Toronto’s top spas and salons east of the DVP

There’s no end to the professional beauty services available in Toronto’s ever-changing Leslieville and Riverside neighbourhoods. Whether you’re looking for a pre-party pedi, bikini wax, an enzyme peel or a cutting edge hairstyle to ring in the new year, the east end has it all, for both men and women. [Feature image: Fuzz Waxbar]

Fuzz Wax Bar

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934 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1J7

From brazilians to brow touch ups and literally everything in between, this Leslieville wax bar has your problem hair covered. Forget the razor – who has time to shave everyday anyway? You’ll also find a curated selection of health and beauty products. Our pick? The skin-perfecting scrub is said to be the thing of legends, and is ideal for before-and-after wax care.

Waxon Waxbar

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766 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4

If you need a last-minute primp and pamper before the weekend, Riverside’s Waxon Waxbar is ready for you. Not only does the Queen East spot offer the full gamut of waxing needs, but walk-ins are accepted! And a so-chic interior plus hard-to-find wax care products to boot? Sign us up!

Blitz Facial Bar

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1133 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K9

Take years off your face, or at least a long week, with a boost of essential oils, or a deep cleansing mask. Blitz Facial Bar in Leslieville has a long menu of treatments, including express facials that will brighten your skin (and your spirits), microdermabrasion or an enzyme peel.

Living Waters Therapies

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1114 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1K8

If you’re feeling tuckered and feel like you could use a little me-time, give Living Waters Therapies a call. In addition to massage therapies, waxing and body exfoliation, this wellness centre in Leslieville also specializes in cosmetic acupuncture to smooth wrinkles and fine lines.

The Ten Spot

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916 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1C3

If you’re feeling tuckered and feel like you could use a little me-time, give Living Waters Therapies a call. In addition to massage therapies, waxing and body exfoliation, this wellness centre in Leslieville also specializes in cosmetic acupuncture to smooth wrinkles and fine lines.

Fuss Hair Studio

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1022 Gerrard E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Z5

This quaint hair salon is where in-the-know east enders go for their cuts and colours. Located in the heart of Leslieville, the boutique salon and its team of young creative stylists promise to treat you to an enjoyable salon experience and a cutting edge style to bring out your best look.

Untitled by Flaunt Boutique

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792 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1H4

Untitled by Flaunt Boutique is among Riverside’s more gorgeous hair salons, with floor-to-ceiling windows, soaring ceilings and a cutting edge crew of stylists hailing from across Canada. As if that weren’t enough to get you in the door, eco-minded folks also flock to this Queen East for its sustainable practices.

1 Plus 1 Hair Salon

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355 Broadview Ave, Toronto, ON M4M 2H1

Those in hot pursuit of a no-fuss haircut head up to Broadview and Gerrard for a visit to 1 Plus 1 Salon. Not only does this spot accept walk-ins, but it also offers the cheapest cut in Leslieville. Bring a photo of whatever style you’re looking to replicate on your own noggin, and you can walk away with it for under $15, including tip.

You may be too old for glittering tutus, but you’re never too old to learn (or rediscover) ballet. Toronto’s boasts dozens of adult ballet classes, both for beginners who’ve longed to move with the grace of a ballerina but never had the chance to train, and for skilled dancers looking to keep their skills sharp. [Image credit: iStock.com/PeopleImages]
Zumba dance classes are a super fun way to burn fat, build muscle and shake the stresses and tensions from a long day or busy week. An hour-long class can help you burn up to 800 calories and leave you feeling energized. Zumba classes are offered all over the city for men, women, children and seniors, so there’s no excuse: it’s time to get grooving. [Image credit: iStock.com/Christopher Futcher]
Happy Hour, False Economy Hour, Cocktail Hour, call it what you will, but one thing is for sure: there’s no shortage of daily drink specials or happy imbibers on Queen Street East. These bars, pubs, restaurants and taverns do it best, offering great drinks at reduced prices to make your first few hours after work even more enjoyable. [Image credit: iStock.com/Pekic]
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