Clear skin is an important component when it comes to looking and feeling your best, but busy schedules often get in the way of dedicated skincare regimens. Into this whirl of calendar pages step the technicians at Wendy's Beauty, carving out a serene oasis in the middle of hectic lives. When clients first arrive at their spa, tech quiz them on their skin's needs and wants. This initial consultation helps them concoct custom treatment plans that might include everything from a pore-cleansing facial to a buffing microdermabrasion session. Techs don't limit their expertise to facial treatments, though; their body scrubs, waxing treatments, and aromatherapy massages restore lost vim and flagging vigor in other parts of the body. No matter the treatments they choose, clients rest easy when it comes to products: professional-grade skincare serums from companies including Mary Galland and Swiss Helenere power all of the spa's treatments.
The aestheticians and laser specialists at Kitsilano Laser & Spa Centre help patrons achieve their aesthetic goals with advanced technology such as the GentleYAG laser, Sapphire 3 photorejuvenation machine, and Vitasonix microdermabrasion machine. They wield the YAG laser to permanently reduce hair on all skin types, including tanned and magenta skin, and use ultrasonic currents to tone facial muscles and lift the skin. Clients can also take advantage of less invasive spa services with waxing, mani-pedis, and soothing massages.
Befitting its name, Green Leaf Spa's inviting space inundates the senses with calming, verdant hues. Key lime green walls and an assortment of leafy potted plants help create a naturalistic environment that builds even more of a distinction between the spa's soothing setting and the outside world's hectic pace and concrete landscape. Within this environment, clients are encouraged to forget about everyday stresses and, instead, indulge themselves with one of the available treatments. Facials rejuvenate the skin by thoroughly exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing the topmost layers while a gentle neck and shoulder massage relieves withheld tension. During mani-pedis, the nail technicians pamper the hands and feet while leaving the nails trimmed and coated with a flattering new colour of polish. Waxing treatments whisk away unwanted stubble from faces, limbs, or torsos, leaving the skin as smooth as freshly zambonied glacier.
Raj Esthetics owner and certified aesthetician, Rajveer Bhabra, never questioned what she wanted to be in life. Right out of high school, she enrolled in a cosmetology program and has never looked back. Today, she demonstrates that same enthusiasm in two ways: she beautifies her clients with skin and hair services and teaches her students cosmetic techniques and product knowledge in her own esthetics school.
Rajveer believes the idea that harsh chemicals belong in cosmetics products is as misguided as the notion that a baseball glove belongs in a glove box. That spirit of eschewing that which is harmful manifests itself in her selection of products. Arbonne, for instance, leaves out all parabens and artificial colors for botanical ingredients. Thalgo products, alternatively, are algae-based and free of GMO's and animal by-products.
At Posh Nail Lounge, a mani-pedi isn't just for making your nails shiny. It's also a kind of retreat where relaxation is top priority. First, a complimentary glass of wine?or another beverage of choice?helps clients settle in before they get into a massage chair and dunk their feet into a warm whirlpool soak. Next, the nail techs groom nails and cuticles and slough away rough patches. Nail technicians also go the extra mile with a sugar scrub exfoliation, hot towels, massage, and polish. Manicures give hands a treatment that's just as relaxing, with options for long-lasting Shellac polish or paraffin wax for additional skin hydration. Along with nail care, the team also offers laser hair removal, facials, permanent makeup, and brow and lash tinting.
Leading the charge toward healthy skin at Mila's Skin Care & Cosmetics is a European-trained aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience. That experience manifests itself in the robust menu of services, and most notably the facials?extensive regimens that incorporate the Gatineau product line into the mix. There's the Defi Lift 3D facial, a 75-minute treatment that helps refine the contours of the face. There's the revitalizing spa facial, too, with a seaweed mask to revive overtaxed skin and grant proximity to sharks without actually granting proximity to sharks. Mila's also presents treatments for men and teens, as well as retail products from brands such as Phytomer, Gatineau, and footlogix.