At Ark Hair & Spa, beauticians infuse their slew of hair, massage, and nail services with Japanese flair. Therapists target pressure points to relieve aching muscles during shiatsu massages, and they alleviate stress caused by table phobias during Thai floor massages. During beauty-boosting treatments, staffers wield high-end products such as Calgel nail gel and antioxidant-rich Moroccanoil hair elixir. The studio’s decor speaks to the soothing power of simplicity, as clients relax among clean white walls and Japanese paper screens.
At Broadway Nails Spa, guests relax while skilled aestheticians buff nails and condition skin until they both gleam. During mani-pedis, the staff tops nails with colorful polish after smoothing jagged edges caused by biting nails or scratching lottery tickets too vociferously. Other treatments include eyelash extensions, waxing, and laser hair-removal, as well as permanent makeup application that makes getting ready less time-consuming.
Posh Digits keeps its focus squarely on the fingers and toes. The staff offers manicures and pedicures with shellac and UV gel applications, as well as repair services for nails that cracked while high-fiving all those prehistoric handprints in caves. They also help beautify digits with nail art and decorations with Swarovski crystals.
The last time 300 different colours were located in the same place, Walt Disney animators were drawing Fantasia. Whether presenting more than 300 nail-polish hues or a diverse slate of beauty services, Seymour Nail & Spa gives its clientele plenty of choices for bringing their appearances to life. And the salon itself is filled with vivid colour: two tones of bright purple paint saturate the walls, but fortunately not the large flat-screen TVs mounted on them.
Aside from mani-pedis that spruce up and soften hands and feet, the nail salon adds length to natural nails with applications of acrylic, solar, or gel nails. The nail spa staff can also enhance hand and foot treatments with an exfoliating sea-salt scrub or dip extremities in warm paraffin wax to help prevent fungus and hydrate the skin. They can even bring out beauty in eyes by applying eyelash extensions, which create dramatic lashes with curved, synthetic fibres.
Helmed by experienced aesthetician Nazia Bajwa, Beautyland Salon’s team of expertly trained pamperers restores radiance to weary visages via relaxing facial treatments and arch-ameliorating eyebrow-threading services. During the 45-minute European facial, complexions undergo thorough revamping that leaves skin looking as smooth and youthful as a newborn beach ball. The glow-inducing treatment whisks away dull, dry skin, leaving dewy cutaneous planes in its wake. Once smile machines have been streamlined, knowledgeable depilatory artists sculpt unkempt brows with a speedy threading service. Aestheticians meticulously lasso each individual strand with a cotton thread, harvesting hairs from their roots. Patrons grapevine out of appointments in possession of eyebrows so well-defined they draw admiring stares from passersby and other eyebrows going through their own identity crises.
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.