When you walk into the newly renovated Elements Hair Studio and Day Spa, you wouldn’t know that its location was formerly a swimming pool. You might even forget that you are in Whitehorse. Whitehorse’s only true day spa moved into its new space in the Gold Rush Best Western Hotel in February, expanding its size by 1,000 square feet, and it is better than ever.

Ammanda Partridge first opened Elements Esthetics in the Gold Rush in 2008. She requested a meeting with Northern Vision Development and sat down with them to tell them all the reasons why they should let her open a spa in their hotel. And then 10 years later she marched back into their office and told them why she thought they should let her expand and grow for Elements’ 10-year anniversary. Luckily for her, they were kind enough to support her idea—twice.

In their new space, Elements is able to offer each service in its own room. There are dedicated spaces for pedicures, manicures, the hair salon, as well as three treatment rooms, an aromatherapy steam shower and an amazingly comfy couch where you can sit, relax and wait for your nails to dry or for colour to set in. The pedicure room includes three massage chairs with pipeless jets in the pedicure basin. You can sip a glass of prosecco or wine while you catch up with your girlfriends, or just escape the kids for a few hours since Elements is fully licensed.

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is Element’s exceptional attention to the quality of service that they give to each and every client. Clients have mentioned that their favourite things about this spa are the private service rooms, the quiet relaxed atmosphere and attention to small details. I can vouch for that—I recall a time when I was receiving a pedicure and the esthetician’s daughter, who was about 12 years old at the time, offered me a luxurious hand massage. Pure heaven.

If you were to ask me what my favourite thing about Elements is, I would have to say it’s their Ultimate Spa Facial. It is on my Christmas Wish List each and every year. It is the ultimate in relaxation. And, bonus, it is a gift with zero waste. It begins with a back massage, then comes their signature Elemental Nature Facial, followed by a hand, arm, and foot massage. The finale is a deep, hydrating hair and scalp treatment, with Aveda’s best products, followed by a scalp massage and a hot-towel head wrap. It is truly head to toe treatment!

If you are interested in providing someone in your life with a gift they will enjoy, or want to take some time for yourself, you can find a full list and description of Elements services at www.elementshairandspa.ca or call them at 867-668-2430.