Garrisons By The Park Barbershop

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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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Style and Hip Hop with Adam Palmer of Popp Rok

Adam Palmer of Popp Rok  is orchestrating some of the most recognizable music videos in pop culture.  Garrison's got together with Adam and style blogger Jonathan Cavaliere for some barbershop talk about his hair, his style and his work. 


Unquestionable style, the perfect pooch, and a job that we can only dream of having.  This perfect hat trick goes to Adam Palmer, Head of Production at Popp Rok  where he is orchestrating some of the most recognizable music videos in pop culture today.

Adam has been a Garrison’s client for years, working with Master Barber,  Alex Berry to evolve his hair as he has explored his own personal style.  “As I played around with the length of my hair, Alex always found a way to take my ideas and and translate them for my look.  I came in as a walk-in and he knew exactly what I wanted without me explaining it. ”

When asked what he looks for in a cut, the answer was at the ready.  “I want something clean and crisp – something that gets noticed when you get a cut.  It always feels nice when people notice you got a trim, even if they don’t know what is different.”       

“We are going pretty short with Adam’s hair now,” says Berry. “I would say it’s a high and tight brush cut with some length left on top.  I used Layrite Matte Pomade. It’s a relatively light cream that adds texture and hold but still leaves his hair feeling natural and not waxy.”

We wondered what keeps Adam coming back to Alex and Garrisons? “Outside of a great cut, he’s more than my barber, he’s become a good friend. Every two weeks we chat about everything from our personal challenges, to work stuff and often just dumb shit we can have a laugh about. It’s a an occasion I look forward to.”

Read the full article on Mr. Cavaliere.


Products to achieve this look:

Layrite Natural Matte Cream

Triumph & Disaster, Fibre Royal Pomade




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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.