skin is much thinner and more delicate than the rest of our skin, over time, she warns, waxing can result in more wrinkles around the...

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Two-day wellness fair offers more than just therapies and potions

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015

Although it’s billed as a two-day fair of well-being, the upcoming November 21-22 “Wellness Weekend” event being held by Yuri’s Village naturopathy clinic is about much more than just your body. With a theme of “Embracing Our Wholeness” the two-day affair presents, as you might expect, workshops with naturopathic experts from the clinic and offerings of various ointments, foods and other goods designed to enhance your health. But it also involves art activities, including the opportunity to engage in “play with clay” and a variety of artisans will be on hand to help nourish your creative spirit along with its physical home. The event also takes place in conjunction with the annual arts and crafts fair being held by LucSculpture School and Studios, which occupies the main floor of the building at 663 Greenwood Ave. and above which Yuri’s...

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Change of season means changes to your hair and skin care regimens too

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015

As much as some of us may not want to face it, summer has in fact come to a close and the new fall season is upon us. With the change of leaves also comes the change in environmental conditions and hence, the need to adjust our hair and skin care routines.

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