Within the cozy confines of a warm amber treatment room, a professional pamperer will diligently dote on your every digit for 90 minutes. The spa-deluxe manicure and pedicure begins with an aromatic soak, calming clients from littlest piggy to largest earlobe. After flippers and clappers are satisfactorily soothed, expired skin cells are carted away until limb-ends are as soft as babies' kneepits. Unruly cuticles are trimmed and nails are filed to shapely curves, followed by a hydrating whipped-creamy mask and a relaxing hand, arm, leg, and foot massage.
Expressions Salon & Spa's beauty mavens augment their extensive experience with continuing education so they can lavish digits with advanced polishing and pampering techniques. Nourishing oils and aromatherapy set a tone relaxing enough to forget about the molting sparrows in the kitchen throughout the nearly two-hour duration of the spa mani-pedi treatment. Sea-salt crystals partner with creamy balms to clear rough, hardened calluses from hands and feet, preparing fresh soles and palms for a hydrating massage. Afterward, hands and feet are bathed in a jewel-toned tide of OPI lacquer.
With a menu that introduces traditional Italian fare to a modern culinary sensibility, Adesso Bistro's chefs have garnered acclaim from a host of publications including the Vancouver Courier and the Globe and Mail. "Adesso" translates to "now" in Italian, symbolizing the culinary artisans' commitment to turning fresh locally sourced and organic ingredients into vibrant plates that carry the flavours of Italy's northwestern coastal region Liguria. Known for its capital city of Genoa, the seafood-loving region is dotted with small towns that produce dynamic takes on Italian staples such as foccaccia, pesto, and calamari. Adesso's owners line its facade with lush vegetation and accent the dining room with dark wood tables and chairs. Servers flit imported and local wines to tables dotting the outdoor patio among neatly trimmed bushes and the sweet sounds of the eatery's three squirrel tenors.
Floor-to-ceiling glass walls enclose The Edge Hair Salon, making the chic Roosevelt Field mall beauty haven hard to miss. Inside, deep coral hues and black accents surround a team of stylists, who together have more than 30 years of hair-sculpting experience. The crew tests the shampoo-filled waters with modern snipping techniques and updates dull hues with highlights and single-process color treatments, eliminating most reasons to go bobbing for apples in a tub of paint. For special occasions, airbrush-makeup artists flawlessly apply foundation and colorful eye shadow to complement elegant updos.
Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.
Wielding scissors, house salon products, and a wealth of know-how, the stylists at Tomy B Salon beautify clients with individualized haircuts, highlights, and sundry haircare treatments. Clients benefit from the use of Tomy B's house line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling products.