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Do your beauty thing King West is the new Yorkville when it comes to beauty services. The downside? The area’s new salons and spas aren’t exactly cheap, so it’s important to do your research and read reviews before parting with your precious coin. One of our favourite spots for a longlasting manicure served with a side of Prosecco (or cocktail of your choice) is Her Majesty’s Pleasure ( 556 King West, 416-5464991, hermajestyspleasure.ca). The friendly staff and bright space are perfect for a midweek pick-me-up for your cuticles and mood. For all things hair, we recommend Brennen Demelo Studio ( 316 Adelaide West, 416-3011072, brennendemelo.com) and, specifically, co- owner Matthew Collins. He’s the on-air hairstylist for The Social and tends to the manes of many a fashion industry insider and TV personality. In the mood for something quicker? Blo Blow Dry Bar (626 King West, 416-703-1256, blomedry.com) offers up 30-minute blowouts on the go. They say you don’t need to book an appointment, but we suggest you do anyway. For your other spa needs, check out allnatural favourite Pure + Simple ( 725 King West, 416-366-8558, pureandsimple.ca) and Body Blitz (471 Adelaide West, 416-364- 0400, bodyblitzspa.com) for a detoxifying therapeutic waters circuit. Those in the mood for something a bit more exotic should visit Hammam Spa (602 King West, 416-366-4772, hammamspa.ca) for a traditional Turkish bath treatment.