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.
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.
Unlike conventional spas that painstakingly mix clay facials or coat the skin in hot wax, the laser technicians at Newity Laser whittle away skin concerns with lasers. By calibrating their Harmony lasers’ rapid light pulses, they’re able to shrink pores, lighten dark spots, and unfold wrinkles. Alternatively, they target unwanted hair on the face and body by accosting the follicles with light and heat energy without damaging the surrounding skin.
Charn Kang and his highly educated staff work hard to improve clients’ skin. They take the time to consult with each potential client prior to kicking off treatment plans that combat excess oil, acne, dryness, and wrinkles. My Beauty Concepts' repertoire of services includes anti-aging facials, chemical peels, and diamond microdermabrasions. They also treats hands and feet to manicures and pedicures and caps off sessions with nail art such as polka dots or tiny polka dancers.
At Living Wellness Centre, part of Sauna Superstore, health-and-wellness specialists improve clients’ diets and bodies with their infrared saunas and nutritional treatments. Inside five private rooms, the saunas burn calories, purify skin, and improve circulation while clients gaze at flatscreen televisions displaying relaxing HD videos of tropical islands and Yanni with his chest hair gently dancing in the breeze. Body scans calculate body-fat percentages and measure metabolism, and a nutrition specialist designs personalized meal plans around healthful foods that each client can easily implement into their diet.
Posttreatment juices await guests at the juice bar, and take-home bottles of Vemma, a liquid multivitamin made from mangosteen, antioxidants, and green tea, aid digestion and reduce fevers.
Sandlewood Spa & Wellness Centre owner and proprietor Tracy Adams-Willcott employs her 25 years of experience and continuing education in aesthetics to help beautify physiques from face to toe with a suite of well-rounded services. Her anti-aging facial combines a cold laser with a glycolic treatment to help reduce fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and signs of laughing and having fun too frequently. Waxings de-fuzz bodies in myriad locales, from eyebrows and lips to underarms and bikini lines, leaving skin smooth and hair-free. Tracy also offers professional, chair-side Beaming White teeth-whitening treatments, which combine a whitening gel and the power of an LED light to brighten bicuspids in as little as 20 minutes.