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