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.
In addition to vita-vibe sessions, the staff at Banana Tans—all of whom tan at the studio—have made it their mission to help their clients find that perfect level of tan. Visits include skin analysis, after which staff create a personalized tanning regimen that slowly eases guests into their tans. The staff is also serious about maintenance. Extensive cleanings of each tanning bed wipe down glassy interiors and also go inside the machine to remove ray-blocking dust or the souls of old sunsets. The dozens of colorful tanning products that line the walls of the studio also aid the perfect tan with bronzing agents, cooling creams, and capillary-opening unguents that accelerate tan development.
At Infinity Spa and Salon, experienced stylists reach for Redken, Moroccanoil, and Scruples haircare products as they transform ‘dos during precision cuts. Amid private treatment rooms, skilled aestheticians brighten and smooth complexions with concentrated formulas by glo therapeutics, whereas body wraps smother every inch of the body with nourishing, hydrating ingredients such as peppermint oil, seaweed, chicken-noodle soup, and pure honey. When it comes to massage, the beauty haven's therapists need nothing more than their trained hands to relieve deep-seated tension from backs and shoulders, and they can even use their knowledge of reflexology to target specific zones on the feet that correspond to other areas of the body.
It seems like the sun shines from all corners of Brazilian Glow Bar Tanning Studio, thanks to the spa’s wealth of tanning equipment. From high-pressure UV tanning beds to a fully automated Magic Tan spray booth, there are plenty of options available to ensure that clients maintain their summery shades year-round. Ideal for those who burn easily, the high-pressure bed is designed to achieve a base tan and maintain a healthy glow in just a few sessions. That bed shares the studio with jumbo beds, standup beds, and an infrared sauna that detoxifies the body while rendering kids’ pesky laser pointers ineffective.
Voted best place for a beach-ready tan by readers of Georgia Straight three years in a row, Clients leave SunScape Tanning Studios sporting rich, golden hues imparted in an environment where the staff is committed to providing the most safe and effective tanning experience possible. Each of the studio’s technicians—called SunExperts—is trained in the appropriate administration of UV light to help bodies safely attain the bronzed look they desire using the latest in tanning techniques without needing approval from the curmudgeonly sun. The centre’s proprietors take pride in the their ultra-modern tanning equipment that often imparts an added feel of luxury to each session, with tanning beds that boast aromatherapy and relaxing aqua mists and private sunless options that include VeraSpa and Mystic Tan. SunExperts also treat skin to revitalizing treatments, such as Beauty Angel skin rejuvenation, that uses red-light therapy to help tone and tighten skin, as opposed to black-light therapy, whose only goal is to put Led Zeppelin songs in people’s minds.