As a teenage survivor of Hodgkin's lymphoma, owner and licensed aesthetician Amber Henson believes that a healthy skincare regime is just as important as a healthy diet and exercise. To that end, she provides complimentary makeup lessons to any clients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation and addresses her customers' skin concerns with organic and clinical treatments. Her facials can alleviate the signs of aging and acne, and her peels with organic fruit and microscopic subscription cards increase cell renewal. Amber’s care for skin starts from the follicle up, as she also offers waxing services for men and women.
Ashley Wiese and the team of tech-savvy laser specialists at Laser & Wellness Center offer an array of services. The group's multitasking light tools optimize each client's looks by removing hair, smoothing cellulite, softening skin’s imperfections, and highlighting the takeaway points of pie charts, while the Vaser Shape machine—which was featured on The Dr. Oz Show —contours bodies without surgery. Additionally, Laser & Wellness Center offers free consultations with all of their laser services. Their non-laser services span eyelash and brow tinting, waxing, and dermal fillers that diminish the appearance of wrinkles.
UV rays gently warm skin, which is already luxuriously saturated in products from Hempz or Black Orchid. Music plays softly in the background as cooling fans send a soft chill into Sunshine-brand or quick-bronzing tanning beds. Clients emerge from their 15- to 20-minute beach-like vacation slightly darker than when they went in, ready to refresh themselves in front of a mirror using complimentary deodorant and wipes. Aside from indoor UV tanning, clients at the salon can increase their circulation and detoxify their bodies inside a far-infrared sauna or continue to decorate their skin with rockabilly jewelry from Box Wine Betty.
Vancouver Laser's beams of light help clients travel back in time, emerging from the clinic with a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. Owner Lori Keller, a medical aesthetician and certified laser technician, oversees a professional, certified staff who make these transformations possible. Their steadfast hands wield Cutera Medical lasers to target acne scars, face and leg veins, rosacea, and fine lines. The practitioners also administer other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox injections, diamond microdermabrasion, and free makeup consultations.
In a private treatment room at The Spa at 22 Changes?a 5,000 square-foot salon and spa retreat?a massage therapist kneads, rolls, and taps bamboo sticks across a client's back during a bamboo massage, relieving tension and checking to see which parts of the spine work best as a xylophone. Among other soothing services, infrared-sauna treatments help guests detoxify, ease stress and pain, and boost circulation. The aestheticians on staff perform waxing and facials, while manicures, pedicures, and hair services are also available.
Threading specialist Tara Lee sets her follicle-eradicating gaze on brows, sideburns, necks, and cheeks using a traditional hair-removal technique that has been practiced for hundreds of years. In sessions lasting about 30 minutes, she works a twisted cotton thread across bristly areas to whisk away unwanted hairs and save clients from the discomfort and wasted candles associated with traditional waxing. Customers may opt for a one-time treatment, or they can choose three-month membership packages that include an unlimited number of visits.