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Mr. Ivan Hair Salon

Posted by Staff / Posted on July 2, 2009

Mr. Ivan Hair SalonMr. Ivan Hair Salon, on the fringes of the Financial District, is famous for being the barber of choice for the incarcerated Conrad Black and the late Ted Rogers.

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37 Comments

Peter / December 14, 2011 at 12:11 am
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I've been with the Ivan Hairsalon & Company for 13 years and using Ben as my barber for the last 6 years.
I was disappointed to hear that he quit. I found him through another client posting on this site. Ben is with J&H Hair Design at 1 Adelaide St. East, Concourse Level. His phone number is 416 603 0307
E Mail ben.barbershop@yahoo.ca The shop is in the concourse below Staples at 89 Yonge St.
James / December 22, 2011 at 07:02 am
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Ivan Hair Salon has team works. They have wonderful service and always busy with clients. One of the good choice to go and have haircut.
Jesse replying to a comment from Peter / December 23, 2011 at 02:01 pm
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Ben seriously quit? i have been away at school so the last time i was there was during the summer. why did he quit??!?!
Joy Kogawa / December 25, 2011 at 12:39 am
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I go to Ivan's Hair Salon, not just because I get the haircut I want, or because its close to where I live, or because many of my friends go there. Mostly its because over the many years I've been going, my life has been deeply enriched by the wonderful woman, San San, who is so intelligent and who cares to do good in the world. She knows so much! I love her politics. Her field of study was nuclear physics and we're lucky she's around. I'm definitely her fan. If you need a lift to your spirits, just drop in and have her warmth surround you.

Joy Kogawa
Anne M. / December 29, 2011 at 08:12 pm
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I have had my hair cut by San San for seven years. Yes, Ivan's is not only a salon
for men, but women and children as well. I have always found it to be a warm,
welcoming, pleasant place and San San herself to treat clients with generosity.
The hair cuts have been excellent. I appreciated the fact that she listens very
carefully to what a client would like to see.
Moreover, I have observed work done by her associates and have found it to be
exemplary.

Anne M.

Sam / January 10, 2012 at 08:59 pm
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Ben is working at Royal York Hotel called The Men's Salon.
416 364 7995
San replying to a comment from Jesse / January 12, 2012 at 03:04 pm
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Hi Jesse,
This is response as owner of Ivan Hair Salon. Ben quit the job with his decision.
I hope you will respect this subject at keeping as private for between Ben and Ivan Hair Salon.
I wish him the best for his future.
Josh D. / January 14, 2012 at 05:03 pm
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can't believe this place has any bad ratings at all.

I've been going here about three years and am more happy with the ladies here than any other barber shop I've ever been to. Rather than looking at my haircut as a chore, I look forward to chatting with them as a break from my day. They're polite, speedy and most importantly, they cut hair well!

I can understand why someone might have a problem with the not-so-great English skills of a couple of the ladies, but so what. You just need to make yourself clear.

I can't say much for the guys that work there, as I also stick to the women, but my partner had his hair cut by a guy there and it was the best cut he's had in years.

Yes, they did raise their prices to $17, but is that really too much to pay for consistently good haircuts and service? I don't think so. I'm an Ivan fan for life
Finbar Conlon / January 26, 2012 at 11:06 pm
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.I've been getting my hair cut here for 19 years, since I was 6 years old. San San always cuts my hair exactly how I like. I can be very specific. When I was a kid and had my Jim Carrey phase, I asked her to give me a bowl cut like from Dumb & Dumber, and she gave it to me. When I wanted to get the same haircuts as my older brother, she would always do them just how I wanted. Now, as an adult, I have more serious requests, and she does them impeccably. I came in this past week and asked to look more Asian, and she did just that.
San / February 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm
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From January 3, 2012 Nick joined to Ivan's team.
We are very proud to have special Barber/ stylist. Nick has 27 years experience and masterpiece haircut.
Please call Ivan Hair Salon to have complimentary haircut.
416 364 3876
BrownHair / June 2, 2012 at 03:35 pm
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I have been a loyal patron of Ivan Hair Salon for the last 15 years. My barber of choice was Eddie because he always knew the best techniques to make your hair look great. I wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

At this time, I highly recommend Trisha and Win in case you would like your hair cut at Ivan
Kamil / August 19, 2012 at 05:09 pm
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I've been with Ivan since 2007 when I worked just a block away. At that time I decided to try a professional barber shop after some "too creative" cuts from expensive and fancy salons. I've stayed with Ivan to this date even though I now need to make a special trip - and it's worth it! The atmosphere is professional yet friendly, and they always deliver perfect cuts, whether requested with a demo picture or on those "just please do a great job" days. My best cuts to date have been done by San San, Nick, Benito, and Frank. Highly recommended.
Patrick / October 3, 2012 at 04:39 pm
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Finally I have found ben my old barber he now works at j and h his number is 4166030307 I'm so happy to have found ben!!!!!!
Patrick / October 3, 2012 at 04:43 pm
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I am so happy that I have finally found ben my old barber he now works j. And h his number is 4166030307
Gian Z. / December 24, 2012 at 11:52 pm
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By far the best place to get your hair cut in the city.
Great atmosphere, price and quality all wrapped into one.

I've been getting my hair cut by San San for the past year now and each and every time I can count on a quality cut, conversation and overall experience.

I have referred 4 friends there now and each and every one of them have been going back ever since.

Keep up the great work!

Gian
Dave C. / January 9, 2013 at 10:22 pm
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1/9/2013
I have been a regular customer for almost 27 years, and I have seen many of the changes as the orignal barbers retired. San San (Owner) has done a great job keeping the traditional atmosphere. Staff and customers alike always seem to be happy and friendly, and their skills are excellent.

If you are looking for a new place to get your hair looked after, I'd recommend checking Ivan's out. You should make an appointment as it is often busy.

D.C. Toronto
Chad / January 20, 2013 at 06:01 pm
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I have been attending Ivan's Hair Salon for the past 5-6 months. This salon provides excellent service and great prices. I am very impressed. I most say that Benito (young Italian guy) who works there is OUTSTANDING!!! I love the way he works. He always does exceptional work and is always honest with his clients. He spends the extra time with his clients.

Chad
George Carter / January 27, 2013 at 04:54 am
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Just got a haircut at this salon with stylist Bene. Couldn't have asked for a friendlier more comfortable atmosphere. He was fantastic, my hair is exactly the way I want it, better even. I will definitely be returning to you guys for my next cut.
Eddie C. / February 21, 2013 at 10:10 am
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I've been coming to this place for close to 10 years now and while I can't say it's been perfect every time, I've never had any issues. San San has always been reliable for me and I wouldn't consider going somewhere else unless she retired. A couple of my friends come here as well and as far as I know, like it as much as I do.
Lidia / March 8, 2013 at 03:47 pm
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I got my hair done by a blonde hair lady who works there on certain days of the week. I was not happy with her work. She is not very good. I would not go back to this place. Most of the ladies there are not good at all.

Lidia
john / March 14, 2013 at 06:05 pm
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What r these comments lol Evans is good and everyove there is so pleasant and friendly and give super haircuts!!! People are so jealous of san san because she is a wonderful kind lady and goes to extremes to please everyone!!! She is successful and people hate that. Too bad for them. Excellent place for a cut try and see for yourself ...u won't be dissapointed. Guaranteed !!!!!!!!
jim M. / March 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm
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Great haircut. San San and staff do a wonderful job. People just like to bitch.
Shay A / March 15, 2013 at 06:36 pm
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San san is absolutely phenomenal. I have been coming here for a year and I have never had a single trouble. Everyone in the shop is very pleasant to talk with and the service is absolutely top notch. I drive in from Oakville to come back here because of the quality of the cut. I would highly recommend Ivan's.
Dan / March 16, 2013 at 11:36 am
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I am not sure why the bad comments. I have been going to Ivan's for almost 10 years and have never had a bad experience. Trisha has been cutting my hair for the last several years and she is the best! She is very nice and gives great haircut.Trisha you are the best! do not worry about the bad comments because they are jealous of you.
John / March 19, 2013 at 02:04 pm
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I have been a loyal customer at Ivans for the past 7 years. Trisha has cut my hair each time and I will never go anywhere else. She is kind, polite, funny, and she always cuts my hair perfectly! Love Trisha, San San, Wilma and all the gang.
Andrew / March 24, 2013 at 11:36 am
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Have just moved to Toronto and decided to give this place a go.
Not a good haircut, hair on one side of the head are longer than on the other side and longer strands throughout the head stick out like sore thumbs. Not going back.

For those that place value above quality, this is your place. At $18 per haircut this is easily the cheapest place downtown.
San San replying to a comment from Andrew / March 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm
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Hello Andrew,
Thank you for your comment. My name is San San, owner of Ivan Hair Salon.
If the stylists are not qualified I will not hire them. They all from most of famous hair salon used to work. As a human being one a while they made mistake or please come back and I will check your hair.
You will get full money back from me or we can fix the problem plus another free haircut . I am committed to my business.
I will appreciate if you tell me who cut your hair the last time. I can take care of it for future not doing again.
Thank you, San San
Digue Braga / March 25, 2013 at 12:35 pm
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Since I moved to Canada in 2009 and found this place, Ivan Hair Salon has been my only choice to get my hair cut, they treat you like family, always a great service and you get exactly what you want you ask for with an extra love and care from the stuff. Congratulations to you all for doing an amazing job, I highly recommend.

Digue Braga, Fitness Expert
liam / March 25, 2013 at 04:07 pm
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Ben can cut a mean faux hawk. He used some weird dual scissor technique that made my hair look great. He also taught me a few at home techniques for reducing poofing in my hair. Over all, very happy with the cut.
peter / April 3, 2013 at 04:55 pm
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Very good haircut. Definitely recommend for friends. Ask for Benedetto and he is very friendly and he is an award winning stylist. I am very happy.
George / April 13, 2013 at 11:27 am
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I've been a loyal customer of Ivan's since 1989 and never had a problem with anyone there. I've known Trish for over five years and always been satisfied and have no complaints. She is very social and keeps the conversation going. Great job Trish! All the best to Ivan's.
Anj / April 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm
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Does anyone know the last name or any contact info of the blonde woman named Helen who used to work here?

James B / March 22, 2014 at 03:01 am
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I first visited Ivan's Hair Salon in 1992 when I worked on Adelaide St. (and then eventually, Front St.) and continued as a customer through 2006, when my job took me far out of the downtown core. Bruno and Carmen were there during these years (great guys) but it was San San who did 95% of my hair cuts over the years. You will not find a nicer person than San San and a better place than the homey feel of Ivan's to get your hair cut. Give it a try for yourself and I bet you will be hooked! I have been shaving my head now for a few years, otherwise I would make the trek downtown to see San San again!
James B. Toronto, Ontario
John Wiggins replying to a comment from Jesse / June 14, 2014 at 07:51 pm
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RE BEN: They said he was fired?!?!?!
John Douglas / October 6, 2014 at 02:45 pm
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I see that the real Mr Ivan, Stan Anderson, recently passed away.
There was a character. Bigger than life personality and a skilled stylist as well
John Douglas / October 6, 2014 at 02:47 pm
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I see the real Mr Ivan, Stan Anderson, recently passed away.
There was a character, bigger than life personality and a skilled stylist as well.
San replying to a comment from John Douglas / November 29, 2014 at 01:05 am
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Hi John,
I really appreciate about the news of Stan Anderson recently passed away. The last time I saw him was 10 years ago. My sincere condolence to his family. You may had known him well as your barber.
Thank you,
San

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