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.
Instead of featuring pristine white washbasins and shelves of flowery shampoos, the dude-centric space at Team Clips Hair Cuts is filled with pro jerseys mounted to the walls, a cooler stocked with soft drinks, and PS3 games available to guests while they wait. Standing atop a floor painted like a football field, stylists perform swift and simple haircuts, sweetening these standard services with add-ons such as a hot towel, beard trimming, or gentle scalp massage. Guests can keep one eye on the mirror, one eye on an HDTV airing sports in front of their chair, and one eye in their pocket to keep as a spare. Though primarily geared toward men, Team Clips also offers snips for children and cuts and styling services for women.
The stylists at Serenity Salon & Spa create new hairstyles with cuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and styles and adds vibrance with highlights and colour. Their expertise pairs with other services available at Serenity, including eyebrow threadings, deep-tissue massages, and henna tattoos.
Using body-slimming and skincare technology, LeSante Spa & Beauty's staff of aestheticians strives to beautify and increase their clients' overall wellbeing. Their facial services rely on the radiofrequency, microcurrent, and intense pulsed light treatments, but they also pamper faces with more traditional means with exfoliating cleanses and nourishing creams during the European facial. To help clients slim down, they use ultrasound cavitation, radiofrequency, and dry saunas to detoxify and eliminate fatty tissue, a more effective means than buying a centrifuge in the hopes of spinning it off. The power of heat is harnessed for weight loss as well, with the thermo c system heating and kneading away unwanted fat.
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.
Along with his wife, certified aesthetician Wendy Killick, Eve Aesthetics Skincare and Laser Centre's Dr. Geoffrey W. Killick addresses each patient's individual aesthetic and cosmetic needs with services that include injections and laser technology. A longstanding practitioner of Botox for its therapeutic uses, Dr. Killick administers doses that soften wrinkles, reduce migraines, and diminish excessive sweating. While the Killicks’ lasers incinerate unwanted hair and treat rosacea, their pulsed and infrared lights work to lessen the appearance of sun damage, remove spider veins, and tighten skin. The aestheticians can also correct fine lines with several peels and add volume to lips with injections from half and quarter syringes.