By pairing UV and UV-free tanning treatments with resort-like facilities, Tan FX has become Canada's fastest growing indoor-tanning franchise over the past decade. The company's numerous locations—scattered throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba—feature modern UV-tanning beds and booths capable of bronzing bodies in as little as 10 minutes and UV-free Mystic Tan systems that apply color in seconds. To ensure all tanning contraptions are used safely and properly, Tan FX keeps its Smart Tan–certified staff up to date on the latest industry knowledge with online training programs and in-person interviews with the sun.
Getting glammed up is always a little bitter-sweet. You leave the salon with a professional-grade hairstyle, but it's only a matter of time before you're left to your own devices. Stylists at The Jagged Edge Hair and Nail Salon jettison those anxieties at their dedicated Paul Mitchell Tool Bar. There, they show clients exactly what kind of accouterments they'll need to recreate the style, including products, diffusers, and ceramic irons. Since the stylists only use Paul Mitchell products to style hair and colour hair, each trip to the salon turns into a master-class on beautification.
Damara Day Spa sends waves of relaxation into bodies with calming treatments and beautifying skin services. A range of spa pedicures and facials purify skin with warm soaks and lava stones in addition to exfoliations and surface-softening masks. Skilled hands extract tendrils and tease out toxins with a variety of men's waxes and back-cleansing treatments. And a plethora of therapeutic foot, scalp, and hand massages helps to ease muscles after all-night cartwheel competitions.
Each of Kramer's Hair Studio and Day Spa's stylists can expertly wield a pair a scissors, but that isn't the only way they create chic hairstyles; they also keep hair healthy with sulfate- and gluten-free Surface products, which are rich in essential oils and certified-organic botanicals. They extend the same level of care to the skin and nails, too, with Dermalogica facials, Shellac mani-pedis, and waxing services.
The technicians at Aegis Laser Therapeutics perform an array of laser-based treatments, including PearlBrite laser teeth whitening. In one 20-minute session, bicuspids brighten 2–10 shades as a patented mouthpiece and foam strips coat mouth-pearls in a special whitening gel of hydrogen peroxide and pulverized angel halos. An LED light then activates the gel, unleashing free oxygen radicals that penetrate the enamel and dentin layers of teeth before binding to carbon-based molecules and prying off stains. The PearlBrite system is reported to cause no adverse side affects on healthy teeth and gums, as well as little to no discomfort beyond a slight tingling sensation and brief blinding sensation when smiling into a mirror after the treatment. Results can last from six months to two years based on oral hygiene habits and aftercare, for which PearlBrite manufactures touch-up pens and shine sprays (not included with today’s Groupon).