• eat
  • shop
  • see
  • go
  • stay
  • daytrip
  • map
  • calendar
  • transport
  • weather
  • currency
  • tofrom

truefitt and hill

Staff Picks: 10 Superlative Salons and Barbershops

When in need of a cut, colouring or a full hairstyle overhaul (or, perhaps, a pampering hot-lather shave), Torontonians and travellers turn to these salons and barbershops. And hey, once you’ve cleaned yourself up a bit, why not head to the theatre for a performance of the classic musical Hair, which opens December 13.

Mankind Grooming Studio's downtown location blends classic fixtures with modern style (photo courtesy of Mankind)

Bob + Paige Salon
This salon has two sleek boutiques on the Danforth. Expect a high-style haircut to match. Of course, colour treatments, bridal ‘dos and makeup services are also offered. 239 Danforth Ave, 416-519-4596; 412 Danforth Ave., 416-850-9719.

Civello Salon and Spa
With three locations in downtown Toronto, Civello offers high-end hair and makeup services, plus a head, neck and shoulder massage with your cut. The Queen Street and Rosedale locations also offer a range of luxury spa and skincare services using Aveda products. 269 Queen St. W., 416-977-7755; 887 Yonge St., 416-924-9244; 2620 Yonge St., 416-487-3535.

Exit Salon
Hair product company Redken’s first Canadian flagship salon prides itself on making clients look their absolute, runway-ready best. The full-service salon specializes in creating the hottest looks, and is known for styling numerous Toronto celebrities, models and more. 1360 Yonge St., 416-966-3948.

Fuss Hair Studio
Leslieville’s resident boutique salon features a young team of creative stylists ready to work on any type of hair, and a cute, comfy atmosphere consistent with the neighbourhood. The studio offers a great range of colour treatments, cuts and styling. 1093 Queen St. E., 416-469-0006.

Overlooking Trinity Bellwoods Park, Garrison’s is a quintessential old-school barbershop, where getting your haircut isn’t so much different than simply hanging out with a friend—a friend who happens to be a superb barber. The vintage-y space creates a relaxing vibe while barbers Alan Brown and Sydney Woods work away at sculpting hip styles for their male clients. Straight-razor shaves are also offered, naturally. 907 Queen St. W., 416-703-8602.