Hairstylist Tracy Newton at the Aveda Institute Vancouver Salon


Treat yourself to a luxurious day at the spa for a fraction of the cost. The professional spa at John Casablancas Institute offers aesthetician services performed by students in the Body Spa program. JCI’s spa menu features a fantastic range of treatments including hot stone massages, salt glows, and more advanced applications like eyelash perms and extensions for under $30. And if you need a quick fix for chipped nails, stop by and get a shellac nail manicure. There’s no drying time so you can walk out the door seconds after your service and say hello to 14 days of fabulous nails. Hours of operation depend on student availability, so be sure to call JCI’s spa at 604-629-1484 for more details.


If you’re on a tight budget and need a little massage therapy, Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage has the perfect solution. The school runs a special clinic to provide their students with hands-on work experience. Students perform a variety of treatments (depending on their academic progression), which include a full-body Swedish massage, deep tissue, joint release and Shiatsu. And it’s nice to relax without the worry of breaking the bank. Bodywork and massages start at $30 for 60 minutes, and $40 for 90 minutes. The clinic is open most Thursdays and every other Saturday from 2pm-8pm. Visit here to view the full schedule.


Need a trim, cut, colour or perm? The Aveda salon can take care of all your hair needs at an affordable price. Aspiring hairstylists, colourists and estheticians at Aveda Institute perform salon services under the supervision of highly trained educators, so you never have to worry about not looking your best. And it doesn’t just stop at the coif. Once your fresh hair-do is complete, the team will finish off with a complimentary makeup touch-up. Not too shabby! If you’d like to book an appointment, call the salon at 604-669-6992 or visit here for more information.


For students that want a stylish fade without putting a dent in their wallet, visit the crew at JD’s Barbershop. The full-service barbering and styling establishment offers everything from buzz cuts, haircuts, hot shaves, and ladies cuts. On Mondays and Tuesdays, all student cuts are $5 off with a valid student ID. The environment is a great spot to relax in between lectures, which is also a bonus. You can give them a call at 604-331-8841 to book a session.