In modern society, gold has become an emblem of beauty and refinement. Yet that notion stretches back more than 2,000 years to the days of Cleopatra, who allegedly slept in a golden mask to keep her complexion supple. At OroGold Cosmetics, aestheticians put a modern spin on this glamorous routine, stocking a product line that uses pure gold as its active ingredient.
OroGold's products, which have earned nods in Shape and New Beauty magazines, range from cleansers and moisturizers to collagen-boosting serums. Regardless of the formula, the gold within it works to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage from tanning on the roof of the International Space Station.
King Hair Design blends the look and feel of an old-school barbershop with the perks of modern technology and products. With the barber pole spinning quietly outside, the hair artists get to work in the styling space, deftly taming the strands of both male and female clients. The team uses straight razors to neatly remove stubble from male necklines and shears to swiftly transform ladies’ locks before accenting any look with partial highlights, gloss, and toner. To cap off visits, the technicians perform scalp massages or exfoliate facial skin with specially blended masks.
The certified stylists at Sassy Hair Design do more than just snip and colour locks––they also de-frizz them with keratin treatments and stimulate their roots with scalp massages. Their efforts seem at odds with those of the salon's skincare experts, who do everything in their power to remove hair with waxing and threading services. Makeup artists apply flattering eyelash extensions or beautify the faces of brides-to-be with pink lipstick and red targets for the ceremonial wedding-cake launch.
A former member of the prestigious "Intercoiffure", Lena J has become a go-to name in hair. And that's not just in Vancouver—Lena's looks have graced the pages of hair-industry magazines as far-flung as France and Japan. At her salon, she takes those same skills she uses on models and applies them to her clients' hair. To achieve her perfectly coiffed looks, she often emphasizes cuts with precision colouring work that includes lowlights, highlights, and corrective colouring.
New Boutique Salon gives Mother Earth a big hug by using Loma & Unite?a vegan, colour-safe brand that's completely free of gluten, sulfates, and harmful parabens. Salon clients are able to solicit a skilled hair guru to craft a wide array of styles, ranging from a classic wave with multidimensional layers to a mod pixie cut with pastel highlights. Flattering fades are also available for male clientele, and the strong female character actors who play them on TV.
The stylists and aestheticians of Imagine Hair & Day Spa help unburden guests of their daily cares, welcoming them into a studio sprinkled with serene touches such as tropical flowers and polished stones. Imagine's team tends to relaxing visitors with services such as facials, hairstyling, mani-pedis, and waxing. The spa also houses experienced makeup and henna artists who prepare women for fancy occasions such weddings or Mr. Monopoly's birthday party.