Garrisons By The Park Barbershop

Garrison's on Jarvis

63 Jarvis Street Map
Mon 10:00am – 7:00pm
Tue - Sat 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sun 11:00am – 6:00pm
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Garrison’s on Niagara

Mon-Fri: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun: Closed
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Finding Your Adult Hair Cut

Great style isn't born - it's cultivated with experience, inspiration and a good barber that knows what the hell they are doing. Eshan Shah from style site, Mr. Cavalier visited Garrison's for great advice and an even better cut from our very own Brayden Simpson.

Wether you have just graduated from high school or wading in debt after 8 years chasing that unicorn PhD, its time to man up and get a cut that shows the world that you are ready – well – for the real world.  Style Aficionado, Mr. Cavaliere, brought in one of his team members and recent graduate, Eshan Shah,  to get him schooled on finding the right cut to suit his face, style, and lifestyle.

Senior Barber, Brayden Simpson took him through an in-depth consultation, working with him to understand how to work with his hair and not against it, and most importantly, how to keep it looking sharp after he leaves the barber chair and left to fend for himself.

Check out the full article on Mr. Cavaliere.

Are you looking to up your hair game? Do you have a product resistant cowlick that is doing you no favours? Tired of that “high and tight” that you have been rocking for a couple years now?  Sounds like it’s time to book with any one of our barbers to help you find your own style.

See you in the Shop!



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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.