Bottles of PCA Skin and Dermalogica products are aplenty inside Aura Skin Care Services, aiding skilled estheticians combat stubborn skin conditions during custom facials. They aim to diminish fine lines, mop up excess oil, and send acne fleeing from faces.
Katie Marshall's beauty mastery stretches beyond her aesthetics practice. Trained at Vogue Esthetics College and Sternberg College, the certified medical aesthetics practitioner has amassed a deep understanding of how treatments interact with various skin types. During brief consultations, she assesses each new client's skin using a special magnifier that reveals the epidermal effects of genes and lifestyle. Taking into consideration individual goals and whether or not any groundhogs popped out of the pores to see their shadows, she then charts a custom treatment course. Katie is certified to administer an ever-expanding assortment of treatments, including Ultra Sonic facial, waxing, and PCA clinical facials.
It looks a bit like a distant cousin of the R2-D2 droid from Star Wars: it's a modular, upright unit on four wheels with a display screen that could double for a face. But the Harmony XL laser is a primary tool the technicians at Avante Laser & Aesthetics use to beautify their clients. It addresses more than 60 skin conditions, smoothing wrinkles, fading age spots, and removing tattoos. It's also used during Avante's laser hair-removal sessions.
Avante's other main beautification device is the HydraFacial machine. This is used to suction out debris from pores and push serums deep into the face for intense hydration. It can also slough off dead skin cells and glitter makeup left over from childhood beauty pageants with its diamond-tip microdermabrasion, and it can brighten faces during LED treatments.
EM Beautician School of Canada & Spa is an immersive learning environment where students rehearse their aesthetic skills by manning the on-site spa. Their treatments are likewise immersive for clients: body exfoliation or a hot-stone massage sinks physiques into relaxation, and facials cleanse pores with Dermalogica products or even 24-karat gold, which feels more luxurious against the skin than a caviar necklace.
Of course, instructors constantly monitor the seasoned pupils as they conduct their transformative services. Outside of the spa, instructors host classes on general aesthetics and nailcare, preparing groups to earn their licences and provide care that is both stellar and sanitary. Their lessons cover topics from aromatherapy to electrotherapy and modern spa appliances, as well as physiology and cosmetic chemistry.
Though located at the heart of the Lougheed Town Centre, Merle Norman Spa could not be further removed in spirit from the bustling foot traffic just outside its doors. One of the nearly 2,000 independent stores thoughout North America that have opened under the Merle Norman Cosmetics name since its inception in 1931, the studio carries a line of skincare and cosmetic products designed and created by the brand’s research team in Los Angeles. The studio’s team of experienced aestheticians takes full advantage of these exclusive products during spa services that include facials, massages, waxing, and painting nails with detailed instructions for how to wash one’s hands.
For close to three decades, Nima and the family members that help her operate her day spa have helped guests enhance the connection between their minds and bodies. This mission was further refined in recent years, when, after working long hours in the stressful, highly competitive beauty industry, the team knew it was time for a change from invasive surgeries and harsh chemicals. So, they set their sights on holistic body-beautifying treatments. Today, their menu of restorative services includes relaxing, organic sugar-scrub treatments and infrared body wraps designed to boost the metabolism with soothing thermal energy. Certified technicians also target stubborn fat cells with LipoLaser treatments or faradic-current sessions that, like doing the Running Man, simulate the effects of physical exercise.
The experienced stylists and beauty technicians at Preet Hair, Nail and Beauty Salon believe their personalized approach to each of their customers is the reason they have so many repeat clients. Within their chic salon with dark, nearly black walls, hardwood floors, and twinkly lights, skilled hands colour, cut, and style strands or thread and wax away unwanted facial hair. They also de-gunk pores with facials and create long-lasting manicures with gel and acrylic nails. No matter what service they perform, the beauty professionals carefully consult with clients to understand exactly what the hoped-for end result is and exactly which prime minister the client hopes to look like.