- C$20 for a men’s haircut and a Lock Stock & Barrel shampoo (C$46 value)
The barbers at Maverick Studio elevate the haircut to an art form. They start by examining facial features to get the phrenological lay of the land. The aim is to create the experience of getting a bespoke haircut, rather than a pre-fab style. To help, they enlist top-shelf products, such as Eufora Hero shave gel. The shop specializes in precision gentlemen's cuts and facial hair detailing, and clients may supplement with a colour process or hot towel treatment for maximum relaxation.
The attention to detail is apparent in the ambiance as well. Sconces cast honey glow on polished wood accents and modern photography from local artists. And though there's a large TV always broadcasting a game, it feels more like a modern update to the barber shop tradition that dates back hundreds of years, rather than a new-fangled distraction.