Where Should I Get My Sneakers Cleaned in Toronto?

Written by Linley McConnel

February 11, 2021

Lockdown #2 having you looking a little worse for wear? Whether you need a fresh head of highlights, gel manicure, or a wax down there, we’ve put together a list of our favourite Kingsway service-based businesses so you know where to go once this lockdown has been lifted (hopefully for good).

For the Best Blowout – Studio 3

Laura Tucker’s Studio 3 is the Kingsway’s best kept secret for highlights, hair colour, cuts, hair styling, and more. Laura’s team of expert stylists are well versed in all types of hair colour trends and styles., so if you’re looking for a post-COVID look, they’re ready to help. A visit to Studio 3 is bound to put a spring in your step with its fun decor and tongue and cheek spa menu (blowout options include “The Toronto” and “The Kingsway Mommy”). Check out their website to learn more about their offerings and be sure to stay tuned for details for reopening. 

For a Flawless Manicure – Royal Luxe Nails 

If there’s one thing the Kingsway doesn’t need, it’s another nail salon. With so many options it can be confusing to know where to go. Luckily we’ve tested most of them out and our favourite has to be Royal Luxe Nails. This cute spa located on Willingdon across the street from the Cigar Studio is home to a team of talented nail artists. With about 1000 different nail polish colours, they’re bound to please even the most picky customer. Learn more about Royal Luxe here. 


For a Men’s Haircut or Fresh Shave – The Business Barbershop

Looking good leads to feeling good. The Business Barbershop was founded out of respect for all men and offers a customized grooming experience. This Kingsway based barber is the premier destination for men’s haircuts, shaves, and spa services – the menu of services includes hair care (hair colour, scalp treatments, trimming), face care (shaves, facials, beard care) and body care (manicures, pedicures, and massages). Learn more on their website or call 416 901 5242.

For Dry Cleaning – Gibson’s Cleaners 

Have the majority of your clothes been hibernating since the COVID outbreak? Don’t fret – Gibson’s is here to help you with your spring cleaning. Our team of dry cleaning professionals will clean and press your clothes to make them look like new again. Have clothes that you’re looking to throw away? Consider donating them to Dress for Success. As an official Dress for Success Toronto partner, you can donate your clothes at one of our two stores. Visit one of our stores or sign up for our free pick up and delivery service. 

For a Wax – Mane on Bloor

After a few months in lockdown mode, it’s likely you’re in need of a wax. At Mane on Bloor you’re in good hands. Their aesthetician is a former skincare and waxing instructor from George Brown. This modern hair salon and skin care spa located in the Heart of The Kingsway and offers esthetic services like waxing, laser hair removal, skin firming, and other skin treatments. Send them an email at info@maneonbloor.ca.

Did we miss a business that you love? Let us know in the comments below. 


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