At CoCo Laser & Body Care, laser-based and manual therapies combine on a menu designed for whole-body rejuvenation. Painting new appearances with broad strokes, lasers divest patients of unwanted hair or fat and hand-applied airbrush tans simulate a sun-kissed look. More detailed treatments highlight areas of aesthetic importance, such as by lengthening eyelashes, exfoliating faces, or polishing mint-condition coin tattoos.
The certified cosmetologists at Lys Beauty Centre fawn over skin, restoring vivacious visages with soothing facials. Therapists begin the deep-pore-cleansing facial by identifying what issues beset each patient's skin, such as breakouts, dryness, and freckles running with a sunscreen-eschewing crowd. A gentle cleansing then preps pelts for a skin-softening steaming and pore-purging extractions, followed by a face, neck, and shoulder massage. Masks then lock in nourishing nutrients and moisture, leaving skin with a glow bright enough to revive neglected houseplants. Throughout each facial, cosmetologists dispense beauty tips so clients can upkeep their dazzling facades post-treatment.
Named one of the best in skincare and cosmetics by readers of The Leader, Melanin Aesthetics and Laser Clinic tends to skin needs with individualized treatments that remove hair, treat acne, and obscure signs of aging. Skincare specialists Gloria Vergara and Manuel Octaviano rely on Syneron’s elōs light-based technologies to zap unwanted hair and acne. Their borderline obsession with high-tech aesthetics extends to the ReFirme procedure, which deploys infrared light and bipolar radio frequencies to tighten skin more effectively than sleeping in a mask of rubber bands. The clinic also uses medical-grade products from Vitelle's Dermatology MedScience line to address specific skin concerns.
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.
The Smart Tan–certified team at Tan de Soleil assists clients in getting the best out of their experiences by keeping immaculate tanning studios stocked with modern tanning beds and spray-tan booths. Before customers slip into a KBL lay-down bed or a Sun Capsule VHR stand-up unit, the staff provides them with sanitized protective eyewear and towels. They also change the bulbs in those beds regularly to keep them at optimal tanning efficiency.
For UV-free tans, the crew educates its guests about the use of VersaSpa and Mystic Tan spray-tanning booths for custom tans with solutions that moisturize and nourish skin. These tanning booths can gild tanners in about 60 seconds, but for those who wish to take their time, the studios come equipped with a vanity area. In there, guests lounge and use supplied nail files, hairspray, gel, and beauty products to get ready for the rest of their days. The space also allows for phone conversations so customers don’t have to feel intrusive when making personal calls or leaving in-your-face messages on King Midas’s voicemail.
Glam Tanning Lounge welcomes denizens to a studio where patterned wall coverings and ornate fixtures frame new tanning beds. The Playboy Glitz Celebrity Sunless continuous action spray wafts an instant golden glow, which takes 2–4 hours to set, fully darken, and render corporeal landscapes completely bulletproof. Lasting up to seven days, the spray won't interfere with other tanning endeavors, resists sweat and fruity mixed drinks, dries quickly, and sprays continuously at any angle to facilitate even coverage. The fragrance-free facial serum bronzer layers colour-releasing bronze beads that darken mugs up to an entire day, combined with skin-firming and lifting agents that help tighten skin.