I first met Danielle more than 35 years ago, shortly after she had established her business. Meta Esthetique, in a small room in the Delta Hotel.

I had recently moved to Ottawa from northern Quebec, where the sub-arctic winds can quickly damage the skin, leaving a woman (or man) with a face that looks much older than it really is. I did not want this to happen to me. I heard about Meta from a sales person in the cosmetic department in the Bay. I went there, and Danielle took care of me. It was my first facial. It was wonderful.

Later, as her business grew, Danielle relocated to an old church on Lyon St. The studio is spacious and tastefully decorated. Upon entering it, one is enveloped by a feeling of tranquillity. After 35 years, Danielle has come to know my skin quite well, and I trust her completely to decide on the best course of treatment. She knows what she is doing. Many people comment that I look much younger than I really am. Meta provides more than just facials. Danielle keeps up with the latest developments in skin care treatment, and introduces new services and products from time to time. I love the Swiss Line skin care products that she carries. Manicures and pedicures are two popular treatments. Even my husband has a manicure from time to time. I am glad that I met Danielle all those years ago. I don’t want to think about what my skin would be like without her. So where ever you are from, if you are in Ottawa, visit Meta Esthetique. You will not be disappointed.

Mary Angatookaluk