Metallic accents and chairs the colour of cayenne peppers bring a hint of spunk and spice to Make Me Over Salon and Spa?s otherwise subdued motif of greys and blacks. The salon?s talented cast of stylists strikes a similar balance between edgy and elegant as they snip locks and tame wayward strands with Moroccanoil treatments and products from Wella, Sebastian, and American Crew. Within the hushed confines of private spa rooms, aestheticians call upon Dermalogica serums developed by The International Dermal Institute to rejuvenate skin or wax away unwanted fuzz. Massage practitioners also practice their craft in these treatment rooms, dissipating stress with Swedish strokes, aromatherapy oils, and a soundtrack of operatic whale songs. The beauty team also takes care of appendages with manicure and pedicure treatments for women and men alike. The pedicure room offers tranquil music in a small seating area with a view of the fish tank wall. On special occasions, wine is served for a more relaxing experience.
Beauty doesn?t have to cause collateral damage. Knowing this, Kast Hair Studio?s staff performs haircuts, colour treatments, and styling consultations with a complete line of naturally derived hair products. As an Aveda concept salon, it remains committed to environmentally responsible production, using products crafted with pure flower and plant essences sourced from sustainable communities. To obtain hair-nourishing argan oil, Aveda reaches out to cooperatives in southeast Morocco, and for Australian sandalwood, Aveda consults indigenous harvesters. Once the Aveda team has convinced the ingredients to get along, it ships or catapults the bottles to salons such as Kast Hair Studio to be used in updos, haircuts, and deep-conditioning treatments.
While most 23-year-olds were trying to figure out their career path, Angelo was busy opening his own salon. And three expansions and more than two decades later, he's still at it. Each day he works with his team of talented stylists and aestheticians to accomplish the goal he laid out in 1991: to create a one-stop beauty shop where clients could get all of their aesthetic needs met. To that end, Angelo employs nail artists who pamper the digits of patrons waiting for hair colour treatments to finish processing, as well as aestheticians who dole out rose, mud, or chocolate baths that can be paired with massages, skin treatments, or giant chocolate duckies.
At il Destino Salon and Spa, experienced skin therapists revamp and revivify patrons' delicate outer coverings using quality products and tender, conscientious care. The spa's T-Zone facial targets the oil-prone areas of customers' mugs—foreheads, noses, and chin fossil fuel deposits—with a customized treatment designed to cleanse and refresh. Post skin analysis, faces undergo a thorough scrubbing to remove grease and grit. An influx of steam, pore extractions, and a slathering of moisturizer leave sensory switchboards fresh, balanced, and ready to kiss the foreheads of local politicians. Skin technicians at il Destino strive to educate their customers so that they can care properly for their skin every day, not just when inside the salon's sleek, Asian-inspired interior. Users of this Groupon receive a $10 discount on any Dermalogica or Clean Start product they purchase during their visit.
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.
For the aestheticians and therapists at Refresh Salon and Spa, internal and external wellness are two sides of the same coin?and both sides are worth polishing. They provide skincare, professional make-up services, massages, and hair styling, all in an environment designed to promote a peaceful, happy state of mind. Some services treat both body and mind at once, the most obvious?though not only?example being massage. Other such treatments include the organic facial, which soothes skin with a list of naturally derived ingredients that also supply peace of mind. Then there's the cucumber mint body polish, an exfoliation treatment that, like a job in a lettuce mine, leaves the lingering scent of fresh greens on the body.