Do self-care right with some of the city’s most coveted wellness experts right in the heart of Toronto
Fall is the season for pampering, and the cooler weather is the perfect reason to book yourself a series of luxurious services at some of Bloor-Yorkville’s top salons and spas. With lavish treatments ranging from detoxifying massages and smoothing hair care to cutting-edge body therapies and modern facials (with no downtime, of course), you can create a bespoke full-service day for yourself without ever leaving Toronto’s most luxe neighbourhood.
D Luxe Lab (70 Yorkville Ave.)
Combining the most coveted cosmetic procedures, finest products and latest technologies, D Luxe Lab is a must for anyone seeking innovative skincare treatments for the face and body. Always at the helm of what’s new and ground-breaking, the luxury medical spa has an impressive roster of innovative technology, the newest of which is JetPeel; a transdermal infusion system that painlessly and safely penetrates the skin with a blend of six anti-aging serums that help relax wrinkles and eye contour lines. It’s toning, tightening and rehydrating, and perfect for anyone on the go who wants a fast high-end treatment that leaves them looking years younger with absolutely no downtime.
Earth Salon (111–113 Yorkville Ave.)
Just as the name of this high-end hair salon suggests, Earth offers clients unbeatable hair care and education in a progressive, down-to-earth environment that inspires a sense of calm. Founded by hair and makeup guru Michael Crispel, the salon approaches hair care from a holistic perspective, knowing that the secret to great hair is in the experience. One such experience is Earth’s luxurious Keratin Blow-Dry, a service that includes keratin care shampoo and conditioner, along with a lavish wash and blow-out that’ll leave your locks looking fresh, rejuvenated and healthier than ever.
Gilla Salon & Spa (76 Scollard St.)
Nestled in the heart of Bloor-Yorkville, Gilla’s is stacked to the brim with some of the city’s most experienced skincare specialists, providing technologically advanced treatments from skin resurfacing and tightening to body contouring, microdermabrasion, laser hair removal and more. It stocks only the best of the best products from high-end brands like Sothys and Yon-Ka Paris to serve your body and face best. Looking for an innovative procedure that does it all? Look no further than Intense Pulse Light Therapy, a treatment that reduces dark spots, improves skin tone, stimulates collagen and reduces redness, spider veins and pore size.
Glow Medi Spa (129 Yorkville Ave.)
Voted Top Medi Spa in Canada for three years in a row, Glow Medi Spa knows a thing or two about top-of-the-line service when it comes to caring for your skin. Offering a range of treatments from injectables that plump facial tissue to facials that use state-of-the-art technology, Glow Medi Spa is a one-stop shop for everything aesthetic. Known as a “lunchtime” treatment thanks to its discomfort- and downtime-free nature, Radiofrequency Skin Tightening is a quick, pain-free way to give your skin a natural lift. This procedure uses a radio frequency system that works with heat to stimulate collagen, tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks.
Haartek Salon (Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St. W.)
Founded in 1987, Haartek Salon is bound to become your new favourite go-to for the finest beauty and aesthetic treatments. Its mission is to make every client feel at home and involved in their treatments. Manage unruly, frizzy hair with the Kerasilk smoothing treatment by Goldwell, a service that uses glyoxylic acid and smoothing ingredients like keratin and silk proteins to help soften hair and make everyday styling easier. Specializing in hair cutting and styling, extensions, waxing, brow and lash tinting and more, Haartek Salon prides itself on its relationship with its customers.
Labelle Beauty Clinic (26 Bellair St.)
This Bloor-Yorkville staple is known for its incredible service and attention to detail, with skincare specialists who go above and beyond to understand each client’s needs. Labelle Beauty Clinic specializes in all things facials, with modern services you likely won’t see at the average skin spa. Its premium, personalized treatments are designed to balance, renew and enhance your natural glow. Give your face new vitality by trying out the clinic’s Cellcosmet Medical Facial, a lavish treatment using a scientific method called CellControl that preserves skincare ingredients at their most cellular, biological level so they can deliver their most potent qualities to the natural skin with expert massaging to smooth away lines, relax and refresh, and reveal a glowing complexion.
The Spa at The Four Seasons (60 Yorkville Ave.)
An oasis tucked away in Toronto’s lavish Four Seasons, The Spa is the ultimate place to book a pamper day after a busy week. Luxuriate in their quiet pool area before enjoying your chosen service—a custom facial, hairstyling session, salon manicure and pedicure, body scrub or light therapy. If your vibe is horizontal, say no more. The Spa’s Salt Stone Massage uses organic whipped shea butter and warmed Himalayan crystal salt stones with healing properties that nourish, rejuvenate and detoxify the body both inside and out. The combination of minerals, like magnesium and potassium, helps stimulate circulation and soften the skin.
Spa by Valmont at The Hazelton (118 Yorkville Ave.)
Step into an oasis of serenity and elegance at Spa by Valmont. Promising a new standard of relaxation, Spa by Valmont offers treatments that emphasize overall wellness, with a focus on instant results you can see and feel. You likely know the benefits of a full-body massage, but have you considered a massage for the face? Spa by Valmont’s Firmness of the Hills is a deep-tissue massage for the face using deep kneading, palpating and rolling as well as powerful smoothing motions, heightening the skin’s firmness for a younger-looking complexion with enhanced volume definition. Think of it as a week’s worth of gua sha in one go.
Taz Hair Co. (24 Bellair St.)
Taz Hair Co. implores clients to realize their beauty—and will help you do so safely in the knowledge you’re in the hands of award-winning industry professionals. Since 1997, founders Daniel Naumovski, Rino Balzano, and Frank and Carol Cini have employed the best techniques and styling tricks both on fashion runways and in their own salon, where they offer top-of-the-line services from traditional cuts to keratin treatments, balayage and expert colour correcting. If you’ve been considering a fresh look and length, consider their Great Lengths offering, a 100 per cent virgin hair extension service that allows clients to add volume, thickness, length and even splashes of colour without actually changing their own hair.
Othership (110 Bloor St. W.): Coming Soon, Fall 2023
Also known as the House of Transformation, Othership offers social bathhouse experiences that encourage emotional wellness through community, connection, breath work and cold plunges that teach clients how to regulate themselves and their emotions. Designed as an experience rather than a one-off service, the Othership journey is playful, safe and exhilarating, taking participants through a series of saunas, ice baths and breath-work sessions using music, essential oils and more. Participate in a guided experience or choose a free-flow session to use the space as you wish, with a guide always available for one-on-one ice bath support.