Bob + Paige
Bob + Paige is a hair salon on the Danforth with an open, modern feel. There are vintage touches throughout including old wooden crates hiding toilet paper in the bathroom and a rusted shopping cart.
Owners Violet and Frank met working at a salon in Thornhill, and Frank eventually approached her with the idea of opening their own place. Despite first-time customers calling in asking for a cut or colour by senior stylist "Bob" or "Paige," you'll find no one at either salon by that name.
"They're names of haircuts," Violet says, and I suddenly feel very daft. "We didn't want to use our names; we're a team, really."
Violet says they do anything and everything at the salon(s), from trendy teen cuts, to "yummy mummies," and sophisticated businesswomen. "Each stylist has their own style," she says.
Cuts at Bob + Paige range from $50-$85 depending on the stylist ($40-$60 for men), and colour, which is determined by length, ranges from $75-$95 for a full head of colour and $90-$155 for highlights.
Photos by Jesse Milns