Clients recline as Wake Up Beautiful's licensed aestheticians refresh façades with invigorating facials. After a brief consultation to hash out skin type and aromatherapeutic preferences, aestheticians apply a double mask that delves into facial crevasses to smooth skin without calling in the mini zamboni. The facial forager extracts embedded dirt from clogged pores, and a massage lulls features into a trance. Throughout their stay, clients sip on complimentary glasses of sparkling fruit spritzer in the art deco beauty lounge draped in black fuzzy carpets, ebony lacquer, and bright red accents.
With nearly 30 years of professional styling experience to her name, Judi Jorge has outlasted the flash-in-the-pan styles of the '80s, '90s, and onward, sculpting timeless hairdos for women, men, and children. Her services run the gamut from simple cuts and conditioning to full highlights, flat-iron styles, and keratin smoothening treatments.
Regular massages had always been important in Peter and Kim's wellness regimen, so when this husband-wife duo discovered Relax Body And Mind Spa was for sale, they jumped at the chance to turn a good-for-you indulgence into a career. Their staff of massage therapists uses holistic bodywork to fight off stress and soreness, relying on techniques such as Swedish and deep-tissue massage, as well as shiatsu, reflexology, and enthusiastic high fives. Aestheticians offer relaxing facial treatments with Dr. Mercola organic skincare products, along with microdermabrasion and LED light therapy.
Nancy Nuccio aims to bring body, mind, and spirit together through her expert massage techniques. Her somatic integrative-therapy approach combines myofascial-release therapy, structural integration, and body-balancing exercises. Nancy’s flexible schedule allows her to work around clients’ busy workdays and Golden Girls marathons.
When stodgy waxing technicians refused to perform Brazilian waxes on her, Valerie Iourtchenko learned to do them herself, developing a unique approach that she soon shared with dozens of friends. After attending medical school in her native Russia and starting a new life in Canada, Valerie attained her aesthetics license and began working her smoothing magic on a steadily growing client base. Since then, she's opened Rescue Skin Care & Waxing Studio in Vancouver as well as two sister locations in southern California—all of which have been praised by the media for their tranquil atmospheres and effective service regimens. Though the company's claim to fame is waxing, which staffers perform with medical spatulas and 100% Egyptian cotton muslin, it also eases skin-based issues such as blemishes and freckles arranged to spell off-color jokes through more than a dozen specialized facials that harness Éminence and DCL products.