Voted best place for a beach-ready tan by readers of Georgia Straight three years in a row, Clients leave SunScape Tanning Studios sporting rich, golden hues imparted in an environment where the staff is committed to providing the most safe and effective tanning experience possible. Each of the studio’s technicians—called SunExperts—is trained in the appropriate administration of UV light to help bodies safely attain the bronzed look they desire using the latest in tanning techniques without needing approval from the curmudgeonly sun. The centre’s proprietors take pride in the their ultra-modern tanning equipment that often imparts an added feel of luxury to each session, with tanning beds that boast aromatherapy and relaxing aqua mists and private sunless options that include VeraSpa and Mystic Tan. SunExperts also treat skin to revitalizing treatments, such as Beauty Angel skin rejuvenation, that uses red-light therapy to help tone and tighten skin, as opposed to black-light therapy, whose only goal is to put Led Zeppelin songs in people’s minds.
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.
Bare Essentials Skin Bar is focused on leaving clients with smooth, healthy, well-hydrated skin. Experienced staff members offer consultations and skin-type analyses before suggesting 30-minute target treatments designed to remove oil, fight acne, or deeply moisturize. Many treatments at this skin bar are named after fancy cocktails?a mudslide washes away shine, for example, while a g & t fights signs of aging with an infusion of nutrients. Microdermabrasion, meanwhile, can be added to any service to help deeply exfoliate or prevent in-grown hairs, while add-on a' la carte treatments help treat specific concerns ranging from rosacea, to dark circles, to ultra-sensitive skin that can't take a joke.
Though Azure Skin Care may sound like your typical spa, it's actually a hybrid of both a spa and a medical aesthetics center. This means that the aestheticians deliver clinical-quality results, but they still pay attention to the little things that brighten up each client?s experience. The staff performs facials, waxing treatments, laser treatments, and massages, and the clinic?s board-certified doctors supervise procedures that are medical in nature, such as Botox injections. The whole space is distinguished by white tiles, neutral hues, and floral accents, making it as relaxing as a hammock tied between two classical violinists.
Natural sunlight flies through large windows and bounces off the black-framed mirrors decking a lineup of styling stations, where Prism Hair Designs' professional staff fashions sleek haircuts and creative colour. A slew of international products—such as Kaya Kalp from India and Skeyndor from Spain—bolster facials and peels by nourishing the skin alongside hot towels and steam treatments. Meanwhile, massage therapists stand by with hot stones and custom techniques, ready to pamper bodies and ease soreness stemming from nights on a makeshift waterbed crafted from the aquarium's shark exhibit.
Relaxation meets beauty at Delicate Care Spa and Laser Center, where licensed professionals treat skin and body to a wide range of pampering services. In the spa, aestheticians glaze faces with organic concoctions, from Hungarian products by Eminence to fresh herbs and spices. OPI polish tops off digits in the nail arena, where techs spoil hands and feet with paraffin wax, exfoliating scrubs, and sandals made of birthday cake. The med spa's technicians permanently laser away hair follicles from the body, limbs, and face, and perform hydrofacials to remedy oily and dry skin.