Garrisons By The Park Barbershop

Garrison’s on Niagara

Our flagship shop, complete with eight chairs.
254 Niagara Street Map
Mon-Wed, Sat: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Thu, Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sun: Closed
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Garrison’s in F&O

Our smaller, two-chair location at the back of Frank and Oak on Queen West.
735 Queen Street West Map
Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sun: 11:00am – 5:00pm
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Haircuts, how-to’s, the best products and more for the kempt man


Stylish cuts, barber advice, and more for the man who cares about his hair.

Mens Hair In The News:
The Coolest Men’s Haircuts You’ll See In 2018

With men's fashion booming to no end, guys are finally wresting themselves from their comfort zones, and their hair's no exception. These days, we're doing layers up top like it's '91, crops, and some early Scorsese-worthy slick-backs. Here, a few of the key cuts you'll be seeing everywhere this year. With special thanks to our barbers Vi Bui, Rich Jansen, Josh Geniole, Evan Cicciarella and David Malone.

Mens Hair In The News:
New Product Alert: OSiS’ “Powder Cloud,” the Matte That’s Sprayable

We've got a new product, people — a tiny black tube that, once sprayed, leaves a matte finish and a flexible hold you can barely feel, all thanks to a special powder. Here, two of our barbers talk proper application and why they pushed us to stock it.

Cleaning Up A Man Of Note:
Menswear And Side Part Enthusiast, Jon Cavaliere

Local men's style influencer and all around nice guy, Jonathan Cavaliere, dropped by to get his side part retuned. Naturally, we picked his brain about his go-to cut and why wearing nice clothes matters. Plus, our shop manager Jared Quast on how to get Jon's hairstyle.

How Much (Or How Little) Should A Man Should Shampoo His Hair?

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Pick the Right Haircut for Your Face Shape 

You thought you could just walk in and get what Cristiano Ronaldo has? Think again. Matching your haircut to your facial contours matters. Here's a guide to getting it right.

How To Talk Barber

Ever wondered what a “number two” or a “taper” meant? Here, a few key terms you should know to get just the cut you want.


For short cuts, where the sides and back meet seamlessly with the top. Starts as quite short at the base of the neck, then gradually lengthens while going upward to the temple.

Number One

Refers to the clipper grade, or how short you want the barber to go. The lower the number, the more cropped the cut (ours go from four to zero).

A little off the top

Another way of saying “just a trim.” Bear in mind that said trim will be relative to the rest of your hair’s length. Applies to shorter cuts.


A technique used to leave the top of the hair thicker and more layered, rather than flat and thinned out.


This is the back of your neck, and the hairline there should always be kept tidy, whether that means a defined hairline or natural fade.


Also known as bangs, this is that bit of lengthy hair that grows over the forehead, effectively covering it. Fringes are usually swept to one side.


A technique in which a barber cuts hair such that it appears more voluminous, and layered (hence the term). Our barbers do this by employing impeccable work with their scissors.


The space behind your ears where your hairline forms an upward curve. This part should be kept as natural as possible — not too high, not too low.


A taper leaves no visible hair lines at the nape, only a gradual fade that goes from cropped at the top to barely visible at the bottom of your nape.


When the top of your hair is starkly contrasted by the sides and back via a clear line rather than a fade, we call this a “disconnection.”


“Choppy” refers to a desired texture, which, when achieved, resembles a nonchalant, messy look.


Your crown is at the top of your head and near the back, where your hair growth starts out as a slight swirl.