Ritual first opened in Toronto in 2002, by owners Maria Cristina Bruno and Bruna DiCecca, with a purpose in providing flawless, cutting-edge beauty services in a beautiful space. Originally located in the trendy core of King Street West, the two have recently decided to celebrate their 13th anniversary by expanding Ritual in the Bathurst and Wellington area. Encompassing all things beauty as an all-in-one destination for hair, skin, makeup and nails, Ritual’s expert team of industry professionals help transform everyday routines into meaningful rituals.
Upon entrance at Ritual, you're immediately greeted with a warm smile and the option of either a cappuccino or water — sparkling or not. And if neither tickle your fancy, an array of alcoholic beverages are also an option: wine, bubbly, mimosa, beer and featured cocktails. Women everywhere are seen smiling, laughing, getting their nails done, their hair done, their makeup done; you name it! Everything went slow motion while observing the atmosphere, at a moment in time, I was convinced this might be what heaven is like.
Favoured as Toronto's go-to beauty oasis, Ritual prides itself in exceptional services and experiences, starting with their knowledgeable staff; from manis and pedis, waxing, massages to skin-deep facials. In addition, since Ritual is now licensed, offering your preferred cocktail and spirits makes for the perfect space to host bridal parties, corporate events or even just a pampering date with girlfriends.
A few Ritual client favourites include: Eyebrow Embroidering, 'Just Eyes Makeup Ritual', and Intraceuticals Opulence Treatment.
Eyebrow embroidering – This semi-permanent eyebrow enhancement takes the hassle out of penciling them in every day. A specially trained aesthetician uses a unique microblading technique that creates natural-looking, perfectly-defined eyebrows. The effects of embroidery are too natural to notice!
Just Eyes Makeup Ritual – Many people don’t know that Ritual offers a “Just Eyes” makeup application; so whether you’re short on time or don’t want a full face of makeup, it’s a great option to transform your look quickly and affordably.
Intraceuticals Opulence Treatment – Botanical brighteners and super concentrated Vitamin C combine with the signature hydrating serum to balance uneven skin pigmentation and leave skin radiant and luminous. Suitable for all skin types, the serum is delivered into the skin using oxygen.
I, for one, came into Ritual for a very unique ghoulish glam beauty service. Just in time for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), I put co-owner Maria Cristina to the haunted test! "I'm so excited!" she exclaimed. "I love doing makeup but had to put a hold on it to focus on the business."
Now that Ritual has exceeded its decade mark and flourishing more than ever, she says she's able to be more creative and hands on with clients, projects and services.
Visit Ritual.ca for more information on products, services, media and parties. To contact them directly for questions and inquiries, please do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To book an appointment, email: email@example.com or call 416.306.0040.
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