We can all agree that a little pampering every now and then is more than a luxury – it is a necessity. And with the new concept of express beauty bars, a quick-fix for indulgence and beautification has become easier than ever. Smudge Beauty Bar is one such boutique salon that opened this year, taking over the beautiful two-story Dalhousie Street loft that once housed Young Janes vintage store.
Smudge offers express services for those on-the-go and more involved spa beauty treatments if you have some time to relax. Owned and operated by Inaas Kiryakos (co-owner of Milk Shop) and hairstylist Mark Mignault, Smudge Beauty Bar offers the typical manicures, pedicures, massage treatments, waxing, tinting, and eyelash extensions (with facials coming soon!) as well as some of the not-so-typical like henna. In addition to its services, Smudge carries a well-curated range of soaps, lotions, bath bombs, candles and other apothecary goods from independent Canadian beauty lines.
Look for workshops, special events and deals on Tuesdays and Fridays – the relaxed and social atmosphere makes the Beauty Bar a perfect setting to unwind with your girl (or guy) friends. Or treat yourself: $50 for an express mani + pedi, head and shoulder massage.
Smudge Beauty Bar, 223 Dalhousie St., 613-680-2309