THE TEN SPOT® is canada’s largest and fastest growing beauty bar and retail company.
a celebrated brand, THE TEN SPOT® is led by creator and ceo kristen gale,
one of the country’s most recognized young leaders and entrepreneurs.

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in 2006, kristen saw an opportunity to close the beauty market gap between the cheap and often-questionable nail shops and the expensive and often over-the-top spas. kristen envisioned an offering that combined the efficiency of the nail salons with the service excellence of spas. kristen harnessed the perfect storm of concept, timing, and market. she targeted the massive demographic of women aged 18 – 65 with a goal to deliver what all busy women want: a one-stop-shop for getting all their beauty maintenance services in one “spot”. within three months of creating her vision, kristen and her team opened their doors on queen street west to THE TEN SPOT® – toronto’s first niche beauty bar and anti-spa.

with a mission to make everyone #FeelLikeATen, THE TEN SPOT® is a beautifully designed environment in which customers receive a range of exceptional nail, waxing and facial services and staff (“10spotters®”) receive a living wage and commissions, benefits, exceptional training and ongoing education opportunities. in order to ensure excellence, THE TEN SPOT® uses only the highest quality products and has an unwavering commitment to hygiene. the market couldn’t get enough of THE TEN SPOT®! an immediate sensation, THE TEN SPOT® on queen street west was soon providing impeccable services weekly to a growing stream of enthusiastic guests. more bars were opened to meet the demand created by brand’s loyal and expanding customer base. in 2012, the first franchise opportunities were created to fuel THE TEN SPOT®’s growth. expansion into the us soon followed. the original canadian corporate locations were sold to eager franchise partners and kristen and her team set their sights on taking over (the beauty bar) world. THE TEN SPOT® culture is a true reflection of its brand: fun, creative, and committed to excellence. kristen and THE TEN SPOT® team bring high performance and high energy to everything they do. each member of the team is passionate about redefining the beauty bar experience in canada, the us, and beyond. their achievements have been rewarded with countless awards and honours from customers, industry, and media.

kristen’s recognition and awards for her + THE TEN SPOT® success include: 

    • listed as 2021 top brands by franchise journal magazine
    • canada’s top growing companies award, presented by the globe and mail, 2019
    • bmo expansion and growth award, 2019
    • canada’s top 40 under 40 award recipient 2017
    • winner of the bronze franchise award of excellence for 2019, by the canadian franchise association
    • winner of the bronze franchise award of excellence for 2018, by the canadian franchise association
    • winner of the bronze franchise award of excellence for 2017, by the canadian franchise association
    • franchisees choice hall of fame 2020, by the canadian franchise association
    • franchisee choice award recipient 2020, by the canadian franchise association
    • franchisee choice award recipient 2019, by the canadian franchise association
    • franchisee choice award recipient 2018, by the canadian franchise association
    • franchisee choice award recipient 2017, by the canadian franchise association
    • franchisee choice award recipient 2016, by the canadian franchise association
    • listed as one of 500’s fastest growing companies 2018 by mcleans and canadian business magazine
    • listed as one of the GROWTH 500’s fastest growing companies 2018 by canadian business + macleans
    • listed as one of the PROFIT 500’s fastest growing companies 2017 in canada
    • listed as one of the PROFIT 500’s fastest growing companies 2016 in canada
    • listed as one of the PROFIT 500’s fastest growing companies 2015 in canada
    • named one of entrepreneur magazine’s top global franchisees in 2015 by entrepreneur magazine
    • listed as w100 canada’s top female entrepreneur 2016 by PROFIT/chatelaine magazine
    • listed as w100 canada’s top female entrepreneur 2015 by PROFIT/chatelaine magazine
    • listed as w100 canada’s top female entrepreneur 2014 by PROFIT/chatelaine magazine
    • named canada’s top young female entrepreneur for 2015, presented by chatelaine magazine