Beauty bar on mission to make Markham residents #FeelLikeaTen

Offering services such as waxing, nails, laser, and facials at all their convenient locations across Canada, THE TEN SPOT has quickly become one of the most successful and unique beauty franchises in the country, employing almost 400 people nationwide.

To celebrate their new location opening at 106 Main St. N., Markham, THE TEN SPOT hosted a grand opening celebration on November 8, offering locals a range of free services such as quickie pedis, quickie manis, brows and bikini waxing.

The new Main St. N location is owned and operated by community leader Aly Daya and business partner Karim Valimohamed.

Aly is an active member of the Markham community, heavily involved in local businesses and schools. He owns three other 10spot locations across the GTA and is excited to be opening up this new location in a city close to his heart. With many strong female influences in his life, including his wife, mother, and mother-in-law, Aly was motivated to own something that would not only be a smart business choice, but most of all, would bring joy and top-quality wellness experiences to women and men in the community. Aly saw THE TEN SPOT as the perfect way to accomplish both these goals.

“It’s absolutely not about looking like a ten from the outside; it’s about feeling confident, relaxed and comfortable on the inside. I have witnessed what going out for a day at the salon does for the women around me, and I wanted to provide that for my community,” says Aly. “The principles that THE TEN SPOT hold fall in line with my values and why I love this incredible industry.”

THE TEN SPOT in Markham plans to service hundreds of people in the area and be the go-to spot for all things beauty.  Now with 28 locations across Canada, the “anti-spa” on a mission to make everyone #FeelLikeATen, has quickly become one of the biggest players in the billion-dollar beauty biz.

THE TEN SPOT’s creator and CEO, Kristen Gale, dreamed up the concept after noticing a gap in the market for a one-stop beauty shop. After opening their now flagship location in 2006 on Queen West in Toronto, THE TEN SPOT quickly became recognized for their efficient, extremely clean, friendly and reliable services. Now the beloved beauty bar serves Canadians coast to coast as they walk in and strut out with confidence.

“Having one trusted place that consumers can come to for all their beauty needs was the goal – making it convenient for everyone was our next step – we want to see THE TEN SPOT in all main cities and see at least one on every main strip,” says Gale. “I also want to continue to empower people to own and operate their own businesses, just as I wanted to. I am committed to making it as simple as possible for my franchise partners to easily open, operate and grow their locations independently, with my ongoing support.”

Gale has been awarded Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, won bronze for Franchise Awards of Excellence by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) and has received multiple Franchisee Choice Awards by CFA. The franchise was one of PROFIT 500’s fastest growing companies multiple years in a row and Gale has been listed as W100’s Top Female Entrepreneurs numerous times.

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