The professional staff at Westcoast Piercing and Ink uphold a commitment to promoting artistic expression and pristine safety standards. As the first Association of Professional Piercers member-run studio in the Lower Mainland, the shop practices advanced sterilization technology while carrying out on-trend procedures. Team members share piercing and ink-related knowledge to clients and ensure everyone has a comprehensive understanding of the procedures in play. Inside the shop, cases of gold and diamond-studded body jewelry line the floor, boasting designer names such as Anatometal, Body Vision Los Angeles, and Industrial Strength. Professional piercer, Kelly, and his team not only outfit ears and other body parts with piercings; they work alongside a band of tattoo artists who decorate skin with colorful custom sleeves or ornate body sets. Together, the staff fosters a safe, self-expressive environment while having fun at private functions, concerts, exhibitions, and trade shows
After giving up careers as a teacher and hotel-management supervisor, Moazma Bhangu decided to follow her true passion: advanced laser skincare. Today, as the certified head technician at Heavenly Images, she refurbishes clients' bodies and faces using medical techniques such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and spider-vein removal. Her specialty, however, is nonsurgical laser treatments, such as ReFirme, which she wields to remove unwanted hair, smooth away wrinkles, and intimidate temporary tattoos of secret agents. She also customizes treatments, performing photofacials designed for Asian complexions as well as EDP therapy, which combines microdermabrasion, medical infusions, and LED light therapy. In addition to providing treatments, Moazma constantly educates her patients on skin health—and can prescribe skincare products by Obagi, Priori, Riversol, and PCA Skin.
Warm and inviting sums up the ambience at Koi Day Spa, where a skilled staff of aestheticians and massage therapists unleashes a range of relaxing services on clients. Calling upon all-natural and animal-friendly products, including Éminence Organic Skin Care products from Hungary, experts rejuvenate skin with a range of facials, from the salon's signature custom treatment to an exfoliating paprika facial, chock full of the peppery spice. Aching muscles can find relief in the hands of Koi’s licensed massage therapists, who spoil backs with hot stones and long and flowing Swedish strokes. In the nail salon, organic foot scrubs and fruit-packed lotions repair dry, callused skin before technicians adorn nails with vibrant polish or tasty Bugles. Clients can sip on complimentary beverages and nibble on decadent treats throughout their visit.
Sashay Day Spa & Hair Salon warmly welcomes each new client 15 minutes before the scheduled spa rendezvous for a brief consultation that collects health and skin history. Armed with relevant factoids and beauty backstory, the cheerful stylists and spa techs can fine-tune treatments powered by upscale products that include the all-natural Eminence organic skincare line and ultra chip-resistant Bio Sculpture nail gel systems. A unisex pampering oasis, Sashay offers waxing, facials, and mani-pedis designed especially for masculine physiques, as well as extended spa packages of up to 6.5 hours including a relaxing power-tool demonstration. Packages bestow restorative bliss via multi-service medleys that include massages, full-body exfoliations, and facials. Clients enjoying longer packages are also served a healthy spa-day lunch.
Devoted to the holistic approaches of Indian Ayurvedic techniques and fostering an atmosphere where clients can relax and socialize, the beauty techs at Spa Moksha Beauty Lounge treat services with a ceremonial reverence. In an unhurried, mindful manner, the staff uses natural oils, clay, and rock crystals to accent their services and build aromatic clay snowmen. The environment promotes tranquility and wellness with exposed beams, golden drapes, Indian statuary, and dedicated spa rooms as clients soaking in the indulgent jet bath or undergoing the ancient Middle Eastern practice of threading to remove hair to enhance angles and features. The spa's list of calming and rejuvenating rituals also include massage, facials, mani-pedis, and makeup application.
Though the services provided at Vanish Laser and Beauty Central Inc. are high-end, the studio maintains a down-to-earth feel as experienced technicians keep an open line of communication with clients from the first complimentary consultation to their last beauty treatment. By consulting with clients, technicians are able to formulate a clear plan for beautification, which can include diamond-tip microdermabrasion, Aura White teeth-whitening treatments, vein removal, and green tea–infused It Works! body wraps that detoxify the body and firm the skin. Customers also can obtain clearer complexions with the aid of advanced intense-pulsed-light lasers, which work double time as skin is inundated with heated wavelengths that destroy hair at the root, purge dead skin cells, and sometimes grant superpowers.