With no further ado, let’s get to the 8 questions!
What’s your business?
Lush & Lavish Salon Spa
How is your business unique?
We’re a one-stop-shop for pampering with a full service hair salon, spa and laser clinic, we offer all beauty services from makeup lessons and airbrush tanning to laser hair removal. All of our spa products are certified organic and our haircare line is chemical free.
How long have you been in business here?
Since October 2008
What drew you to be here on Ossington?
We’ve been watching the strip for a number of years and loved the changes that were happening and wanted to be a part of the community. We have two sister companies in the area, Huh Boutique at 847 Queen St W and Toi Bar on College St. We also own residential apartments on the Ossington strip.
What changes have you seen on Ossington since your business has been here?
Ossington still has the same fun busy vibe as when we first arrived which is great, but sadly Mr Pantalone is doing his best to stem restaurant growth and the daytime cafes seem to be struggling a bit at the moment, what’s driving that is anyones guess.
How do you see your business and Ossington five years from now?
2010 is already shaping up to be a great year for us and we were recently voted as one of the best spas in Toronto on blogto.com. With all the residential development in the area the buzz on Ossington will continue to get louder and we’re looking forward to growing with it for many years.
What is your favorite spot on Ossington, other than your own? and why?
The House of Horvath fascinates me. It’s been in business on Ossington since 1932! Whenever I walk past it I think of the cigar factory tour I did in Havana, Cuba, I’d love to take a tour of the House of Horvath.