Crows Nest isn’t just a throwback barbershop. Crows Nest isn’t just an aesthetic steeped in tattoos, motorcycles, quality fades and memories of days long past.

To the uninitiated, sure, Crows Nest Barbershop is all of those things. But more specifically, Crows Nest is also Toronto’s best barbershop according to blogTO readers, which, let’s not kid ourselves, means it is the best. And with a small explosion of nascent barber shops that now dot this fair city, that’s no easy feat. Part of it is homage to a once-dying trade that is back on its feet.

Having opened in 2010 by Jon Roth in a compact basement in Kensington, Crows Nest seemed to explode on impact building a vast and loyal clientele through word-of-mouth in its first year. And to see proof of Crows Nest’s demand today, just walk in on any Saturday or Sunday to witness the overflow of young gents leafing through men’s magazines and shooting the shit, waiting up to a couple hours to get a fade or straight razor shave.

Read the rest of the profile here on blogTO.

—RYAN BOLTON

Written by Ryan Bolton

Ryan is a Toronto-based writer and photographer that likes to break the rules. His work has taken him around the world to do what he truly loves—storytelling. And drinking cold beer.

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