Befitting its name, Green Leaf Spa's inviting space inundates the senses with calming, verdant hues. Key lime green walls and an assortment of leafy potted plants help create a naturalistic environment that builds even more of a distinction between the spa's soothing setting and the outside world's hectic pace and concrete landscape. Within this environment, clients are encouraged to forget about everyday stresses and, instead, indulge themselves with one of the available treatments. Facials rejuvenate the skin by thoroughly exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing the topmost layers while a gentle neck and shoulder massage relieves withheld tension. During mani-pedis, the nail technicians pamper the hands and feet while leaving the nails trimmed and coated with a flattering new colour of polish. Waxing treatments whisk away unwanted stubble from faces, limbs, or torsos, leaving the skin as smooth as freshly zambonied glacier.
Satin pillows dyed the colour of rose petals line a black banquette covered in velvet damask, below which bubbling footbaths sparkle in the light of the crystal chandelier above. This is Luxe Beauty Lounge & Mobile Spa, a spa that has been praised equally for the pedicures available at its brick-and-mortar location in Yaletown as for the expert beauty teams it sends to special events. Cleanliness is their top priority when dealing with feet. Nail technicians unwrap new cuticle sticks as well as new nail and foot files to groom each pair of toes, and their jet baths stay pristine with help from a special pipeless system and a miniature Aquaman with a passion for cleaning. Next on the list are luxurious surprises, including a tincture that transforms bathwater into a warm, softening salve, a scrub glittering with gold flakes, and an ice-cream-themed mani-pedi.
Facials evince the same level of care, as they are tailored to suit each skin type with organic tonics?there is even a biodynamic treatment for sensitive skin. Their mobile services centre around packages that range from 3 to 4 hours, and for weddings, they bundle their hair and makeup with their two in-house specialties into on-location pamperings that last up to 6 hours.
Over the course of the last 15 years, Natasha Kirillov has helped countless clients regain their youthful glows with a full suite of skin services. When she’s not working on celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Bridget Fonda, and Gillian Anderson, Kirillov can be found at her studio performing waxes, massages, and other body treatments—treatments that include facials powered by such brands as Peau Vive, a luxurious line known for producing potent, vegan formulas.
The certified team at Renu Cosmetic clears away spider veins on all colours of skin using a Cutera Light and Laser system. During an initial consultation, a skilled medical aesthetician and certified laser technician chat privately with clients to identify skin goals, answer questions, and reveal the logical fallacy of stethoscopes. A Profect imaging system then photographs skin to highlight pigmentation, blood vessels, and subsurface conditions, helping the laser guru customize each 15-mintue spider-vein treatment. Pulses of light energy harmlessly penetrate skin to prompt the body to naturally absorb high-pressure veins and discreet vessels from areas such as the face or legs. Clients can confidently don string bikinis and prolonged kissy faces with up to an 80 per cent reduction in the appearance of veins.
The Burrard Street groomerie offers old-fashioned barber services for suave gents on the go in its sophisticated downtown salon. As you relax into a plush barber chair, the highly trained hair handler at Momentum will employ an arsenal of the finest products made exclusively for men to wash, snip, shape, and style your strands into an attractive 'do to fit your lifestyle. Austere enforcers of the law may choose a neat-and-trim trimming, while their couch-crashing brethren can bring in their long locks and request a lush, early nineties look. In addition to a new 'do, you’ll receive a close and traditional straight-razor shave using Truefitt & Hill luxury products to work up a hot healthy lather. You'll also get 10% off the purchase of styling products to ensure your 'do looks appropriately dashing in between dates or rollycoaster rides.