The staff members at The Magical Touch Salon & Day Spa separate clients from the stresses of the outside world with a shield of relaxing treatments, including massages, facials, and nail services. Green bamboo, a yellow wall, and orange pendant lamps lend a cheerful vibe to the reception area, putting clients at ease before they head to a waxing or laser hair-removal session to prep for beach time, or to a sugar-scrub session that brightens skin and lures ponies. Inside the salon area, stylists cut and color hair or smooth frizz with Brazilian keratin treatments, and nail technicians dip hands and feet in warm paraffin before applying coats of OPI polish.
Indulge Day Spa invites guests to take a retreat from the norm by experiencing pampering spa treatments. Visitors can relax on earth-toned leather couches or on plush massaging pedicure chairs while readying digits for soothing manicures and pedicures. Private rooms host massages, hot-stone therapy, and body scrubs, banishing lingering tension. A slate of facial treatments, including a 24-karat gold facial and microdermabrasion, rejuvenate complexions, and body wraps work to trim inches while fashionably swaddling.
The expert techs at Kris Nails deftly shape fingernails and toenails, paying special attention to the cuticle, in preparation for applying one of their traditional lacquers or long-lasting Shellac polishes chosen by the client from an impressive inventory of colors. The nail salon also adheres to strict sanitary guidelines, using only hospital-grade implements such as disposable buffers.
With a menu that introduces traditional Italian fare to a modern culinary sensibility, Adesso Bistro's chefs have garnered acclaim from a host of publications including the Vancouver Courier and the Globe and Mail. "Adesso" translates to "now" in Italian, symbolizing the culinary artisans' commitment to turning fresh locally sourced and organic ingredients into vibrant plates that carry the flavours of Italy's northwestern coastal region Liguria. Known for its capital city of Genoa, the seafood-loving region is dotted with small towns that produce dynamic takes on Italian staples such as foccaccia, pesto, and calamari. Adesso's owners line its facade with lush vegetation and accent the dining room with dark wood tables and chairs. Servers flit imported and local wines to tables dotting the outdoor patio among neatly trimmed bushes and the sweet sounds of the eatery's three squirrel tenors.
At iConic Nail & Spa, trained and experienced technicians use sterilized and sealed instruments to tend to nails, body hair, and skin. Manicures and pedicures adorn fingers and toes with colorful polish, coupled with exfoliation and ingredients such as fruit, peppermint, or green tea. Swedish and hot-stone massages soothe muscles, and hot waxes remove unwanted hair from areas such as the eyebrows, the chin, or the legs.
The technicians at Elegant Nails & Spa place great emphasis on not only maintaining but improving the health of nails and skin through the use of high-quality products—including dozens of OPI polishes and UV gels—alongside strict hygiene standards. Staff members offer each client one-on-one attention from a small number of manicure stations in coordinating creams, taupes, and mochas as well as pedicure chairs that feature built-in footbaths, massaging backrests, and a tin-can telephone connected to a neighboring chair. A short list of spa services centers on deep-cleansing facials and Swedish or deep-tissue massages.:m]]