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12 Days of Gift Giving – Indulge In Self-Care

It’s Day 8 of our 12 Days of Gift Giving ideas! Today brings us to self-care, or passing the gift on to someone else who might need it. Our ‘hood is home to a slew of heath and beauty businesses. Here’s just a few to consider when shopping this season.

Fantasy Nails – 2720 East Hastings Street · (604) 216-6715

“The ladies are very sweet and fun to talk with.  Because I like little more relaxing atmosphere and more colour selection, I probably would not get my nails done here again. I would recommend them for really quick, cheap hair cuts (especially for kids / men).” – B.C., Yelp

Beauty Cosmetics & Fragrance – 2542 East Hastings Street · (604) 216-1038

“Go get killer tips (buffed, polished, or French) and toes (the pedi and paraffin treatment melts sore muscles to margarine) at Beauty Cosmetics & Fragrance Inc. on East Hastings Street, where your hands and feet will be dipped in warm wax then placed in special mittens to encourage a deeply penetrating hydration effect.” – Noa G., Yelp

Colour Nails & Waxing – 103 – 2828 East Hastings Street

“I have been to this salon about 10 times now. I am a male mid 20’s and absolutely love this place. The owners have always been super welcoming and have never judged me coming in for pedicures even though I am a male. Their massages are phenomenal after the pedicure. As far as the polish, I have had it done a few times and they do a fantastic job. Highly recommend.” – Pat. B, Yelp

Welcome Nails – 2281 E Hastings Street · (604) 254-6245

“I enjoy the rapport with staff that gets to know you and chimes in when choosing colors and such. It’s nice to feel connected and valued when you are trying to unwind with a bit of selfcare. On this last visit my regular esthetician had a walk-in client a appear who needed a quick procedure. I was happy to oblige with a short wait so that she could take that extra client. I think having a bit of give-and-take when you’re in a busy place is to be expected and in tern it puts everyone at ease.” – Siobhan B., Yelp