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.
According to the aestheticians of Oxygen Facial Clinic, the remedy for problematic skin has been right under everyone's noses?and in everyone's lungs, for that matter. During treatments profiled in several magazines and praised by celebs such as Victoria Beckham and Channing Tatum, a specialized molecular sieve filters the surrounding air into an applicator that delivers a steady stream of oxygen into the skin. Geometry teachers swoon as aestheticians hold the applicator at a perfect 90-degree angle above skin's surface, creating pressure similar to a hyperbaric chamber in order to boost the skin's ability to absorb nutrients. Blended with the oxygen are antioxidant-rich agents?including vitamins, green tea, and a low-weight hyaluronic acid?that delve deep into the skin to increase moisture retention.
Clients can opt to introduce one of two additional formulations into each treatment to leave their faces even more radiant. The Opulence infusion brightens skin with botanicals and highly concentrated vitamin C, while the Atoxelene infusion plumps skin with peptides that dissipate fine lines and wrinkles.
After mastering quintessential European spa services in the Netherlands and Germany, Anne-Marie Puppe packed up her skills and brought them to one of Vancouver's hottest vacation spots to open Bowen Beauty Spa. Upon entering the spa, guests may garb their bodies in clean robes and slippers before surrendering their stress at the hands of a massage therapist or enjoying one of many beautifying services, ranging from Dermalogica European facials to chocolate-infused back scrubs and hair-removal via wax or laser. Once fully scrubbed and relaxed, guests can top off their look at the in-house salon, where Anne-Marie's stylists coat nails in bold polish, straighten tresses, and perform couples counseling on the split ends of both men and women.
Ultra Glow Tanning Lounge's posh, welcoming confines soothe clients' mind matter as bodies accumulate radiant shades of gold. Prepare for trips to the beach or through neighbours' sprinkler systems with unlimited access to five tanning beds, equipped with comforting features such as cooling fans, recordings of mothers singing lullabies, and body-conforming beds. Three California Tans spray tans treat pallid epidermis to a UV-free bronzing session. In less than one minute, clients can achieve a sheen that invokes the flame-cooked marshmallows and the despair of the defeated sun.
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.
Spa on the Rocks enhances the aesthetic appeal of its clients with treatments that don’t skimp on pampering. Every facial includes a deep cleanse, steam, facial massage, and mask, and every wrinkle-reducing LED-light treatment employs microcurrents and advanced shadow puppetry. Using an aloe-vera-based formula from Europe, St. Tropez spray tans grant skin streak-free glows. The spa tends to faces and bodies using products from [comfort zone], Jan Marini, Éminence Organic Skin Care, and OPI and offers clients complimentary aromatic rainforest steams.