David and Joan Kelders first opened Jason David Hair Studio in the late '80s. Nearly a decade later, they moved next door to the Metropolitan Hotel, where they've cut and styled hair ever since. David draws on 47 years of tress-tending experience to helm a team of skilled stylists, whereas Joan handles the front desk six days a week. Under their direction, the salon purveys hair and makeup treatments, such as cuts, color, and Brazilian blowouts, as well as tanning services, which make use of a Sun Capsule booth to darken skin, as opposed to a paintball gun loaded with navy-blue pellets.
At Hot Shots Sun Studio, clients slide into one of three tanning beds, such as the Sun Capsule VHR 220 that tans busy patrons in just 10 minutes. Before tanning, guests can peruse the shelves of UV tanning lotions and accelerators designed to enhance tanning time and nourish skin. In addition to tanning, visitors can lounge in the infrared sauna designed to shed excess calories, detoxify, and alleviate aches and pains.
Voted best place for a beach-ready tan by readers of Georgia Straight three years in a row, Clients leave SunScape Tanning Studios sporting rich, golden hues imparted in an environment where the staff is committed to providing the most safe and effective tanning experience possible. Each of the studio’s technicians—called SunExperts—is trained in the appropriate administration of UV light to help bodies safely attain the bronzed look they desire using the latest in tanning techniques without needing approval from the curmudgeonly sun. The centre’s proprietors take pride in the their ultra-modern tanning equipment that often imparts an added feel of luxury to each session, with tanning beds that boast aromatherapy and relaxing aqua mists and private sunless options that include VeraSpa and Mystic Tan. SunExperts also treat skin to revitalizing treatments, such as Beauty Angel skin rejuvenation, that uses red-light therapy to help tone and tighten skin, as opposed to black-light therapy, whose only goal is to put Led Zeppelin songs in people’s minds.
DMX stereos sing custom-selected tunes inside each of Body Ray's Tanning Salon’s private rooms, where gentle air conditioning keeps the space as comfortable as a La-Z-Boy reclining in a hammock. Certified by International Smart Tan Network, the salon’s tanning pros wield medical-grade sanitizer to battle germs as they wipe down equipment after each use. Body Ray's further accommodates clients with free towel service, ample parking, and extended hours.
Cocoa Tanning Studio doesn't just save clients time by offering tanning sessions from 9-20 minutes at their two downtown Vancouver locations?it also saves the planet energy. The studio's four beds and tanning booths from the Envy collection at the Pender location and five beds and booths at the Pacific location come equipped with LED mood lights, plus in-bed LED digital timers. While enhancing sessions with top brand lotions like Australian Gold, California Tan, or Swedish Beauty, patrons can also rock out while tanning by plugging MP3 players into each bed's personal dock. Cocoa Tanning's infrared sauna likewise accommodates MP3 players, which can pipe in soothing melodies as the sauna's infrared energy reduces stress and increases blood circulation. To complement their newly darkened skin tones, clients can opt to go lighter with the studio's teeth-whitening service.
At Do Beaming White, professional technicians apply dental-grade hydrogen peroxide gel to whiten teeth, making sure to protect gums and enamel from any sensitivity. When activated by a high-powered blue LED light, the peroxide contained in the gel bleaches teeth and removes stains to ensure that clients' teeth finally outshine the whites of their eyes. Take-home kits help amplify whiteness with five to seven touch-up applications spread throughout the course of a year. A combination of the in-office whitening treatment and the take-home kit provides optimal results.
Do Beaming White also offers amenities to enhance guests' teeth-whitening experience, including audio cables to plug in personal mp3 players and Wi-Fi. Ample underground and upper-level parking and flexible hours accommodate clients seven days a week.