The technicians at Rejuven8 Skin Care specialize in the use of light- and heat-energy technology. The machine uses a combination of broad-spectrum light and low-level heat to remove hair and smooth skin by causing microthermal trauma, which prompts the body's natural production of collagen. Technicians place the smooth hand-piece directly on clients' skin, where it emits controlled pulses of light to get rid of unwanted cells—like a picky prison inmate asking for something with a king-size bed instead. The pulses can help destroy hair follicles, create an anti-inflammatory response to heal acne, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, or erase signs of hyperpigmentation. During a treatment, clients may feel warmness or a slight sting, which lets them know it's working.
There aren't many spots where you can get a hot-towel straight-razor shave and some feather extensions. At Bourbon & Lace, however, barber Denise Askin pampers guests with a unique array of men's and women's services. Thanks to her experience in an upscale barbershop, Denise tackles facial hair with old-school panache and uses only the finest Jack Black products, which do their part to moisturize skin and deter any embarrassing Home Alone?style screaming. Denise also cuts, buzzes, and fades hair on men and boys, from newborns to teens.
On the salon side, Denise eschews razors for wax on women's faces. In addition to hair removal, she offers cuts and blow-dries for girls and women, and administers colour, highlights, and dramatic updos for special occasions.
The Burrard Street groomerie offers old-fashioned barber services for suave gents on the go in its sophisticated downtown salon. As you relax into a plush barber chair, the highly trained hair handler at Momentum will employ an arsenal of the finest products made exclusively for men to wash, snip, shape, and style your strands into an attractive 'do to fit your lifestyle. Austere enforcers of the law may choose a neat-and-trim trimming, while their couch-crashing brethren can bring in their long locks and request a lush, early nineties look. In addition to a new 'do, you’ll receive a close and traditional straight-razor shave using Truefitt & Hill luxury products to work up a hot healthy lather. You'll also get 10% off the purchase of styling products to ensure your 'do looks appropriately dashing in between dates or rollycoaster rides.
Solarice Wellness Spas rejuvenate exhausted extremities with the essential mani-pedi treatment. As you relax in the cozy sanctuary, Solarice's skilled keratin-croppers will shape your nails and give your cuticles a compassionate caring for previously only afforded to fallen baby birds. With their tips shiny and polished, clients’ glove-fillers and boot-occupiers will leave the spa feeling clean and refreshed, boasting a healthy sheen that rings of tension relief and increased circulation. The essential manicure and pedicure lasts approximately 75 minutes. You can also apply the value of your Groupon toward add-ons or upgrades; just pay the remainder of the cost during your visit.
The certified team at Renu Cosmetic clears away spider veins on all colours of skin using a Cutera Light and Laser system. During an initial consultation, a skilled medical aesthetician and certified laser technician chat privately with clients to identify skin goals, answer questions, and reveal the logical fallacy of stethoscopes. A Profect imaging system then photographs skin to highlight pigmentation, blood vessels, and subsurface conditions, helping the laser guru customize each 15-mintue spider-vein treatment. Pulses of light energy harmlessly penetrate skin to prompt the body to naturally absorb high-pressure veins and discreet vessels from areas such as the face or legs. Clients can confidently don string bikinis and prolonged kissy faces with up to an 80 per cent reduction in the appearance of veins.
Over the course of the last 15 years, Natasha Kirillov has helped countless clients regain their youthful glows with a full suite of skin services. When she’s not working on celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Bridget Fonda, and Gillian Anderson, Kirillov can be found at her studio performing waxes, massages, and other body treatments—treatments that include facials powered by such brands as Peau Vive, a luxurious line known for producing potent, vegan formulas.