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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tin Roof...not rusted!

It was the week of family grooming:

We took in our little pupster to get his mid-winter trim at Barkingham Palace. When DH got home from work that day, he realized that he was now the shaggier of the two.

During the summer, he had tried Hair Sensations for a cut, but it did not turn out that well. Our amazing neighbour, who for now I will call JM, suggested a place that he and his own 4 year old have been going for a few years called Tin Roof Hair Grooming Centre. I personally didn't think the place was even open, as I'd passed by at least a hundred times and rarely ever seen anyone inside. But JM swears by them. So DH made the requisite appointment.

For $25, he got what is probably the nicest trim he's had in a long time. Compared to the 40 bills he usually pays at Yonge and Eligible, I think this is a way better deal: save on gas, save on the cut and learn something about the 'hood. Josephine is a chatty Kathy and knows everything about the neighbourhood. He says that he had a really enjoyable conversation about how Danforth has changed over the years.

I was feeling a little "shaggy" myself, so I popped into Sugar Moon on Danforth and had my eyebrows sugared. If you haven't been to this spa for some pampering, I definitely recommend it. Sugaring is much easier on the skin than waxing and for $17, I was in and out in about 15 minutes. Speedy service with a smile!


  1. My husband's been going to Josephine for years and always gets a better cut than at the barber's. And he gets the scoop from her on new restaurants and businesses in the area.

    I usually go to my downtown stylist but have gotten good cuts from Josephine while on mat leave or just for a change.

  2. I've been having my hair done at the Tin Roof since it first opened. I love going there, the atmosphere is pleasant and I have had the best haircuts than ever before - for a substantially more reasonable price than I used to pay downtown.

    There are shutters around the windows, there perhaps to provide privacy so that the whole world isn't watching you have your haircut etc done and also to keep bright sun out. May be you haven't actually approached the door and had may be just done a drive by and thought she wasn't in - my experience has been that Josephine is there during normal business hours and often before and after - as well if I have called for a special arranged time she is quite accomodating and will come in early or stay late.