Utilizing med-spa expertise in a tranquil setting, the aesthetic experts at Tonic Body Spa refurbish clients with treatments ranging from manicures and teeth whitening to massage and VelaShape cellulite-reduction treatments. IPL skin rejuvenation revitalizes facades with flashing intense pulsed light that targets red and brown pigmentation triggered by sun damage, aging, or hormones. Aestheticians can also cleanse visages during the signature facial, using glycolic-acid-based products before further mollycoddling mugs with European additions such as hot towels, aromatic oils, and a game of peekaboo.
To help to enhance results beyond treatments, staff can recommend aftercare products from lines such as Institut' DerMed and Comfort Zone. Guests can peruse these cleansers and moisturizers as the spa's decor plunges them into relaxation through a scheme of green walls, dark-wood furnishings, and plentiful plant life illuminated by subdued lighting and recitation of the Lake Poets’ works.
In a world where technological interaction is becoming the norm, SKYN has started a social beauty revolution to bring back physical face-time. Which explains why their sleek, highly sanitized facility offers not only multiple beauty bars for guests and technicians to converse at, but also an Aquabar where they can enjoy a beverage as they mingle.
Armed with MoroccanOil and Chi products, experts at the style bar dole out the latest trends, from adding vibrant highlights to thick sections of hair to etching cheetah-prints or pointillism portraits of David Hasselhoff with shaved designs. Beauty bar technicians contour the figure while erasing signs of cellulite with specialized scrubs and lotions, and nail bar specialists pamper hands and feet with antibacterial foot soaks, paraffin treatments, and callus removal.
Columns of exposed brick rise upward to meet the lofted ceilings of Pink Lime Salon & Spa, an expansive beauty emporium flooded with the natural light that filters in through two-storey windows. Stylists use all this space to spread out as they pace around their salon chairs and bend over sinks to shampoo wet heads of hair. On the other side of the salon, nail technicians brush vibrant coats of polish across nails and aestheticians scrub away blemishes and glued-on masks with restorative facial products. Floral arrangements burst from planters spread throughout the space, adding bright splashes of colour to complement the cozy orange sofa and the shimmering skin of clients fresh from a body polish.
At Lash Affair, experienced aestheticians beautify winks and flirtatious gazes with eyelash extensions and other lash services. Silk and mink-fur extensions come in a variety of thicknesses and lengths to match casual and dramatic looks. Soft mink threads fit enthusiastic butterfly kissers with the strongest possible lash. Every skilled tech at the facility is both certified and required to have at least three years of eyelash-extension experience. Extensions take about two hours to apply, and generally stay adhered to natural lashes for up to five weeks, depending on how often clients blink messages in Morse code.
Tranquil music and aromatherapy waft through Glow Skincare and Laser, where ancient tradition meets laser technology. Reiki helps heal and relax weary patrons, and threading swiftly whisks facial hair from view. Up-to-date lasers remove unwanted hair for good, and Derma-Pod technology calms a variety of skin woes. Nail technicians decorate digits with OPI, CND, and China Glaze polishes as well as designer thimbles fresh off tiny runways. The spa also rents out vividly coloured, gold-accented equipment for Jaggo, a bridal activity in which a maternal aunt wears a candle-spangled copper vessel on her head.
Armed with professional training and certification, technicians wield specially designed lasers to target unwanted tattoos and remove ink that no longer suits its wearers. Pigment dissolves as the staff's MedLite C6 q-switch YAG or Electro E-Light laser emits short pulses of light, creating a strobe-light effect that inspires tattoos to dance off to the nearest nightclub. A list of frequently asked questions graces the Studio's site, revealing that effectiveness typically requires a few treatments and that some colours are more stubborn than others.