Kensington Market’s Crows Nest is full of younger folk with an old school approach to the barbershop experience. They specialize in haircuts and straight razor shaving services that are a bit pricier than average but probably worth it considering you’ll be the sharpest fuck at the party.
The term “hipster” gets thrown around a lot – especially in Toronto, and you may hear this Kensington Market barbershop labeled as such a place. I’m not one for labels. All I know is there’s a reason why Crows Nest Barbershop is appointment-only and one of the most popular barbershops in Toronto, with an old school approach to the entire haircutting experience. Far more than just offering flawless haircuts, Crows Nest has an awesome, friendly atmosphere where the barbers know how to specialize in various hairstyles for men as opposed to other Toronto barbershops specializing in fades that only know one style: short. They do take walk-ins, but it’s not recommended and chances are you’ll be getting an apprentice. They have an awesome online booking form that may require a few days in advance to find an available spot.