Bottles of PCA Skin and Dermalogica products are aplenty inside Aura Skin Care & Laser Services, where skilled estheticians provide clinical facials, as well as restore vibrancy in skin during microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels. For those looking for an all-over change, Aura Skin Care also offers body-shaping services, such as non-invasive body cavitation treatments that eliminate fat in the body where even workouts can't reach.
It looks a bit like a distant cousin of the R2-D2 droid from Star Wars: it's a modular, upright unit on four wheels with a display screen that could double for a face. But the Harmony XL laser is a primary tool the technicians at Avante Laser & Aesthetics use to beautify their clients. It addresses more than 60 skin conditions, smoothing wrinkles, fading age spots, and removing tattoos. It's also used during Avante's laser hair-removal sessions.
Avante's other main beautification device is the HydraFacial machine. This is used to suction out debris from pores and push serums deep into the face for intense hydration. It can also slough off dead skin cells and glitter makeup left over from childhood beauty pageants with its diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and it can brighten faces during LED treatments.
When Cecil B. Spa & Laser opened in 1979, it was a makeup studio—origins the team continues to honor to this day. Despite how much the salon has grown, mineral makeup lessons with Jane Iredale cosmetics remain one of the team's touchstones. During a typical session, makeup artists guide clients step by step through creating flattering custom looks that include natural lips or smoky eyes that require no matches.
Today the spa branches out far beyond makeup with a host of wellness and beauty treatments. The spa utilizes the Italian wax Comfort Zone, which promotes slower and finer hair growth. Massages, for example, range from classic Swedish kneads to Western Thai massage, a mix of pressure point work and stretching. Laser beauty services, meanwhile, include laser hair removal and a cocktail of laser treatments designed to nonsurgically produce the look of a facelift.
Housed within a sleek and modern space, Gallery-The Spa remains unwaveringly committed to time-honored spa treatments that put clients at ease while highlighting their natural beauty. The spa's technicians perform a wide variety of nail treatments, gussying up fingers and toes with classic mani-pedis, soothing paraffin dips, and decorative nail art. Beyond digits, the spa?s aestheticians pamper clients head-to-toe with everything from nourishing facial treatments to full-body massage therapy.
Professional-grade products give the staff members the tools they need to safely and effectively treat an array of cosmetic concerns. To help clients address these concerns at home, Gallery-The Spa stays stocked with products such as Dermalogica skincare balms and chip-resistant Gelish nail polishes, which can last as long as three weeks, much like a pre-Internet debate about President Andrew Jackson?s middle name.
At Highgate Sports Clinic, Doctor of Chiropractic Ranjit Sandhu brings his chiropractic expertise to a staff of holistic healers. Seeing aches and pains as precursors to greater health problems, the doctor restores balance to the spine and nervous system as a means to heal the entire body and prevent illness. He treats patients with a range of chiropractic services, including adjustments to spinal bones that have lost their natural position, evaluations using heat-sensing tool, and adjustments of the extremities, such as feet. If chiropractic care is not the proper solution to a patient?s ailment, Dr. Sandhu may refer them to one of his colleagues, such as Di Wu, an acupuncturist, or Ivana Delmars, a holistic-health coach.
With dramatic chandeliers, sweeping curves of dark wood, and full-length mirrors, Telio Hair Studio doesn’t look like a barbershop. But it still aims to make men feel comfortable getting a precision haircut—or, for that matter, a scalp massage, sports pedicure, or other treatment from a full list of men’s services. Even in the midst of luxurious spa services, such as aromatic plant-based facials and toning anti-aging treatments, staff maintain a welcoming atmosphere toward all guests, giving trims to even the tiniest tots who aren’t losing their baby hair quickly enough. In addition to its home base in a North Vancouver bungalow, the studio recently opened a second location just down the road from the Sperling SkyTrain station in Burnaby.