At Belle Oasis Beauty Centre, skilled technicians perform services ranging from relaxing to results oriented. They nourish facial skin with anti-aging products by brands such as Ingrid Millet, Dibi, and Repêchage, as well as via decadent caviar treatments or oxygenating white-tea-based formulas. The team soothes muscles with an aromatherapy massage and uses the Slim Concept microcurrent device to target cellulite and attempt to bring stuffed animals to life. Staffers also employ intense-pulsed-light technology to stimulate collagen production and combat acne.
At the base of a modern skyscraper a block from the waterfront, the staff of Absolutely Fabulous Urban Spa build a foundation for health and beauty with relaxing spa services. After managing spas across Vancouver for several years, aesthetician Sandra Bulatovic struck out on her own to build a team that includes a laser technician armed with a LightSheer DUET laser and certified body workers trained in a variety of massage modalities. Aestheticians wielding Dermalogica and Bioline skincare products examine complexions before customizing their unique facials, all of which include a mask, extractions, and a post-treatment cosmetic touch-up using Jane Iredale makeup. Along with disinfecting their tools with hospital-grade disinfectants, nail technicians maintain strict sanitation standards by letting clients take home the nail file, buffer, and conversation-starters used during their manicure.
Electra Laser's skin-rejuvenation clinic, featured on 94.5 FM's The Kid Carson Show, helps restore youthful glows to both men's and women's faces during facials and non-invasive microdermabrasion treatments. After analyzing faces to determine the best treatment plan and level of exfoliation, expert therapists magically pull the DiamondTome microdermabrasion machine from their clients’ hats and equip it with a diamond-chip wand tip that can vary by size and coarseness to target skin conditions such as sun damage, acne, and unwanted pigmentation. Wands glide over faces and precisely exfoliate and remove the top-most layer of the epidermis, promoting collagen and new skin layer production. During the customized mask treatment, skin artisans paint faces in a refreshing, oil-free gel that invigorates and brings moisture back to dry skin with a blend of calming botanicals and antioxidant vitamins free from artificial fragrances and colours. Clients usually emerge from the 30–45 minute treatment with minimal or no downtime after the procedure, allowing a return to daily activities and flash mobs at the mall almost immediately.
I am a self-running business and have had 10 years experience in the esthetics field and I've been at Renaissance Spa for over 8 years now. I really love my job and helping people feel good, it's a real gift to me to be able to give my clients a quiet place where they can relax while I work my magic.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Brazilian waxes
Brands Used: Tend Skin, South Beach Skin Solutions
Pro Tip: Make sure the hair is about 1/4" long for best results.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
We focus on results rather than relaxation. To that end, furnish our clean treatment rooms with TVs, which are a better distraction than spa music. We also strive to create a welcoming environment for men because they comprise about half of our clientele.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
Many of our new clients are surprised by how quick and easy their treatments are, and by the depth of information we provide.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We feel that the more comfortable we are as estheticians, the more comfortable our clients will feel. That's why we treat our clients like friends, yet in a professional manner.
Wax Hair Removal Bar foregoes the serene spa music and relaxation hokum for quick, easy, and affordable waxes amid a simple and gender-neutral space. Men make up 40% of the bar's clientele, stopping in for everything from full-body waxes to organic acne-clearing facials for the chest and belly. Similar waxing treatments smoothify women, too, with ?waxperts? enlisting a combination of both hard and cream waxes to clear fuzz from the face and body, and transforming bikini areas into private landscaped gardens with fun shapes such as hearts, lighting bolts, and favourite Shakespearean sonnets. The staff address more delicate concerns with anal bleaching for both genders, but pull back a bit with additional services, such as lash tinting, eye, lip, and neck treatments, and even teeth whitening.