When it comes to buzz-worthy new beauty services, we all want to know the latest.
See our picks for three Toronto-based services to try now, and give your beauty routine a fresh start from root to tip.
Beauty destination: Gee Beauty, 2 Roxborough St. W.
Service: Gee Beauty Brow
About the Service: At Gee Beauty, they believe in threading. You could say their approach is even high brow. Called their mini eye lift, every appointment begins with a client consultation. Whether you prefer a clean line or a messier untamed brow, Gee Beauty creates a shape that frames the face and brightens the eyes. To avoid the fine lines or burning common with waxing, Gee Beauty experts thread, trim and tweeze brows to create full arches. Best of all, throughout the appointment, brow technicians offer expert advice on how to recreate these bold brows at home. Appointments with these brow gods are in demand, so we’re told it’s best to book about a week in advance for their much coveted after 5 PM spots.
Time commitment: 15 minutes
When to book your next appointment: Three to four weeks depending on growth
Beauty destination: Mync Lash Lounge, 104 Yorkville Avenue and 2596 Yonge Street
Service: Two Week Mascara
About the service: Say goodbye to raccoon eyes with Mync Lash Lounge’s Two Week Mascara. The shellac of lashes, Two Week Mascara is the no-maintenance, no clumps, smudge-free fibre lash treatment that leaves you looking doe-eyed. Mync experts prime top and bottom lashes and then apply hydrating gel pads under eyes to soothe the area and protect bottom lashes. Next, they curl lashes for a lifted look and create a customized coating based on desired effect (make that one coat for a natural look and up to three for major drama!). Two Week mascara is an easy process, and the final result of a fuller lash lift will have you thinking of tossing your tubes for semi-permanent mascara. We suggest that you book an appointment and get ready to bat your lashes.
Price: $75 for upper lashes and $30 for lower lashes
Time commitment: 30 minutes
When to book your next appointment: Just like the name says, Two Week Mascara will fade in two weeks time.
Spa: Pinky’s Nails, 688 Richmond Street West
Service: Nail art manicure
About the service: Whether you’re after Valentino-inspired rock studs, Mary Katrantzou florals or an evil eye mani like DJ and beauty app designer Hannah Bronfman, Pinky’s Nails is the go-to salon for extreme nail art. Owned by tattoo artist Lizzie Renaud, the Pinky’s Nails staff is known for their one-of-a-kind designs, editorial work and time at World MasterCard Fashion Week. Pinky’s artists will file, buff and shape your nails to perfection, and from there it’s time to get creative. For those looking for design inspiration, Pinky’s Nails has hundreds of nail sample wheels to choose from. Tough decisions are not necessary at this salon, where they specialize in mixing and matching glam, simple and studded looks for mani compositions that work together. To get your hands on a weekend appointment at Pinky’s Nails, book about a week in advance. Trust us, it’s worth the wait.
Price: Nail art manicures start at $42 and up
Time commitment: Between an hour and an hour and a half depending on intricacy of designs
When to book your next appointment: Depending on wear, your mani should last about two weeks. (Pinky’s tip for longer-lasting manicures: recoat nails with top coat every few days to protect against chips).