Michelle, a certified aesthetician and registered reflexologist, works hard to help her clients achieve both outer beauty and inner peace. She paints upper lips, arms, horns, and bikini areas with warm wax before swiftly evicting unwanted fuzz, and customizes facials to combat problematic skin conditions. During reflexology sessions, Michelle applies pressure with her hands to areas of the feet. Each trigger point corresponds with a specific part of the body and works to alleviate such ailments as tension headaches, back pain, digestive disorders, and arthritis.
Registered massage therapist Brent Warren of Warren Therapy Clinic has more than a decade of experience addressing a range of maladies through massage. Warren has been an active member of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba since 2002, which helps keep him abreast of modern therapeutic techniques for assessing and treating pain caused by musculoskeletal trauma, repetitive strain, and sports injuries. His attentions can help patients deal with both chronic discomfort and acute pain, such as protractor-related injuries sustained while drawing angles fewer than 90 degrees.
Elisabeth Hair & Nails' professional team performs manicures and pedicures using acrylic and gel polishes, smoothen epidermises with waxing services and body-sugaring sessions, and lift stress from backsides with five massage modalities. Staffers also meticulously interlace headscapes with AAA-grade Indian Remy human hair extensions, which can be fused for semi-permanent placement or rendered removable so clients can speedily switch their appearance while sneaking multiple cheese samples at the supermarket. During luxurious massage treatments, therapists quench all skin types with fragrance-free oils rich in vitamin E, jojoba, sunflower, and minerals. A warm towel wrap concludes each session, resulting in the ultimate softening experience.
A graduate of Vancouver's West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Vitality Massage Therapy Clinic's Lincoln Lau specializes in holistic healing with an exotic twist. He employs long, flowing strokes and deep forearm techniques to induce relaxation during hawaiian lomilomi massages, which can last anywhere from one to five hours depending on the client's needs or the health of his watch battery. Lau also leads the body through a collection of yoga postures combined with deep stretches and acupressure therapy during thai yoga massages and helps perfect posture with manupractic structural integration––a modernized form of deep-tissue massage designed to realign the body across several sessions.
There actually is a vault at Vault Salon & Spa, but instead of locking away rubies and riches, the wide-open room welcomes visitors to its gourmet coffee. As profiled by Winnipeg Free Press, the owners, Amber Robinson and her father Frank Ostrowski, spared no expense when revamping the former bank building into a two-storey salon, spa, and forthcoming gym. They imported Italian and French furnishings that complement the space’s giant stained-glass windows and white-brick arches, and they hauled in the latest beauty equipment, including a Vichy shower imported from Brazil and a double-dry sauna.
Vault’s dedicated stylists echo this passion for perfection as they craft hair colours using Goldwell and Schwarzkopf dyes and create elegant curls with Doll Tools. Meanwhile, at the salon’s three nail stations, technicians decorate digits with the trendiest nail products and techniques, including OPI gel polish and duck tips—faux nails that also double as scuba flippers. And back in the spa, aestheticians armed with Image Skincare products spend their days brightening complexions or polishing bodies with Dead Sea–salt scrubs and mud wraps.
When they're not revamping looks or operating the cappuccino machine, Vault’s team is catering to bridal parties in the Wedding Room. Here, brides get dolled up for their big day while enjoying the room’s amenities, which include a TV, stand-up bar, and VIP elevator service.
At Lash Love, clients unwind in luxe leather recliners. The stylists hover above, gently attaching one extension to each natural lash with hypoallergenic adhesive. Extensions come in different lengths, depending on whether or not clients want them to do double-duty as eyeglass dusters. Customers who want to linger in the lavender-drenched spa can stay for a facial, a body waxing session, or another spa treatment.