Heiress Salon & Boutique styles strands with Aveda beauty products while beguiling patrons with fresh skin and makeup services. The au courant Aveda-trained stylists summon the power of Grayskull before cutting back frayed locks ($35+) or colouring dull bristles ($70+). A root touch-up plants tree-like tresses in an evenly hued ground ($68+), and a formal style lifts hip 'dos above the crowds ($55+). Puckers perk up with a detailed makeup application ($35+) as upper lips may finally meet their nosy neighbour after a gentle waxing ($15). Heiress Salon also glosses digits with polish ($10) during a tranquil manicure ($30) or pedicure ($35) that serve as an amusing distraction for overworked palm readers.
Judy Olmstead, a certified beautician of more than 30 years, partnered with fellow stylist Marlene to fulfill a dream: to offer hairstyling and aesthetic services in an environment that celebrates beauty. Today, The Garage Hair Studio and Esthetics Salon employs a certified staff of five stylists and one aesthetician. As stylists create customized looks with haircuts, colouring, and texturing treatments, aesthetician Leanne soothes skin with facials and performs expert face and body waxing. Gel and Gelish manicures and pedicures bedazzle fingers and toes, and massage therapy helps clients unwind and relax.
To help customers maintain their hairstyles or tame cowlicks in their shag carpets, the salon carries botanical-rich products from Kevin Murphy and smoothing conditioners from Moroccanoil. Services feature the salon’s exclusive Natural Concepts products.
When resort guests want vacations from their vacations, the quadrilateral Beyond Wrapture Mind and Body Care transports them out of the country. The four spas have no airports, however—instead, they’ve simply named and modelled their spaces after coveted destinations. Both the Coast Capri Hotel and Big White Ski Resort embrace a meditative asian theme. Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa’s Manhattan room and Central Park pedicure stations evoke New York chic, whereas Lake Okanagan Resort Spa pairs its shoreline views with Moroccan-inspired baths and palatial treatment areas.
Despite their distinct designs, the spas share a common aim: simultaneous pampering of the body, mind, and soul. And although they mimic faraway settings, their services prioritize homegrown ingredients blended into their own essential oils, scrubs, and lotions for specialty procedures. Vinotherapy massages, for example, harness the healing properties of grape antioxidants with formulas made from local winery byproducts, including grape stems, skins, and pips, and overripe grapes that are about to mature into apples. The massages pair well with such luxurious services as honey-wine wraps and Okanagan grape-pip scrub.
Gleaming red cabinets and oversized pop-art prints surround the team of stylists at Serendipity Salon & Day Spa as they artfully sculpt hair and add colour dimension with expertly placed foil highlights and strands of tinsel. With a commitment to quality rather than quantity, the staffers also tend to clients' skin with an octet of facials and bronze bodies using a standup tanning booth. They even take care of clients down to the little toe with french-tipped nails and a vanilla-bean paraffin treatment. And to ensure their customers have a relaxing and empowering experience, the staff members strive to get to know clients personally so they can tailor services and entrance music to their wishes.
Natural Beauty Salon & Spa’s eight stylists pamper their clients with custom cuts and colours, working in tandem with a specialized team of aestheticians and laser technicians. The technicians wield Chromogenex’s Phaser EPL machine, whose beams can permanently reduce unwanted hair, rejuvenate skin, or combat acne. For more hands-on treatments, aestheticians can massage aching muscles, manicure nails, and add glittery accessories to smiles without bedazzling old retainers. Visitors can complement their new looks with finds from the salon’s shelves of accessories, which spotlight purses, scarves, and statement jewellery.