Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Introducing G Body Art

Talented and knowledgeable, Cheryl Sawyer, is a Makeup Artist at Spa Utopia in Langley. Cheryl is super excited to introduce a brand new body art service now available at all Spa Utopia locations! Our Makeup Artists have been trained and are now ready when you are to add a little fun to your personal style!

Here's what Cheryl has to say about this exciting new service:

Temporary glitter tattoos by G Body Art can look edgy or elegant – depending on the occasion.  With hundreds of stylish stencils to choose from, small, medium, and large designs can be custom tailored to fit anywhere on your body.  They only take minutes to apply and they actually last!  I’ve personally tested it out through workouts, showers, and even self-tanner applications and mine lasted for a week!

It’s a simple process: the stencil is placed directly on clean skin while a latex-free, hypoallergenic glue is brushed overtop.  The stencil is then removed and after about 30 seconds, the glitter is ready to be applied.  Triple-milled, beautiful, cosmetic grade glitter in every color of the rainbow gives you infinite design possibilities.  Once adhered, it shines with a diamond-like brilliance and has a surprisingly soft, cashmere feel on the skin, AND it’s waterproof! 

Watch the bride in this video as she gets a sparkling, wearable design for her wedding day!

We have the ability to create freehand and custom designs for our spa guests and I can tell you that this is going to be a cool, unique service to add on whether it’s just for fun or to add some dazzle and embellishment for a special event.  And, unlike real tattoos, this glitter body art requires no real commitment; it can easily be removed with a little baby oil or alcohol. We've been having fun experimenting with G Body Art on fellow co-workers, here's a look at some of our creations!

Summer is a great time to try this out when most of us bare
 a little more fun and pretty!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Skin Tightening

Advanced trained Medical Skin Care Therapist, Darlene Markin, is passionate about Skin Tightening...and that's an understatement!

Darlene's spa guests have experienced amazing results from this non-surgical, safe and painless treatment....and that makes Darlene very, very happy! 

Here's what Darlene has to say about Skin Tightening:

As a Medical Skin Care Therapist, the single most asked question I hear is “How can I look younger?”  I have two words for you: “Skin Tightening”!   Skin Tightening is the ultimate and most effective treatment to restore your skin back to its youthful appearance, with little or no side effects for both women and men.  We are able to go to the depth of the skin’s collagen and elastin to denaturalize the targeted area. As the area heals, it stimulates even more collagen and elastin growth, giving your skin a tighter and fuller appearance. Treatable areas include; Face, Eye Zone, Neck, Jawline, Arms, Abdomen, Thighs and Buttocks. 

You can expect to feel a warm sensation during the treatment and it can be quite relaxing.   Half way through, you will already begin to see and feel immediate results. You will love the way your skin looks immediately after, and over the next 2 to 3 weeks your skin will look better and better as it seems to be ‘turning back the clock’. In fact, after the treatment, you can expect to see progressive improvements for up to 6 months as the treatment continues to work.  Once your collagen and elastin has been restored, you’ll enjoy the effects of this treatment until natural aging occurs.  In fact, I have guests who no longer get Botox injections!  For prolonged benefits, your certified Medical Skin Care Therapist will educate you on how to care for your skin on a daily basis. 

At Spa Utopia we always aim to exceed your expectations. We are here to support your decision to look and feel better. Our team of certified Medical Skin Care Therapist’s will educate and encourage you to take care of your skin for prolonged benefits.

Darlene Markin is a certified Medical Skin Care Therapist at our Langley location. Book your complimentary consultation today at any Spa Utopia location to see if you are a safe candidate and if Skin Tightening can help you overcome troubled areas. 

For more information, FAQ's and pricing click here.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Happy 10th Anniversary Spa Utopia North Vancouver!

Wow, it's been 10 years since we opened the doors at our beautiful North Vancouver location!

Congratulations to the amazing and dedicated team of talented individuals who make up the Spa Utopia FAMILY at our stunning harbourside location.... many who have been with Spa Utopia since we opened on the North Shore.

We certainly wouldn't be here today without the support of our loyal spa guests. We know that there are many choices when it comes to booking your spa and salon treatments. We are absolutely grateful and honored that you choose to visit us when it comes to your health and well being.

 Happy 10th Anniversary Spa Utopia North Vancouver!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mom's the word

I came across these wonderful words many years ago, written by Shelagh Stanley. Each year, at this time, I bring it out and read it again... this year I thought I'd share it with you... I hope you enjoy it.

Remember how perfect your Mother was when you were little? She could do anything - tie your shoelaces, brush your hair without pulling it, show you how to print your name, even track down your lost mittens.

Full of hugs, kisses and patience, she answered all your questions, laughed at your antics, tucked you in just right, and let you eat lots of ice-cream when you were sick. She made the bogeyman go away, cried happy tears over your home-made Mother's Day card and topped your birthday cake with double-fudge frosting. She even made you believe you were pretty with your front teeth missing.

But by the time you became a teenager, Mom's halo had slipped a little. She used heavy words like "responsibility" and your lack of it. She was interested in what you were up to, but she more than occasionally fretted over your school work, your friends and your dates. Bouts of insomnia seemed to hit her every time you stayed out late at a party. You still had friendly chats, but bringing up Mom was getting to be a bit of a chore. How could you possibly relate to a person who wasn't into loud music and pizza? You still loved her but why was she the only Mom in the world who wouldn't let her 15-year-old go on an unchaperoned trip?

Then something amazing happened - Mom grew up. You probably didn't notice exactly when , you were too busy going to college, falling in love, starting a career and furnishing your first apartment. But one day you realized that you and your Mom suddenly had lots of things to discuss - job strategies, social issues, changing relationships and child-rearing. Not that the two of you have stopped disagreeing, but now your occasional spats aren't nearly so threatening. Yep, Mom's matured a whole bunch. 

Funny how the face of mother-child love changes. On Mother's Day we all feel like children again. No matter what our priorities and patterns are as adults, on Mother's Day we fondly remember found mittens, sleep lost and a mother's love that linked the two.

It's a good day to acknowledge that Mom will always walk the fine line between hanging on and letting go. So will we "kids".

Mother's Day at Spa Utopia is always special. We understand that your Mom means the world to you and we're honored that you've trusted us to take good care of her. Whether you're sending your mom to the spa, having tea with your Grandma or taking time to pick up the phone and call the special 'moms' in your life...remember, she's the glue...the super glue, the one that keeps it all together.

Happy Mother's Day.