The highly trained staff at Solaris Spa utilizes advanced technology and high-quality products to beautify bodies in a tranquil setting. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by the sound of a trickling granite waterfall, a peaceful melody designed to calm the senses and call to mind pleasant memories of a secret crush on a former plumber. Guests slip into oversized robes and cozy slippers before relaxing with a massage in a candlelit treatment room, or head to the far-infrared sauna to incite fat burn and purge the body of toxins. Aestheticians brighten men's and women's complexions during anti-aging facials, using products from the Priori line; mani-pedis are enhanced with fragrant sea salt and peppermint. The spa also specializes in laser hair-removal and skin-correction treatments, which begin with a free consultation with a certified laser technician and often end with speedier trips down playground slides.
When it comes to beauty treatments, the team at Soft Touch Day Spa & Laser doesn't just stick to the classics. Instead, they're committed to keeping up with new technology—so it's no surprise that their service menu seems to include almost everything.
For example, the spa's aestheticians perform radio-frequency skin rejuvenation in addition to airbrush makeup applications. Massage therapists reduce tension with reflexology treatments, and laser technicians zap away hair or help to improve skin tone. Out in the salon, nail technicians massage limbs and count toes free of charge during mani-pedis.
This Netherlands import indulges tasters with 50 sweet and savoury varieties of pannekoeken and a caboodle of other Dutch staples in a warm, casual atmosphere. As the only restaurant of its kind in Western Canada, this syrup bistro adorns each 37-inch circumference carb canvas with a choice of toppings. Topped offerings include the Canadian with DeBakon (a pork cottage roll), tomato, two eggs, and other hearty garnishes ($13) alongside a jug of honey or maple marmalade. Traditionally this brawny pannekoek is rolled up, but diners can also enjoy pannekoeken such as the Apple and Cheddar ($13) unrolled and cut into 113 1-square-inch bites. The Dutch-inspired dining room soothes focused diners as they navigate a smorgasbord of tummy favours or decorate their beards with icing sugar.
A Captured Look Salon trims tresses and colours coifs in a warm, upbeat environment that will have even reticent manes reveling. Spruce up an already scintillating shade or dramatically alter your natural zebra stripes with a full head of foil highlights. A Captured Look stocks Wella, Lakme, and Goldwell colours, allowing hair to soak up so much sun kissed highlight that a simple twilight walk starts riotous auroras for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy. The capable couture creators at the salon will snip away split ends and clip curls to create chic looks for every face, hair, and blood type. A final style transforms modish cuts into fabulous expressions of personality and vigour. Or, keep your shade with the second option, which begins with a luxurious shampoo, giving hair body, bounce, and as much moisture as a ripe orange. A cut and style finish the look, reliably hiding evidence of recent headstand competitions and human paintbrush festivals.
Dedicated to training the next generation of stylists and aestheticians to be confident visionaries, Legends Academy educates students with a hands-on curriculum focused on developing cosmetological know-how in arenas ranging from hairdressing to makeup application. In order to complete their training, pupils fine-tune their skills in the school salon, where they perform services including perms, cap highlights, and elegant updos. The salon’s commitment to quality extends to the products they use during each appointment, including brands such as Schwarzkopf, CHI, and L’Oréal. Aside from hairstyling, guests can find a host of waxing and threading treatments to whisk away unwanted fuzz, as well as lavish mani-pedis to rejuvenate hands and feet weary from crab-walking to work.
Crystal Beam Laser's flagship services—laser hair removal and IPL skin rejuvenation—embody the company's commitment to enhancing beauty with advanced technology and providing great service. Depilation treatments for women and men target any body area that sprouts hair or grows a handlebar mustache. During IPL sessions, a technician treats the face with a laser that infuses skin with rapid, concurrent pulses of light. The combination of heat, light, and energy fades signs of aging while heightening collagen production. To round out these offerings, Crystal Beam Laser offers facials and teeth whitening.