Your feet need as much attention as you would give a small child or a penguin you are somehow forced to take care of. Pamper yourself with this Groupon.
- $44 for a Picasso Pedicure and a Take-Home Professional Foot File ($85 Total Value)
Nail technicians leave feet feeling soft and smooth after a Picasso pedicure (a $65 value), which includes a soak, file, trim, and foot massage and is finished with freehand nail designs thought up by the client. The nail artists are skilled at creating anything from flower and animal prints to intricate chinese dragons. Clients are then gifted a professional foot file to help maintain their look at home (a $20 value).
Today, Bloom Essentials owners Nicole and Kim might be better known as the team behind the nail designs that earned a top ranking from the Georgia Straight Readers Choice awards. But as kids, the sisters were known simply as Bug and Pickle. With those playful childhood monikers, it's no wonder than the duo grew up to run a spa that prefers fun over high-tech gadgetry, and where the aestheticians—nicknamed "Bloomers"—treat each client as if they were an old childhood friend.
Of course, the friendly demeanour isn’t the only thing attracting visitors. For more than a decade, Bloom’s knowledgeable nail artists have dolled up toes with intricate handcrafted nail art, giving customers creative reign to dictate designs that could include zebra stripes, handlebar moustaches, or holiday characters. The trendy nail salon also offers full-body waxing and custom facials and churns out its own custom-made pedicure cream, which clients can purchase to keep toes soft between visits. And as if the beauty treatments weren't enough, a boutique area allows patrons to peruse items from the sisters' "Bug & Pickle" line for moms and babies, accessories such as cutesy aprons and sparkling bracelets, and the occasional little black dress made from old nail-polish bottles.