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.
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia and her husband, Sergio, have won the trust of even the most discerning clientele. They started with just a 650-square-foot space at the Century Plaza Hotel & Spa. Today, Absolute Spa spans 11 locations that have racked up more than 50 awards, including a pick as a top 10 Vancouver spa on Examiner.com and Business of the Year award from West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce in 2010. They have also attracted celebrity clients including Elle MacPherson and Gwyneth Paltrow. Many à la carte items and spa packages draw on extracts from healing substances, such as sandalwood, kaolin clay, and Spanish sweet-orange blossoms. After each service, Absolute's team tutors clients in how to maintain results at home. Beyond improving clients' sense of well-being, Wendy strives to improve the lives of children by spearheading multiple philanthropic ventures, such as the annual Century Plaza Hotel & Spa Women's Media Golf Classic, which has raised more than $2.6 million for charity.
Within grey walls and hardwood floors that echo with the tranquil trickle of water fountains, each member of Gemini Beauty Centre’s team of professional aestheticians employs upward of 10 years of beautifying experience as they rejuvenate weary patrons from tip to toe tip. Dedicated to guest comfort, staff conducts pre-treatment consultations in order to explain impending services and address questions and concerns. Wielding luxurious beauty products imported from Europe via transatlantic games of fetch, staffers restore radiance to epidermises with advanced skincare services ranging from restorative Valmont Triple DNA treatments to Bio lifting eye treatments. Champions of banishing stress from patrons’ frames, the fingers of Gemini’s staff fly as they bombard ailing torsos with a menu of full-body treatments including monopolar firming treatments, revitalizing mud body masks, and French pedicures performed in German.
Vancouver knows the place to go for a great nail job is to the salon at Jo's Toes & Esthetics.
The secret to great skin is a facial! Treat yourself to a skin-enhancing one from this salon.
Avoid wrinkles and gain smooth skin with one of Jo's Toes & Esthetics' skin treatments, such as microdermabrasion.
This salon's massages can help reduce everyday stress and improve posture.
Jo's Toes & Esthetics offers hair removal services for unwanted hair on your body and face.
Jo's Toes & Esthetics' master stylists are trained in beauty services like eyelash extensions, and they're ready to help you look your best.
Style starts with a great set of nails. That's why this salon has manis and pedis available for you.
For quality spa services that won't burn a hole in your wallet, head on over to Jo's Toes & Esthetics.
Get rid of that chipped polish on the fly at Jo's Toes & Esthetics and keep your nails looking so fresh and so clean.
Squeeze Nail Bar strives to be the freshest nail salon in Vancouver. For owner Kari, that meant locating her business the tree-lined streets of the hip Kitsilano neighbourhood and taking the time to create special scrubs from natural ingredients like salt, lemon peel, and strawberries. Most notably, however, Squeeze advocates keeping nails looking fresh with contemporary styles and techniques performed by technicians who hang out at the mall to pick up on the latest slang. At the start of each appointment, nails are prepped with a soak and cuticle trim. They're then filed into a choice of styles, from the fashion-forward pointed look to a more practical oval or "squoval" shape. Digits are then decorated with a monochromatic hue—using regular or chip-resistant nail polish—or with a more artistic finish that could include gradients, tasteful rhinestones, or a modern spin on the french manicure.
The beauty specialists of Pure Essence Nail & Esthetics strive toward purity on several levels: at the outset of each appointment, they work to make their practices transparent. They ask questions and carefully weigh responses so that they can deliver results that match expectations. Throughout each facial, they soak skin in Decléor products, which are known for containing plant oils and other concentrated, natural ingredients. They finish appointments with thorough sterilization procedures, using hospital-grade disinfectants to purify tools. Aestheticians only skip this step for one reason—if they’ve applied semipermanent makeup, they promptly dispose of the equipment and restock brand-new tools for the next client. These practices are meant to honour and respect guests as though they’re royalty or blood relatives of Tim Horton.