At Laser Light & Sound, top-tier lasers lock their sights on stubborn fat deposits, contouring silhouettes via speedy, noninvasive treatments. During a 30- to 60-minute session, the Lapex 2000 LipoLaser's cold red laser beam, modelled after the eyes of hypnotic fembots, liquefies fat cells, which the body's lymphatic system then flushes out. The laser can scour every inch of bodies, including bellies, arms, and inner thighs.
Amid warm-toned walls, decorative screens, and pastel paintings, Shelley Rinas puts lasers to work to oust unwanted body hair, minimize the appearance of brown spots and varicose veins, and tighten skin with four categories of treatments. An electrologist for more than 25 years, Ms. Rinas has continued her education to keep herself up-to-date with newer laser technologies, such as IPL.
The Smart Tan–certified staff at Coco Cabana knows how to enhance the power of their UV beds with their collection of lotions and partner with aestheticians to enhance bodies during swimsuit season. The most powerful of their UV beds glows with ESP lamps, and their booths warm those standing inside with bulbs up to 160 watts. Two machines help visitors realize an aesthetic of fitness and relaxation pioneered by slack-resistance bands. A UV booth from Soltron gives those inside the chance to exercise gently while soaking up rays, and an automated massage bed kneads limbs with covered, warm-water jets. Nimble human hands, however, remain responsible for stripping away body hair with waxing services and transforming hands and feet into fashion accessories.
To slow the aging process, the staff at Almost Famous Laser Corp opts for advanced technologies. For instance, the Elōs-powered Syneron eMax laser removes unwanted hair, pigmentation, and spider veins, and the ReFirme and Triniti treatments help tighten skin. For more traditional cosmetic care, they also can rejuvenate complexions using chemical peels.
After a lifetime of providing relaxation to others in the hospitality industry, Lucas Stiefvater discovered his own peace of mind on a trip to India in 2004. He learned of the art of meditation in a quiet environment where he felt safe to transform. He wanted to create that environment for others in Canada, combining his newfound passion with his career in the resort business. He founded Ocean Resort to be such a place. Apart from the serenity offered by stunning views of Salish Sea and the Coast Mountains, the chief agent for transformation at the resort is the spa. Inside, aestheticians and massage therapists use organic and natural products to soothe the body while the mind convalesces.
The stylists at Razors Edge Salon lend their services to women and men of all ages and cultivate a friendly atmosphere amid modern, black and white graphic murals. At styling stations, they trim unruly locks and correct colour before clients grab products from brands such as Bed Head, AG Hair Cosmetics, and American Crew on their way to the register. The staff also coats nails in new shades and decorative patterns, waxes away unwanted body hair, and extends lash lines to give clients more alluring winks and the ability to replace faulty window fans by blinking rapidly.
Eager to update the tired 'dos of men and women alike, Studio One Hair Professionals’ crew of seasoned coiffeurs revamps tresses with a host of salon services. Stylists' scissors sculpt strands into modern styles, classic cuts, or neoclassical columns, and colourists flatter features with strategically placed highlights. Damaged manes regain their lustre thanks to meticulously administered deep-conditioning treatments, and Studio One’s team ensures that newly minted styles undergo thorough blow-drying and styling treatments so clients leave the salon able to confidently show off new looks.