QUINN WEST (Pictured above)
Owner Former freelancer Erica Quinn.
Quinn West looks like a welcoming ’70s-era living room. “There’s good music and a cup of tea,” she says. “It’s not the kind of place where you feel like you have to do your makeup before coming.” The decor is mid-century modern in orange, yellow, and brown. Like one of the pieces? It might be for sale—the salon doubles as a mini vintage store. Throwback dos are favourites, including a Mad Men–esque cut called The Boyfriend and a Boardwalk Empire–inspired style called The Hero.
1479 Queen St. W., 416-588-7846.
DAY AND NIGHT
Owner John Steinberg and Associates–vet Chanel Croker.
“I felt that there was room in Toronto for a salon that reflects current fashion and music,” says Croker. “Timing is so important—catching the right hair cut or colour at the right moment.” At the moment, Croker’s liking mod-ish haircuts, undercuts, and candy hues. During the evening, the all-white, Clockwork Orange–like space hosts see-and-be-seen cultural events.
1389 Dundas St. W., 647-351-6483.
LEBEL & CROWE
Owners Emily Lebel and Jesse Crowe, previously of Grateful Head.
Located alongside the Eyelove brow bar, this cozy salon has just two chairs—one for each owner. “We provide high-end services, without bravado or attitude,” says Lebel. “Everyone is welcome.” Men’s cuts, short women’s styles, album-cover coifs, and over-the-top night-on-the-town hair are specialties.
793 Queen St. W., 647-349-1884.