Like your unemployed younger brother, hair can sometimes show up uninvited and refuse to leave. Today’s Groupon will rid you of stray strands with the services of a hair-removal expert: for $25, you get a Brazilian wax (a $55 value) at The Ten Spot’s Leslieville location on Queen Street E. The Ten Spot is a free-spirited day spa recommended by editors of fashion-forward magazines such as Flare, Fashion, Elle, Lou Lou, SweetSpot, and Strut + Bobbi. Today’s Groupon is good for a Brazilian wax, the salon’s specialty. The Brazilian comes in four styles of varying amounts of forestation, including “The Charlie Chaplin,” “The Landing Strip,” “The Bermuda Triangle,” and “Like a Virgin.” Once gently nudged from their follicle beds, hairs stay under the skin’s surface for one to three weeks. The Ten Spot was also rated Toronto’s #1 Nail Bar by Where Magazine.
- The Ten Spot's proudly flaunts an "anti-spa" attitude. With a musical playlist that includes Radiohead and The Brazilian Girls, a plasma screen TV, a fully stocked bar, and interesting characters coming through the door at all times--Gale encourages her guests to mingle--a trip to The Ten Spot is not unlike going to a social retreat. – BlogTO
- The 10 Spot is a must-book destination for urban girls seeking a fun, hip environment to get pampered. – Elle Canada
The Ten Spot
At first blush, it seems strange that The Ten Spot would advertise itself as the “ultimate anti-spa experience.” The more one becomes acquainted with the beauty bar’s funky allure, however, the more one understands its pride in that moniker. A friendly, unpretentious ambiance—combined with grooming treatments for men and women—has earned The Ten Spot praise from notable fashion publications such as Elle Canada. Owner and founder Kristen Wood drew inspiration from two of her former homes when she founded the first of her four locations. Her time spent in New York City inspired The Ten Spot's hip, urban decor, and her time spent in Montreal may explain why the spa has no professional baseball team.