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Gift Guide 2019: 5 Ways to Give Self Care, Head-to-Toe

Whether you’re shopping for a traditionalist or your chakra-balancing friend, there’s something here for everyone on your list—including yourself.

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Blowout at Cedar Hair Studio

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Who can’t benefit from a little hair TLC? Cedar Hair Studio’s Blowout service starts with a refreshing shampoo and condition, followed by a tension-taming head massage. You’ll be able to choose from styles such as big and bouncy, soft and sleep, or softer waves which are all carefully tailored by your stylist. For men, a beard or nape trim includes a relaxing shampoo and head massage which is a perfect way to clean up before a big event. If you’re not sure when to book the appointment, they are running a gift-card special during the holiday season. Simply purchase a $100 gift card and receive a $10 gift card for yourself to use towards a service or product. 4408 Yates Street

Halotherapy at 5 Star Salt Caves

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We all have that friend who has everything, but have they ever sat in a room full of Himalayan salt? Located in Washington Park, 5 Star Salt Caves offers the opportunity to sit in a room with 13,000 pounds of the stuff, otherwise known as a Halotherapy treatment. For a 50-minute session, guests will sit in a zero-gravity chair while the salt helps calm your nervous system and melt away stress. According to the day spa, the benefits to this treatment range from detoxing your lungs due to the microclimate of fine sea salt to its anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties that help keep skin clear and smooth. Know someone who needs an extra dose of relaxation? Book them the Detox Package which includes, an infrared sauna session, detoxifying foot bath as well as the Halotherapy treatment. 722 South Pearl Street

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Party Face Facial at School of Botanical & Medical Aesthetics

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With the ever-changing Colorado weather, a facial is the perfect skin pick-me-up for anyone on your nice list. The School of Botanical & Medical Aesthetics, a part of the Denver Esthetician School, offers the Party Face Facial—a luxurious 60-minute treatment meant to make the skin immediately appear high, tight, and bright. This treatment includes a deep pore cleanse, exfoliating enzyme mask, a brightening-resurfacing toning treatment, and is finished off with a Sanitas Skincare “ReVitaLize Mask” which is meant to lift and firm the skin. After you’ve crossed a name or two off your list make sure to attend the Student Aesthetics Clinic’s Grand Opening party on Dec 6th from 6-9 p.m. where they’ll be offering up free mini CBD facials, food, and drinks. 2191 South Broadway

Floatation Therapy at Back in a Flash Chiropractic & Massage

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Know someone who deserves some peace and quiet? Well good news, you can purchase them a 60 or 90-minute sensory deprivation session inside one of Back in a Flash Chiropractic’s floatation pods. Inside the deprivation tank, you will float effortlessly in a warm and dense solution heated to your body temperature and containing 800 pounds of Epsom salt. While floating, you will be without any external stimuli which helps turn your focus inward aiding in reducing tension, pain, and stress. According to the chiropractic clinic, the ultimate goal is for the brain to achieve a “Theta State,” which brings forward heightened receptivity, dreamlike imagery, and inspiration. If the holidays tend to do a number on your loved one, book the “Triple Threat” treatment, which includes an hour long float, CBD massage, and a chiropractic adjustment. 1940 Pennsylvania Street

Signature Manicure and Pedicure at Base Coat Nail Salon

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Everyone on your list can benefit from a good mani-pedi. The signature manicure and pedicure at Base Coat is the most popular service for under $100. This signature service includes a soothing soak, a 10-minute hydrating massage, nail shaping, light cuticle care with your choice of regular nail polish or natural shiny buff, plus an exfoliating sugar scrub with the pedicure. Bonus: Base Coat just launched their new BREATHABLE nail line that is Hala certified and free of the most toxic chemicals which is a perfect stocking stuffer. Multiple locations

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