This round of lockdown across the city of Toronto including right here in Riverside neighbourhood, left us all in desperate need of some social time with friends and family. But it also left many of us in even greater need of a haircut, a new skin care routine and maybe even a new set of lashes- we earned it!
With patio season now in full swing across the city we know everyone is already out and about enjoying all the good eats this side of the Don Valley. So we wanted to shed some much needed light and love on all the personal care businesses in Riverside neighbourhood that are reopening today/ over the next week, in line with the Ontario Step 2 guidelines. Yes, our personal care services ARE BACK, and we have all missed them so its’s time to show them some love!
Here is our rundown of Riverside-based beauty and personal care spots reopening this week/next, and they are here to help you look and feel your best in Summer 2021!
Important note: Photos may not properly convey, but all businesses are strictly following Public Health protocols for Personal Care Services including capacity limits, sanitation, masking, etc to serve you safely! Please ensure you check with the business and confirm your appointment prior to visiting them in person.
Untitled by Flaunt Boutique – IG @untitledtoronto
(Opening July 2nd) Not just an excellent spot to have a spa status hair cut and colour but also a great location for stocking up on all things skin and hair care. They have a selection of products, chosen with sustainability and your health in mind, for you to enjoy while being pampered in house or to take with you to enjoy over and over again at home! Check out their Instagram and their website https://untitledtoronto.ca/ for booking details.
WAXON Wax Bar – IG @waxon
Look, I know none of us have been exactly thrilled to do this kind of personal care since the start of the second lockdown. But it’s summer, and we all need to get out and enjoy some sun, SPF required, and remember what summer in Toronto means, the beach! WAXON is the perfect place to get you feeling prepped and silky smooth for every beach day, pool side hang, and event this summer. Plus you can have your brows and eyelashes done here too! It’s a one stop ‘best-you’ shop! Check out their website https://waxon.ca/ to book now!
Clinique De Mode – IG @cliniquedemode
With a focus on providing honest professional advice, combined with the highest quality, medical-grade skin services at the absolute best value, instead of selling you product to meet their bottom line; Clinique De Mode is the perfect place to achieve you healthiest skin ever! You can book a free consultation on their website https://cliniquedemode.com/ or treat yourself to a vampire facial to help you relax after one too many zoom meetings!
Hair Code – IG @hair_code
“If you are reading this, you are already one step closer to beautiful hair. Born with a crazy desire to create the unique and unwilling to accept the ordinary, Hair Code thrives on the premise that no hairstyle is ever the same as another. Hair Code is home to an elite team of talented and passionate stylists, obsessed with crafting a hair design that best matches your unique personality and lifestyle.” – Hair Code Team. Check out their website https://www.haircode.ca/ and social or give them a call to book!
Broadview Beauty Parlour
This Riverside parlour has been a staple in the neighbourhood for decades. Locals know the friendly owner, George, to be a great barber and community character. They don’t do social media or have a website because they are keeping it old school but you can book with George by calling the shop (416) 466-6568.
Oreya Studio – IG @oreyastudio
Founded by Alexa Brittany, Oreya means beautiful (in Greek). Oreya was created to inspire confidence and good vibes, with a focus on how you feel, not just how you look. A perfect mentality to take with you for the rest of this lockdown free summer. Get you hair, lashes and a wax done all in the same space. This team of gorgeous professionals are your hype (wo)men and biggest fans. Follow them on instagram to get their contact info or give them a call (416) 463-0001 to book.
Beauty by Geet – IG @beautybygeet
We all know wearing mascara then spending an afternoon in the summer sun is a recipe for racoon eyes waiting to happen! So lash extensions are the perfect summer solution for feeling beautiful without the worry! Beauty by Geet offers lash extensions, brow laminations, and makeup services. Their specialization in lashes allows them to be on the cutting edge of technique and technology by attending workshops, training and conventions. Head to their website https://www.beautybygeet.com/ to schedule your lash appointment!
Lone and Co – IG @loneandco
Think of Lone and Co as a club for the best hair care consultants, where you get to pick who from this collection of independent creators, is your hair’s perfect match! All the stylist set their own schedules and prices and you can check them all out on the website https://www.loneandco.com/ .Right now they ask that you give them a call to book at (647) 351-8480
Dreamy Beauty Bar – IG @dreamybeautybar
“The Dreamy Beauty Bar experience is a balance of artistry and relaxation. It’s ever-evolving too: each visit is an opportunity to keep you up-to-date on the newest products, techniques, and services. After all, time spent here is YOUR time. Contact me, Lynda and let’s talk about your beauty goals!” – Owner, Lynda. Specializing in lashes and brows, Dreamy Beauty Bar is here to make your dreams come true this summer! Get in touch with Lynda on the website https://www.dreamybeautybar.com/ to book!
Album Hair – IG @albumhair
(Opening July 2nd) Ready to have the perfect sun-kissed, glossy hair this season. Album hair is here to help you achieve the perfect custom balayage and fresh cut or a wash and blowout for your first big outing this summer! Check out their Instagram to stay up to date with booking information and head to their website https://www.albumhair.com/ for store hours and contact information!
Hill Studio – IG @hillstudioto
“Good Energy, Good Hair” – Hill Studio.
Hill Studio is a Black-owned hair studio catering to women and children. They have expertise working with diverse hair types and getting desired results. Hill Studio also stocks hair products, offers classes, and sells merchandise. They offer an extensive range of services from relaxing to colouring to extensions. They are also hosting a running club this summer #hillrunclub. To achieve your best hair and your best self head to their website https://www.hillstudioto.com/ to book and learn more!