Soft, silky skin is the surest way to make a good impression, narrowly beating out a well-oiled handshake or an immaculately groomed pet marmoset. Eliminate awkward first encounters with today's Groupon: for $66, you get a body-exfoliation steam shower, massage, and manicure at Filomena Salon Spa (a $140 value) in Coquitlam.
Filomena Salon Spa's talented team of aestheticians takes conscientious care to cultivate has-been skin into radiant, fresh-faced world greeters. Expose depressed dermis to a body-exfoliation session and subsequent steam shower to wipe away rough skin and blemishes with the vigour of an Etch A Sketch strapped on a jet pack (a $75 value). Gentle oatmeal and rice-bran powder act as effective, delicious exfoliates, whisking away dead dermis, brightening the skin, and prepping it for maximum absorption of subsequent botanical oils. Afterwards, a steam shower relaxes mind matter and worries about refrigerator contents are washed away in hot hazy waters.
A 30-minute massage allows clients to practice plank impersonations while a skilled masseuse kneads back tension into the fourth dimension (a $35 value). To perfect the tenderizing triad, a manicure unfurls the clenches of perma-fist pumps within a sudsy soak before coddling keratin with a shaping, polishing, and pigmentizing (a $30 value).
While the experts fawn over your silhouette, sip strawberry water and nosh on chocolates in the salon's sumptuous confines. Postpampering, guests can head towards nearby shopping centres and tally up flutters received from flirtatious eyelashes and pinches received from aunts who smell like gray.
Filomena Salon Spa
As they go about the day, the beauticians at Filomena Salon Spa use products from brands such as Dermalogica, OPI, and Kevin Murphy and make sure their guests stay educated about beauty. Hairstylists—each with an attention to detail rivaled only by the finest of tax collectors—consult with their clients before starting cut-and-colour sessions, adding extensions, or performing KeraStraight smoothing treatments. Filomena’s technicians use a cream-based wax to remove unwanted hair, and harness the power of St. Tropez tanning solution to give skin a healthy, natural-looking glow. And when you visit, whether it’s for a spa mani-pedi or a relaxing massage, they’re ready to offer the added comfort of tea and cookies.