The aestheticians at Tease Hair Studio help their clients cultivate beauty on the outside and wellness beneath the surface. When it comes to traditional salon services, patrons can add dimension to hair with subtle highlights or opt for distinct layers of colour. Alternatively, the studio's 30-day Bella Body Challenge encourages healthy weight loss with supplement recommendations and supportive diet coaches who appear out of nowhere to high-five clients each time a vegetable is eaten. In the evenings, the salon often hosts wine clubs where guests can toast their achievements.
Nomi Salon’s staff caters to all walks of life because its staff is comprised of people from all walks of life. Stylists from nations such as Japan, Canada, and Hungary use their specialized knowledge and skills to reform hairscapes and offer a variety of services such as the application of a conditioning mask that infuses hair with moisture. After hair is treated to whichever service, stylists can arrange it to suit your desired look or the look suggested by a helpful sketch that your mother drew.
Husband and wife Garry and Christine Preston focus on service at their headstart salon, offering a range of hairstyling options including razor cuts, perms, ionic straightening, and hair extensions. In addition to selling more than 30 lines of professional haircare products, including Chi and Brocato, headstart also features their own line of wheat-free styling products.
A grooming oasis for boys and girls, Lizzy Lee & Me makes salon and spa services a party, broadcasting over its bubbly airwaves the popular musical and video distractions favoured by the tweenie bopper set. Kids of all ages can get a haircut and style while having fun in the colour-popping salon. For girls, there's a Sweet Lizzy Cut ($19.95) or sparkle styling, hair straightening, and braids ($15+). Boys, on the other hand, can cast aside last year's feral wolfchild look with a Little Dude Cut ($19.95).
Settled steps away from historic government buildings, unique shopping areas, and access to outdoor adventures, Hotel Grand Pacific places visitors at the center of all Victoria has to offer. Walkers wander past rows of charming boutiques, historic façades, and quaint bookstores on Government and Wharf Streets, or step into an erstwhile neighborhood of saloons and sailors in LoJo, now the home of indie shops, restaurants, and boutiques centralized around Lower Johnson Street. Historic Victorian buildings speckle the city, including a number of museums and Parliament buildings, which are open to the public year-round. The Royal BC Museum transports visitors to British Columbia's earliest days with a host of interactive exhibits, authentic artifacts, and re-created settings that depict both natural and human history.Victoria's temperate climate enables year-round outdoor activities on and off the waterfront. Golfers can swing away on the greens of more than 15 primary courses in the area, and hikers and bikers can pick up the Galloping Goose Regional Trail in the heart of downtown and follow the path nearly 37 miles (60 km) past unfettered beaches, forests, and talking chipmunks. Animal enthusiasts will enjoy an orca whale-watching expedition, as both Victoria and nearby Vancouver Island have ferries that take passengers on regular excursions.
Chop Shop Hair Company's growing franchise of rock 'n’ roll–themed hair salons outfits customers with hip hairdos at locations across the lower mainland. The salons were the brainchild of best friends and business partners Daniel Hudon and Michael Procter, who in the spring of 2005 established a new breed of haircare centre that boasted decor marked by hot-rod chrome, black leather salon chairs, and 1950s garage accents. At each location, both men and women get glammed out with chic pixie haircuts, beehives, and pompadours at toolbox-style salon stations. A full colour bar splashes new hairstyles with bold hues and transports patrons to a time when letters were still handwritten and each hug was actually a pat-down searching for communist pamphlets.