No more bad hair days with these Toronto hair stylists

Your hairstyle is an extension of your personality and speaks volumes before you’ve actually said a word. From a versatile, everyday cut to a lavish treatment for a special event, these Toronto hair stylists can help you to make that great first impression.

The Loft Toronto

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663 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1E6

Sylvie Prud’homme. Sylvie started off in the fine arts before making the switch to hair and is now the co-owner of this hip Toronto salon. Once she changed careers in the early 2000s, her skills quickly earned notice. It helped that one of her early mentors was Vidal Sassoon, arguably the world’s most respected and recognized name in hairstyling. Politicians, actors, singers and TV producers have her on speed dial.

Salon Daniel Spa Yorkville

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83 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C1

Daniel Fiorio. He grew up in France, soaking in the stylish fashions around him and bringing that influence to Toronto. The man takes haircutting and styling to a whole new level by treating it as an art form instead of a job, and his skill hasn’t gone unnoticed. He’s worked with the likes of the Barenaked Ladies, Marilyn Denis, Sarah Polley, Cindy Lauper and other celebrities, while continuing to serve his local fan base.

Fuss Hair Studio

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1022 Gerrard E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Z5

Kristin Rankin and Stacey Lipstein. The co-owners of Fuss are among the best hair stylists in the city because they offer the whole package: skill, personable service and affordable prices. It’s rare to find a hair salon where you can get a million-dollar hairstyle and not empty your wallet, but this Leslieville shop is it. The interior is gorgeously decorated, too, with an exposed brick wall, ornately framed mirrors and a dark, cozy colour scheme.

Grateful Head

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1594 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6K 1T8

Lysa Fina and Stacy Stray. These shop owners/stylists came up with the name for their salon over a drink, and decided to roll with it. Since 2006, they’ve been one of the most formidable haircutting and styling duos in Toronto and have either won or been finalists in major hair award categories every year since ’07. They’ve decorated their salon in a goth-rock look that reflects their avant-garde attitude, and it suits them.

Parlour

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6 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7

Tyler Moore and Franz David. When you need a cutting edge hairstyle, there’s a place in the city that’ll give you the look of your dreams. Tyler and Franz, both of whom wanted to offer Torontonians great cuts for reasonable prices, opened Parlour in 2009. They focus on using eco-friendly products, donate trimmed tresses to Matter of Trust and charge men and women equally. Plus, Adam Lambert is a fan – need we say more?

Hair By David

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477 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3E7

David Newman. This UK-trained hairstylist has received recognition for his skills with scissors, here and abroad. In addition to running his Toronto salon, he often returns to England to serve clients there. His regular travels help to keep him on top of the latest Euro trends and transfer those styles to his customers here. David’s award-winning work put him on the map as the 2002 Colors by Schwarzkopf National Champion.

Figaro Hair Beauty Salon

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547 Wilson Heights Blvd, North York, ON M3H 2V7

Elena. She’s won too many awards to list here, travelling all over the globe to take part in competitions with the world’s best. Once you book an appointment with her, she’ll give you the full treatment: a chat to learn what you want to do with your hair, the level of maintenance you’re willing to perform and all the steps in between. There’s no challenge too great for Elena, even if you think your hair is beyond help.

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