We recently discovered a hidden gem in Vancouver’s West End: 4 Angels Beauty Care Inc. This boutique spa fuses traditional South Asian expertise with popular Western beauty treatments, differentiating them from their competitors.
Established last summer, co-owners and friends Navkiran “Kiran” Sokhi and Kulwinder Malhi have a combined 35 years of experience in the beauty industry. Kiran is a Master Brow Specialist who trained many of the city’s brow sculptors over the last three years. In addition to eyebrow threading, which originated in India, 4 Angels specializes in waxing, relaxation massages, and facials. They also offer two additional special services by appointment: henna and sari wrapping.
If you’re wondering where the spa name came from, Sokhi and Malhi believe that all women are angels. “[They] may not have the ability to fly but have the power and super strength to balance their work and family life perfectly. And because they selflessly take care of others, they never get time to pamper themselves.”
As we entered this welcoming oasis, we were greeted by the upbeat sounds of Bollywood-esqe music and the warm smiles of Sokhi and Malhi. We were offered a cup of hot chai and led to one of their luxurious barber-style chairs. Due to being huge devotees of threading, we couldn’t wait for 4 Angels to work their heavenly magic on our brows. After consulting on our brow shape, Malhi began plucking away our unruly hairs with a single strand of thread, grooming them into submission. Relatively painless, any discomfort was instantly soothed by a much appreciated brow massage.
To really help us unwind after a long work week, we were treated to an invigorating and revitalizing Indian head massage. This unbelievably divine treatment is known to help improve blood circulation (which increases oxygen supply to the brain), tension headaches, eye strain, and, not surprisingly, stress. After having our scalp lovingly massaged with almond oil, we were so relaxed that we were ready for a nap and almost had one right in the spa! (Ladies take note: This is not an appropriate lunch-time service if you’re heading back to work. You will have very oily hair and your boss might clue in to what you’ve been up to!)
We’ll definitely be back to enjoy these services again…
4 Angels Beauty Care Inc. is located at 1342 Burrard Street. For more information on their services, visit them online.
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