Owner and makeup artist Van is very selective. At Ignite Hair & Beauty Lounge, she helms a staff made up solely of senior stylists, whose work has been displayed on the pages of Cinder and mentioned in Fresh Vancouver magazine. Using products from Davines and Kérastase, these accomplished hair experts revitalize clients' locks with deep-conditioning treatments, add drama with on-trend ombre and hand-painted balayage colour, and protect hair with Thermo-Cuts that use heat to seal the ends of strands after snips. Close to Van's heart, professional makeup services include airbrush foundation and Youngblood mineral cosmetics, which brighten bridal faces or gussy up skin to amaze on Halloween or scare kids into doing their homework.
Harbour Beauty Salon offers its customers a wide variety of hair, nail, and skin services. Stylists snip excess hair in cuts for women, men, or children, and offer coloring services with Redken products. Nail technicians can color fingers and toes with over 200 OPI colors, along with CND Shellac and gel polish options. Other services include European or deep-cleansing facials, alongside waxing treatments and real mink eyelash extensions.
La Raffinage Salon & Spa rains luxurious spa services upon locals like diamond dewdrops on grass blades with clogged pores. During a 90-minute Yon-Ka refinement facial ($95), La Raffinage’s expert aestheticians apply high-quality Yon-Ka products to relax and revitalize the skin, eliminating toxins, oxygenating the skin, and strengthening skin's resistance to the elements. The 60-minute Reiki energy treatment ($85) gives clients access to a Reiki specialist who'll use the ancient healing art to tap into the body’s energy waves. The compassionate practitioner will place hands over the body to unblock stymied energy. Stress will melt away like butter under a heated magic wand, with spiritual balance, physical tranquility, and the desire to burst into a Bollywood dance number following thereafter.
The Cranberries facial begins with a consultation with one of the spa's skilled aestheticians, who will then design a customized treatment to meet the skin's individual needs. With the nuances of the client's outer shell fully understood, Cranberries Spa's staffers will indulge the skin in ethereal exfoliation and perform extractions (if necessary), cleaning out clogged pores and sweeping away dead skin cells like candy wrappers from an abandoned carnival on the prairie. A steam and a massage flush out toxins and flesh out flesh, respectively, leaving the face refreshed and rejuvenated. As the experts tend to weary head-shields, clients will relax on a heated bed to soothe away stress and muscle tension.
At Sir The Modern Barbershop, owners infuse sophistication and luxury into men's haircare, putting a modern spin on the old-fashioned barbershop. Stationed inside the distinguished Old Stock Exchange building, the minimalist confines include hardwood floors and long mirrors resting at an angle against bare white walls. Though the atmosphere breathes convention, the expert stylists execute all of the high-end treatments one might associate with a contemporary salon, such as manicures and highlights. Traditional services including straight-razor shaves occur alongside waxing and stress-relieving massages. Not just a place of pampering for men, the stylists also cut women's hair, and the studio also offers cleanup in between cuts for the guys, complimentary bang trimming for the ladies, and lollipops to anyone who is good and sits still during his or her haircut.