The stylists at Razors Edge Salon lend their services to women and men of all ages and cultivate a friendly atmosphere amid modern, black and white graphic murals. At styling stations, they trim unruly locks and correct colour before clients grab products from brands such as Bed Head, AG Hair Cosmetics, and American Crew on their way to the register. The staff also coats nails in new shades and decorative patterns, waxes away unwanted body hair, and extends lash lines to give clients more alluring winks and the ability to replace faulty window fans by blinking rapidly.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Set in a beautiful island spa, on the edge of the ocean, our flotation bath helps reduce stress, manage chronic pain, and contribute to overall well-being. You will ‘free float’ in the water completely relaxing every part of your body. After: relaxing gardens & organic tea. Bliss.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted to create a Spa that makes the most of its island setting: views of the gardens and ocean,
natural, healthy, even "edible" products, and treading softly on the earth. Flotation Bath, Healing Earth, Steam rooms and our treatments are unique...so close to Victoria or Vancouver, just 1 hour
What do you love most about your job?
Our greatest satisfaction comes from making a difference in someone's life: whether the Flotation therapy, healing treatments, or a stay in an oceanside room. Sharing Galiano, creating memories.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"The flotation experience was unbelievable, I cannot believe how wonderful I felt. The entire spa experience was transforming, I have never felt so well cared for. Then to return to my villa suite and its outdoor bath: heaven."
The hairstylists and aestheticians at Outshine Salon & Spa boast a collective penchant for combining advanced technologies with traditional beauty know-how. They incorporate Dermalogica products into all their facial treatments, and pamper their clientele with hairstyling sessions and advanced med-spa services—all amid the cool minimalism of their modern, brightly lit facility.
Within the calming interior, hairstyling stations stand decked in fresh flowers, and serene treatment rooms emanate old-Hollywood glamour with portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Elmer Fudd. In addition to its membership-rewards system, which grants deep discounts to regulars, the big-hearted beauty shop donates special spa evenings to local charities and shows appreciation to military members with special discounts.
Inside calming rooms decorated with bamboo accents, soft lights, and lush greenery, Heaven the Spa on the Rock's staff polishes skin with aesthetics-driven treatments. With the help of a Candela GMAX laser, technicians banish dead skin cells, unwanted hair, and wrinkles under non-invasive light energy. Meanwhile, facial and waxing regimens call on skin-nourishing formulas from Eminence Organic Skincare and GiGi, and manicure, pedicure, and massage services release stress pent up from long days of running errands or competing in errand triathlons. And lash extensions build volume with synthetic or natural Siberian mink lashes applied with medical-grade adhesive. Clients can also sweat away worries with a steam-room session included with every spa treatment.
The only thing the staff at Deco De Mode love more than making people feel beautiful on the outside is making them feel the same beauty on the inside. Their friendly, individualized approach to pampering is evidenced in a host of relaxing services: within sleek white interiors, an expert technician puts the finishing touches on the 3-D art masterpiece she’s painted onto a patrons’ nails; elsewhere, an aesthetician applies a set of eyelash extensions one by one. The team also performs laser hair removal and puts together spa parties for guests of honor.
At Luv Hair Salon, licensed aesthetician, spa therapist, and teeth-whitening technician Juliette Tomaselli plies her trade, beautifying clients with eyebrow-shaping, waxing, lash-tinting, and teeth-whitening treatments. The John Casablancas Institute–trained stylist travelled to Canada from her native South Africa, amassing 13 years of experience as she set down roots in Victoria. Juliette works alongside a team of beauty experts, each of whom has her own area of expertise; for instance, Bri specializes in elegant updos.