At Fijian Sun Tanning Studios, a variety of equipment crafts several shades of even, sun-kissed glows. Patrons can bask in lie-down beds such as the Ambition 250 with three high-pressure facial tanners, or prevent tan lines by standing up in the Sun Capsule, which allows one to create bronze shades without bathing in a cauldron of melted bowling trophies. To intensify their glows, clients can slather on skincare products from brands such as Australian Gold, Ed Hardy, and California Tan. For a tanning alternative, customers can retire to the luxury infrared sauna, whose therapeutic milieu facilitates weight loss and systemic detoxification.
The only thing the staff at Deco De Mode love more than making people feel beautiful on the outside is making them feel the same beauty on the inside. Their friendly, individualized approach to pampering is evidenced in a host of relaxing services. Within Deco De Mode?s sleek white interiors, an expert technician puts the finishing touches on the 3-D art masterpiece she?s painted onto a patrons? nails, and an aesthetician applies a set of eyelash extensions one-by-one to natural lashes for a lush look that feels as weightless as a balloon inside the International Space Station.
Quick Stop Hair Shop’s team of stylists manages the manes of women, men, and children with a menu of speedy-yet-professional services. Whether executing cuts and colours or trimming shaggy beards, they draw from their continuous training to craft unique and contemporary styles. The stylists accommodate busy schedules by welcoming walk-ins and appointments on nights, weekends, and any day that begins with a sunrise. They also provide free consultations to help clients achieve their desired looks and curate products to take home from brands such as Redken, Chi, and Paul Mitchell.
Ethno Concepts owner Pulcherie Mboussi has spent more than 20 years seamlessly blending hair extensions into her clients' manes. Pulcherie and her staff also specialize in weaves, braids, dreadlocks, and cornrows. A collection of wigs cover strands, and a kaleidoscope of makeup products preps faces for daytime and nighttime wear, as well as special occasions such as prom or trips to the post office. Ethno Concepts also stocks African staple foods such as fufu, cassava leaves, palm oil, and attieke.
With annual in-house training from Schwarzkopf's artistic head Jeremy Ottenbreit, Mekka cutting-system founder Kathy Simon, and Unite, The Fix's expert stylists hone the skills necessary to artistically wrangle a wide range of hair types. Aestheticians encourage clients to arrive for an initial consultation ready with their own style ideas, photos, and pet names for the new 'do. The Fix also carries the full line of Unite Eurotherapy products.
Settled steps away from historic government buildings, unique shopping areas, and access to outdoor adventures, Hotel Grand Pacific places visitors at the center of all Victoria has to offer. Walkers wander past rows of charming boutiques, historic façades, and quaint bookstores on Government and Wharf Streets, or step into an erstwhile neighborhood of saloons and sailors in LoJo, now the home of indie shops, restaurants, and boutiques centralized around Lower Johnson Street. Historic Victorian buildings speckle the city, including a number of museums and Parliament buildings, which are open to the public year-round. The Royal BC Museum transports visitors to British Columbia's earliest days with a host of interactive exhibits, authentic artifacts, and re-created settings that depict both natural and human history.Victoria's temperate climate enables year-round outdoor activities on and off the waterfront. Golfers can swing away on the greens of more than 15 primary courses in the area, and hikers and bikers can pick up the Galloping Goose Regional Trail in the heart of downtown and follow the path nearly 37 miles (60 km) past unfettered beaches, forests, and talking chipmunks. Animal enthusiasts will enjoy an orca whale-watching expedition, as both Victoria and nearby Vancouver Island have ferries that take passengers on regular excursions.