Cosmetic World; discount professional beauty supplies

Cosmetic World is one of those shops I probably would have walked by a million times if someone had not suggested I go in for a specific product.

Found in Church Wellesley Village on Yonge Street, a stretch of Yonge Street that is probably better known for cheap t-shirts and lewd movies than discount professional beauty supplies.

Still I was pleasantly surprised and am now going to be haunting this store for hair dye and related supplies.

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I knew when my hair dresser offered to suggest a new shade that I had to fix what I did wrong to my hair.

Let me explain. The product I had been using was discontinued and I had tried something new and picked the wrong shade.

My hairdresser wrote down what I should use on a card and that card said go to Cosmetic World.

Origninally I just thought that the store was somewhere to get cheap perfume. But I was really wrong.

This store is full of shampoos, nail polishes, hair products, brushes and hair dryers.

In fact it is the largest beauty supply retailer in Canada. Open since 1967, the store began as an importer of beauty accessories and wigs but has grown to specialize in professional beauty products from around the world.

Some shoppers have complained that they don't get the best customer service when shopping here. Personally I didn't have a problem but I would recommend having a good idea of what you are shopping for. Even go on a browsing expidition and then you will be familiar with what brands they carry.

All I know is that I was able to purchase a salon calibre hair dye for about $25 and dye my own hair at the fraction of what it would cost me at the salon.

While this store is open to the public depending on what you what you are looking to purchase you could be asked for your industry credentials. Off the top of my head I can't imagine what this would be as I am more likely to stick to shampoos, nail polish and my new colour.

You can shop their selection of professional beauty supplies at less than full retail on Yonge just north of Wellesley. 

Open during the following hours:

Monday - Friday 10 am - 7:30 pm

Saturday 10 am - 7 pm

Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

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