Beneath twinkling chandeliers and black-and-white photos of old Hollywood stars, The Sour Apple Nail Bar and Tanning Lounge's skillful staff pampers patrons with a battery of soothing spa services. A Breakfast at Tiffany's facial first varnishes visages with exfoliating SkinCeuticals products before employing steam and extractions to open clogged pores for a renewed complexion as bright and clean as a cryogenically frozen cheerleader. A Manique-Her manicure uses sanitary single-use nail files and buffers to reshape nails before a soothing scrub washes hands of dead skin, kennel club stamps, and fake-blood stains (a $30 value). Finally, semi-permanent Shellac polish clamps down on unruly fingertip coalitions with a long-lasting coat of hard colour that can last without chipping for at least two weeks (a $25 value). After your treatment is complete, enjoy complimentary waterfront views through the spa's large windows.
At Salveo Naturopathic & Skin Care, doctors Allan and Shalon Strauss oversee certified laser technicians who enhance bodily contours using FDA-approved VelaShape, a noninvasive laser lipo procedure demonstrated live on The Doctors. Treatment begins as technicians explain VelaShape in-depth so patients feel comfortable and can set realistic expectations about fitting into their favourite childhood lederhosen. While clients recline, technicians secure two multi-laser probes and two smaller laser probes to treatment areas before gliding the VelaShape hand piece over epidermises. The device applies a cold, low-level laser technology comprised of four fat-targeting modalities—vacuum action, mechanical massage, infrared light, and radio-frequency energy—which combine to melt subcutaneous fat, boost circulation, stimulate lymphatic drainage, and smoothen the appearance of cellulite. Patients may lose up to 3-inches in circumference depending on treatment area, ranging from large zones such as the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen to smaller swaths such as the flanks and upper arms. Patients often experience little to no discomfort and can return to normal activities right away.
Spa Pure's talented staff pampers, soothes, and revivifies patron pelts through an array of luxurious spa services. In a 30-minute massage, nurturing hands tend to tense knots and tight muscles in backs, necks, and shoulders weary from stress, hard work, and bench-pressing pianos (a $29 value). Aestheticians cater each half-hour, customized relaxation facial to customers' wishes, affinity for pickles, and skin type (a $55 value). Determining the products and methods best suited to the face before them, these epidermis experts cleanse pores of accumulated grit and apply toner to firm and tighten. After a round of exfoliation and extraction of blackheads, faces receive a soothing massage and a noncommittal face mask. The process ends with the application of eye cream and a pore-slaking moisturizer.
Eccotique Spas beautify the denizens of Vancouver with soothing, often earth-friendly products, practices, and services in an easygoing manner that truly befits its West Coast style. For clients whose faces are covered in skin rather than a flaky butter crust, Eccotique flaunts a line-up of facials to suit nearly every type, tone, and texture. The Outer Peace Acne Relief facial treats acne symptoms and causes, preventing future pore prison breaks, and the Beyouthful facial helps manage aging epidermis. In lieu of at-home belt-sander treatments, Eccotique soothes wizened visages with a Radiant Resurfacing facial, smoothing skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines. All facials last one hour, and are administered by Eccotique's trained staff.
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.