There may be a thousand and one different beauty retailers out there but did you know that Toronto has beauty stores that put the big box ones to shame? We all know the importance of shopping local but seeing as we’re knee-deep in our third lockdown and we still have no idea when it’s going to end, it’s crucial to support our local stores whenever possible. Toronto’s beauty scene has always been fire so if you’re looking to do some shopping to stock up on your faves, check out these beauty stores below!
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A Rosedale institution, Gee Beauty is a fave of industry pros — even Meghan Markle was a fan when she lived in TO! The shop is filled to the brim with everything you could ever want. Skincare, fragrances, makeup, beauty tools, and so much more. It’s also where you’ll find highly-coveted brands that are tricky to find elsewhere. Trust me, Gee is about to become your newest obsession.
Situated in the glamorous Yorkville neighbourhood, Radford Studio is an amazing destination for all your beauty needs. You can shop skincare, makeup, haircare, and face masks but the studio also offers beauty services as well like spray tans, hair styling, makeup application and so much more. The brand’s in-house line of skincare and makeup is definitely worth checking out, too!
Bite Beauty Lip Lab
Fancy yourself a custom-made lipstick? Then you’ll want to jet over to Bite Beauty to start the process of creating your own shade. It’s here that the pros can help you navigate the world of colour and aid you in selecting the perfect finish. While the studio remains closed for in-person visits, you can enjoy a virtual appointment.
Tips Nail Bar
While Tips Nail Bar operates as one of Toronto’s top nail salons, you can also find a wide variety of skincare, beauty, and body products in both of its locations. In addition to these goodies, you can also shop the salon’s custom-made press on nails!
Founded by beauty pro Hayley Bogaert, HBFace is all about brows, skincare, and makeup. With two locations in the GTA, one in Oakville and the other here in TO, this is the place to get your hands on the HBFace in-house line that’s as fabulous as it is gorgeous.
North Medical Spa
Want to achieve your best skin ever? Then hop on over to North Medical Spa on King East in the Corktown area of town. This medi-spa doesn’t feel clinical at all but it’s where to go to get the best of the best when it comes to injectables, facials, and so much more!
If holistic skincare is your thing, then over to Province Apothecary it is. The location on Dundas West in TO is all the goals but if you can’t make it there, don’t worry because the brand is stocked at a variety of different retailers. Everything the brand makes is natural and organic so you can rest assured knowing that your skin is getting the best!
Health Hut, located on cozy College Street is the place to go for feel-good essentials like skincare, bodycare, home goods, and even cookbooks. Everything you’ll find in-store and online is clean, natural, organic, and fabulous. Shop brands like Tata Harper, Vitner’s Daughter, Dr. Bronner’s and many more.
Fancy Face Inc.
Step into dreamland when you visit Fancy Face Inc. in Etobicoke. The beauty dreamland is packed with the brand’s in-house line of makeup but it’s also where you can enjoy a variety of hair and makeup services.