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The Best Barber Shops in Toronto

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / August 22, 2016

barber shops torontoThe best barber shops in Toronto take hair super seriously. Guys (and some gals) pick and usually stick with their barber for life. These shops each have their own aesthetic and pump great music as they get you groomed and ready to go.

Here are the best barber shops in Toronto.

Town Barber

Town Barber

Chris Hammell, his dog George and a pack of carefully curated barbers run this Dundas West spot. The music is always good, the vibe is easy and the crowd is mixed in a great way. From dads to skater bois and West end coffee addicts, this easy spot will give you a classic cut no matter which chair you end up on. More »

Crows Nest Barbershop

Crows Nest Barbershop

Crows Nest was founded in 2010 by Jon Roth in a compact/cozy basement. It's come a long way and now he and his team boast the best fades in Kensington Market as well as a quality magazine selection and tattoo spotting. More »

Garrison's By The Park Barbershop

Garrison's By The Park Barbershop

These guys used to have a view of the park, but have since moved into a sweet spot around the corner on Niagara Street. Master barber Alex Berry has cultivated a shockingly handsome group of barbers in Garrison's bright, spacious barber shop. More »

Bellwoods Barbers

Bellwoods Barbers

The first thing you notice about Bellwoods Barbers is its clean and modern take on the traditional barbershop. It's got a great park view, massive front windows, quality tools and products and a lineup of stellar barbers. More »

Blood and Bandages

Blood and Bandages

Roger Janes and his classic spot kind of started the barbershop boom in Toronto. Even the Crows Nest's Jon Roth got his start here. Four full time barbers work in the space - two guys, two gals and their own pomade. More »

The Nite Owl

The Nite Owl

This is a three-chair, one-man operation on the Lakeshore in Long Branch. It's like a time warp back to the 1940s when you walk into this adorable shop. Let Brian Hurson charm your pants off and let the space, and all of its retro memorabilia, blow your mind. More »

Hollow Ground

Hollow Ground

This Bloorcourt barber shop is tough to get into without an appointment, so get on that list! There is a great bench inside and this exposed brick space has a reputation for great music and a great shave after your cut. It's most def a neighbourhood favourite. More »

The Fitting Room

The Fitting Room

Dundas West's The Fitting Room blends the classic barber shop with modern day culture and style. There are lots of cool goods to check out while you're inside, either before or after one of the three barbers, each with specific specialties, take care of your head. More »

Glassbox Barbershop

Glassbox Barbershop

This is a super bright and fresh take on the barbershop. Owner Peter Gosling, who also sharpened his scissors with Roger Janes, works with his own marketing director and a fellow barber pal. These guys specialize in long hair. More »

Mi Hermano

Mi Hermano

This shop boasts two chairs. Edison Vargas is like the mad scientist of barbers who started by giving cuts in his Junction home for 10 cents a pop. He and his co-barber Naomichi Hosoyama, a salon-trained barber from Japan with nine years offer discounts for students and quick cleanups for cyclists. More »

I Barbieri

I Barbieri

This is an old school barbershop near Bathurst and Lawrence. Anthony Del Maestro is all about precision, offering one of the most painstaking straight razor shaves in the city. Your visit might take a bit of time, but it's worth the wait. More »

Throne Barbershop

Throne Barbershop

One of the coolest things about this Yonge Street shop is its logo. That unmistakable crown piece on the wall is already iconic. The space is cool AF, the music is good and these guys specialize in expert fades and lineups. It counts Toronto Raptors and other visiting sport team players as clients. More »

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