The stylists of Blink Beautique Salon & Spa specialize in enhancing lashes and manes. They ramp up the volume of lash lines by filling gaps with extensions that come in various lengths, colours, and curlinesses. Technicians apply the extensions one by one, taking care to create a natural doe-eye look that's deemed authentic by 9 out of 10 ruminant mammals. Meanwhile, hair stylists dunk colouring brushes into professional hair pigments and shear tresses into modern hairdos. In the background, nail techs groom fingers and toes and apply polishes by China Glaze, Color Club, and Orly.
Monita Chan has been training aspiring cosmetologists for more than two decades, instructing them in everything from creative haircut techniques to special-effects makeup application. At BM Chan—a cosmetology training academy that's also a full-service salon—she captains her team of beauty experts that includes stylists, massage therapists, nail technicians, and skincare specialists
When she and her team aren't leading classes in aromatherapy or medical aesthetics, they're giving their salon clients luxurious breaks from their busy lives. They even pull hair styling techniques from Vidal Sassoon and Pivot Point to create their looks for both special events as well as entirely unremarkable events.
Reservations/Appointments: Required by calling (604) 961-2631
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: 15 years experience in using En Vogue products
Brands Used: En Vogue, Gehwol, and OPI
Pro Tip: Relaxing, friendly, and professional atmosphere
The staff at Soulful Nail Studio keep their focus on two things: the hands and the feet. Their nail treatments run from standard to exotic, incorporating plant extracts from such far-off places as Africa and the Caribbean. Services can be as elaborate as the deluxe Soul spa mani-pedi—which includes an aromatherapeutic foot soak, moisturizing mask or paraffin treatment, hand massage, and polish application—or as simple as a quick change of polish color.
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.
Beneath twinkling chandeliers and black-and-white photos of old Hollywood stars, The Sour Apple Nail Bar and Tanning Lounge's skillful staff pampers patrons with a battery of soothing spa services. A Breakfast at Tiffany's facial first varnishes visages with exfoliating SkinCeuticals products before employing steam and extractions to open clogged pores for a renewed complexion as bright and clean as a cryogenically frozen cheerleader. A Manique-Her manicure uses sanitary single-use nail files and buffers to reshape nails before a soothing scrub washes hands of dead skin, kennel club stamps, and fake-blood stains (a $30 value). Finally, semi-permanent Shellac polish clamps down on unruly fingertip coalitions with a long-lasting coat of hard colour that can last without chipping for at least two weeks (a $25 value). After your treatment is complete, enjoy complimentary waterfront views through the spa's large windows.