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Posted by Staff / Posted on November 10, 2008

GlamGlam has changed its name and is now called The Saloon. It's still located in the same space (and same people). For more info check out our profile of The Saloon here.

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70 Comments

keven / November 17, 2008 at 11:09 am
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Just wanted to give Glam some love!
Dawn / November 17, 2008 at 11:22 am
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Best place ever, I love GLAM!!
Tyler / November 17, 2008 at 01:52 pm
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These guys have done fantastic workon many heads that I've seen.
Katie / November 17, 2008 at 04:42 pm
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I just have to say this place is where you want to go when your tired of the usual pretentious salons in Toronto. Its raw and balls to the wall cool over there in a very unpretentious area. You want really cool hairstylists who talk about everything while listening to AC/DC? You got it. Thanks Glam for all the coolness you bring to T.O!
/ November 17, 2008 at 07:59 pm
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Best salon EVER!! Everybody is friendly and super talented. The atmosphere is fun and relaxing! Love it!
/ November 18, 2008 at 01:44 pm
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Glam is "scrumtralescent!" Incredibly talented stylists that are grounded and down to earth. Thanks GLAM for bringing back cool into the T-DOT !!
Robyn / November 19, 2008 at 09:51 am
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This salon has some serious talent without the pretentiousness. I recommend it to anyone who wants a great haircut! (I love Glam!)
Mary Mangan / November 19, 2008 at 11:52 am
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Glam changed my life forever!! pumping tunes and awesome conversation!! Im a new woman and il be an internationial client from now on!! thanks guys X X X
FAWN BIG CANOE / November 19, 2008 at 12:57 pm
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BEST. SALON. EVER.

2 of the best stylists saved my head and hair after 10 years of dreads.

AMAZING PEOPLE WITH INCREDIBLE TALENT!
Marty / November 19, 2008 at 09:36 pm
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LOVE LOVE LOVE GLAM!!! amazingly cool and talented people...you will wanna cut your hair all the time just so you can chill there for a little while!!
omgirrrlie / November 20, 2008 at 05:10 pm
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Daina @ GLAM gives good head... massages that is!!! The best part about getting my hair done (aside from the kick-ass colours and creative cutz) is the great relaxing scalp massage!! Your in good hands at GLAM!!! I've seen from the classics to uber trendy they can really do it all! If you are even a little unhappy with your current stylist - You must go - I promise you won't be dissapointed!
LA / November 21, 2008 at 12:58 pm
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KAT @ GLAM for hair president.
Ashley / November 21, 2008 at 03:26 pm
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Have never been disappointed by the girls at GLAM! Everyone there (stylists, photographers, makeup artists, tattoo artists) is incredibly talented, creative, not afraid to take chances and above all, love their work more than anything else.
Dave R / January 7, 2009 at 08:39 pm
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I love love love glam! Kat for the shoutout!

Where else I can find a stylist that loves a loft and thinks that Vancouver is cute as a button but (bleep)? Love GLAM!
Ram / January 8, 2009 at 12:24 am
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I was so pissed after I had a bad hair cut in an Asian salon a long time ago. After that my hair never looked good. Finally I decided to go to GLAM. I requested Kat and once she did her job. She is a very cool person. The hair cut awesome. I loved it. She knows what she is doing.

I have to say I cant believe how many girls from the gym and everywhere hit on me, the very day. Almost every one said my hair cut rocks and my bald buddy said he is jealous cuz he cant have a haircut like that lmao. I highly recommend GLAM.
aggie / January 12, 2009 at 04:52 pm
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but how do you get an appointment? i keep calling and getting the machine!
/ January 15, 2009 at 04:17 pm
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one of the worst haircuts i had (unfinished, uneven, too feathery). waste of time and money.
Tina / January 31, 2009 at 04:27 pm
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This place is amazing ! to the person above me ... did you communicate with your stylist?
Diane C / February 4, 2009 at 03:07 am
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Had photos done with Zaiden and Melissa Nicholl and WOW SO HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Martina / February 16, 2009 at 02:19 pm
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Shawn McKenzie is no longer at GLAM doing Tattoo's he has disappeared again!
William Chrysler / February 16, 2009 at 03:29 pm
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Shawn McKenzie's website is http://adorningmeat.com/
/ February 18, 2009 at 01:08 pm
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Daina is amazing!!! best cut and colour I have ever had
Shasta / March 9, 2009 at 05:21 pm
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I have been to a few salons in the city after re-locating here from Chicago. I was really happy with the haircut I got from Daina. She was very patient and really took the time to get to know me, which in turn showed in the haircut she gave me. Above all, I actually had alot of fun while I was there
Sandra / March 30, 2009 at 08:38 am
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After going to the same stylist for about 10 yrs. I called to make an appointment with her and was devastated to hear that she just decided to stop cutting - no notice! I tried a higher priced place near home and was disapointed - then I found Kat. She did an amazing job with my cut and the colour was vibrant and creative. Daina also did 2 awesome cuts while I was sitting there with goop on my head. Great conversation, great hair...just great gals. I'll definately be a regular.
angela / April 2, 2009 at 01:01 pm
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Had the best experience at glam! Daina is amazing!....she gave me the most creative and brilliant cut and colour ......can not recommend her enough.......
Courtney / May 17, 2009 at 02:31 am
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Aside from great hair cutting (as I am reading), does GLAM do a really good job on hair styling? I am considering to come here for my prom hair :)!
Dawn replying to a comment from Courtney / May 22, 2009 at 01:34 pm
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Kat styled my whole bridal party & myself's hair (5 in total) & she did it in about 2 hours and everytime I look at my pictures I am so happy with the turnout. If you really want to look wicked for your prom, shell out a bit of money and get Melissa to do your make-up. With those two combined you'll be the center of attention at your prom I bet.
Courtney / May 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm
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I can't wait. I just hope Kat is available, as for Melissa.. she is booked full.


Great! Thanks for your help!
Catherine / June 15, 2009 at 09:12 am
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Kat is awesome! Just moved to the area and a friend recommended Glam. Love the cut, wondering about the tattoos. Anyone?
xyz / June 29, 2009 at 10:48 am
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how do they do w/short cuts...? Technique/creativity?
Ash / July 2, 2009 at 11:43 pm
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I think Kat knows her hair-cutting stuff and is very creative, she just didn't listen and therefore gave me the worst, most traumatizing haircut of my life. Short version: I was super excited to finally be growing my hair out after a couple of years of having it short (my version of short is mid jaw to chin length). I could almost pull it back and was stoked and Kat proceeded to thwack thwack and cut my hair (on only one side of my head to an inch or 2). I basically ended up with an emo mullet on one side of my head which is not at all what I wanted or asked for. I think she took me to be a bit more adventurous than I was feeling even though I was very specific with what I wanted.

My hair has just now grown back to chin length on that side of my head (1 year and 5 months later!) and I am terrified to get it cut again although since Kat I've gone to Greatful Head and not had my hair destroyed.

So if you are really adventurous and don't care about the result Glam might be the place for you, but if you're pretty specific you might want to go elsewhere.
RS / July 6, 2009 at 09:35 pm
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I recently decided to get a post-breakup ego-boost haircut, but having never had a professional cut/colour, I scoured the internet for salon reviews. I chose Glam mainly because of the comments above. I contacted Daina who said she was honoured to help me out and booked me soon afterwards. When I first came in, I was still feeling a little down, but she was super-cheerful and dedicated 3.5 hours to my hair. Both she and Kat worked on a few more satisfied customers in between...some edgy, some classic. As Daina started snipping away and I relayed my boy drama, both she and Kat were kind enough to remind me that I could (and will) do better. By the time she was finished, my attitude had changed completely! These girls are professional, talented and committed to making their clients happy. I've had several compliments on my new look. Overall, I would definitely recommend Glam.
Dall / July 27, 2009 at 06:43 pm
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The best hair cut and colour ever! Kat is so talented and really makes you feel comfortable. Highly recommend GLAM!
Maria / July 28, 2009 at 11:16 am
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Daina is amazing! she was able to give me the exact cut and colour i have been trying to get for ages! I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of appointment with her. Not only is she amazing at her craft, but glam is a great place to spend a little time. I will recommend Glam to all my friends
Steph / September 11, 2009 at 05:58 pm
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Just here to post some more love for GLAM! I went today and had a cut with Daina - super awesome! Not only is the cut awesome, Kat and Daina are just fun and nice people. None of that awkward silence you get with other stylists. GLAM is also well priced - it's a place that I can afford to go to regularly and consistently, unlike many other "top" salons. Yay!
Newbie / October 5, 2009 at 07:09 pm
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All that glitters is GLAM. I've been looking about a year for a new stylist and finally found Kat...SO GLAD I took the leap. I came in with a specific style in mind but she took the time to go over the pros and cons even with her hectic schedule. I ended up with a cut I love. The atmosphere is laid back and both stylists are super friendly. For those in search of an amazing cut give GLAM a go...definitely, a 'diamond in the rough' of salons.
Jessica replying to a comment from omgirrrlie / October 11, 2009 at 02:38 pm
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Doo they do scene/emo hair cuts
V / October 29, 2009 at 11:26 am
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Any shop that don't answer the phone doesn't make a great first impression. Not to mention no website or mention or how much they charge for a cut. Disappointed.
Suggestion / October 30, 2009 at 09:49 pm
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Perhaps try pressing the website button above and then call during their business hours? Just a suggestion.
omg / November 7, 2009 at 12:54 am
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don't go here.. worst hairsalone i'v ever been.. i think they r writing their own review.. only one hair stylist is doing everything from cutting hair to booking an appointment.. no wonder why she was rushing so much. oh did i mention that u can hear needle from the tatoo shop right beside the salon? horrible.. just horrible..
Warren / November 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm
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I chose this salon based purely on the feedback/rating from BlogTO users, lots of positives, little in the negative.
My previous Salon cut had been at Shagg Salon on Yorkville where I had received a cut which I had been initially happy with but over the month that followed I realized was not so much to my liking, thus I had decided for my next cut to try another Salon for comparison, that being Glam Salon.
I can attest to the ongoing voicemail problems at Glam, not receiving a response to my voice message for a few days over the course of a weekend (closed mondays, got a call back tues afternoon).
My appointment was with Kat. Be warned that they are app't only, meaning they open shop 5 mins before your scheduled app't. I went there on a rainy day and there is nothing in the area to keep you occupied/sheltered so don't come early!
My mens cut ended up being 30% cheaper than Shagg Salon ($40 vs $60) but I only spent half the time in Glam that I did in Shagg (45 vs 90 mins). My cut ended up looking nice in the salon, but 1 month later I have not had a single day where I could recreate my initial Glam good hair experience. The bangs on the sides of my head were not symetrical (Kat's design choice), eventually I ended up using dollarstore scissors on the bangs to even them out and giving me a better looking cut.
Since I value BlogTO users opinions I have provided an honest assessment of my experience to contribute the overall community view of Glam Salon.
Anna / November 24, 2009 at 01:54 pm
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Just wanted to post a special thank you to Daina for doing such a great job on my vintage hairstyle for my wedding on November 15th! I had gone to two other stylists for trials who both told me it would be "impossible" with my hair and proceeded to give me country-singer styles that made me want to cry. I checked out this blog and decided to give the ladies at Glam a call. Met with Daina and she was so confident about the do that she didn't even need a trial - she just did it perfectly on the day. It worked out fabulously and did not cost me an arm and a leg! It was just perfectly old-school glamourous and not overstated. Went absolutely perfectly with the vintage theatre coat and necklace I got from Cabaret. She did a great job. Highly recommend Daina. Thanks again!
Julia / December 6, 2009 at 02:00 pm
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After many experiences with different hair salons, I have to say that GLAM was the best so far. Kat and Daina are amazing. They have such a down to earth attitude. Thanks again to both Kat and Daina for the Christmas card and treats!
Tyler von robot / December 15, 2009 at 10:38 am
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Quite possibly one of the best hair cuts I ever had. Kat was very nice and friendly. She gave me her profesional opinion on my hair- then listened when i told her im a nerd and need to look good at my computer desk. She took good care of my cow-licks and now no one knows I have them.
Jeanette / December 20, 2009 at 11:32 am
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First time at Glam, and it was much more than I expected. I did some research on this site, and this seemed to be the salon with the most positive comments. And now I see why! Kat was awesome and super friendly! I've had long hair since I was a kid, and a lot of it. At other salons I've been to (mostly in malls), every hair stylist would seem discouraged that I had too much hair. It made me feel bad and hopeless that I couldn't get a haircut that I would be completely satisfied with. Kat was the first person to actually be happy that I had lots of hair and commented on how it could work with my face structure. That already was a good start. I got an awesome short hair cut and couldn't be happier! A look I'm sure I will keep for a long time.

Kat rocks and will definitely be a loyal customer!
suzanne / January 7, 2010 at 03:02 pm
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If politicians listened to their constituents the way Daina listens to her customers there would be understanding and perhaps peace. Until then, there is great hair.

A heartfelt thanks to Daina - you listen and THEN you cut. I'm delighted.
Steph / January 14, 2010 at 03:00 pm
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After reading these rave reviews I booked Kat for a cut. I have straight shoulder length hair and all I needed was a trim and some layers put back in. She was great as far as personalities go, very kind and very comfortable to be around...but then she cut my hair.

Worst. Haircut. Ever.

I would love to be able to say she was amazing, but I was shocked at what an awful job she did for such an easy cut! The "layers" were not blended at all. She basically trimmed the bottom layer and then grabbed the top layer and cut it about an inch shorter than the underside...ghetto-max. It was horrendous.

When I went for my next haircut at a new place, the stylist asked me who on earth had cut my hair previously as it was so poorly done and wasn't even from one side to the other.

UGH!!!!!!!!!!
Elaine replying to a comment from Steph / March 3, 2010 at 01:41 pm
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What *new place did you end up going to Steph?
mimi / March 4, 2010 at 11:44 pm
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i seriously think that the workers at glam are posting up comments for themselves. just read it carefully. the way they write is almost the same! gezzzz ppl
Steph / March 6, 2010 at 07:13 pm
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just got my hair done @ GLAM aka "The Hair Saloon"

Kat is SOOOOOOO nice! I hate to say it.. BUT this was my worst dye job EVER. I asked Kat for a natural looking dark base color with purple and platinum blonde peekabos. My hair is now jet black, some purple/indigo highlights and NO blonde.

I washed my hair and SO much purple color washed out. Hope the colors dont fade otherwise I would have paid $1xx for nothing..

I saw Daina doing AMAZING haircuts though. So, the reviews are right about that
Guess I'll be going back to my Asian salonist

Steph replying to a comment from Steph / March 7, 2010 at 09:59 am
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ok, so i wake up this morning.. analysed my hair again. still disappointed.
my peekabos are actually a BLUE color..
and there's only one streak on the left side of my head.

i wish Kat would re-correct this hair mess. I look like an asian emo girl.. friggggggg.

jody / April 11, 2010 at 01:20 pm
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Hey Kat, Thanks for teaching the hair tattoo course. It was fun. I was just wondering though what permanent thermal straightening system do you use or recommend?? We have tried the one and only system and the new surface system. THanks
Angie / April 13, 2010 at 02:50 pm
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I love Kat!
Ani / April 25, 2010 at 10:02 am
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Is this salon a recommended pick for getting a style, not a hair cut? I have an event coming up and I am looking for a place in Toronto that does good formal styles/make up. If so, please doooo telll.
Tina / April 26, 2010 at 02:28 pm
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I see all these awesome reviews....I have to ask....

I KNOW perms are not really 'In' nowadays but I truly long to have curly hair. I have thick, wavy, shoulder-length hair that just sits there. So I'm looking for someone who knows how to work those perm rods and lotions...if perms haven't gone extinct yet!
Any feedback? Anybody?

Thanks!!
Gab / April 27, 2010 at 02:40 pm
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Can these guys do proper like Beatles hairstyles?
Gab / April 27, 2010 at 02:53 pm
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Can this place do good Beatles Hairstyles?
amber / April 29, 2010 at 10:58 pm
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How much does this place charge for hair dying?
I wan't to go blonde but I'm really not sure since a few hairdressers have seriously messed up my hair from that process. Regardless it's current state is mid-length, dark brown with some highlights. Just wondering about how much that would run for. :)
Me / May 21, 2010 at 06:55 pm
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It only took 10 mins in the chair at Glam to remind me why I had spent over a decade avoiding professional salons.

It isn't that the hair cut I ended up with is horrible. It's average. The problem is that it in no way represents what I asked for. I'm sure someone would like this hair cut but that person isn't me.

I keep playing the conversation over in my mind. Trying desperately to figure out where I went wrong. Hoping to unravel the mystery of where what I asked for turned into what I got.

I said I didn't wanted to lose too much length. That I only needed it cleaned up so it would style easier. Now my sides are like a buzz cut and the top sticks straight up. I pleaded for her not to add product but she seemed incapable of letting me out of the chair without a dab.

I blame myself really. Who else can I blame?

Maybe it was my hair's fault. Maybe she had to cut it down so far to fix the mess I've created after 10 years of amateur haircuts. But if that was the case why didn't she tell me my request was un attainable. Why didn't she mitigate my expectation?

Ah, who am I kidding....I knew this would happen. This is why I stopped going to salons in the first place - and yet here I am at a salon expecting it to be different.

I was once told that the definition of crazy was to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result. I guess that's me, a crazy person.

As a side note, they were very nice at Glam and it is certainly a cool little shop.

The only problem is that they suffer from the exact same problem I've experienced at every fucking hair place in Toronto- You get the cut they want not what you want.

So here I am whining like a baby on the internet and feeling misunderstood, vandalized and stupid for repeating the same mistakes.




Name / June 14, 2010 at 09:39 pm
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Getting straight to the point, here is a summary of my horrible experience at Glam:

1) Asked for my roots done and a toner. While I wanted white blonde, Daina left the toner on too long and my hair turned gray.

2) My roots were a completely different colour than the rest of my hair - orange.

3) The cut was horrible, I had to keep asking for her to fix it and thin it out, as it looked like a limp limb hanging off my face.

4) After redoing my roots and toning (twice), my hair is still gray and yellow - with my scalp being the sorest it has ever been.
jenni / June 18, 2010 at 12:19 am
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I saw Kat and I have to say, I was blown away by how good my hair looks, also I can style it myself when i get home and it looks almost as if I just left the salon.
The environment was laid back which is very relaxing, I didnt feel like i was in a hair factory at all. The girls are very friendly and it felt like a hangout with all the other customers. They also give free bang trims.

Im hooked!
Jake / August 14, 2010 at 09:55 pm
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hi, i want to get a haircut that is pefect for back to school, i have been growing out the layers for this cut and i want it to be perfect i will be bringing a picture, is this the right place and who do u suggest cutting it?
Andy / August 20, 2010 at 04:30 pm
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I've been going to Glam now for a little over a year (maybe longer) and I have to say I love it. Kat and Daina are so welcoming and make you feel like your at home when your in the salon. They are very friendly/chill/fun girls who know how to have a conversation and know what their doing.

I get my hair cut by Kat and I tend to change the look of it few times are year. Each time I get a new cut or trim, Kat never fails and always manages to make it look AMAZING! I have never had a bad hair cut with Kat, she is extremely consistent and always knows what to do to make my hair look great. She is definitely the best hairdresser I've been to and one of the best in Toronto.

I would highly recommend this salon to anyone who wants their hair to look amazing; both girls are extremely talented and will definitely leave you with a smile on your face.

Your the best Kat :)
via / December 18, 2010 at 02:14 pm
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how are they with price?
Nicole / December 28, 2010 at 04:10 pm
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Glam is by far the best experience I have ever had at a salon. After numerous (horrible) experiences at Aveda I decided to try this place since I walk by it almost every day. Daina did an absolutely amazing job on my dye and highlights, and I constantly receive compliments on my hair. She listened to exactly what I said I wanted and literally gave me everything I asked for and more. Both Kat and Daina are extremely friendly, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Piers / January 27, 2011 at 01:54 pm
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Worst haircut I've ever had. I went a year ago and my hair is still a mess. Like a lot of people on here I liked Kat but overall the cut was an absolute disaster. I do not recommend this place.
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William / February 19, 2011 at 01:02 pm
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Kat & Daina have not gone anywhere just a new name, same location.
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