Wednesday, December 3, 2014


By Eva Fydrych

Madison Beauty Studio

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine (Click to enlarge)

TORONTO - Madison Beauty Studio, located in the Mount Pleasant Village, is a one-stop place for all your beauty needs: skincare, nail care, makeup, brow perfecting, hair removal services and body massage. Run by Pietro and Machael, two friendly individuals with over ten years of experience and expertise in the beauty industry, the studio is a must-visit destination for everyone who wants to look and feel good this holiday season.

Their signature skin treatments that are customized for every single client and boutique-style approach to beauty, set them apart from the competition and keep attracting loyal and satisfied clientele.

Photo courtesy of Madison Beauty Studio

Two weeks ago, Fashion Studio Magazine had a chance to visit Madison Beauty Studio and speak with one of its owners, Machael Varricchio. Read our exclusive interview below.


Occupation: Beauty Therapist
City: Toronto

FASHION STUDIO: How would you describe the style and atmosphere of Madison Beauty Studio?

Machael: Madison Beauty is a modern urban studio atmosphere with eclectic pieces and furnishings ‎that capture the "zen balance" we try to promote in all of our services.

FASHION STUDIO: What are the most popular beauty / makeup trends at the moment?

Machael: Healthy, radiant skin is always at the root of every trend, so we stay true to this philosophy. The ever-evolving technology in our skin care and makeup products helps us to achieve this is new, innovative and faster ways.

Right now, our clients are seeking versatile skincare products that have a scientific/clinical background. It needs to produce a result that you can see and feel, within days. We love getting calls and emails about a specific product we've recommended that has "wowed" them! In makeup, the new cosmetic is "emotion", and when a woman feels good, she's unstoppable. Right now, our new perfectly nude glosses by Sara Happ are creating magic with our patrons. 

Photo courtesy by Sara Happ

FASHION STUDIO: Which beauty treatments you recommend for the upcoming festive season?

Machael: Hands down - Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatments. It's an instant delivery ‎of the most intensive hydrating serum (customized to your skin condition), on the market! It's immediate results before any special event, as proven by all the celebs who rave about it. We incorporate Intraceuticals in almost all of our skin treatments. 

FASHION STUDIO: Could you share some of your best tips for great looking, healthy skin?

Machael: Keep exfoliation to a minimum. I'm always surprised at how many clients we see who are using exfoliating products, daily, and wondering why their skin has developed so many sensitivities, or appears older than it should look. Start giving back to the skin, especially as we mature in age.

Exfoliation is necessary in moderation, however, our philosophy at Madison Beauty is to build upon the skin with cellular activators, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, peptides and ALWAYS protect with an organic mineral sunscreen, like COOLA suncare - year round. They key to gorgeous skin is to replenish what it's naturally losing, daily, just like we take vitamins and supplements to replenish our bodies. ‎Keep retinols, other acids, clays, enzymes, etc. to the bare minimum.

Photo courtesy of COOLA

FASHION STUDIO: What is your favourite skin care or makeup product you can't live without?

Machael: My staples personally and in-treatment are: BIOEFFECT EGF Serum from Iceland, INTRACEUTICALS Atoxelene Daily Serum from Australia mixed with Intraceuticals Antioxidant Booster.

When doing makeup applications I'm obsessed with COOLA matte tint SPF30 as a primer, applied with the BEAUTY BLENDER and shaping bold beautiful brows with the MAKEUP FOREVER brow kits. We just recently launched EYE ENVY, a natural lash and brow growth stimulator, and have received rave reviews in as little as 2 weeks!!

FASHION STUDIO: Where do you see Madison Beauty Studio in the future? What is your ultimate goal for ‎the company? 

Machael: While always staying true to our personal, boutique approach, we will continue to provide progressive, innovative products and services from around the world. We make it a priority to travel as much as possible and bring back the things that inspire us most, or that will inspire others.

We plan to expand into gorgeous fragrance collections & luxury home accessories over the holiday season and in 2015. We are full of gratitude every day for such a loyal and evolving following, and we're always looking to impress anyone walking through the door with a true storybook experience of beauty.

FASHION STUDIO: Thank you for taking the time to talk to us!

Inside Madison Beauty Studio:

Nail bar at Madison Beauty Studio 

Broad selection of colours

VOLUSPA candle

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine


Madison Beauty Studio is a wonderfully designed oasis of beauty and wellness in the heart of the vibrant Mount Pleasant Village. Their cozy treatment rooms offer a true escape from a hectic urban life. Stylish, contemporary design mixed with Asian elements contributes to the unique atmosphere of this place and allows you to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Once you enter the studio, you are surrounded by a calm, relaxing atmosphere and receive individual care and attention. A professional consultation with the Beauty Therapist is available for every customer and helps to choose the most appropriate and beneficial skin treatment.

Instead of serving coffee as a welcome drink, the studio offers Chai Tea which is rich in antioxidants and has many inherently beneficial properties. The spices in chai have been used for thousands of years to promote general health and well-being and according to Ayurvedic medicine, they are considered to be calming, vitalizing and mentally clarifying. What a perfect start to a treatment!

Entrance to the treatments rooms

Products from all over the world (Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)


Madison Beauty Studio offers two treatment rooms where you can enjoy an array of skin treatments complete with relaxing massage, aromatherapy candles and chill-out music.

My customized treatment included Madison's signature Magnificent Skin facial which not only improves hydration and elasticity, but also helps to smooth the skin texture. A calming Pumpkin Mask, applied at the end of the treatment, clarifies and detoxifies the skin, leaving it revitalized and glowing.

Thanks to the amazing upper arms, shoulder and neck massage incorporated into the treatment, I left the studio feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. It has been proved that massage releases a hormone called serotonin that enhances the body and mind's "feel good" state. It can undo accumulated tensions, relax the body and mind, and renew your energy.

Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

My skin after the treatment felt soft, fresh and much more radiant. The signs of tension and recent lack of sleep were all gone.

So if you feel the need to escape for a while from your stressful everyday life, a trip to Madison Beauty Studio may be just a solution you are looking for! Individual approach to every client and customized skin treatments will satisfy even the most demanding beauty seekers.

For the list of available skin treatments, please click here


If you are looking for unique and unforgettable holiday gifts this season, visit Madison's Facebook page for some inspiration!

Photo courtesy of Madison Beauty Studio


  • trendy design featuring bright colours, bold patterns and Asian elements
  • professional aesthetic care
  • exceptional customer service
  • relaxed atmosphere
  • having glowing complexion after Magnificent Skin Treatment
  • fantastic upper arms, shoulder and neck massage
  • niche beauty products available for sale

Eva Fydrych

Photo courtesy of Google Maps (Click to enlarge)

560 Mount Pleasant Road
Toronto, ON M4S 2M6

Tel: (416) 488 6264

*Special thank you to Madison Beauty Studio for inviting Fashion Studio Magazine for a beauty treatment.

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