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.
VIP Salon & Spa's stylists infuse manes with colour and vibrancy, and nearby aestheticians polish nails to a bright shine. In private areas, wax experts skillfully strip away hair from the bikini area or the parts of the scalp around one's minotaur horns.
Melissa relies on 10 years of experience to tailor each haircut and colour treatment to best complement her clients’ skin tone, face shape, hair texture, and favourite jelly-bean flavour. To help her along the way, Melissa uses products from L’Oreal, Wella, and Schwarzkopf. When she's not behind the salon chair at Planet Hair Studio and Spa, Melissa transforms manes at hair shows.
Beauty doesn’t have to cause collateral damage. Knowing this, Kast Hair Studio’s staff performs haircuts, colour treatments, and styling consultations with a complete line of naturally derived hair products. As an Aveda concept salon, it remains committed to environmentally responsible production, using products crafted with pure flower and plant essences sourced from sustainable communities. To obtain hair-nourishing argan oil, Aveda reaches out to cooperatives in southeast Morocco, and for Australian sandalwood, Aveda consults indigenous harvesters. Once the Aveda team has convinced the ingredients to get along, it ships or catapults the bottles to salons such as Kast Hair Studio to be used in updos, haircuts, and deep-conditioning treatments.
Seven hairstylists, two aestheticians, and three makeup artists join forces inside From Hair On to transform appearances with treatments that are skin deep. Co-manager and aesthetician Maryam is also a certified laser technician and draws from 15 years of experience to zap away unwanted hairs, vascular lesions, scars, and other skin imperfections. As stylists help tresses adopt a new texture with perms or deep-conditioning treatments, nail techs fortify pointers with artificial sets made from gel or acrylic, and microdermabrasion treatments gently freshen faces by sweeping away tired cells to reveal the brighter, younger, more tech savvy skin hiding just underneath.
At il Destino Salon and Spa, experienced skin therapists revamp and revivify patrons' delicate outer coverings using quality products and tender, conscientious care. The spa's T-Zone facial targets the oil-prone areas of customers' mugs—foreheads, noses, and chin fossil fuel deposits—with a customized treatment designed to cleanse and refresh. Post skin analysis, faces undergo a thorough scrubbing to remove grease and grit. An influx of steam, pore extractions, and a slathering of moisturizer leave sensory switchboards fresh, balanced, and ready to kiss the foreheads of local politicians. Skin technicians at il Destino strive to educate their customers so that they can care properly for their skin every day, not just when inside the salon's sleek, Asian-inspired interior. Users of this Groupon receive a $10 discount on any Dermalogica or Clean Start product they purchase during their visit.