About

Unwind is a state-of-the-art spa training facility located at Loyalist College and operated by the Esthetics & Spa Management Ontario College diploma program. We operate in collaboration with our regional esthetics and spa management industry partners.

Unwind supports contemporary training in skin, nail, and body care therapies available in Ontario and acts as a meeting point for the industry’s premier guest educators from across North America. Leading spa and salon owners, aromatherapists, and high fashion nail and make-up artists regularly share their knowledge and experience with both current students and alumni to help them stay ahead of industry trends.

Visiting guest educators include:

  • Institute Esthederm
  • Balnea
  • Refectocil
  • Creative Nail Design
  • OPI
  • Medi-Spa professionals
  • Hiring Spa and Medi-Spa owners
  • Health Unit & External Infection Control specialists

What to expect from the Unwind spa at Loyalist:

Clients of Unwind receive reduced pricing for treatments, allowing students to practice their treatments and apply their customer service skills in a professional setting using high-end product lines. Education is always the focus of a spa appointment at Loyalist, and clients can expect to receive an in-depth consultation regarding at-home skin, body, and nail care regimes when they visit.

As Unwind is a learning institute, specialized treatments are offered as they fit the curriculum throughout the academic year. Faculty appreciate the support and understanding that clients show when booking and receiving treatments, as there may be times when students are still at the early stages of learning.

Unwind boasts a high-end retail boutique for clients’ prescriptive skin, nail, and body care needs. Reusable gift cards are available and have no expiry dates. All retail products and gift cards are gift-wrapped to support our students’ merchandising skills.

About Unwind:

  • Debit, Mastercard and Visa are accepted methods of payment.
  • Spa opening hours vary depending on the academic semester so please check the hours of operation. Extended hours are offered from May to August.
  • The College supports clients’ patronage to Unwind by offering a reduced parking rate of $2.
  • Due to privacy laws, students are instructed not to leave messages when returning phone calls unless prior consent is given by the client.
  • High school students are welcome to attend with a parent to receive a complimentary skin consultation for skin conditions such as acne. Loyalist students will educate teens on skin care and which products would help their condition the most.

For Your Appointment:

  • You will be required to fill out a health record prior to treatments; please arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Please bring flip-flops for pedicure appointments.
  • Please do not shave 24 hours prior to a body treatment or pedicure service.
Unwind is designed to support program students to streamline a variety of both professional spa management and spa treatments. Pictured L – R: Esthetics & Spa Management student Isabelle, Professor Michelle Embury and Program Coordinator Bridget Ferguson.