More
    HomeFashionA Guide to Curly Hair Salons in Toronto

    A Guide to Curly Hair Salons in Toronto


    Photography courtesy of JouJou Hair

    This is Texture Talk, a column that deep dives into the dynamic world of curly hair, from crowns of curls that are free flowing to strands that are tucked away in a protective style.

    By Lauren Knowles

    Date June 24, 2022

    The textured-hair experience is multitudinous. No two heads of curls are the same, and the ways in which they are styled, or can be styled, are infinite. From braiding to balayage, the art of catering to curly hair is intricate and should be handled with care. Naturally then, we find ourselves seeking out hair salons well-versed in the dynamic needs and wants of curly-headed clients. Commencing our search for Canada’s best curly hair salons, we begin with the multicultural homebase of FASHION: Toronto.

    Whether you’re looking to colour your curls or lengthen them with extensions, read on to discover some of the best curly hair salons in Toronto that understand the workings of textured hair.

    inside crown n' glory curly hair salon based in toronto. the chairs are beige and the salon is seen empty with daylight coming through Photography courtesy of Crown N’ Glory

    Specializing in natural hair needs, Crown N’ Glory is Toronto’s Midtown go-to. The salon is run by mother daughter duo, Aisha and Anesia Loobie, whose own expertise in afro-textured hair not only lends itself to the salon’s curly-haired clients, but to the establishment’s curl classes, too. “We offer a variety of classes to haircare professionals of all levels. These classes give in depth training on cutting curly hair, basic braiding techniques, product knowledge and creating a flawless silk press,” says Aisha. Be they curious clients or parents struggling with curly-haired kiddies — come one, come all.

    inside toronto-based salon curl bar. multiple chairs are seen side by side Photography courtesy of Curl Bar

    If you’re in search of a curly cut, an appointment at the Curl Bar for a ‘Deva Cut’ is worth booking. Owner of the salon, Trudie Mulalu, ensures that what you see is what you get with this patented dry-cutting practice. “By cutting the hair dry, in its natural state, stylists are able to cut the curls where they live naturally, and thereby creating a beautiful shape. The stylist sees how each curl will fall and each individual curl is shaped according to where it lives.”

    a collage of photos from toronto curly hair salon hill studio Photography Courtesy of Hill Studio. Graphic by Leo Tapel

    Catering to a variety of curly hair inquiries from cuts to colours, Hill Studio one of our favourite Toronto salons that offers everything you need and a little more. Trained under the wing of leading stylists from New York to Paris, founder Allison Hill brings her worldly styling experience back to Toronto. Hill has since gone on to double the salon as a wellness space for the Black community, developing yoga, breath, mindfulness and anti-Black racism initiatives delivered by Black trauma-informed movement specialists, counsellors and therapists. “There is more than just hair going on here. It’s where creativity and healing meet,” says Hill.

    inside jazma hair salon in toronto. the salon is empty with a brick wall and chair facing a mirror Photography Courtesy of Jazma Hair

    Though we’ve witnessed the meteoric rise of the natural hair movement, there is no shame in the relaxing game when done professionally. Created by salon founder Asha McLeod, Jazma Hair offers a signature Wash & Wear relaxing procedure that’s not your average. “Wash and wear relaxer is the technique and process of working with your hair’s natural texture to achieve more softness, versatility and manageability. The curl releasing agent defines and enhances its natural beauty,” a salon representative says. While they reveal the demand for traditional relaxers have decreased, this texture release treatment has become the desired alternative for those seeking a looser curl pattern. Black Hair Care MasterClasses, an education program developed by Jazma, are also offered to professional hairstylists here.

    Janet Jackson and Marci Len pose inside one of the most popular curly hair salons in toronto, JouJou Hair studio. one woman sits on a chair while the other stands behind her Janet Jackson and Marci Len. Photography courtesy of JouJou Hair Studio

    Share stylists with the stars, from Tracy Moore and Marci Ien to Sasha Exeter and Keshia Chanté, at local celebrity hair hotspot, JouJou Hair Studio. Owned by L’Oréal Paris Canada hair expert Janet Jackson, this hair parlour is glowing with accolades, including ByBlacks People’s Choice Awards – Best Beauty Salon and the Black Canadian Awards – Best Beauty Destination. Welcoming each new client with a thorough hair consultation, JouJou Hair Studio prioritizes haircare first — and then their diverse-talent team perfects hairstyles from braids to colour transformations to silk presses.

    inside shebeenhair studio in toronto Photography courtesy of SheBeenHair Studio

    If you’ve ever admired etalk co-anchor Tyrone Edwards’ signature locs, then you’d be admiring the work of Nakisha Straker, owner and lead stylist at SheBeenHair Studio. Since styling Edwards, Straker has seen an influx of male clients including pop-R&B singer Miguel and rapper Waka Flocka Flame. However, Straker’s expertise is not limited to locs. “I pride myself to be a master in textures, as I cater to a clientele of all ethnicities, creeds and races,” she says of her impressive ability to tackle many different styles, colours and cuts.

    inside Kuhl.er Bar curly hair salon in Toronto. the salon is seen empty with two chairs by hair washing stations Photography courtesy of Kuhl.er Bar

    At the Kuhl.er Bar, flawless wig installations and top quality extensions are the main attraction. “Wigs and extensions are an excellent option for our clients to switch up their look without causing damage to their natural hair,” shares the salon. Owner and lead stylist Cree Barrocks creates custom hair colours, while wig specialist Jae R seamlessly blends wig hairlines with every skin tone, and braids and extension specialist Patricia Lee formulates personalized install methods to suit each client’s hairline and density.

    inside toronto curly hair salon urban curls. the salon is empty with two chairs in front of mirrors Photography courtesy of UrbanCurls

    Though colouring curls can be daunting, the team at UrbanCurls boutique is well equipped to colour all curls and coils. Here, stylists use a “curl colour fusion” technique, expert Keina Morgan tells us. “This is a form of using highlights and balayage to create a highlight and lowlight effect that helps to give amazing blending in super coily textures.” For lasting strength, the process is sealed with luxurious Olaplex and colour lock treatments. The best part: each client receives a take-home guide noting products used during the service, best future practices and curated product recommendations.

    Photography courtesy of Ziba Style Bar. Graphic by Leo Tapel

    Modern aesthetics and fresh design elements welcome guests to Ziba Style Bar. With a focus on “inclusivity over niche,” stylists are versed in all hair textures and reflect the multicultural diversity of Toronto, says Founder Solange Ashoori. Since Ashoori launched an Ontario petition in 2020 to mandate textured hair education in beauty schools, she tells FASHION it has received over 11,000 signatures with more to come on the movement. “It’s clear the demand is there,” she says. Though the ministry hasn’t been responsive, Ashoori says she has had help from local politicians, organizations and businesses.

    Photography courtesy of Zoma Beauty Salon

    Zoma Beauty Salon owner Elizabhet Kiffle and her go-to assistant Ester both boast expertise in all types of curls, and are well-versed in doing an array of textured hairstyles, from sleek blow-outs to locs. But the salon’s true specialty is braids, and, on any given day, you can spot both men and women sitting in the shop getting their hair washed and plaited. “I grew up in braids,” expresses Elizabhet, going on to explain that in her home country of Ethiopia, plaits play a heavily ingrained role in the culture. Just turn to the striking portraits and artwork dotted all over the colourful salon and you’ll come to learn about the significance different braided hairstyles hold in various Ethiopian tribes and groups.

    Read The Full Article Here

    RELATED ARTICLES
    - Advertisment -

    Most Popular

    TikTok’s Ophelia Nichols Discusses ‘Hardest Moment’ 1 Month After Son’s
    Teddi Mellencamp Reads Meghan King Her Ex Jim’s ‘Cringe’ Wedding
    The Second Child Is Welcomed By Khloe Kardashian And Tristan
    Natalie Portman and Christian Bale Reveal Surprising Thor: Love and
    Book Club 2: Focus Features Sets 2023 Release Date for
    The Lie ending explained: stars Joey King and Peters Saarsgard on
    ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm Shot a Larry Death Scene
    Married at First Sight Australia’s Selina brutally dumped by husband
    Naagin 4 Today Full Episode – Upcoming Twist
    Yellowjackets Season 2: Lauren Ambrose to Play Adult Vanessa!
    NAVY LOG U.S. NAVY TELEVISION SHOW DESTROYER HOLLISTER 78204
    Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin Review: A Trip to Rosewood
    How to Get Tickets to the “Trinity of Terror” Tour
    Amaarae and Tems Share New Songs on Black Panther: Wakanda
    Arctic Monkeys play first show since 2019 in Istanbul: Video
    Billboard Expands in Asia With Launch of Billboard China
    Kim Greer Guests on The Happy Hour Podcast Friday June 17th, 2022 7 PM EST/ 4 PM PST On YouTube Live
    Beacon Audiobooks Releases “NFL 1970” Written By Author Ian S. Kahanowitz
    Beacon Audiobooks Releases “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far” By Author Mary Ellen Bramwell
    Beacon Audiobooks Releases “The Things In Heaven and Earth” By Author Michael Scott Hopkins
    4 Cool Ways to Style a Blazer and Trousers This
    A Guide to Curly Hair Salons in Montreal
    Maggie Rogers Surrenders to ‘Feral Joy’
    The 25 Best Nordstrom Shoes You’ll Love Wearing This Summer
    New ‘Halloween’ 4K UHD Set Comes With ‘Ressurection,’ ‘H20’ and
    THE MUSIC NEVER STOPS
    25 Hidden Gem Horror Movies on Prime Video You (Probably)
    ‘The Eyes Below’ Trailer: Something Evil Lurks Between The Sheets