From its own sleek, minimalistic decor to the deep bronze hues that clients leave with, Cocoa Tanning Studio is all about looking good. At each location, customers step into UV tanning beds, and standup booths and emerge with even tans. Each ergonomically designed capsule is outfitted with eco-friendly bulbs and an MP3 plug-in, so tanners can relax while listening to Top 40 hits or an LP of auto-tuned cicada chirps. Guests can also lounge in the salon's infrared carbon sauna, which soothes aches and rejuvenates the body with infrared light. Tanning lotions from Australian Gold, California Tan, and Swedish Beauty are on hand to enhance any UV-based tanning session. Cocoa Tanning Studio also offers other services such as teeth-whitening.
In addition to vita-vibe sessions, the staff at Banana Tans?all of whom tan at the studio?have made it their mission to help their clients find that perfect level of tan. Visits include skin analysis, after which staff create a personalized tanning regimen that slowly eases guests into their tans. The staff is also serious about maintenance. Extensive cleanings of each tanning bed wipe down glassy interiors and also go inside the machine to remove ray-blocking dust or the souls of old sunsets. One of Vancouver's largest selections of indoor tanning products lines the walls of the studio, aiding those in pursuit of the perfect tan with bronzing agents, cooling creams, and capillary-opening unguents that accelerate tan development.
Spa Utopia’s services range from those of a salon to those of a med-spa, recognizing the connection between medical and more purely aesthetic issues. Facials can purify skin or minimize signs of aging, and they also calm rosacea outbreaks. A LightSheer Diode system combats unwanted stubble during laser hair-removal sessions, and beams from a Fox Diode system attack toenail fungus. Massage therapists use styles ranging from traditional Swedish to deep tissue, and they’re glad to combine modalities to target unique troubles such as lower back pain or shoulders that won’t stop shimmying.
Clients can concentrate attention on an array of beauty and body needs by booking a couples room or VIP suite for an afternoon of private treatments. Even the public areas of the spa evince a strong taste for luxury—clients walking in are greeted by a marble-topped reception desk and a giant, faux-stone archway engraved with the spa’s name before passing between polished pillars leading to a grand fountain.
David and Joan Kelders first opened Jason David Hair Studio in the late '80s. Nearly a decade later, they moved next door to the Metropolitan Hotel, where they've cut and styled hair ever since. David draws on 47 years of tress-tending experience to helm a team of skilled stylists, whereas Joan handles the front desk six days a week. Under their direction, the salon purveys hair and makeup treatments, such as cuts, color, and Brazilian blowouts, as well as tanning services, which make use of a Sun Capsule booth to darken skin, as opposed to a paintball gun loaded with navy-blue pellets.
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 Studio by MikaDoesMakeup dresses up cheeks and details eyes within its posh, inviting studio. The Glitz & Glam Gal makeover makeup session sizzles for 60 minutes, pampering pouts and enhancing eyelashes with precision and creative care. Newly minted mugs can lounge on The Studio’s private patio after the service or peruse through the beauty boutique's bastion of merchandise. Makeovers can brighten events and parties or enhance any day spent winking at cubicle walls.