“The Works” at The 10 Spot

Yesterday afternoon I spent one wonderful hour getting The Works at The 10 Spot in Leslieville.

This convenient (I mean…genius) service is geared to busy ladies who want to be pampered but don’t have hours to spend at the spa. In just one hour, their skillful estheticians team up to give you a facial, manicure AND pedicure!

I have always loved The 10 Spot brand and the fun, open concept atmosphere. Furnished with a stainless steel nail bar, matching sinks and green benches and chairs with orange accents – it’s the funkiest little beauty bar in town! They’re innovating the experience with iPads for customers and a Baby Minding service for Moms too! Oh yeah…and the services and staff are amazing! It’s no wonder they just won “Best Manicure & Pedicure”  by NOW Magazine and they’ve been featured in countless publications.

While nails may be their specialty, The 10 Spot also provides facials, waxing and brow services (shaping and tinting). These services are available for gents too with fun and quirky names like The Hand Job (MANicure) or the MANzilian (I think you can figure that one out). I’m a big fan of the OPI Axxium manicures they offer, but this time I decided to try The Works!

As always, I’m welcomed with a smile by the Leslieville Manager, Amanda and offered a delicious vanilla rooibos tea prior to my services. While The 10 Spot is mostly open concept, I was shown in to one of the private waxing suites to get changed into a comfy robe – and they are suites – decked out with comfy beds and a personal flat screen TV and remotes for guests! Once I’m ready, I’m taken to the facial services area and seated in a comfy reclining chair for the duration of my services.

Two lovely ladies are ready to pamper me – Meg does my facial and Amelia works on my mani/pedi. Throughout the entire process, they are attentive, mindful of my comfort and walked me through each step and product. I love knowing what’s being put on my skin because I’m so into skincare! Of course, I love that they use Dermalogica products. The facial was wonderful – thorough exfoliation, cleansing, extractions, treatment masques, toner, moisturizer, serum, eye cream – it really was the works and my skin felt like velvet afterwards and I’m glowing today!

The mani/pedi was equally lovely. At first I was skeptical about the “waterless” aspect (because this service is done away from the foot sinks in the facial area), but they wrapped my hands and feet in hot towels and a plastic bag to soften the cuticles and prepare nails for grooming. It felt amazing! I chose a fun spring green colour, called Mermaid Tears by OPI. I’ve never worn a light green on my nails before, but it’s such a hot colour this season I just had to try it out! It looks amazing on my fingers and toes!

Just as my facial comes to an end, my mani/pedi is finished and all services are completed in just over one hour. I’m a busy girl and I love how convenient this is – for $135 – the price is right! Keep in mind, this isn’t your traditional “spa” experience; there won’t be any dimmed lights, aromatherapy or classical music, but that’s not what The Works is all about. I enjoyed the conversation with the knowledgeable ladies, the upbeat music and of course, the stellar services.

The best part – I was able to stop in after work at 5pm and still walk home in daylight! I would highly recommend The Works at The 10 Spot to other busy gals, because we all deserve to be pampered sometimes! They also offer The Quickie Works for $70 which includes the waterless mani/pedi and takes only 30 minutes!

Thanks Amanda, Meg and Ameila for making this such a wonderful experience for me!

I will see you again soon :)



  1. Amanda Schopen March 23, 2012 / 2:08 pm

    It was such a pleasure to have you come in and try out The Works-Mani,Pedi, Facial.
    We are glad you loved it, and look forward to having you back in the future!

    The Ten Spot- Leslieville

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