Natural light streams through windows to rebound off suspended styling mirrors at Whip Salon & Spa. As an Aveda concept salon, Whip trains staff members in how to best incorporate the botanical product line in their haircare and spa services. The treatments beautify clients with natural ingredients that preserve the environment and the tenuous ecosystem that exists inside every pore on the face. In addition to tropical body wraps and Eastern massage techniques, staff delivers mani-pedis with OPI polish as clients recline on the pillow-top pedicure station of polished wood and Eastern-inspired fabrics.
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.
There’s a lot to like about La Lotus Nails Spa, a beauty emporium whose team of professional technicians doesn’t stop at the hands and feet. Though mani-pedis—especially OPI manicures with a chip-resistant soak-off gel polish—are their specialty, they also treat bodies to multiple types of facials, massages, and waxing treatments. The plant life that abounds in their modernly appointed office can make one forget how clinically sanitary the actual treatments are. Nail technicians, for example, always use disposable liners during pedicures to prevent the spread of bacteria and temporary tattoos.
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.
ZiNC is a hair salon and aesthetic studio committed to making you look fabulous. We have been sharing our high standards with clients since 1996.
Our stylists have trained all over the world from London, Beverly Hills, San Francisco + New York. We never stop training because our philosophy is that we can keep learning!
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.