By Caitlyn Holroyd
My approach to getting a haircut has always been of the carefree variety; stylist gets free reign of my hair and I almost always like it. My boyfriend on the other hand is far more of a drama queen (sorry, hun).
The buildup to his haircuts is always a month-long process. First comes the contemplating and scouring of men’s magazines for that perfect cut and even when he finds one he likes, he’s always insistent that it won’t look good on him. Next comes another week or two of finding excuses why he can’t get his haircut this week. When the day finally comes and the deed is done, he’s never satisfied and his hair disappears beneath a hat for the next few weeks until it’s grown out to his liking.
Fast-forward to last week and it’s about that time again – me coincidentally receiving an invite to a Facebook group for the new Crow’s Nest Barbershop opening up in Kensington Market. Maybe it was the young Fonzie look-alike in the photos section or the line “Pomps, Fades & Straight Razor Shaves”, but I was totally sold. I insisted my boyfriend go and after a week of hemming and hawing, he complied.
Yesterday marked the big day and as I braced for the typical reaction, I instead received an enthusiastic text reading, “Caitlyn, I am sold. That place is amazing.” Turns out, my boyfriend had the kind of experience a haircut-phobic man only dreams of: fulfilling conversations over a free tallboy of PBR, a straight-razor shave, and a decent price tag of $25 (half what he was previously paying).
If this place can please a man such as mine, there’s no telling what it will do for the far less picky men out there.
Crow’s Nest Barbershop
35 Kensington Ave.