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Medical esthetician Lauren Douglas uses the new Elite MPX laser for skin treatments at the Ramaya Cosmetic Clinic on Pacific Avenue.
If there’s something women will spend money on without fail, it’s beauty products.
Whether it’s skin care, makeup, hair — or removing hair — you’ll be hard pressed to find a lady who doesn’t spend her hard-earned dollar on products to help her look her best.
That’s where Ramaya Cosmetic Clinic, located at 1700 Pacific Ave., comes in.
Not only does Ramaya Cosmetic Clinic offer a full line of makeup, skin care and cosmetic procedures including Botox treatments, Juvederm, Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels — they’ve recently added something to help women get rid of something they’re always trying to: unwanted hair.
Ramaya Cosmetic Clinic added laser hair removal —not to be confused with IPL hair removable, available at some spas in Brandon.
Lauren Douglas, medical aesthetician and skin care specialist at Ramaya Cosmetic Clinic, said laser hair removal differs from more traditional methods such as shaving and waxing as it destroys the hair follicle.
Douglas said after four to six treatments, little to no hair will grow back, and if it does it will be very fine and soft. Laser treatment can also help in the appearance of spider veins and facials spots or veins.
"Laser therapy is the best cosmetic procedure you can invest in," Douglas said.
Laser therapy works for those with a darker skin tone or tanned skin. Ramaya Cosmetic Clinic offers free consultations.
For more information visit them online at ramayacosmetic.com or call them at 204-727-BOTX (2689).
Hi-Way Esso Brandon
Hi-Way Esso in Brandon, located on the north side of the Trans-Canada Highway at 18th Street North, is undergoing a major renovation.
Independent franchise owner Larry Brown said the Hi-Way Esso opened in 2002 and it was high time for a renovation.
"It’s being completely remodelled from floor to ceiling," Brown said.
Brown said the convenience store will double in size and a new food services area will be added, with freshly made menu items such as poutine, gourmet hotdogs, pizza and paninis. Brown said being an independent Esso will allow them to add new and exciting menu items to their food services area.
"We think the (menu) will be appropriate from everyone eight to 80 (years of age)," Brown said. The bathrooms will also undergo a complete remodel. The gas station/convenience store is open for business during these renovations, which are expected to be completed before May long weekend. Brown said the food services area will be ready in June.
For more information call Hi-Way Esso at 204-725-0246.
Westman District Girl Guide Spring Tea and Bake Sale
If you fancy a little something sweet, make sure you stop by the Westman District Girl Guide Spring Tea and Bake Sale at Central United Church, 327 Eighth St., from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today.
The annual event is a fundraiser for the group, who plan to use funds raised to send a group of their Guides to Kenya next year, to help with various community events there, including building a school.
Coffee, tea, juice and dessert, (angel food cake, strawberries and whip cream) will be served by local guides.
The cost is $2 and tickets are available at the door.
Things are on schedule for Target Canada, which is preparing for a May opening in the Shoppers Mall at the old Zellers location.
Tamar Nersesian, public relations specialist with Target Canada said via email that the Brandon location is one of 60 Target stores currently under construction in Canada and a total of 124 are set to open once they’re all done.
"It is our goal to ensure that the shopping experience we offer Canadian guests is as similar to our U.S. shopping experience as possible while remaining aware of the unique wants and needs of our guests in Canada. Our stores feature bright lighting, wide aisles and colourful signing, as well as a ‘racetrack’ aisle that helps guests shop around the store efficiently," Nersesian said.
Other unique features include new checkout lanes, new colours and a more open and engaging display of apparel.
Nersesian said design partnerships in the U.S. with Nate Berkus, Sonia Kashuk, Giada De Laurentiis and Shaun White, as well as a limited time only collection with Kate Young which will be available starting in April will continue in Canada.
And unique to our country, Target just launched a deal with Roots Outfitters, which will be available from March to June or until quantities last.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 16, 2013