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5 Top-Rated Barbershops in Toronto

5 Top-Rated Barbershops in Toronto
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5 Top-Rated Barbershops in Toronto

There are many different types of barbershops in Toronto, so you’ll need to take some time to find one that matches your preferences.

A few things you need to consider are the types of haircuts and services, the atmosphere of the shop, and the price.

To save you some time, here are the best barbershops in Toronto—rated and reviewed!

Top-Rated Barbershops in Toronto

How did we decide on and evaluate the best Toronto barbershops?

How much do barbershop services in Toronto cost?

In the table below, you can find the most common barbershop services in Toronto and their estimated price range.

ServicePrice Range
Haircut35.00 to $70.00
Beard Trim/Shave/Style$20.00 to $80.00
Hot Towel Shave$35.00 to $50.00
Hair Color$80.00 to $190.00
Kid’s Haircut$40.00 to $45.00

The cost of barbershop services in Toronto is affected by a number of factors.

Primarily, the type of service you receive will affect the cost of your barbershop visit. A basic haircut will obviously cost less than a more complex style or colour. 

The experience of the barber will also influence the cost.

A barber with many years of experience will usually charge more than someone who is just starting out. This is because experienced barbers have more skills and can provide a higher quality of service.

What’s more, the price and quality of the products used will determine the overall cost of the service you’re availing.

Reputation – We chose barbershops that are trusted and frequented by a wide variety of people, and whose technicians and staff have proven to be highly skilled and professional. 
Variety of services – We considered the services provided by the barbershop and checked if they have beard trimming and shaving, as well as conditioning treatments on top of haircuts.
Value – We assessed the affordability of the barbershop’s services.
Atmosphere – We examined the barbershop’s atmosphere in terms of cleanliness, organisation, and quality of equipment and other amenities.
Customer service – We evaluated how the barbershop responds to inquiries and concerns, and ensures a welcoming environment for their clients.

1. Fade Room

Fade Room's Homepage
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SERVICES

Haircut

Beard Trim/Shave

Kid’s Haircut

Custom Cut (Artistic Design)

WEBSITEhttps://faderoom.com/
ADDRESS475A Rogers Road, Toronto, ON
CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 416-901-6506

EMAIL: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Tue–Fri: 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

Sat: 10:00 AM–5:30 PM

REPUTATION★★★★★ (5/5)
Credibility★★★★★ (5/5)
Experience★★★★★ (5/5)
VARIETY OF SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★☆☆ (3/5)
ATMOSPHERE★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness★★★★★ (5/5)
Amenities★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)

Fade Room is a full-service establishment that provides hot shaving, beard grooming, and men’s trims. Hot towel shaves and haircuts are their areas of expertise.

The three barbers at Fade Room—one of whom is the founder—are all highly skilled and professional.

Clients we’ve spoken with are pleased with the service they received and they just kept coming back, which speaks volumes of their consistency and calibre.

They provide basic haircutting services, kid’s haircuts, and combination cuts (cut plus trim or shave). They even customise cuts where you may select a creative haircut style, which is 

Their standard cut and shave services cost $60.00 each, which we think is quite expensive. Meanwhile, their customised haircuts cost between $120.00 and $180.00 (differing costs when with combination cuts).

Furthermore, the shop is always clean and very well-kept. We appreciate that they provide comfy pairs of slippers so you don’t have to wear your shoes inside when you avail of their services.

You may book your appointment online on their website; they entertain customers with appointments only and do not entertain walk-ins. If you want to give them a try, make sure that you schedule with them ahead of time!

Pros

  • Has expert and talented barbers
  • Has a custom/artistic cut service
  • Provides kid’s haircuts
  • Offers slippers for customers

Cons

  • Quite expensive
  • No walk-ins

Customer Reviews

High-quality cuts, clean shop, great products

“I found Fade Room a few years ago when I was looking for a new barber, the service here was top-notch. The staff provides high-quality cuts, the shop is clean, the products they use are great, booking an appointment online is very convenient. I highly recommend this place and I will continue going here for a long time.” —Jason Ramroop, Google Reviews

I left with an amazing haircut and an even better fade

“The Fade Room distinguishes itself from your run of the mill barbershop in many ways. It was my first time coming here yet they made me feel like I was a regular. I left with an amazing haircut and an even better fade. Five stars is an understatement!” —Daniel Lonic, Google Reviews

2. Glassbox

Glassbox's Homepage
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SERVICES

Haircut

Beard Trim

Hot Towel Shave

Buzzcut/Maintenance

Deep Treatment

Hair Color

WEBSITEhttps://glassboxbarbershop.com/
ADDRESS

HARBORD

338 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON

RONCESVALLES

43A Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON

EAST

*NEW* 781 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON

CONTACT INFORMATION

HARBORD

416-516-6237

RONCESVALLES

416-516-7770

EAST

647-800-2292

OPERATING HOURS

HARBORD

Mon, Sun: 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

Tue–Sat: 10:00 AM–8:00 PM

RONCESVALLES

Mon–Wed: 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

Thu–Sat: 10:00 AM–9:00 PM

EAST

Tue–Sat: 10:00 AM–7:00 PM

REPUTATION★★★★★ (5/5)
Credibility★★★★★ (5/5)
Experience★★★★★ (5/5)
VARIETY OF SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★★ (5/5)
ATMOSPHERE★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness★★★★★ (5/5)
Amenities★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Glassbox offers a variety of services for a superior hair experience, from haircuts to beard trims and shaves. We like that this barbershop has hair colouring services, too!

Haircuts cost anywhere from $35.00 to $80.00. For hair colour services, the price ranges from $130.00 up to $190.00. 

As for beard services, they range from $20.00 up to $85.00. All in all, we think that their services are relatively affordable.

Most of the people we have chatted with have apparently been a customer of Glassbox for many years. This tells us that they have built a solid client base, which speaks well of their reputation and talent.

In addition to their skills, we found that the barbers are friendly and easy to converse with. They are attentive to concerns and pay attention to details very well.

However, Glassbox could improve on the organisation of their booking system as some customers had experienced delayed appointments. 

When it comes to their shop, they have a tidy and relaxing place. They have bright, modern interiors, and their tools and furniture are top-notch!

That said, note that Glassbox does not entertain walk-ins. You can schedule your visit via their detailed website so you would be prioritised. 

Pros

  • Has many loyal customers
  • Has skillful barbers
  • Has a variety of services such as hair coloring
  • Affordable
  • Clean and relaxing place
  • Well-kept amenities

Cons

  • Bookings are unorganised at times
  • Does not entertain walk-ins

Customer Reviews

Will always come only here just to have my hair done

“Shane makes cutting hair into an art form. Never have been disappointed, will always come only here just to have my hair done by him. Goes behind and above what I want each time! Can’t recommend him enough.” —Rio Turner, Google Reviews

All barbers treat you like family and friends

Very well-organized, absolutely aesthetically pleasing and friendly environment. All barbers treat you like family and friends. Everyone does an amazing job. Haven’t heard any complaints. And [they] always treat everyone with respect and accommodate everyone’s need[s]. Business with [a] personal touch is what you expect here.” Syed M. Ahmed Latifi, Google Reviews

3. Imperium Barbershop

Imperium Barbershop's Homepage
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SERVICES

Haircut

Beard Trim/Style

Hot Towel Shave

Hair Shampoo and Condition

Kid’s Haircut

WEBSITEhttps://www.imperiumbarber.com/
ADDRESS423 Queen Street West #105, Toronto, ON
CONTACT INFORMATION

647-348-9393

OPERATING HOURS

Mon–Fri: 10:00 AM–8:30 PM

Sat: 10:00 AM–6:30 PM

REPUTATION★★★★★ (5/5)
Credibility★★★★★ (5/5)
Experience★★★☆☆ (3/5)
VARIETY OF SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★★ (5/5)
ATMOSPHERE★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness★★★★★ (5/5)
Amenities★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)

This next barbershop has been recognised for business excellence for two years in a row.

Toronto Central’s Consumer’s Choice Award in 2019 and 2020 was given to Imperium Barbershop!

The owner, Moe, established the barbershop in 2016 and lives with his philosophy: “perfectionism and nothing else”.

Imperium Barbershop provides services for hair, trimming, beard, shaving, hot towel, and hair and shampoo conditioning.. We like that they also offer kid’s haircut and styling.

For beard trim, the price starts at $35.00 and the haircut plus style costs about $50.00.

Their combination cuts, for example, a haircut and beard trim costs about $60.00. We highly recommend their combination cuts because these are reasonably priced in our opinion!

On their website, you can book appointments and even request the owner (Moe) to be the one to do your hair.

If there aren’t many customers that their barbers need to attend to, they also welcome walk-ins.

Unfortunately, we talked to some customers who claimed that they felt the service was rushed, resulting in dissatisfaction. For example, some of their fade haircuts were uneven.

Nonetheless, the customers mentioned how the barbers are friendly. We confirmed this in our visit when they were accommodating and professional in addressing our concerns.

Pros

  • Won Toronto’s best barber shop for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020)
  • Provides a selection of haircut services
  • Reasonable prices
  • Has a nice ambience
  • Neat place
  • Accepts walk-in customers

Cons

  • Remarks on rushed service
  • Comments on uneven haircuts

Customer Reviews

I left satisfied, and am definitely going to be a regular here

The whole place is a vibe; from the cheerful greeting upon entering, to the pool table to the music. And that’s not even the best part. I was a walk-in and got my haircut done by Jay. He was attentive, mindful, and super skilled. And I was surprised at the low prices! I left satisfied, and am definitely going to be a regular here. Good job, team!” —Shafa’at Gilani, Google Reviews

The owner is an extremely friendly guy and he keeps the shop clean and nice

“Moe is hands down one of the greatest barbers in Toronto. Coming from Australia, I was looking for a quality barber to cut with and after looking at his IG, I knew Moe was the one to go to. He is an extremely friendly guy and he keeps the shop clean and nice! Had a great conversation and time with him. He fades very well and would recommend him to all my friends and family.” —Adam Kim, Google Reviews

4. The Nite Owl

The Nite Owl's Homepage
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SERVICES

Haircut

Beard Trim

Hot Towel Shave

Straight Razor Shave

WEBSITEhttps://www.theniteowl.ca/
ADDRESS

DOVERCOURT HOUSE

805 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, ON

EAST

841 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON

LONG BRANCH

3397 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Etobicoke, ON

CONTACT INFORMATION

EMAIL: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

DOVERCOURT HOUSE

Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–7:00 PM

EAST

Mon, Thu–Sun: 12:00 PM–5:00 PM

LONG BRANCH

Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–7:00 PM

REPUTATION★★★★★ (5/5)
Credibility★★★★★ (5/5)
Experience★★★★★ (5/5)
VARIETY OF SERVICES★★★★☆ (4/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)
ATMOSPHERE★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness★★★★★ (5/5)
Amenities★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)

The barber who established The Nite Owl at Lakeshore Boulevard West in 1947 immigrated to Canada from Europe during World War II. Since then, the store has monumentally expanded and now has three branches!

The customers we’ve interviewed were mostly repeated customers of The Nite Owl as they have been impressed with the barbers – always ensuring that they leave happy and satisfied with their haircuts.

For instance, a customer highlighted how he was blown away with one of the staff who was keen to detail and how it was evident that the staff enjoys the craft.  This made them a repeat customer as they felt like a new person due to his great haircut.

We also commend the professionalism of The Nite Owl’s barbers.

They have strong customer service skills that are not overwhelming. They were appropriately chatty with us when we paid a visit, making for a pleasant experience.

The Nite Owl offers haircuts for $40.00, beard trim for $40.00, haircut and hot towel shave for $80.00, and straight razor shave for $40.00. We think these prices are leaning towards the pricey end.

The Nite Owl has a well-maintained space. Customers highlighted the classic and nostalgic theme of the shop, given it was established a long time ago.

We think it is an old-school place that  gives an excellent ambience for the customers. Their hair cutting tools were also spot on and in good condition to use.

The Nite Owl doesn’t have telephones available for you to contact them but you can book an appointment on their website. They also have Facebook and Instagram pages and accept walk-in customers.

Pros

  • Has repeat customers
  • Talented and friendly barbers
  • Has different services to offer such as straight razor shave 
  • Tidy and clean place
  • Classic and old-school theme shop that gives a nostalgic vibe for the customers
  • Hair cutting tools are in very good condition
  • Accepts walk-ins

Cons

  • Services are on the pricey side
  • No telephone/contact number\

Customer Reviews

The barber was incredibly kind and patient

I took my 3-year-old son, who hates haircuts and buzz cutters to see Max. He did his entire cut with scissors to avoid a meltdown, was incredibly kind and patient. I’ll be sending my husband here! Very cool vibe and vintage decor. My son is now walking around with the little comb Max gave him saying “I’m Max!” Thanks for a great experience!” —Alyson Musial, Google Reviews

They are personable and incredibly consistent

Just like the original location on Lakeshore, The Nite Owl here is incredibly reliable and features the same great quality of people and service. Brian and co. are personable and incredibly consistent with a cut that might make you want to fall asleep in the chair. Always on time (thanks to a convenient booking system), just make sure to book early!” Braeden Indewey, Google Reviews

5. Throne Barbershop

Throne Barbershop's Homepage
TestInfo
SERVICES

Haircut

Beard Trim/Shave

Hot Towel Shave

Braiding

Mobile/Private Services

WEBSITEhttps://thronebarbershop.com/
ADDRESS612 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON
CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 437-423-3232

EMAIL: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURS

Mon, Sun: 11:00 AM–5:00 PM

Tue–Fri: 10:00 AM–8:00 PM

Sat: 11:00 AM–6:00 PM

REPUTATION★★★★★ (5/5)
Credibility★★★★★ (5/5)
Experience★★★★★ (5/5)
VARIETY OF SERVICES★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★☆☆ (3/5)
ATMOSPHERE★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness★★★★★ (5/5)
Amenities★★★★★ (5/5)
CUSTOMER SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)

Throne Barbershop opened its doors in 2013. They take pleasure in being more than just a barbershop, priding themselves in providing a sense of community and luxurious experience.

They provide services including haircuts and beard trims, which cost $90.00, basic haircuts for $70.00.

We think it’s notable that they also offer braiding services. The cost of the services depends on the length and complexity of the braids.

This is a rare service among barbershops, and Throne Barbershop is known for their skilled stylists and their ability to create beautiful, intricate braids.

Furthermore, we have learned that Throne Barbershop has several customers who keep coming back due to their satisfying haircut services!

According to the customers we talked to, the barbers provided them with exceptional service.

The barbers are courteous and careful to fully comprehend what kind of style the customers wanted to be done. These are what amazing barbers are made of – attentiveness and meticulousness!

We think, however, that their prices are somewhat expensive.  Nevertheless, customers enjoy the soothing atmosphere at Throne Barbershop.

The place has minimalist interiors, which gives the customers a relaxing vibe. Their haircutting equipment and tools were also taken care of and in excellent condition.

You can schedule appointments online via their website. They seldom entertain walk-in customers as they prioritise those with bookings.

Pros

  • Has constant customers
  • Courteous barbers
  • Offers a selection of services such as braiding services
  • Tidy place
  • Has a relaxing atmosphere
  • Hair cutting equipment and tools in excellent condition

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Walk-ins are seldom entertained

Customer Reviews

You’ll definitely feel welcomed and treated with extra care

“I started going to Throne a couple months ago and the atmosphere is definitely different from being in your generic barbershop. You’ll definitely feel welcomed and treated with extra care! I get my cuts/fades/beard trims by Mark. He’s someone you want to get that cut by, ESPECIALLY if you’ve got an occasion coming up or just in general because he absolutely doesn’t miss. Trust me you won’t leave that chair disappointed!” —Tai “Tai” Greene, Google Reviews

Excellent at communicating with the client

“Andrew puts his passion for cutting into every service he provides. Excellent at communicating with the client to provide the best suited desirable style. Great conversationalist.” —Danyel Ore, Google Reviews

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