Clear skin is an important component when it comes to looking and feeling your best, but busy schedules often get in the way of dedicated skincare regimens. Into this whirl of calendar pages step the technicians at Wendy's Beauty, carving out a serene oasis in the middle of hectic lives. When clients first arrive at their spa, tech quiz them on their skin's needs and wants. This initial consultation helps them concoct custom treatment plans that might include everything from a pore-cleansing facial to a buffing microdermabrasion session. Techs don't limit their expertise to facial treatments, though; their body scrubs, waxing treatments, and aromatherapy massages restore lost vim and flagging vigor in other parts of the body. No matter the treatments they choose, clients rest easy when it comes to products: professional-grade skincare serums from companies including Mary Galland and Swiss Helenere power all of the spa's treatments.
Boasting more than 20 years experience in the beauty industry, Survana Yuen passes the torch of her expert knowledge in the art of aesthetics to willing students. She places an emphasis on practice and theory, having students practice on models until they’ve proven themselves skilled enough to work on actual clients. In addition to being a cutting-edge education facility, Senniyo Aesthetics International School of Canada is a fully operational beauty center, offering facials, nail services, waxing sessions, eyebrow threading, and massages from supervised students or licensed aestheticians.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), clients breathe pure oxygen in a pressurized chamber to help treat anything from the bends to burns. This unique treatment inundates clients' blood, tissue, and swim bladders with life-affirming oxygen, promoting healing and internal repair. Richmond Hyperbaric Health Centre is home to two multi-person hyperbaric chambers where groups of two to six relax together, breathing in this beneficial air. To enhance HBOT's effects, the centre often couples it with other alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture, massage, and colon hydrotherapy.
A haircut can convey a lot about someone’s lifestyle, personality, and tastes. At the recently renovated Salon V Hair Design, the dedicated stylists work with each client to mould their haircut into just such a piece of personal expression, much like a journal entry or a soliloquy about a childhood mohawk.
The technologically advanced treatment rooms at Dermascience Laser & Skin Care are almost as enticing as the celebrity-endorsed treatments that take place inside them. With an iPad, iPod, or iPhone, patrons can play their own device's movies onto a high-definition television screen or watch Netflix movies, television shows, and YouTube videos while enjoying services such as infrared sauna dry-heat therapy, which can burn up to 600 calories in a 30-minute session. Among the centre's main attractions are its Intraceuticals oxygen facials, prized by celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Madonna, which leave skin dewy and hydrated. Boosts of bronze come courtesy of environmentally friendly and organic SunFX spray tanning, which comes in three colour levels for a beach-friendly, natural look. To further keep skin glowing, diamond microdermabrasion buffs away fine lines, acne scars, and stubborn crumbs you always thought were freckles. As aestheticians move beyond the face, waxing services and laser hair-removal treatments prettify fuzz-ridden areas while clients remain comfortable atop each treatment room's heated bed.
Sunseekers who visit Body Glo Tan will discover two ways to give their skin that fresh-from-the-beach look. Three different styles of UV beds and booths not only trick the skin into thinking it's succumbed to the ministrations of the sun, but they also keep the body comfortable with ventilation and cooling systems. Alternatively, the misters in the Australian Gold spray tanning system are guided by lasers for extra precision, coating skin with a bronze-coloured sheen in under three minutes. This drip-free solution creates tans that last up to 10 days, though it may feel like 30 days if your parents are in town visiting.
Once guests arrive, they step across sleek, dark-wood floors before checking in at a granite-topped desk. Staff members keep up-to-date by attending seminars and other forms of continuing education so they can match their clients up with the best tanning options available.