Like gasoline, feet must be carefully treated and refined before they can be used to propel automobiles. Amplify your octane with today's Groupon: for $44, you get a pedicure package at Bloom Essentials (an $85 total value). The package includes:
- One 60-minute Picasso pedicure (a $65 value).
- One 8-ounce jar of Bloom Essentials pedicure cream (a $20 value).
Licensed aestheticians at Bloom Essentials, which was lauded by readers of Georgia Straight, polish toenails with animal prints, stripes, and creative designs. Feet relax and test their pinky toe's periscope capabilities from the depths of a soothing foot soak before an expert pedicurist buffs skin. Fingers trim nails and treat overworked kickers to a relaxing rub, after which brushes pant toe tips to finish off the 60-minute pampering treatment. Patrons can coat southern digits in any colourful pattern that springs from their own imagination, all painted free hand by the spa's artistic staff. To help maintain their newfound softness at home, feet send fruit baskets to hands to solicit help in rubbing on salve from Bloom Essentials' in-house line of pedicure cream.
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.
1854 W 1st Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1G5