For more than 20 years, Exquisite Beauty, Hair and Spa has been growing more cosmopolitan with its array of grooming services. These days, this full-service salon and spa is one of the only beauty spots in BC to feature the entire line of TIGI products, and the team of experienced and licensed stylists specialize in fashion-forward cuts and rich, healthy-looking color. Along with hair services, Exquisite Beauty offers spa services such as facials, spa mani-pedis, and waxing. Come in for a full set of lash extensions, or have a relaxing full-body scrub or an anti-aging microdermabrasion session. The friendly, professional beauty staff and casually upscale vibe make this salon and spa a welcoming place to get pampered and forget the stress of dealing with an abacus at the gas pump.
When Cecil B. Spa & Laser opened in 1979, it was a makeup studio—origins the team continues to honor to this day. Despite how much the salon has grown, mineral makeup lessons with Jane Iredale cosmetics remain one of the team's touchstones. During a typical session, makeup artists guide clients step by step through creating flattering custom looks that include natural lips or smoky eyes that require no matches.
Today the spa branches out far beyond makeup with a host of wellness and beauty treatments. The spa utilizes the Italian wax Comfort Zone, which promotes slower and finer hair growth. Massages, for example, range from classic Swedish kneads to Western Thai massage, a mix of pressure point work and stretching. Laser beauty services, meanwhile, include laser hair removal and a cocktail of laser treatments designed to nonsurgically produce the look of a facelift.
Aesthetician Mia Mor founded Mor Than Ever Wellness Spa in order to shelter clients from the stress of their busy lives and bring them back to a slower pace, if only for a brief period of time. She and her staff nourish faces with anti-aging and European facials, knead the tension from backs during relaxation massages, and cocoon bodies in wraps. For the ultimate pampering experience, she treats bodies to luxurious products such as Moor Spa salves, whose naturally sourced ingredients contain no artificial preservatives; Dead Sea bath salts, which are enriched with vitamin E and aromatic oils; and Essie nail polish, which is formaldehyde-free, making it safe for expectant mothers and painting the walls of the nursery.
The lash experts at Ex Lashes create voluminous peeper curtains with 3D-Lashes that last up to two months. To further enhance facial regions, they also offer makeup applications and can fill out and shape eyebrows with natural-looking feather tattoos. Sealants, tonics, and fills are also available to maintain lash extensions.
Housed within a sleek and modern space, Gallery-The Spa remains unwaveringly committed to time-honored spa treatments that put clients at ease while highlighting their natural beauty. The spa's technicians perform a wide variety of nail treatments, gussying up fingers and toes with classic mani-pedis, soothing paraffin dips, and decorative nail art. Beyond digits, the spa?s aestheticians pamper clients head-to-toe with everything from nourishing facial treatments to full-body massage therapy.
Professional-grade products give the staff members the tools they need to safely and effectively treat an array of cosmetic concerns. To help clients address these concerns at home, Gallery-The Spa stays stocked with products such as Dermalogica skincare balms and chip-resistant Gelish nail polishes, which can last as long as three weeks, much like a pre-Internet debate about President Andrew Jackson?s middle name.
“When we take care of ourselves, we are better able to take care of the people—and the animals—in our lives,” said Maa Yoga’s owner Farhad Khan to Modern Dog Magazine. In order to take care of his guests, Farhad and a team of 20 instructors teach a variety of yoga styles inside a 25,000-square-foot facility that employs the latest in eco-friendly practices–including sustainable bamboo flooring, HEPA filtration systems, and ECO-solar thermal hot water and heating system. These eco-friendly efforts are also echoed within the studio’s spa, which exclusively uses Éminence organic skincare products. Blended from only organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and botanicals, the Hungarian-made products aim to renew complexions during five types of facials–including an exfoliating yam and pumpkin peel, and a back facial which leaves skin shining brighter than a disco ball in a library. Five trained massage therapists also pamper clients with upper or full body massages, and out in the retail area clients can find Maa’s own line of skin care products.