Places For Kids Haircuts Biography
Fuss Hair Studio
Fuss is a boutique hair studio in Leslieville.They promise to "fuss with your hair to bring out your best look". Co-owners Stacey Lipstein and Kristin Rankin's black, white and red studio is easy on the eyes, part of the philosophy to help "people to look and feel their best, while sustaining the beauty of our environment".
Kensington offers second-hand shopping, cheese, fruit, poultry and also hair-cuts. On St. Andrew.
Montreal/Toronto studio Coupe Bizzarre sits on Queen St W split between #704 and #710. Which might mean a quick game of "where's my hair stylist today", but they're a talented team and worth finding.
World works on their eco-footprint as diligently as on their cuts. On Adelaide, the other side of St James Cathedral.
Navigate Salon has managed a seemingly impossible feat for a downtown Toronto hair salon — somehow, it has garnered a mass of positive reviews and nearly zero negative online reactions, including the many comments left on this post before I stopped by to do a full review (see below).
So, when I meet Navigate owner John Taccone, I ask the only natural first question.
"How many of your employees do you have posting reviews online?"
John grins, then switches to genuine mode. "Really," he says, "those reviews are so meaningful."
John doesn't strike me as the type of stylist who is 'above' reading blog comments, and indeed, he confirms that he often looks online for feedback. Of course, his ear is always foremost to the person in his chair. "Our first principle is to listen," he tells me between snips of a client's hair. "Our second principle is to listen. Our third; to listen. And only after all of that do we execute."
It's no wonder clients view navigate so kindly—it's pretty tough to complain about something you asked for specifically yourself.
Navigate offers a bit of a respite from the downtown core, nestled in the Berkeley Castle courtyard off of The Esplanade. John says he decided to open his own salon nearly four and a half years ago after growing tired of the constant bustle at a salon where he worked on Adelaide. He finally decided on this secluded space because, "It's like a supermodel; it has good bones."
Those bones come in the form of tapered windows, exposed yellow bricks, and original wooden beams and posts. The space has been decorated with a take on Victorian-chic, with warm red floors and walls painted almost to the ceiling. "I wasn't tall enough," John replies when I ask him about why he decided to have the paint taper off. Serves me right for asking.