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Health & Beauty

Wink Beauty Lounge

Get sultry eyes to match your glossy do at Wink Beauty Lounge where semipermanent lashes double as the real thing. Vivian Ko Gooch, Wink's "eyelash queen," offers mobile service.

Som Visao

The new Som Visao touts itself as an urban ultrasound spa and wellness centre, which essentially means it's a full-service spa focused on maternity. Treatments for moms or moms-tobe range from facials and waxing to ultrasounds and post-partum wellness programs.

Eveline Charles


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Spruce Body Lab

Pure white can feel clinical, but Spruce Body Lab's Yaletown outpost feels less Mayo Clinic, more your best friend's airy (albeit groundlevel) loft. Wall quotes like "Enjoy the little things because when you look back you realize they were the big things" set a contemplative tone as you head down the hall to your treatment room, the infrared sauna, or the intimate area, replete with four white leather seats that are more Starck than stark. Dermalogica's face mapping facials are top-notch; an on-site doctor administers Botox.

Nefér Spa Boutique

In the pharaohs' quest for eternal life, they soaked in wine baths - no, it didn't exactly work for them, but you can give it a shot at the new Nefér Spa Boutique. Owner Nina Gart had the spa's bath and Vichy massage table hand-carved in Egyptian marble, which is believed to have healing properties. Walls are also clad in intricate marble tiling, and the treatments, like the divine hot-stone therapy, are offered on infrared amethyst mats.