- Massage Therapy
- Body Wraps
- Hot Stone Massage
- Pre-Natal Massage
- Spray Tanning
- Lash & Brow Tinting
Under Construction – Our Makeover!
Please bear with us while we undergo some changes this March; spring is in the air and it’s time for change. Actually, we’re just hoping Mother Nature follows our lead because if we wait around for this winter to end this project may never begin!
The reception area is going to be completely redone and the spa entirely repainted. We’ll be making some minor changes to the colour and sink areas of the salon. We are going to remain open and serve you the best we can during our makeover. If you are at all unsatisfied with your visit, please contact us and we will make amends.
We are very excited to announce the arrival of Schwarzkopf retail to complement our colour services of the same brand. As a result, we will be discontinuing our use of Label M and Unite.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we are confident Schwarzkopf will meet and exceed your expectations.
We will also continue to carry Surface, Moroccan Oil and Saryna Key.
Come for an hour and you might just stay all day!
The Cactus Club Salon & Spa is the premier full-service Salon and Spa serving Okotoks, South Calgary, High River, Black Diamond and Turner Valley. We’ve been in business here for over 20 years and pride ourselves on excellent customer service and professional treatments.
We offer a full range of Salon services such as haircuts, colour, highlights, extensions and straightening treatments; our highly talented stylists are committed to ongoing education and offer both classic cuts and the latest trends.
Upstairs, our Spa features Dermalogica products and our therapists provide customized services including massage therapy, reflexology, body wraps, manicures, pedicures, gel nails and facials. Experience the benefits of hydrotherapy with one of our balneotherapy or Vichy shower treatments such as body wraps and customized scrubs. Our Registered Massage Therapists can provide insurance receipts and we maintain the highest levels of sanitation throughout our treatment areas and with all of our tools.
With over 20 service providers and a large space we can accommodate groups of all varieties; bring your bridal party or corporate event to us and we’ll make your experience fabulous. Call or email us to inquire.
When you’re not enjoying our services, follow what we’re up to on Facebook; trendy commentary, before and after pictures and friendly ideas are abundant!
There is truly something for everyone here.
Perhaps it’s a bit premature of me, but after a few beautiful days I feel like spring is well on…
Perhaps it’s a bit premature of me, but after a few beautiful days I feel like spring is well on its way. In the beauty industry, a change of season most certainly guarantees a change in look and style. It’s been about a year now that there haven’t been any renovations going on here, and the result of that is a lot of new hair colours and styles. But there’s only so much you can do to your hair, so in true Hairstylist fashion, it’s about time something changed. So the whole front reception and retail area are getting a well-deserved makeover!
As much as I love change and more importantly new and sparkly things, trying to coordinate a huge renovation like this while remaining open has definitely been a challenge. Not to mention trying to explain to the contractors that they can’t really make any noise while working because I own a Spa for heaven’s sake! Please wear your steal toed boots… but tip toe and why can’t men whisper? I can already tell this is going to be a month like no other. All joking aside, I really am looking forward to all the upcoming changes and I’m confident the results will be well worth it.
A few months ago I was approached by Allen Boss, (Town of Okotoks Team Leader for Cultural and Historical Services)…
Rocky Horror Picture Show MakeUp
A few months ago I was approached by Allen Boss, (Town of Okotoks Team Leader for Cultural and Historical Services) and was asked if my team and I wanted to be involved at the screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show. It took place at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre on October 26th, just in time for Halloween.
We discussed possibly doing make-up touch up’s for the guests – Allen thought it would help enhance their characters if they were dressed up. I eagerly accepted his proposal as we love working at events around town. Before the big night I caught up with Allen to finalize all the details of the event. He asked me if we were planning on dressing up in costumes, I quickly replied with “Sure! What should we wear?” “Oh a bra and some fishnets should be perfect.”
Umm, Ok this is when I confess that I have in fact NEVER seen this particular show and perhaps we should acquaint ourselves with the movie before we show up to do make-up.
I still can’t believe that both Bronwen and I assumed the other had seen the show and would know just what to do! So we set up a movie night together and decided to take some serious notes. Well…. First and foremost, the movie is definitely a classic in its own right.
Secondly, we just kept wondering how we got ourselves into this. How are you supposed to dress in Character and still maintain a little bit of professionalism? Well after a lot a laugh’s and costume changes we decided on what you see in the pictures.
Let’s just say we were definitely relieved when everyone arrived all dressed up too!
The only really embarrassing part is when I realized I had to run back to the salon before the show started. It’s just around the corner, but I sure got a bunch of looks from the people at the Royal Duke!
In the end, the event was a success and an absolute blast I might add. I highly recommend these movie showings at the RPAC, they are one of a kind. Make sure you dress up though, or you’ll stick out like a sore thumb!
It’s hard to believe that the Christmas season is nearly upon us. One day just a few short weeks ago…
Here Comes Santa Claus
It’s hard to believe that the Christmas season is nearly upon us. One day just a few short weeks ago I was running around in flip flops and just yesterday I laughed a little when I saw one of my staff members wearing a pair herself. She had hurt her toe and so her choice of shoes made perfect sense, but that didn’t change the fact that it looked downright silly. How quickly we adapt to the changing seasons.
From a business perspective, we have been planning Christmas 2013 since early in the summer and in the world of retail, Christmas is at the forefront of our minds nearly all year long. On a personal level, well I’m truly in denial that it’s just around the corner. I walked into another store here in town on the 4th of November and they had their Christmas music playing. If that were me, I’m not sure I’d have any staff left at Cactus Club by December 1st. To put this into perspective for all of you that have never worked in a service or retail job at Christmas, here’s my thoughts:
There are only about 20 Christmas songs….. No matter how many Artists attempt to recreate them, the staff in these types of businesses have to listen to the same few melodies over and over and over… You get the picture, they just aren’t quite as magical the 11 millionth time. Last year I tried to spice things up by slipping in a little Dominick the Donkey and Six White Boomers – let’s just say these aren’t the best kind of songs to hear repeatedly!
Christmas is by far our busiest and most exciting time of the year. We get to share this special time with our clients, to hear about their family traditions and their plans and preparations for the Holiday Season. We also get to enjoy a multitude of gifts, most of which contain copious amounts of chocolate. How do you know us so well?
This year we have worked hard to implement some very exciting things in hopes of making our clients experience with us even better. We are so happy to announce that we now have online booking and online gift certificate sales. These are currently available on our website and will soon be available on Facebook and Twitter. We hope that these initiatives will make your Holiday season a little easier! We have also handpicked some really great gift sets that we think are going to be perfect gifts. We also just started carrying Pink Pewter headbands, the Mira Curl and NuFace…all extremely popular items this season.
We are looking forward to helping all of you have the very best Holiday Season. My hope is that you have a relaxing and fun time with your friends and family, and perhaps the next time you’re in need of a little laugh, just imagine having a fabulously relaxing scalp massage at the wash basin, enjoying your few minutes of bliss, when all of a sudden, Grandma got run over by a reindeer starts blaring through the speakers… Perhaps I’ll stick to the traditional Christmas music this year!
All the best,