Chrysalis Spa Location: 5521 Young Street, T: 902-446-3929. What to expect: A full-service spa specializing in skincare, in addition to spa services including massage and nail care, Chrysalis’s skin-care centre offers peels, IPL permanent hair removal and photo rejuvenation. Must-have treatment: Lose dull skin and gain a brighter complexion for summer with microdermabrasion. Price range: Microdermabrasion starts at $100; Nail care starts at $37. Insider’s secret: Reserve a private treatment room for you and up to six guests for manis and pedis—and to calm your pre-wedding jitters. —Laura Flanagan
Where: Suite A-B, 8 Oland Cres., Bayer Lake. T:902-406-6888. What to expect: Laidback and friendly, there’s no chichi attitude at this east coast salon. Nail expert and owner Joanna will remember your name no matter how long you wait between visits so you’ll feel welcome every time on every visit. Must-have treatment: Nail enhancements such as gel overlays and acrylic sets—the salon is well-known for them. Price range: Manicures start at $20; pedicures start at $30. Gel sets start at $60; acrylic sets start at $40. Insider’s secret: With customer satisfaction guaranteed, if your nail breaks or chips before the time guarantee, it will be redone for free. —L.F.