Since I work in the area, I felt it necessary to find some ‘go-to’ spots for all my getting pretty requirements. So far, I’ve done pretty well. Get it? PRETTY well? Check out my latest finds and stay tuned for an in-depth look at all my new work neighborhood hot spots!
Me & T Studio
1568 Yonge Street, Toronto
What they’re about:
Nails, pedicures, tanning, lashes, hair-hmmm what else is there again? Seriously ladies/gents, this place is a GEM. This ain’t your average $15.00 manicure pick out your color corner nail shop. The 3 resident nail gurus (Dylan, Elizabeth, Shirley) can whip up just about anything your heart desires in terms of shape, color, and design-the sky IS the limit. They all have their particular niche-and make SURE you ask to see their nail art….they have so many unique designs! Ummmm also, Me&T offers complimentary hand scrub AND paraffin wax treatment with a manicure…….WHOAH.
Let’s talk lashes…..are yours lacking or do you want a bit of a boost? Owner of Me & T Shauna will hook you up with some Novolash lash extensions to your liking of course-long, natural, bambi eyes……she can do it all! I tend to go for the doe-eyes and am loving my lashes! No mascara required!
Feeling pasty? Try a spray tan! Again, this isn’t the mystic tan booth that leaves you with streaks and drips all over. This is AVIVA, the top of the line, crème de la crème of custom airbrush tanning. A variety of shades are available, it’s NOT ORANGE and you can put your clothes back on your body as soon as you are dry (under 5 minutes for this girl). So easy, and safe-completely UV free! Did I mention Fridays are Faux at Me & T? Book a tan on Friday for a 20% discount! Want to keep your tan in check? Me & T has your aftercare on the shelf and IN STOCK!
Me&T offers competitive pricing and superb quality -you can tell the difference between a corner nail shop manicure and a Me&T mani! Check out their website for services offered and pricing-you also have the ability to book appointments online! If you’re a social media type, check out their instagram & twitter accounts for nail art updates and examples of their work.
PLEASE NOTE-it is preferable to book an appointment at Me&T to get EXACTLY what you want when you want it. Staff books up incredibly fast.
And as if Me & T wasn’t enough, how about Fiorio Salon & Spa on Yonge?
Fiorio Salon & Spa
1470 Yonge Street, Toronto
What they’re about: Hair, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing
Okay so this place is where I went on a complete whim after several months of DIY hair disasters (think Pinterest NAILED IT MEMES-yes that was me). Samantha had me in dozens of foils in under an hour and I walked out of that salon a blonde. I haven’t looked back since.
My haircut, also 2-thumbs up-was quick and efficient.
Please note-Fiorio has colorists and stylists….so if you do go there, you will always be seeing at least 2 people. Also, one thing I loved is the attentiveness of ALL staff. You won’t be sitting under the dryer forgotten at Fiorio and your beverage glass will always be filled promptly.
THE FACIAL OF THE MOMENT-Oh, I can not say enough about Sandra Thompson at Fiorio for facials. Skill, experience, great bedside manner, and a fantastic product line (Phytomer). My skin was assessed, thoroughly cleaned and nourished in 60 minutes. No blotches, no broken capillaries…..FANTASTIC. I didn’t have to worry about a greasy scalp or oily looking face. I enjoyed an amazing hand massage on top of that. Super impressed by this aesthetician. Can’t say enough good things about her……purchased the 12H Flash Gel at Sandra’s suggestion and haven’t looked back.
Fiorio has a beautiful retail section-I highly recommend it!
Prices at Fiorio are fair and comparable to the area. Check out their website for services offered and prices!
Like I said, stay tuned for an in-depth look at my experiences at each of my work neighborhood spots!
*Logos for Me & T and Fiorio taken from meandtstudio.com and fiorio.com*
*I am not being paid to write this blog post-these were MY experiences!*