Like fine marble statues, human bodies must be touched up on a regular basis lest their surfaces dull, their north sides moss, and their forearms fall off. Lavish your life vehicle with today's Groupon to Life SalonSpa, with locations in Halifax and Dartmouth. Choose between the following options:
- For $88, you get a Caribbean Therapy pedicure and a 60-minute Elemental Nature facial (up to a $176 value, depending on stylist).
- For $68, you get a shampoo, cut, style, and 15-foil colour service (up to a $137 value, depending on stylist).
Life SalonSpa fuses holistic spa services with plant-derived products for an intoxicating intermingling of beauty and nature. Aveda-trained hair artists and spa therapists ameliorate auras with luxurious treatments that provide much-needed vacations from everyday stresses. Treat toes to an 80-minute Caribbean Therapy pedicure, wherein a special exfoliating paste and warm seaweed mask meld with Caribbean massage techniques in a synthesis more comforting than apple pie baked on a steel drum. As an added bonus, long-lasting shellac polish is applied, providing nails with up to 14 days of wear and a mirror-like finish with minimal drying time. Winter-weary faces get a botanical boost with an Elemental Nature facial, customized via pretreatment questionnaire. A mask treatment and massages for the face, hands, and feet melt icy countenances into springtime smirks.
All of Life SalonSpa's shear rituals commence with a stress-relieving treatment and aromatic steam towel. A stop by the Personal Blends Bar lets noses select aromas for personalized shampoos and conditioners, pleasing both olfactory bulbs and fastidious follicles. Relax as trained pros scissor-kick old looks into updated feats of head-gardening prowess, and tired tresses assume new hues and picture IDs with 15 foils of Aveda hair colour.
Both centres in Halifax and Dartmouth facilitate repose with well-lit, relaxing décor. The Halifax spa takes a cue from nature with polished, light hardwood floors, light green walls, and earth tones weaved throughout. Blacks and whites adorn the Dartmouth salon, in which modern furniture, lighting, and a fireplace add a contemporary flair to the leisurely atmosphere.
Nine Yelpers give Life SalonSpa 3.5-star average:
It's not the decor or even the selection of Aveda products that earns each of Life SalonSpa's locations the title of Aveda Lifestyle salon and spa. It's how the staff turns every visit into an experience that walks the line between relaxation and beauty. To learn where this line is, they embark on Aveda-led beauty pilgrimages to local and international experts, earning rewards for each new skill they gain. Along the way, they work through eight artistry levels, climbing from New Talents to Elite Masters who speak in proverbs and can soften a person's skin with a single gentle smile. But regardless of their level, all beauty pros learns one thing early on: the benefit of plant-based products.
The staff leads visitors on their own personal beauty pilgrimages, enveloping them in detoxifying steam, massaging couples side by side, or pampering them with a body-treatment package such as the aptly named "Chocolates for Breakfast." An emphasis on personalization and quality products also pervades the salon area. In addition to cutting chic 'dos, the stylists use plant proteins and natural antioxidants to correct issues such as dry and damaged hair.