Backed by 13 years of experience, Not Just Nails’ technician tends to fingers and toes with flair and finesse. Gel nails from the En Vogue line add eye-pleasing colour and protection to the digit ends, while french manicures and pedicures produce precisely groomed nails that pop with vibrant colour. The nail technician also offers add-ons such as paraffin and nail art.
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and her husband, Sergio, have won the trust of even the most discerning clientele. They started with just a 650-square-foot space at the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa. Today, Absolute Spa spans 11 locations that have racked up more than 50 awards, including a pick as a top 10 Vancouver spa on Examiner.com and Business of the Year award from West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce in 2010. They have also attracted celebrity clients including Elle MacPherson and Gwyneth Paltrow. Many à la carte items and spa packages draw on extracts from healing substances, such as sandalwood, kaolin clay, and Spanish sweet-orange blossoms. After each service, Absolute's team tutors clients in how to maintain results at home. Beyond improving clients' sense of well-being, Wendy strives to improve the lives of children by spearheading multiple philanthropic ventures, such as the annual Century Plaza Hotel & Spa Women's Media Golf Classic, which has raised more than $2.6 million for charity.
The last time 300 different colours were located in the same place, Walt Disney animators were drawing Fantasia. Whether presenting more than 300 nail-polish hues or a diverse slate of beauty services, Seymour Nail & Spa gives its clientele plenty of choices for bringing their appearances to life. And the salon itself is filled with vivid colour: two tones of bright purple paint saturate the walls, but fortunately not the large flat-screen TVs mounted on them.
Aside from mani-pedis that spruce up and soften hands and feet, the nail salon adds length to natural nails with applications of acrylic, solar, or gel nails. The nail spa staff can also enhance hand and foot treatments with an exfoliating sea-salt scrub or dip extremities in warm paraffin wax to help prevent fungus and hydrate the skin. They can even bring out beauty in eyes by applying eyelash extensions, which create dramatic lashes with curved, synthetic fibres.