VCC salon and spa gets head-to-toe makeover

This summer, Vancouver Community College is excited to announce a full-scale renovation project at the Downtown campus salon and spa. These facilities are open to the public year-round and home to students training in VCC’s hair design and skin and body therapy certificate programs.

“We hope these fresh, beautiful surroundings will inspire a new level of creativity in our students, and in turn attract more people seeking high quality, low cost beauty services in downtown Vancouver,” says Julie Wright, department head, hair design. “We’ve never felt more excited for current and future students, as well as our valued clients.”

VCC has contracted Edifice Construction Inc. and Red Design Ltd. to custom build a salon and spa area that will be comparable to any high-end facility in the marketplace. The space will also maintain functionalities essential for learning.

Renovation project photo of VCC salon and spa


What’s new:

    • Public salon and spa area with private treatment rooms

    • Walk-in spray tanning booth

    • Public retail space with top-of-the-line hair and skin care products

  • Separate training area for students

Wright adds, “Our facilities are now going to reflect what our programs already are: up-to-date and highly regarded in the industry. When students graduate, they will be well-positioned for success, though they may never want to leave.”

Staging of the renovations has been carefully planned to ensure daily training activities are not interrupted. The college has also implemented safety measures to keep the salon open to the public and protect nearby students, staff and pedestrian traffic. The construction zone is cordoned off and signage in place to restrict access. The site and work crews will be monitored by VCC Facilities Management and Safety and Security.

Renovations are underway and expected to be complete in mid-September.

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Laura Shand
Marketing and communications officer
Vancouver Community College

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