2409 Yonge, 416-484-6922, www.delineation.ca
In 1982, when husband-and-wife stylist team Michael Victor and Patricia Coyne first opened their hair salon, they were amazed by people who spent big bucks on a beautiful cut and colour job but trusted their manes to drugstore brands.
In a bid at enlightenment, they added salon-grade hair care products, always the best (they were the first in T.O to carry Bumble and bumble!) until they outgrew their 1,200 square feet and had to move on up - the street, that is - to more spacious digs in 1987. From hair care, they naturally progressed to skin care, nail care and, of course, makeup. Now boasting a full-service hair and esthetics salon upstairs, professional makeup artists ready to make you over on the main floor, plus all those hard-to-find brands such as hot momma must-have Belli, skin care and cosmetics by Chantecaille, nail polishes by Essie, OPI and Zoya, select fragrances such as Antonia's Flowers, not to mention every hairbrush and appliance imaginable, it's a challenge to leave empty-handed and/or unmanicured.
Delineation's picks: Celebrating June as Men's Month with fave products for males - Nordic Wood One Step Hair and Body Shampoo by Philip B., $42/240ml; Malin + Goetz Face Moisturizer $60/4 oz; Aftershave Moisturizer, $22, and Peppermint Shave Cream, $19, both by Mario Badescu.
Look for: Air-brush sunless tanning in the esthetics salon; the addition of hot new lines such as Dermalogica and Kusco Murphy; and online shopping launching in September.
Store hours: Monday 10 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.