Well-groomed hands and feet are essential to happy Christmas mornings, preventing shredded slippers due to unkempt toes, and keeping serrated fingernails from damaging delicate gifts during unwrapping. Prep appendages in the holiday spirit with today’s Groupon: for $68, you get a Christmas Cheer mani-pedi ($178.50 value including GST) at Studio J Urban Spa, on Jasper Avenue.
Located in the heart of downtown, Studio J boasts Old Hollywood style and service within the clean-lined confines of a sleek yet inviting space. Treat your fingers and toes to a Christmas Cheer mani-pedi, which includes the traditional pampering pleasantness, along with a Gelish application that adds an extra layer of nail protection while leaving nails completely dry, increasing the treatment’s staying power against the twin evils of athletics and beach resort holidays. Indulge in extra exfoliation with a holiday-appropriate gingerbread scrub, during which dozens of gingerbread men dance the hustle across your limp appendages. While your digits are in daycare, sip a cup of hot chocolate with the Ghost of Christmas Pampering.
harry magazine named Studio J an Edmonton Top Service Hair Salon/Spa. Western Living mentioned the spa in a piece on the benefits of sleep. SEE magazine featured Studio J and an outreach event hosted by the spa.
- Jillian Kaliel relocated her Studio J Urban Spa… to a heritage building on Jasper Avenue in Edmonton’s busy commercial district so she could target tired or over-stressed business types from the towers nearby. Its Beauty Sleep service provides the setting, with sleep-inducing features like low lights, gentle sounds and perfect bedding in which to catch a half-hour or hour of sleep—“just to reboot,” Kaliel says. – Alison Appelbe, Western Living
Studio J Urban Spa
Jillian Kaliel began her spa career by welcoming clients into her home for meticulous manicures. Now joined by fellow aestheticians and a registered massage therapist, Jillian oversees a 2,500-square-foot environment that combines the products, technology, and talent of a downtown spa with the personalized attention of her original home practice. The spa's hydrating facials, chip-resistant Gelish mani-pedis, and aromatherapy massages address different cosmetic concerns and relaxation needs, but every treatment seeks to accentuate clients' natural beauty instead of just taping printouts of the Mona Lisa onto their faces.