THE TEN SPOT® is the original anti spa® beauty bar. on a mission to make everyone #FeelLikeATen.

on the menu:

  • manis (maybe you have 15 mins, maybe you have 55. however long you’ve got, we have a mani for that)
  • pedis (including gel – hello instant drying!)
  • brow + lash tinting 
  • waxing – above the belt, below the belt + everything in between. we’re famous for our signature brazilly® wax* (everything off or almost everything off, you decide!)
  • threading (*available at most locations)
  • laser! yep, that’s right. we’ve got the safest, fastest, most pain-free machine on the market. amazing af results + you can pay as you go, on the go. we’ll get ya in and out in a cool minute!

what does it mean to #FeelLikeATen? we think everyone deserves to feel like a ten all the time. it’s all about confidence. a confident woman can do anything: nail her work projects, be a domestic goddess, and look fabulous doing it.

read on to find out more about how THE TEN SPOT® grew from a single salon on queen west in toronto to be the biggest and best in the beauty biz.

*please note: we don’t perform any specialty waxing or laser services on men (sorry, fellas!)

we exist to make everyone feel like a ten.

ever since the first 10spot® opened in 2006, the goal has been simple: bridge the gap between upscale spas offering over-the-top services and at the other end of the spectrum, the cheap and oftentimes questionable salons. this niche has been the sweet spot for THE TEN SPOT® for the past decade.

a little real-ness on why we’re different (and better!) than any other player in the biz:

toronto born in 2006.

THE TEN SPOT® was conceptualized + created by kristen gale over a slice of pie with her friend craiggie (craig) one night in ‘06.

with a burning desire to start her own business and perceiving a gap in the current spa/salon service offerings in Toronto, specifically the need for services offered in an environment that combines the efficiency of low-end nail salons with the quality standards excellence of high-end spas, she opened up toronto’s first niche beauty bar and “anti-spa” on queen west.

she wrote a business plan overnight (till 6am to be exact), submitted it for a loan, signed a lease two days later, started on construction + the rest is history.

three months later, kristen opened her doors of their now flagship location at 749 queen st west in toronto. THE TEN SPOT® quickly gained a cult following and amassed recognition in every national beauty publication within its first year of operation. during the next four years, kristen opened three new corporate stores. the concept was just as popular in every neighbourhood market it entered, she entered the wonderful world of franchising to give budding entrepreneurs the same rush and freedom that only small business give. (pssst, check out the franchising section to learn more!)