Wednesday, July 24th is International Self-Care Day (ISD). ISD aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to maintain a healthy mind & body.
Most of us have a habit of overworking, under-sleeping and prioritizing others that we forget to take a moment for ourselves. Celebrated on the date 24/7, International Self-Care Day symbolizes that the benefits of self-care are experienced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ISD serves as a reminder to take a pause in your busy lives and make sure to routinely practice self-care which will ultimately lead to more fulfilling experiences in all aspects of life.
Kitsilano has many amazing opportunities where you can self-care on July 24th and all year-round. After your staple Kits workouts head across the street to check out our array of spas, nail salons, hair dressers, eyebrow professionals, yoga studios & cosmetic shops to maintain the best and happiest you you can be.❤️
Fig Facial, the “world’s first clean skincare bar,” offers clean, medically led & innovative injections and high-tech facials. They specialize in “Fig Shots” which are powerful, proprietary blends of vitamin B12, minerals and amino acids.
Beverley’s provides a cozy atmosphere while providing an array of advanced skin and body treatments. They offer monthly specials to help you routinely practice self-care. For the month of July, Beverley’s is pairing a 30 minute Anti-Stress massage to a facial of your choice for a special discount.
Skoah, named by Vogue magazine as “the coolest skin care line in Canada,” has become a specialized leader in personal training for your skin as they focus solely on facials. Skoah offers a range of customized facials for the ultimate effect on your skin to stay healthy and look its best.
Hälsa, Swedish for health, offers a relaxation lounge for before and after your deep healing massage and infrared sauna. You have to try their specialized float therapy, where the body completely relaxes and the mind follows – “a reset for your body and mind.”
Buff & Polish
Vivid Nails‘ mission is to provide its customers with the highest quality in nails care and spa service with luxurious state of the art equipments and products while maintaining an affordable price.
At Sassy Nails they make you feel relaxed and pamper you with their beautifying touches designed to “tantalize your senses” and make you feel like the queen you are.
Pure Nail Bar prides themselves on providing the highest level of cleanliness. They don’t use whirlpool foot baths as they have been proven to be unsanitary. They also use a new kit for every individual, meaning you can take it home after your mani pedi to use yourself!
Joyride is a wellness inspired salon and spa and deliver quality mani pedi and facials in a stylish, non-toxic and environmentally friendly atmosphere. For the month of July, Joyride is offering 25% off mani or pedi when you book a 60 min facial, and enjoy a free guided meditation while you get your treatments done.
Beautified Brows & Locks
Canvas Salon provides an array of services – hair, nails, waxing, lash & brow, hair & colour. Right now they are specializing in Semi-Permanent Make-up, a form of temporary cosmetic tattooing which allows you to have long-lasting eyeliner and lip contour while keeping ultra-natural looks.
Undercroft Barber Shop promises to build a relationship with the customer to aid in building the barbershop community in Kitsilano. Undercroft believes in supporting local vendors for their products, eco-friendly practices, and integrity over profits.
The Attic, a cornerstone in Kitsilano, has got you covered for all your hairdressing needs. They provide friendly faces, hot coffee, and excellent service to Women, Men & everyone in-between!
Bombay Brow Bar is a highly coveted nature-based beauty and wellness brand. Their services range from brow & lash tinting to getting a fuzz free & silky smooth face.
YYOGA believes yoga is for everyone and invites beginners and experienced individuals to try out their specialized studio classes. YYOGA believes that yoga can help you achieve living your healthiest, happiest and most fulfilled life.
Semperviva offers experienced members an array of yoga teacher training classes to help spread the self-care mantra to others. They also encourage newcomers with their 30 days of unlimited yoga for $48 special!
Cherry on Top
Aesop offers skin, hair and body care formulations created with meticulous attention to detail, and with efficacy and sensory pleasure in mind. Shop cosmetic care of the finest quality and of sustainable design at Aesop.
Lush provides the ultimate ethical products for bath, body and shower. Their six values – freshest cosmetics, 100% vegetarian, ethical buying, handmade, naked, fight animal testing – are company-wide commitments that flow through their products and into your hands. Care for the planet while you self-care.
Beauty Bar provides a variety of services ranging from make-up to fragrances. Beauty Bar prides itself on working diligently to cut the crap, to put it bluntly. Only products that meet or exceed their discerning standards standards will be considered. If they don’t love the product, you won’t find it at Beauty Bar.
This is a reminder to take a pause. Breathe. And practice self-care. ❤️
Read more about International Self-Care Day here.