Shelley J. Smith is at the helm of Pearl Teeth Whitening Spa's team of dental hygienists, who specialize in gentle and even bleaching. Shelley found that whitening strips and trays conform poorly to the teeth and, like a drunken house painter, leave some spots whiter than others. The imprecise systems also tend to irritate the gums. Instead, Shelley and the team use a small brush to apply the whitening gel, avoiding gums while restoring every enamel crevice to a white that match's the dental spa's immaculate decor.
Back in 1963, there weren't many options for men and women in western Canada who were suffering from hair loss. Knowing that people couldn't easily travel to big cities or ZZ Top’s lair to find solutions to their hair growth problems, Harry Beleshko decided to create SIR 101 Hair Restoration Specialists so he could bring internationally cultivated expertise to their doorsteps. Beleshko journeyed to Hollywood, Europe, Asia, and other locations across the globe, training with industry professionals and seeking out the latest products and techniques.
Today, Beleshko and his team of medical professionals, laser therapists, hair-replacement technicians, and hair stylists bring together those years of research and travel, offering more experience and a smaller, more boutique-like feel than many international hair-loss firms. They perform a variety of advanced medical and cosmetic treatments, including laser hair therapy, topical formulas, and hair replacement or transplantation.
Believing that Earth's plant life supplies ideal skin elixirs, Alex Cosmetic Canada loads its professional and home-care product lines with vitamin-rich, all-natural extracts that turn an exquisitely exfoliated cold shoulder to harsh chemicals and additives. Austrian aesthetician and master product concocter Mrs. St. Dabkus founded the company in 1942, providing her holistically inspired peeling treatment to the glamorous opera singers and theatre performers of Vienna. Today, each Alex Cosmetic location continues to engineer "the science of beauty" by furnishing face- and body-care products carefully calibrated to tame a wide range of skin troubles, from acne-prone complexions to skin tones too uneven to drive a Micro Machine over.
At the base of a modern skyscraper a block from the waterfront, the staff of Absolutely Fabulous Urban Spa build a foundation for health and beauty with relaxing spa services. After managing spas across Vancouver for several years, aesthetician Sandra Bulatovic struck out on her own to build a team that includes a laser technician armed with a LightSheer DUET laser and certified body workers trained in a variety of massage modalities. Aestheticians wielding Dermalogica and Bioline skincare products examine complexions before customizing their unique facials, all of which include a mask, extractions, and a post-treatment cosmetic touch-up using Jane Iredale makeup. Along with disinfecting their tools with hospital-grade disinfectants, nail technicians maintain strict sanitation standards by letting clients take home the nail file, buffer, and conversation-starters used during their manicure.
The team at Infinity Salon and Spa has been primping and pampering clients for nearly 25 years. On the salon side, certified stylists cut, colour, and perm hair and create glamorous up-dos for weddings or formal flag football games. Meanwhile, inside spa treatment rooms, massage therapists knead away knots and tension, while aestheticians cleanse pores, tint eyelashes, and whisk away patches of errant body hair.
Inspired by the lifestyle boutiques of New York and San Francisco, Rain Hair Salon combines veteran hairstylists with a focus on fashion and accessories to help clients revamp their entire style. As part of their experience, the team has completed training in New York City, where all the world's top stylists learn to tame the Statue of Liberty's unruly locks. On top of this training, Rain hosts weekly classes taught by industry professionals and the salon's own senior stylists to keep everyone's skills sharp. As part of the Bumble and bumble network, Rain carries the full line of high-end styling products, which complement the salon's boutique filled with trendy accessories from brands such as Toodlebunny and Lovers Tempo.