12/20/2011 10:38 EST | Updated 02/19/2012 05:12 EST

Downtown Eastside women treated to makeovers

A handful of women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside were treated to a night of pampering on Monday.

Beauty Night, now in its 11th year, is devoted to building self-esteem and wellness.

Volunteers say they aim to help the women learn to appreciate themselves — an important reminder for women whose energy is often spent surviving.