January 13, 2012
Winter has finally arrived in Toronto and even though the weather was frightful outside this morning, with slush and sleet galore, calm and serenity prevailed inside this little gem of a salon.
This is not just any nail spa - Alma Natural Quick Spa specializes in everything eco-friendly, safe and natural. This beautifully decorated space immediately induces a relaxed state and there are no strong fumes or toxic ingredients to mar the experience.
My esthetician, Peggy, worked her magic on my ragged cuticles and I ended up with beautiful, glossy digits. All services make use of house made, all-natural scrubs, lotions and oils. My citrus manicure included a hand massage using essential oil infused cream. A couple of nice extra touches included the freshly brewed tea (the menu of flavor choices was extensive) and even a shoulder massage!
If you are in the mood to shop, there are all kinds of interesting, eco-conscious products, including: water-based nail polish, weighted eye pillows, organic soy candles, "Damn Heels" foldable flats, magnetic jewelry and books on environmentally friendly subjects. Making an appointment is also super easy with their online booking option.
If you want to relax, rejuvenate and glam up in a friendly and unpretentious environment, make sure to book a service at Alma Natural Quick Spa, 2105 Yonge Street in Toronto, just south of Eglinton Avenue. A fun time to stop by will be January 25-28, when they will be holding their grand opening event.