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.
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.
West Vancouver may not be sunny every day, but the forecast is always clear at West Van Tan. Here, staff members pair guests with tanning beds based on the permanence and tone of the tans they desire. Professional make-up artists apply even spray tans by using an air-spray-tanning gun. The crew can even draw up tanning schedules for those bronzing for events such as weddings or vacations.
Kix Tanning's Smart Tan–certified staffers help patrons achieve natural-looking bronzes with a choice of five levels of UV beds and two sunless-tanning options. Tanning contraptions in private rooms await guests in the form of beds and the max stand-up booth, which plays stereo music and blows cool air at 22 miles per hour, much like the contented yeti sighing. The AutoBronzer spray-tan booths darken physiques with three-second bursts of DHA tanning solution, or certified technicians can apply spray tans by hand wielding an airbrush. Ergoline Beauty Angel booths use red-light therapy to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and cellulite, as well as improving circulation.
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.
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.