The experts at Merle Norman Vernon draw out each client's unique style with an array of aesthetic services and their own line of cosmetics. In addition to daubing epidermises with Éminence Organic facials and adorning talons with Bio Scultpure gel, team members perform complimentary skin assessments and makeup lessons that teach clients how to choose the right foundation, employ different depths of color, and achieve that coveted sarcophagus-chic look. The beauty haven also offers massage, airbrush tanning, and packages for brides and graduates.
Though aloe is generally considered a necessity for already-tanned bodies, Body Mist Tanning introduces a new twist on the adage, offering spray tans that bronze bodies with aloe-based formulas. Yes, the salon’s two Mystic spray-tanning booths mist bodies with this naturally based substance, which takes minutes to apply and, much like the morning sun, reaches its darkest point in about 12 hours. The tanning spa also pairs its traditional bronzing services with a slew of cosmetic and relaxation-oriented services such as massages and teeth-whitening treatments.
Aesthetician Minna Gruenke specializes in facials performed exclusively with Repêchage organic skincare products. Gruenke honed her art at the Esthetics Institute in Calgary and relies on the antioxidants and minerals in Repêchage's seaweed-enriched tonics to help her revitalize delicate facial tissue. Evincing her commitment to thorough, individualized care, Gruenke begins every visit with a complimentary consultation, using client's input and her analysis of conditions on the dermal surface to build a custom program of rejuvenation and a tiny station for satellite follow ups.
As a Smart Tan–certified salon, Downtown Tan can help all clients determine which of its eight tanning beds—which range from a lie-down SunDash bed with 120-watt bulbs to a stand-up booth with 220-watt bulbs—is best for them. The decade-old salon also offers airbrush spray tanning with a customizable organic solution from Australian Gold, as well as teeth-whitening services and a juice bar.
The certified laser technicians at Flashpoint Lazer Clinic specialize in completely erasing or artistically updating tattoos. Clients who opt for removal sit under the beams of a Q-switch Nd:Yag laser as it breaks up ink and removes colourful particles through natural channels. Those seeking an edit on existing images can ask in-house artists to retouch fading hues, or hide them behind new camouflage-coloured designs.
The aestheticians of Odette's Laser Skin Wellness Clinic, one of the only holistic med spas in the Okanagan, take pride in offering treatments of the skin using medical-grade equipment, targeting cellulite and dissolving fat. They offer a variety of services that relax and detoxify the body, as well a long list of facials to treat skin afflicted with signs of aging or acne. They even offer laser services that can remove unwanted hair, nail fungus, or sun spots.