Self care is a $10-billion industry that millennials made by accident–and the self care trend has spilled over in a big way to all ages and sexes.

Winter is fast approaching and that means it is time to up your self care game. With the days getting shorter and less bright, it’s sometimes easy to feel sluggish and not like the 10/10 that you are. 

THE TEN SPOT® is the original anti-spa beauty bar. CEO and Creator, Kristen Gale, noticed a void in the market for an option that bridged the gap between luxurious spa and low-end beauty salon. Inspired to create something tailored for the urban professional on the go, Kristen imagined and founded THE TEN SPOT, a unique beauty bar concept that combines efficiency with high-end quality and standards. With a pinch of cheekiness and a dash of fun, THE TEN SPOT aims to make individuals feel like a perfect ten. 

With the help of self care experts at THE TEN SPOT, here are 10 ways to get you feeling like a 10!




Get rid of your dry skin by using a bath scrub. THE TEN SPOT’s bath salt is great for cleansing and sloughing away dead skin. Bonus: it keeps together and foams up so you aren’t losing most of your scrub down the drain!


Say bye to dry


Moisturizing your skin is an important aspect to your everyday routine, especially in the colder weather. It’s so easy for your skin to dry in the extreme conditions so finding a great lotion that works for your skin is essential. THE TEN SPOT’s location is jam-packed with coconut oil, certified organic shea butter, grape seed oil, and vitamin e to ensure you’ll be saying hello to you most soft and silky skin yet. 

 Soak up your minerals

Baths are my sacred place and there is nothing better after a hard workout or even a hard day at work than de-stressing in a bath filled with calming bath salts. Packed with therapeutic minerals like potassium, magnesium, and calcium, THE TEN SPOT’s foaming bath salts are created from an earth-based formula that helps to hydrate and firm your skin.


Get your nails done


Whether it’s a normal mani/pedi or a gel one, getting your nails done is a perfect way to treat yourself to some pampering. Moreover, your hands and feet are subject to drying out quickly in the winter season so it’s great to give them some extra loving. 


Let’s face it, we all need a good facial every once in awhile 


Whether to treat dry skin, sensitive skin, or otherwise, facials are a great way to give your face that extra boost. At THE TEN SPOT they offer a complimentary walk in skin analysis that will help you figure out the best products and facial for your skin type. They’ll also teach you how to use the products they recommend! 


Get your beauty sleep


You’ve probably read this a million times over but we’re going to say it again: sleep is SO important to helping you look and feel your best. 


Build out a great routine to keep you out of a winter rut


Build out a routine that works for you. Whether it’s a bath with bubbles or salts, keeping up your manicure and pedicure, getting a monthly facial, working out consistently, sleeping early or waking up early, find a routine that works for you that helps you shake the winter blues. When you’re in a routine that feels right and you’re vibe-ing with yourself, you’ll be feeling like a ten in no time! 


Have a girls day out 


Honestly, make it a girls day out and GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! There’s no better way to get you feeling great than getting pampered with your girls. Bonus: some of THE TEN SPOT locations have their liquor license and serve up some boozy beverages while you and your girls get your services done. 


Do what makes you feel your best! 


Sometimes in the winter, also known as Netflix and Chill season, we can let ourselves go a bit. Whether it’s letting our leg hair grow out a bit because it’s not bikini season anymore or putting off tinting our eyebrows because we just want to stay inside and out of the cold, it’s time you shake that off and put your self care first. Whether waxing your legs–or other regions–or tinting your eyebrows, it’s important to maintain your routine in the winter to avoid feeling disheveled.


Give the gift of pampering 


Sometimes the best way to feel like a ten is to help someone else feel like a ten too. Honestly, the gift of giving and helping people is therapeutic in itself. If you know one of your friends is going through a hard time or is in need of a pick me up, why not show them some love and give them a self care package. It’s also the holiday season so there’s no better time to be generous than now! Whether it’s bath bombs, salts, lotions, candles, or a gift card to THE TEN SPOT, it’s sure to brighten their day. Oh yeah, to add to it, THE TEN SPOT’s products are 100% plant-based, cruelty-free, gluten-free, alcohol-free, and paraben-free! 

On November 8, 2019, Aly Daya will be opening his 4th THE TEN SPOT location. Originally opening his first as a way to pay homage to the amazing women in his life after seeing how it important it was to keep up their self-care and beauty routines. This reminds  us — especially come winter time — why it’s important to take care of your skin and your overall health! 

“When I think about some of the major influences in my life, I immediately think of my mother, my mother-in-law and my wife. They have all seen adversity in life and I couldn’t help but notice that when they would do something for themselves–whether that be by buying a new dress, getting their hair done, or by painting their nails–this act of self care would have them feeling good about themselves. When people feel good about themselves, they have confidence, and when people have confidence, they can take on anything that life throws at them. So, when choosing a beauty bar brand to be a part of, this was top of mind for me. THE TEN SPOT exceeded my expectations the first time I walked into one and I knew I had to be a part of this franchise.” – Aly Daya

For more information on the new Markham location and THE TEN SPOT’s products and services, check out their website.