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.
Within grey walls and hardwood floors that echo with the tranquil trickle of water fountains, each member of Gemini Beauty Centre’s team of professional aestheticians employs upward of 10 years of beautifying experience as they rejuvenate weary patrons from tip to toe tip. Dedicated to guest comfort, staff conducts pre-treatment consultations in order to explain impending services and address questions and concerns. Wielding luxurious beauty products imported from Europe via transatlantic games of fetch, staffers restore radiance to epidermises with advanced skincare services ranging from restorative Valmont Triple DNA treatments to Bio lifting eye treatments. Champions of banishing stress from patrons’ frames, the fingers of Gemini’s staff fly as they bombard ailing torsos with a menu of full-body treatments including monopolar firming treatments, revitalizing mud body masks, and French pedicures performed in German.
The sauna room at Euro Charm Skincare and Body Clinic is not what you would expect. Though the space includes a classic wood room with blazing stones, it also contains a number of egg-shaped pods. When a patron slips into an egg pod (an FIR steam-herbal capsule), botanical scents tunnel into a gust of steam that detoxifies skin. This device is one of dozens that personify Euro Charm’s commitment to pursuing and providing the latest beauty technologies. The capsule accompanies lasers, infrared blankets, and thingamadoos that each work to enhance health and beauty. The spa’s treatments are customized to the individual and each work to optimize results with minimal pain and downtime.
I am a self-running business and have had 10 years experience in the esthetics field and I've been at Renaissance Spa for over 8 years now. I really love my job and helping people feel good, it's a real gift to me to be able to give my clients a quiet place where they can relax while I work my magic.
The Cranberries facial begins with a consultation with one of the spa's skilled aestheticians, who will then design a customized treatment to meet the skin's individual needs. With the nuances of the client's outer shell fully understood, Cranberries Spa's staffers will indulge the skin in ethereal exfoliation and perform extractions (if necessary), cleaning out clogged pores and sweeping away dead skin cells like candy wrappers from an abandoned carnival on the prairie. A steam and a massage flush out toxins and flesh out flesh, respectively, leaving the face refreshed and rejuvenated. As the experts tend to weary head-shields, clients will relax on a heated bed to soothe away stress and muscle tension.
The beauty specialists of Pure Essence Nail & Esthetics strive toward purity on several levels: at the outset of each appointment, they work to make their practices transparent. They ask questions and carefully weigh responses so that they can deliver results that match expectations. Throughout each facial, they soak skin in Decléor products, which are known for containing plant oils and other concentrated, natural ingredients. They finish appointments with thorough sterilization procedures, using hospital-grade disinfectants to purify tools. Aestheticians only skip this step for one reason—if they’ve applied semipermanent makeup, they promptly dispose of the equipment and restock brand-new tools for the next client. These practices are meant to honour and respect guests as though they’re royalty or blood relatives of Tim Horton.