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In the late 1920s, the Great Depression was rendering most Americans professionally and financially paralyzed. But in a small California kitchen, Merle Nethercutt Norman was putting a plan in motion to formulate her own skincare products and share them with family and friends. She truly believed in her formulas, knowing that by getting them on as many faces as possible, she would develop a following of customers. She was right—within a few years she and her nephew were opening their first studio in Santa Monica, and they eventually unveiled a series of independently operated stores that enabled women to take ownership during a time of gender-based limitations such as men-only restrooms. Today, in approximately 2,000 stores across three countries, the three basic principles of Merle's original vision still apply. Each studio is independently owned and fosters an in-depth knowledge of the company's own line of makeup and skincare products. Just as Merle shared her creations with close friends and sallow mannequins more than 80 years ago, today's aestheticians embody the business's "try before you buy" philosophy. A menu of complimentary studio services—from foundation checks to express facials—allows patrons to sample the lauded brand before committing to the purchase of products or full spa treatments.
797 Hillside Ave
Victoria,
BC
CA
Inside calming rooms decorated with bamboo accents, soft lights, and lush greenery, Heaven the Spa on the Rock's staff polishes skin with aesthetics-driven treatments. With the help of a Candela GMAX laser, technicians banish dead skin cells, unwanted hair, and wrinkles under non-invasive light energy. Meanwhile, facial and waxing regimens call on skin-nourishing formulas from Decl?or and GiGi, and manicure, pedicure, and massage services release stress pent up from long days of running errands or competing in errand triathlons. And lash extensions build volume with synthetic or natural Siberian mink lashes applied with medical-grade adhesive. Clients can also sweat away worries with a steam-room session included with every spa treatment.
1050 Terrace Ave.
Victoria,
BC
CA
Elegance Medi Spa's cosmetic procedures entwine Eastern modalities with noninvasive Western technology. Using this mix, the staff of certified technicians can help patients vanquish flab with an FDA-approved LipoLaser, banish unwanted hair with laser hair-removal services using the LightSheer XC diode laser, and fade discolouration with teeth whitening. No matter what aesthetic treatment patients choose, they first undergo a comprehensive consultation to discuss their concerns, goals, and favourite celebrity baby names.
894 Langford Parkway
Victoria,
BC
CA
At Richard Mar School of Hair and Esthetics, trained and highly experienced professionals train and mentor students on their ways to becoming spa specialists, owners, and managers. Taught in small groups and with individual training, these students perform a full spa menu of services including styling hair, adding twinges of color or complete sets of foils, and administering soothing facial treatments, massages, mani-pedis, and waxings. They also train for and perform in competitive trade shows to build their portfolios and put notches on their belts sewn from hair.
1675 Douglas Street
Victoria,
BC
CA
Registered massage therapist and wellness counselor Sheila Hobbs believes the best route to physical and mental wellbeing involves a varied, multi-disciplinary approach. An assessment interview prior to any treatment allows Sheila to gather the information needed to determine whether fascial release, trigger point, or a combination of techniques would best alleviate individual problems. Treatments are paired with Modalities own line of aromatherapy products, which includes massage oils, bath salts, and lotions. The lone woman in a house of five boys, Sheila is well versed in stress management and Pokemon playing cards.
3103 Harriet Road
Victoria,
BC
CA
ViVi Therapy’s Jacqueline Newie tends to beleaguered bodies with a holistic wellness approach and range of Swedish, deep-tissue, and trigger-point techniques gleaned from her training in Berlin, Germany. Recently settled in Victoria, Jacqueline is delighted to add stones culled from the shores of the Pacific coast and the bathroom sinks of neighbours’ homes to her therapeutic repertoire. As for her host studio, ViVi Therapy houses a massage school, where students hone the ability to perform a full-body relaxation massage after completing three levels of training. The studio also manufactures its own line of professional-grade massage tables, chairs, and mobile sets, which come in handy when therapists pay calls to clients’ homes or trapeze pedestals.
1608 Camosun St
Victoria,
BC
CA
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