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 the 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. We had now 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 specialized focus. This smaller more secluded environment insures a private, quiet 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.