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.
Since developing their skills at schools such as Scientific Marvel and the Professional Institute of Massage Therapy, the ladies behind Envy Esthetics Studio have been perfecting outer appearances and lifting the spirits of their clients. Using pharmaceutical-grade Image Skincare products, the team's aestheticians neutralize blemishes and combat oily or dry skin with deep cleansing facials. Elsewhere in the spa, nail technicians fancy up hands and feet with shellac mani-pedis and a little top hat for each finger and toe. In private, tranquil treatment rooms, massage therapists help tense bodies shed stress and discomfort with relaxing bodywork.
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When Dr. Marthin Botha was studying pharmaceuticals in his home country of South Africa and earning his PhD in biochemistry in Switzerland, he was originally trying to become a medical doctor. He changed his focus after he found that he preferred the art of healing over the prescription of medicines. He went to Germany to study naturopathic medicine, charting a new path that would lead him to China to study the country’s traditional practices and to India to study ayurvedic herbal medicine. He brings this wealth of knowledge to Miracle Health Network, where he helps patients create treatment plans based on a 45-minute questionnaire they can take online or in the office.
He also oversees a staff that includes several experienced massage therapists. Their signature treatment, the Next Level massage, requires that two staffers work on a single patient; as one massages the patient's shoulders, back, and neck, the other works on the feet, calves, and kickstand that pops out from the calves. Staff members also perform ear candling and create weight-loss programs that incorporate energy-balancing treatments and whole-body-vibration therapy, which forges muscular strength and fires the metabolism.
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.
Village Health Spa believes in beauty by subtraction. Their massage therapists help clients stand up straighter by kneading away stress and strain and by promoting better circulation for the health of bodily tissues. Aestheticians use FDA-approved Intense Pulsed Light to remove unwanted hair anywhere below the brows by elevating the temperature of the follicle until it is safely destroyed or decides that it's had enough. Intense Pulsed Light technology unveils clear, smooth skin, and crystal-free microdermabrasion buffs away dead skin cells loitering on the surface of the face and gives packing orders to fine lines, brown spots, and other imperfections.
The welcoming staff of Sassy Nailz and Tropical Sun Tan Spa aim to cultivate a Zen-like tranquility of soothing aromas, relaxing services, and placid surroundings. OPI polishes buttress nail services that support the habit of scratching initials into dried pavement with both durable shellac polishes and hearty, artificial gel nails. The staff pampers bodies head to toe, from rejuvenating facials to body sugaring that depilates hair with a chemical-free blend of sugar and citrus. Harmony with nature comes full circle with variable levels of UV tanning beds designed to mimic the sun's various moods.