We get it, it’s hard finding a hairstylist that you love and trust, which is why Vv Magazine’s Kate Dingwall has done all the work for you. Read on for the best places to get your haircut in the city.
Finding a hair salon and a hairstylist that works for you is like dating. Sometimes (or more than sometimes), an appointment can be bad. Sometimes your hairstylist moves on without you. But sometimes you find the hairstylist of your dreams. Your hair is your crowning glory, so finding the right stylist is key. We’ve done the legwork and rounded up our favorite salons in the city.
200 Ossington Ave
This Ossington nook, just a hop skip and a jump down from Dundas, is home to an intimate salon with stylists who know how to conjure up a creative new look for you. Even junior stylists at the salon are well-versed and on-trend so no matter budget, you’re in good hands. Cuts start at $20 for an apprentice stylist, $45 for a junior stylist and $79 for a senior stylist. Bring in your student card for a $10 discount on all cuts.
Trevor Odho Studios
847 Bloor Street West
Odho cut his teeth at salons like DNS and John Steinberg before going out on his own. He’s the man to see if you’re looking for a big change. Odho uses Aveda products, with prices starting at $60 for women and $50 for men.
Brennen Demelo Studios
316 Adelaide St W
Trust us: your tresses are in good hands with the team at Brennen Demelo. Headed by Brennen Demelo, the studio team has earned their name by working with magazines from Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and FLARE, as well as being mainstays on the red-carpet scene (they had a hand in Gigi Hadid’s slicked back style at the MMVAs). A visit to Demelo’s will set you back $60 for new talent, $85 for a senior stylist or $125 for the namesake himself.
163 Sterling Rd. Unit 112
DNS’s (short for Day and Night Salon) objective is to be more than a hair salon. At night the chairs and dryers are pushed away to become a chic event space. The staff’s bond is thick as thieves and you can tell – walking into the salon feels like being reunited with a group of old friends (who give a mean haircut). Women’s cuts start at $75 and men’s at $65.
25 Bellair St
Located right in the heart of Yorkville, Blyss has spent the last sixteen years gathering a fan base of Toronto’s most stylish. The team uses Davines products, the Italian-based brand that boasts sustainability and heals hair with every use. A trip to Blyss will cost you anywhere between $55 and $150.
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