Garrisons By The Park Barbershop

Garrison’s on Niagara

Our flagship shop, complete with eight chairs.
254 Niagara Street Map
Mon-Wed: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Thu, Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
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
Tue - Sat: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sun-Mon: Closed
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Garrison’s on Niagara

Our flagship shop, complete with eight chairs.
254 Niagara Street Map
Mon-Wed: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Thu, Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sun: Closed
Book Now

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
Tue - Sat: 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sun-Mon: Closed
Book Now

Our Team

Every great haircut that leaves our shops starts with these people right here. It’s that simple. These are our soldiers who sweat blood to keep Torontonian men handsome, without whom we’d still be an idea, and not a reality. Our barbers work hard for you, so take a minute or two to get to know them.

Jourdan

This west coast now Toronto barber-stylist is a laidback, jack of all trades and can handle anything you’ve got wether it’s scissor cuts, curly hair or a bald fade.  Loves a good convo so save your stories for him.

Patrick

Patrick, a personal trainer turned barber who’s been a licensed pro in the industry for over 10 years. Skilled with scissor and clipper work, no cut is outside of this veteran’s wheelhouse. Patrick’s other hobbies include health, sustainable living and beer!

Ashley

A Port Hope girl with big dreams! She originally wanted to do hair/makeup for films but after hair school she fell in love with the craft and forgot about movies! After 5 years in a salon she has a new passion for barbering!

Miguel

Miguel has always been drawn to creative professions where he can practice artistry in all forms. From cutting hair since he was 16 to his many years as a publishing designer, Miguel is a true pro who will help you look and feel your best.

Amanda

Amanda has been a stylist or 7 years and her love of hair comes from her desire to always be creating, evolving and learning.  If you need help taming or making the best of your wayward curls, Amanda is your barber! Her motto: Have dog – will travel!

Richard

Rich once worked a boring government job that made the creative in him miserable. So he ditched the IT life for the barbering one, enrolling in Aveda’s Toronto Hair Institute before snagging an apprenticeship with us in 2017. He hasn’t looked back since.

Vi

Vi’s got an uncanny ability to take hair trends from the world of fashion then apply them to our clients who hate comfort zones, endowing them with confidence at the same time. She’s also great at making leather accessories, like wallets. Ask her about that.

Josh

Josh honed his skills apprenticing at the renowned Truefitt & Hill barbershop on Bay Street, and he’s been cutting hair for the past six years. So, he’s good. But to get the best out of him, book Josh for a wet shave. With straight razor skills like his, you’ll never want to do it yourself again.

Evan

Fact: This guy’s been cutting lids since he was 14-years-old. And he started out by working in his parents’ garage, charging his friends $10 a cut (plus a beer). Not bad, huh? Don’t play him in golf, though. He may destroy you. Do pick his brain about fashion, he’s a sucker for it.

Drew

A  veteran at our shop, Drew’s not one to talk much, but he doesn’t have to — his impeccable fading and scissor work does all of it for him. Pick his brain about Nintendo games. You might learn a cheat code or two.

Alex

Our Master Barber, Alex cut his teeth at a barbershop-meets-salon in Bradford, Ontario. He then came to Garrison’s not long after we opened in 2011, and he’s been our leader (and beer shotgunning champion) to this day.

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.

Fade

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.

Texturize

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

Nape

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.

Fringe

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.

Layer

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.

Arch

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.

Taper

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.

Disconnected

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

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

Crown

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