A Cut Above The Rest

Barber Shops
Barber Shops

Sure, having nice clothing and a nice car conveys a certain panache about you, as an individual.  However, if you somehow forget to maintain your hair…well, there’s no point in having all those extras.  What you do with your hair is the first step in looking good.  That’s where barber shops come to play.  They are establishments where you get the freshest possible cut, so that when you sport those extras, you look good too.  This is especially true, since the Caribana weekend is fast approaching.  So, we give you our 5 barber shops in the city.  Now, there are many other fine barber shops as well that many swear by.  Keep in mind that these are just the few that we are familiar with…

Onyx Barbers

219A Yonge Street
(416) 363-8408

“To avoid his father’s razor and comb approach, Lowell Stephens taught himself to cut hair at age ten. Business partner Kirk Tulloch was sixteen when one of his hair designs was featured in a national ad for volleyball apparel.  Famous for their $7 Tuesdays, make sure you get there early…or else you will need a whole lot of patience.”

Nappy’s Hair Shoppe

Markham: 7381 Kennedy Road (Kennedy and Denison)
Mississauga: 23 Dundas St. (Hurontario and Dundas)

“Nappy’s Hair Shoppe was established in 1991, back then we envisioned providing our community with outstanding quality barbering and hair care services, with the utmost attention to customer service.  To date, we currently service our clientele across the GTA, with locations in Markham, Brampton, and Hamilton, and have gone back to our roots with expansions in Jamaica (Images and Uppercuts).  Our mission is to establish a profitable company that is highly regarded for its high professional standards, affordable pricing, and its commitment to its customers and community.  We will continue to break down the stereotypes of black owned businesses, and look forward to what the future has in store.”

Lloyd’s Barber Shop

858 Bathurst Street
(416) 532-6998

“Lloyd’s Barber provides excellent service and pricing for haircuts in Toronto’s downtown. They excel in cutting African-Canadian hair while providing an environment that makes you feel at home. Very close proximity to Bathurst subway, makes it highly accessible. Note the busiest time is Saturday afternoon’s.”

Fade Away Barber Shop

532 Oakwood Ave.
(416) 653-4144

“At 33, Sean Cummings of Fade Away Barber Shop is already an 18-year veteran of the trade. His decade-old barber shop features a pool table and customers have been known to skip their turn at the chair for another round of billiards. But the true attractions here are quality haircuts and a friendly attitude that make every client feel like a VIP.”

Barber’s Lounge

1900 Danforth Ave.
(416) 424-2792

“Barber’s Lounge at Woodbine and Danforth is PROPER. Ask for Skip or Jroc

Nappy's Hair Shoppe Onyx Barbers

related links

Caribana 2009: The Jams

Caribana 2009: Breakfast Club

Caribana 2009 Launch: Feel de Vibe!

Caribana 2009: Where to Rest Your Head

Caribana 2009…yes, it’s coming!

Gentlemen Only! – Truefitt & Hill

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