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Wash and Blow Dry $5.00...
Hair Dryer You read it right! At Marvel School of Hairdressing (25 Yorkville), a hairdressing student will wash and blow dry your hair for just $5.00. Add a buck or two if your hair is longer. Berkti was the delightful student who took care of me. I tested the waters two weeks running and was pleased with the care, consideration and, of course, what my hair looked like when I left the salon. One word of caution -- this is a school not a salon. The surroundings are not glamorous or spotless and equipment is bare bones. However, if you don't feel like packing your hairdryer, this could be an interesting way of keeping your hair manageable while sightseeing. Drop in to check the premises for yourself or call for an appointment at 923 - 0991.
Evelyn Hannon, Editor, Journeywoman

Great beautifying, great therapy...
For my save-my-life hair, manicure, pedicure places, I go to some wonderful small salons that are on the beaten path one case a walk-up on Yonge Street. The work is excellent, the prices are reasonable and the advice/philosophy/therapy is free! Flory's is at 3359 Yonge St. Suite #1, Tel: 488-3223. Or...

For hair (color/cut/ blow-dry) , I also recommend Shelley's (ask for Eva). They're at 504 Eglinton West (near Avenue Rd). Tel: 489-3100
Sally Armstrong, Homemaker's Editor-in-Chief,

Best face forward...
For the greatest facial in town, check in with Helen Tsotsos, owner of Esthetica at 440 Bloor Street West. Helen offers four delights in one facial -- cleansing, relaxing, aromatherapy as well as therapy for the soul. She's definitely number one in my beauty book! Helen can be reached at 967-6374. Tell her Erica sent you. That should make her smile.
Erica Ehm, Television Personality.

I love going to the hairdresser...
Terry Ritcey Salon is at 122A Yorkville right in the heart of the posh part of town. Know what I love about this place? There's not a hint of pretension here. The staff is warm and welcoming, there's never any waiting and I always enjoy the excellent service with a smile. Eduarda styles my hair, dispenses charming advice about life in general and (most important of all) never makes my bangs too short.
Evelyn Hannon, Editor, Journeywoman

I recommend a retreat just 90 minutes from Toronto...
Ste. Anne's Country Inn and Spa is more than just a spa. It is an oasis from the stresses of life in the 90's -- a retreat outside Toronto that's all about wellness, rejuvenation, and relaxation. Picture a huge, but cozy, old stone house each room decorated in its own unique, country-style decor. My accommodation had hunter-green walls, hard-wood floors, large stone fireplace, twin beds with fluffy duvets and a large bathtub with jets.

The spa offers a variety of packages--half day or full day treatments that include everything from massage to mud bath and body polish to herbal body wrap. There's yoga, stretch, cardio, Tai Chi classes and much more. My personal favorite was simply walking their wooded country trails and relaxing.

By car, Ste. Anne's is one hour and fifteen minutes from Toronto or Via Rail provides regular daily service to Cobourg (fifteen minutes from Ste. Ann's). The spa will provide transportation packages that include your train tickets and limousine pickup from the station. Their local phone number is 1-905-349-2493 or 888-346-6772 outside Toronto.
Susan Bowen, Director of Communications, Life Network

One perfect pedicure coming up...
FEET At Civello's day spa, they've just installed mini whirlpool tubs for fatigued feet . Just fabulous! And while the salon is usually very busy and appointments hard to come by, I'm always content to wait for a time when Sallyann Hines is free. She's terrific with toe nails, her foot massages with calming or energizing Aveeda oils are divine and because she's British, she supplies me with hints on cool shopping in London. Great bonus! (887 Yonge Street Tel: 924 - 9244)
Evelyn Hannon, Editor, Journeywoman Online

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