As a part of our Love Local series, we’re featuring one Manulife Place retailers to learn a little bit more about their unique offerings and what they love about owning a business in Downtown Edmonton. Next up: Headlines Salon & Spa.
Tell us about Headlines Salon & Spa – When did you open? What services do you offer? What can customers find at your salon that they can’t find elsewhere?
Headlines opened its doors in 1985. The salon offers a full range of salon and aesthetic services for women and men: hair cutting, colouring and styling; waxing; skin care (facials); nails; pedicures and manicures.
We see ourselves apart by offering a relaxing, sophisticated environment that focuses on a complete guest experience. We provide a high standard of service and many added extras. These include our complimentary stress-relieving treatments (scalp massage) prior to every hair cut, complimentary neck trims for men between appointments and fringe trim for women between cuts. When AHS regulations permit, we will return to offering post-haircut mini facials and complimentary relaxing hand massage with every colour service.
How long has Headlines called Manulife Place home?
Headlines moved to Manulife Place in 1993.
What’s your favourite thing about owning a business in Downtown Edmonton?
One word: community. Many downtown businesses — those in Manulife and our neighbours outside the centre — are family-owned, well-established cornerstones of our community. This is a close-knit community of service providers like Headlines, retailers and restaurateurs who are hard-working entrepreneurs who are committed to this city.
When paying a visit to Manulife Place for an appointment at Headlines, what are 3 things you think visitors should see and do when Downtown or at Manulife Place?
Shop: Take time to browse at our neighbours in Manulife: Blu’s, Night Owl, Jamiesons, Henry Singer and Vandenbergs. Go across 101 street, to Rice Howard Way, where you’ll find the amazing Artworks, one of the finest gift stores you’ll find on the planet.
Eat and drink: Many of our city’s best eateries are downtown: Bistro Praha, Dalla Tavola Zenari and Bianco are three recommendations only a block or two from us. You’ll find great cups of coffee at Luigi and Credo on Rice Howard Way. Head a little way out of the core for more great coffee at Coffee Bureau on Jasper Avenue, and discover the iconic French-inspired restaurant, The Marc on 105 street.
Explore. Check out the new library renovation, the brand new Provincial Museum, the landmark Edmonton Art Gallery and the arena district.
It’s been a difficult year for maintaining a consistent hair care routine. What tips do you have for extending the life of a cut/colour before they can get to their next Headlines appointment?
Headlines has always set our guests up for a successful at-home hair care routine, pandemic or no pandemic. Start with a good haircut by one of our talented team of stylists, designed to allow for a bit of growth. Take home products designed to extend the life of hair colour: Aveda Colour Conserve shampoo and conditioner and Kevin Murphy Root Pens to touch up any growth. And take advantage of our complimentary neck and fringe trims to keep your cut neat between visits.
Headlines Salon & Spa is open to customers with enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures in place. Per government regulations all guests must wear masks.