Spa Pure's talented staff pampers, soothes, and revivifies patron pelts through an array of luxurious spa services. In a 30-minute massage, nurturing hands tend to tense knots and tight muscles in backs, necks, and shoulders weary from stress, hard work, and bench-pressing pianos (a $29 value). Aestheticians cater each half-hour, customized relaxation facial to customers' wishes, affinity for pickles, and skin type (a $55 value). Determining the products and methods best suited to the face before them, these epidermis experts cleanse pores of accumulated grit and apply toner to firm and tighten. After a round of exfoliation and extraction of blackheads, faces receive a soothing massage and a noncommittal face mask. The process ends with the application of eye cream and a pore-slaking moisturizer.
Situated within Coquitlam's Como Lake Village Shopping Centre, Tropical Oasis Tan and Spa interior features some of the latest tanning and spa technologies accented by cool-coloured walls and modern fixtures. A particularly romantic vacation to Greece gave its owners all the inspiration they needed to open a full-scale tanning and spa-service centre that evokes a Mediterranean escape. Named one of the top tanning salons in Coquitlam Now's 2011 Readers Choice awards, the team's canon of services spans the gamut, including traditional nail work and massages, facials, tanning services, LED light therapy, and teeth whitening. A monthly newsletter keeps customers updated on new treatments, seasonal promotions, and upcoming sun outages.
As they go about the day, the beauticians at Filomena Salon Spa use products from brands such as Dermalogica, OPI, and Kevin Murphy and make sure their guests stay educated about beauty. Hairstylists—each with an attention to detail rivaled only by the finest of tax collectors—consult with their clients before starting cut-and-colour sessions, adding extensions, or performing KeraStraight smoothing treatments. Filomena’s technicians use a cream-based wax to remove unwanted hair, and harness the power of St. Tropez tanning solution to give skin a healthy, natural-looking glow. And when you visit, whether it’s for a spa mani-pedi or a relaxing massage, they’re ready to offer the added comfort of tea and cookies.
Inside of Avora Skin Spa, all-white walls conjure an air of sleek, modernist elegance, enhanced by splashes of red and long lines of shelves holding advanced Babor cosmetics. Avora's staff share their environment's mix of no-nonsense efficiency and relaxing whimsy, treating every client to a thorough skin analysis before moving them to softly blanketed treatment beds or plushy, cushioned pedicure stations. Dozens of rejuvenating procedures help restore skin to youthful fettle, firming, tightening, and exfoliating epidermises to elicit compliments from people and enchanted talking candlesticks alike.
The stylists of Blink Beautique Salon & Spa specialize in enhancing lashes and manes. They ramp up the volume of lash lines by filling gaps with extensions that come in various lengths, colours, and curlinesses. Technicians apply the extensions one by one, taking care to create a natural doe-eye look that's deemed authentic by 9 out of 10 ruminant mammals. Meanwhile, hair stylists dunk colouring brushes into professional hair pigments and shear tresses into modern hairdos. In the background, nail techs groom fingers and toes and apply polishes by China Glaze, Color Club, and Orly.
The licensed aestheticians at Antiquity Day Spa and Salon soothe guests with aromatherapeutic mud wraps in tranquil, private rooms. A salt glow exfoliation begins the one-hour treatment, sloughing off dead cells and revealing skin as smooth as Poseidon’s favourite skipping stone. Aestheticians coat corporeal planes in a therapeutic mud imported from France in addition to essential oils to please noses and calm minds. As the nutritive minerals from the earthy armour sink into skin, guests can admire the spa's jewel-toned walls and curtains made from ornate upholstery. Once the mud releases its gentle grip from arms and ankles, an aesthetician hydrates skin with an aromatic body moisturizer and optional Gatorade and high-fives.