Our Story

Studio Vis a Vis began in 1984 with French Native Claudine, she brought her passion and talent in aesthetics from Paris to bring the love of beauty and skin passion that the Parisian have to Toronto. She then opened a skin and body studio and named it Vis a Vis which translates to Face to Face. The legacy was then passed on to the new generation of skin care, to Florbela.

Growing up in Portugal she was heavily influenced with European culture. At a young age she learned the importance of skincare by accompanying her mother in her monthly visits to an esthetician, fascinated by watching her mom being waxed, plucked, steamed, massaged and finalized with a funny looking mask. Then leaving the beauty institute with lotions and potions for her skin regime! That is what ignited Florbela’s passion and paved her way into the beauty and skincare industry. 

Skincare isn’t just our profession but it’s our lifestyle.


Vis a Vis = Face to Face

We are skin therapists, educated and trained professionals to repair the damage from the past, advise you in the present and guide to a healthy skin future!

Our Mission

At Vis a Vis we revolutionized facials with our unique non-invasive skin treatments that are custom to each individual needs to maintain the health of your skin. It is our purpose to provide our clients with high quality and unique services, premium products in addition to giving the best possible advice for your skin needs. Our highly qualified and educated estheticians will ensure to attend to any of your concerns and needs, we are truly committed to delivering results and to meet each client’s aesthetics goals. Vis a Vis is a small boutique facial spa located in little Italy, Toronto. Our setting is classy with a European charm as well as welcoming and calm to ensure a pleasant experience.

Our Other Specialities

Vis a Vis is also known for our exclusive microdermapedicure also known as “facial for your feet”, for our laser hair removal with over 18 years of credibility and our high-tech non-invasive facials.

Our other beauty services consist of:

Hair Removal

Threading, waxing, electrolysis and laser

Lashes & Brows

HD brows, lash perm and lash extensions, eye contour treatments

Body Treatments

Detox wraps, holistic Thai massage, hot stone massage and body polishes

Hand Treatments

Shellac manicure and vis a vis manicure