Nail polish was invented around 3,000 BC in ancient China—a fact that's doubly remarkable considering that human toenails were only invented last year. Celebrate this admirable foresight with today’s Groupon: for $38, you get a Picasso pedicure and honey heel glaze at Bloom Essentials (an $85 value).
The friendly staff at Bloom Essentials specializes in lavish foot and toe treatments, and the boutique spa, launched by two sisters, has been pampering the tired and over-walked peds of locals since 1997. Your Groupon is good for the Picasso pedicure ($65), which begins with a soothing soak to lull stressed feet into a state of serenity. Next, an expert pedicurist will buff your feet, trim your nails, rub your toes and fins, and finally, paint your keratin-tips. In this especially artistic pedicure, the talented toe-Picassos will adorn your nails with one of their creative designs. Ask for serene, overlapping shades of blue to decorate your toe-shields, or opt to switch the placement of your biggest two toes for the weekend. The talented staff will happily execute your artistic zebra-striped or polka-dotted vision while you sit back, relax, and ponder the pros and cons of switching to unsalted butter.
In addition to the pedicure, your feet will undergo a sweet honey heel foot treatment ($20), during which they’ll be slathered with Farmhouse Fresh’s honey heel glaze, a rich moisturizer blended from honey, aloe, and pineapple and papaya extracts. So take this opportunity to treat your feet to a day of beauty, or gift this Groupon to a tropics-bound friend to ensure her toes look stunning in the sand.
- ...thanks to the talented nail artists at Bloom, I can't stop looking, admiring, and cooing at my toes for a month straight. – Renee C., Yelp
- The Bloom Spa experience is down to earth, friendly and very accessible...everything about Bloom is made to cater to the comfort of the customer in a simple spa environment. – Es T., Yelp
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. 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, accessories such as cutesy aprons and sparkling bracelets, and the occasional little black dress made from old nail-polish bottles.
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