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.
At Vancouver Green Spa, located inside the Red Room Salon in downtown Vancouver, experienced aestheticians welcome customers to relax as they experience soothing facial treatments, massages, and nail and waxing services. Surrounded by muted-green walls, salon beds, and soft lighting, facial treatments deep cleanse pores, work against acne, or exfoliate. Hot stone or relaxation massages ease backs, while manicures and pedicures anoint buffed and trimmed nails with colourful polishes.
Bright-white walls and styling chairs provide little distraction for the artistic stylings of staffers at Muse Hair & Beauty Salon. Utilizing Bumble and bumble products, stylists at Muse take a page from the Vidal Sassoon playbook and focus on innovative hair design with services that range from haircuts to glossing to a L'Oréal Professionel Repair Deluxe treatment. This treatment brings back hair’s softness and lustre through doses of Renew C and Power Repair B. A full-service salon and spa, the staff also offers nailcare, facials, body massages, and organic treatments that combine replenishing body wraps and relaxing scalp massages.
But design isn’t just limited to hair, nails, and epidermises at Muse Hair & Beauty Salon. The waiting room is awash in soft whites and pinks, while the shampoo lounge features plush black-and-white chairs surrounded by wood-plank walls and backlit product displays.
For E-style founder Eva Qin, it wasn't enough to open just any spa, but a spa as renowned for its treatments as it is for being a dedicated member of the world community. Clients come to the spa for waxing, mani-pedis, facials, and eyelash extensions, but leave feeling refreshed thanks to the in-depth service of the E-style crew of beauticians. Eva also makes it her job to give back, by partnering with the Canadian International Education Assistance Foundation and donating proceeds from her spa to train workers assisting in post-disaster communities.