Us & Our History
For over 33 years, The Summit has been considered one of the top spas in Halifax with many awards won to prove it . We feel the secret to our success has been our consistent and thorough staff training and dedication to on-going education. As a client of The Summit you can expect knowledgeable advice paired with experienced, professional and caring staff in a private, quiet, relaxing environment. We specialize in clinical skin care, laser hair removal, electrolysis, and advanced pedicures.
The Summit opened its doors for business in August of 1990 as The Summit Concepts in Hair and Skin Care on Sackville Street in downtown Halifax. From the beginning we were innovators of new services to Atlantic Canada bringing the first body scrubs, body wraps and the most extensive Aromatherapy treatments.
In January of 1993, The Summit moved to Park Lane Mall on Spring Garden Road and aesthetic services became the main focus. A new name for The Summit was created – The Summit - Aesthetic Spa. We started small in size but quickly expanded three times while in Park Lane Mall. With each expansion came more innovations. We became one of the first places in the world to offer Brazilian Bikini Wax and one of the first in Canada to offer Clinical Skin Care, LaStone Therapy, Kneipp Hydrotherapy and Thai Yoga Massage. With these and other new services (Reflexology, Reiki, Laser Hair Removal) came another name change – The Summit – Day Spa & Wellness Clinic. We also opened a second location in Sunnyside Mall in Bedford – all within the first 11 years of business. By then we had expanded to over 35 employees.
After 11 more years it was time to make a big change. We decided to focus our attention and specialize. In January of 2012 we sold our Bedford location and moved to our current Halifax location. Our new Halifax location at 5495 Spring Garden Road meant another name change – The Summit Skin Care & Hair Removal. This reflects our more intimate new boutique-style setting and our specialties. This smaller more secluded environment insures a private, quiet atmosphere and high level of service.
Over the years we have been honoured to receive many awards for outstanding service. We have received 10 “Best Spa” in Metro awards as well as several bronze and silver awards for best pedicures and manicures. We have also been recognized as one of the Best Spas in Canada by Flare magazine and featured in numerous issues of Fine Lifestyle Magazine as their Skin Care Experts. In 2016 we were voted by the readers of Progress Magazine as one of the top three spas in Atlantic Canada and the top spa in Halifax. In 2022, we were named one of three Best Spas in Halifax, NS by ThreeBestRated and nominated as one of the top 5 spas in Halifax by Coast readers. Most recently, we have been recognized as Halifax’s Top Choice Laser Clinic of 2023.