meet kristen!2019-01-30T18:03:33+00:00
kristen the ten spot

meet: kristen gale, creator + ceo of
THE TEN SPOT® beauty bars  

in 2006, with a desire to start her own business and a perceived gap in the current spa/salon service offerings, kristen decided to open up toronto’s niche beauty bar and “anti-spa” on the hip strip of queen west.

her first 10spot beauty bar filled the need for beauty services offered in an environment that combined the efficiency of low-end nail salons, with the top quality standards of high-end spas. the ten spot quickly developed a cult following, THE TEN SPOT® has become one of Canada’s beloved brands, in part due to kristen’s quirky humour and commitment to excellence. kristen established three more ten spot beauty bars before launching THE TEN SPOT® franchise program in 2011. kristen and her hq crew perfected one of the first beauty bar franchise models that allows franchise partners to easily open, successfully operate and rapidly grow their locations.

as president and ceo, kristen’s main focus is brand oversight, development and expansion. kristen + her team have succeeded in opening close to 50 locations across canada, many of which are in operation or at various stages of development. currently, the team is working to expand THE TEN SPOT® franchise to the united states.

kristen is a frequent key-note and panelist speaker on entrepreneurship and women in business. she currently lives in Toronto with her way too adorable son, jack.

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

  • canada’s top 40 under 40 award recipient 2017

  • 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
  • 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
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