Nestled at the end of an alley charming as any lane in Thailand, The Ten Spot beauty bar gleams with stainless steel, shining white subway tile, and luxe-industrial concrete floors. Like a four star resort, clients are greeted with virgin cocktails and a fresh selection of fruit and cheeses. A perfect getaway from rarefied spas where laughing and gossip is frowned upon, the Ten Spot is made for giggling girlfriends. And for those with limited time between meetings and martinis, Ten Spot now offers The Works – manicure, pedicure, and full facial – all within an hour!
Estheticians use Dermalogica – an all natural line of skin health products that supports FITE (which provides mircro-credit loans for women ). The delicate scents of the cleansers, exfoliants, gels, masks and hydrators will make your eyes roll back in your head, and combined with the foot and shoulder massage, it’s enough to melt away a migraine. The collagen mask is great – a sheet of dry collagen is melted onto your face with warm water – it feels incredible! The staff is skilled, courteous and stylish – they’ll walk you through the season’s latest colours – from party pinks to OPI’s Pirates line of sun-bleached blues, greens and greys.
Hanging out in Leslieville:
Even if you’re not an east end girl, the Ten Spot is worth the trip. After you get The Works, take your gal pals next door to Queen Margherita Pizza – and get your manicured hands on the city’s best pizza. Then mosey westward to Any Direct Flight, where you’ll find expertly tailored togs by Canadian designers. Do stop in at Jaws Antiques (I can’t explain this place – you’ll just have to trust me!), and of course Gadabout is a stone’s throw away. (If you haven’t seen Victoria Dinnick’s horde of vintage finery – obey me now, and thank me later).
My sister and I have indulged in the finest spas in the country, and we both agreed that the services at Ten Spot were as good or better. And be advised – the Ten Spot also offers services for gentlemen – from the Hand Job to the Cracker Jack Wax!
The 10 Spot Leslieville / The Beach
1402 Queen Street East, Studio D1
T: 416 915 1010