The last time 300 different colours were located in the same place, Walt Disney animators were drawing Fantasia. Whether presenting more than 300 nail-polish hues or a diverse slate of beauty services, Seymour Nail & Spa gives its clientele plenty of choices for bringing their appearances to life. And the salon itself is filled with vivid colour: two tones of bright purple paint saturate the walls, but fortunately not the large flat-screen TVs mounted on them.
Aside from mani-pedis that spruce up and soften hands and feet, the nail salon adds length to natural nails with applications of acrylic, solar, or gel nails. The nail spa staff can also enhance hand and foot treatments with an exfoliating sea-salt scrub or dip extremities in warm paraffin wax to help prevent fungus and hydrate the skin. They can even bring out beauty in eyes by applying eyelash extensions, which create dramatic lashes with curved, synthetic fibres.
Jardin Beauty Lounge specializes in manicures, pedicures, and facials. The line between spa pampering and beautification dissolves during the lounge spa mani-pedis, which include filing, cuticle work, massages, and paraffin treatments for the hands and a exfoliating scrub for the feet. Facials treatments such as the Illumin8 and Rejuven8, which include chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and massage masks, give the complexion a youthful radiance and the confidence to peek out from behind the curtain of hair. Jardin Beauty Spa also offers full-body waxing services.
Nasrin's Spa & Skincare offers skincare, waxing, and body services, such as nail treatments, massages, and body wraps. The staff members mix and match these spa services into packages, such as the Queen for a Day, which includes a facial, massage, mani-pedi with a paraffin treatment, makeup application, and lunch or a shake made from blended tiaras. Each packaged item can be requested à la carte, along with other services, such as trips to the infrared sauna, cellulite treatments, and tanning sessions.
Satin pillows dyed the colour of rose petals line a black banquette covered in velvet damask, below which bubbling footbaths sparkle in the light of the crystal chandelier above. This is Luxe Beauty Lounge & Mobile Spa, a spa that has been praised equally for the pedicures available at its brick-and-mortar location in Yaletown as for the expert beauty teams it sends to special events. Cleanliness is their top priority when dealing with feet. Nail technicians unwrap new cuticle sticks as well as new nail and foot files to groom each pair of toes, and their jet baths stay pristine with help from a special pipeless system and a miniature Aquaman with a passion for cleaning. Next on the list are luxurious surprises, including a tincture that transforms bathwater into a warm, softening salve, a scrub glittering with gold flakes, and an ice-cream-themed mani-pedi.
Facials evince the same level of care, as they are tailored to suit each skin type with organic tonics—there is even a biodynamic treatment for sensitive skin. Their mobile services centre around packages that range from 3 to 4 hours, and for weddings, they bundle their hair and makeup with their two in-house specialties into on-location pamperings that last up to 6 hours.
At Selfology Spa, the team believes that the beauty of their clients and the beauty of the wilderness shouldn't be at odds. That's why they strive to keep their work eco-friendly. Not only do they subscribe to systems, which encourage creative reuse and recycling, but their sunny white space was designed by the most sustainability-minded design teams around.
Those teams both ended up being couples: the Giovannonis made most of the salon furniture, and the Kuwabaras crafted the The Wood River, a custom white-oak bench. The love between the duos suffuses the salon, where clients show themselves love with pampering treatments. These range from purifying and brightening facials to custom haircuts to foot massages, perfect for clients who have tired out their feet doing high-fives wrong. It all feeds into the spa team's philosophy that the world, wilderness and all, is a better place when it's full of healthy, relaxed people.
Bright-white walls and styling chairs provide little distraction for the artistic stylings of staffers at Muse Hair & Beauty Salon. Utilizing Bumble and bumble products, stylists at Muse take a page from the Vidal Sassoon playbook and focus on innovative hair design with services that range from haircuts to glossing to a L'Oréal Professionel Repair Deluxe treatment. This treatment brings back hair’s softness and lustre through doses of Renew C and Power Repair B. A full-service salon and spa, the staff also offers nailcare, facials, body massages, and organic treatments that combine replenishing body wraps and relaxing scalp massages.
But design isn’t just limited to hair, nails, and epidermises at Muse Hair & Beauty Salon. The waiting room is awash in soft whites and pinks, while the shampoo lounge features plush black-and-white chairs surrounded by wood-plank walls and backlit product displays.