On Tuesday I had the pleasure of visiting the new 10spot location at CF Shops at Don Mills. Finally! I’ve been itching to check one out. Everything was so crisp and clean, with white furniture, stainless steel appliances and instruments, and bright orange towels.
I’d never been to a 10spot location until Tuesday and was definitely impressed by the whole experience.
When I arrived I was offered a glass of water or a mimosa (I chose the latter – of course), was directed to the bright wall of various nail polishes to choose from and then was seated at a long bar-like table where my esthetician met me. I definitely felt VIP.
I chose the quickie mani, which involves nail shaping, buffing, full cuticle work and polish…all under 25 minutes ($28) – the perfect in and out for a busy day, whether you’re on your lunch break, on your way to pick up the kids at school or need a quick pampering before you head to the grocery store.
The awesome thing about THE TEN SPOT is that they “bridge the gap between upscale spas offering over-the-top services and, at the other end of the spectrum, the cheap and sometimes questionable chop shops.” You may think that you can get a better deal at the packed salon down the street…but at the end of the day, you’re not getting the same high-quality, CLEAN service that THE TEN SPOT offers. I just love the fact that they’re clean.
How many times have you got a $15 manicure and wondered what fungus you also paid for? Eeks…
At THE TEN SPOT they make you feel like you’re at a high-end spa, treating you to top-quality services but they don’t take all day. They also have super high standards when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene – they even analyze your hands!…So if you have any warts or infections…get ready to be turned down (according to their website).
I love, love, love how detailed THE TEN SPOT’s website is too. They explain everything! Sanitization protocols, health and safety, tips for waxing…oh yah, they also wax…and do facials! It’s a 10 out of 10 beauty bar. I loved it and can’t wait to go back. My manicure still feels as fresh as when I left a few days ago!
*I was provided with a free service from THE TEN SPOT in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by THE TEN SPOT in any way.