Spa Guide: Toronto and Los Angeles

Spa Guide: Toronto and Los Angeles

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Yes, many men go to (and love going to) spas. It’s 2015, people! It’s time to embrace the idea of pampering yourself. Since you work hard all day long, you deserve to unwind and treat yourself to a massage, facial, or a pedicure (or even, dare we say, a manicure). But choosing a quality spa that is worthy of your time and money is not an easy task, especially since many spas are designed to wow you with their modern decor or flashy flat screens, yet fall short when it comes to their actual services. Quality service outweighs atmosphere any day of the week, but we’re going to do our best to recommend spas in Toronto and Los Angeles that offer a high dosage of both.




This luxury spa offers an incredible range of services that cater to men (although the spa offers women’s services as well). Deep tissue massages, water therapy, and deep hydrating facials are only some of the incredible services available for men. Are you an athlete? Elmwood offers a Sports Pedicure, bringing your ravaged feet back to life.

Price Range: High $$$$
18 Elm Street


Bodé Spa is designed to cater almost entirely to men (although women attend the spa as well), and is comprised of a knowledgable staff that is able to not only provide quality service, but can help educate you as to how to properly and effectively groom and treat yourself. Bodé offers hair removal, facials, eye treatments, brow waxing and lash tinting, among many other services. The beautiful atmosphere and professional staff make this spa the whole package.

Price Range: Moderate $$$
154 Bedford Road
613-223-4617 (you can connect to the Toronto location through the Ottawa phone number)


Saul’s Beauty Shop is a super cool barbershop disguised as a spa. If you want a completely unpretentious, non-judgemental, and super relaxed environment, you’d better hightail it to Saul’s. A petrochemical and SLS free spa ensures that your skin is only being treated to the finest products available, with no added junk that you don’t want seeping into your skin. Our pick for their most enticing service? Their Emergency Zit Killer, which helps remove a sudden/unwanted zit before a big event.

Price Range: Affordable $$
904 Dundas Street W
416-368-SAUL (7285)


Novo Spa boasts a charming and hygienic atmosphere, making it the perfect combination of aesthetics and quality. Offering an excellent range of services for men, including an organic facial, manicures, pedicures, and tons of waxing options. Another reason we’re particularly drawn to Novo? Their huge selection of couples services. You and your one-and-only can treat yourselves to a couples massage or facial that come in a wide range of options.

Price Range: Moderate $$$
66 Avenue Road




If variety is what you’re after, Larchmont Sanctuary Spa has some of the most interesting and unique service options available. From their Organic Coffee Glow body detox treatment, to their Oncology massage for clients going through cancer treatments, to their “Rekindle Romance” aromatherapy couples massage. Larchmont Sanctuary Spa certainly wins the prize for most interesting menu options.

Price Range: Moderate $$$ to High $$$$
331 N. Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles


Located in the Norma Triangle section of West Hollywood, Gendarmerie is a gorgeous spa surrounded by gardens and tranquil fountains. Aside from the glorious atmosphere, Gendarmerie offers a range of men-friendly services, including a Purifying Acne Treatment, Sports Massage, and a “Guyzilian” wax, which is an extended bikini/speedo + buttock wax.

Price Range: Moderate $$$
9069 Nemo Street, West Hollywood


The Kinara Spa in West Hollywood is the perfect way to treat yourself to spa services that are both indulgent and designed to improve your overall health. Combining skin care with ultimate comfort, Kinara let’s you feel good about treating yourself to a little something special. Offers a number of services for men, including the Men’s Facial which is designed specially for men’s skin.

Price Range: Moderate $$$
656 N. Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood


Previously a Pilates studio, Spa Sophia is now a luxury oasis spa, offering the ultimate in relaxing comfort. Spa Sophia also gears some of its services specially for men, including their Men’s Facial, Sports Therapy Massage, and Sideburns Waxing.

Price Range: Moderate $$$
1027 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Suite B, Venice CA

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