At Age Less Medi-Spas, certified technicians draw from an armoury of diode lasers, Diathermie RF, and Nd:YAG systems in themed private treatment rooms featuring down-lined beds. Led by Director of Clinical Esthetics and Integrative Medicine Marilia Silva-Brand, skin therapists examine visages. Patrons emerge from their sessions looking excitedly into mirrors to inspect slowly dissipating bald patches after laser hair restoration, newly developed bald patches after laser hair removal, or waistlines shrinking from body-sculpting laser treatments. The spa provides ample free parking for cars, and sunsets on demand for horses to ride off into.
Quick Stop Hair Shop’s team of stylists manages the manes of women, men, and children with a menu of speedy-yet-professional services. Whether executing cuts and colours or trimming shaggy beards, they draw from their continuous training to craft unique and contemporary styles. The stylists accommodate busy schedules by welcoming walk-ins and appointments on nights, weekends, and any day that begins with a sunrise. They also provide free consultations to help clients achieve their desired looks and curate products to take home from brands such as Redken, Chi, and Paul Mitchell.
Ethno Concepts owner Pulcherie Mboussi has spent more than 20 years seamlessly blending hair extensions into her clients' manes. Pulcherie and her staff also specialize in weaves, braids, dreadlocks, and cornrows. A collection of wigs cover strands, and a kaleidoscope of makeup products preps faces for daytime and nighttime wear, as well as special occasions such as prom or trips to the post office. Ethno Concepts also stocks African staple foods such as fufu, cassava leaves, palm oil, and attieke.
With annual in-house training from Schwarzkopf's artistic head Jeremy Ottenbreit, Mekka cutting-system founder Kathy Simon, and Unite, The Fix's expert stylists hone the skills necessary to artistically wrangle a wide range of hair types. Aestheticians encourage clients to arrive for an initial consultation ready with their own style ideas, photos, and pet names for the new 'do. The Fix also carries the full line of Unite Eurotherapy products.
Settled steps away from historic government buildings, unique shopping areas, and access to outdoor adventures, Hotel Grand Pacific places visitors at the center of all Victoria has to offer. Walkers wander past rows of charming boutiques, historic façades, and quaint bookstores on Government and Wharf Streets, or step into an erstwhile neighborhood of saloons and sailors in LoJo, now the home of indie shops, restaurants, and boutiques centralized around Lower Johnson Street. Historic Victorian buildings speckle the city, including a number of museums and Parliament buildings, which are open to the public year-round. The Royal BC Museum transports visitors to British Columbia's earliest days with a host of interactive exhibits, authentic artifacts, and re-created settings that depict both natural and human history.Victoria's temperate climate enables year-round outdoor activities on and off the waterfront. Golfers can swing away on the greens of more than 15 primary courses in the area, and hikers and bikers can pick up the Galloping Goose Regional Trail in the heart of downtown and follow the path nearly 37 miles (60 km) past unfettered beaches, forests, and talking chipmunks. Animal enthusiasts will enjoy an orca whale-watching expedition, as both Victoria and nearby Vancouver Island have ferries that take passengers on regular excursions.