When the founder of Spasation Salon & Spa travelled to Europe and Asia in the late 1990s, he was looking for ways to improve his already bustling salon business. Instead he found inspiration in the indulgent Turkish bathhouses, prompting him to design a day spa that draws upon their sophisticated luxury and tuxedoed rubber duckies. His original concept rapidly grew into brick-and-mortar reality when he opened the flagship location of Spasation Salon & Spa in 1998. In the elegant day spa, staffers dole out haircuts, relaxation or deep-tissue massages, and signature facials amid a lavish backdrop of ceramic tile, white oak, and brushed silver.
At Refresh Laser Spa, the "Laser Spa" part of the name tells only half the story. Hot-stone massages, facials, and spinal-decompression treatments also await clients who want to look and feel better. The team combines these tools with advanced laser hair-removal treatments and VelaShape laser liposuction treatments to round out a rolodex of health and beauty services.
Sherwood Park Laser Clinic's professionally certified technicians combat unsightly blemishes and wrinkles with an array of aesthetic services. Techs use lasers to remove or reduce the appearance of unwanted hair, spider veins, and signs of aging—such as wrinkles, cellulite, and expiration dates stamped on the forehead. The staff also tends to rough skin and sun spots with diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments designed with minimal downtime in mind. Other beauty-centric offerings include membership opportunities, complimentary consultations, and a modest selection of specialized skincare products available for purchase.
The students at the International Academy of Esthetics, an ITEC registered center, learn in a classroom that’s not a classroom at all—it’s a spa. Under the watchful eye of instructors who are expert spa technicians themselves, students perform a full slate of services to prepare for real-world jobs. Their professional training spans from facials, to mani-pedis, to waxing, to cellulite-reducing body wraps. Other courses of study include make-up artistry and lasers.
Dr. Bhishma Patel and his team of trained technicians wield medical-grade laser technology with hopes of returning skin to an unblemished state. They offer services to remove unwanted hair, unsightly veins, and preemptive tattoos celebrating Michael Dukakis’s presidential victory in 1988. They also provide skin-rejuvenation services, including Cutera Laser Genesis therapy and nonlaser-based HydraFacials.