Globe Style
 

July 5, 2020

 

This week, we chatted with barbers in Toronto to explore how haircuts can symbolize a (hopeful) return to normalcy. We also talk about beauty brands that develop their own homegrown skin care ingredients and the importance of hair protectors, especially for those addicted to heat styling their manes. And for those still working on their quarantine home renovations, we discuss how home improvement spending habits are changing due to the financial and physical distancing impacts of COVID-19. For more, follow us on Instagram @globestyle. Claire Porter Robbins

 
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Haircuts bring a sense of normalcy back to a year that’s been anything but normal
 

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Haircuts bring a sense of normalcy back to a year that’s been anything but normal
 

Yader Guzman

For most guys, going four months without a cut isn’t normal. But then the last four months have been anything but normal. For Tony Sadiku and Andre Woodcock of Toronto’s Queen West Barbers, entering Phase 2 of Toronto’s reopening is a welcome relief. The pair missed the chance to celebrate their business’s two-year anniversary when they were forced to shut down, and plans to open a second shop in May were put on hold, though their bills weren’t – they have been paying rent for that second location since February.

 
Sadiku says they could not have hung on for much longer and are happy to be open again to see their clients. “We’re really close with the neighbourhood here; everyone feels like they’re part of the shop. My customers have all been really, really supportive.”

 
 
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Pretty Ugly: New book explores the science behind our personal tastes
 

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  Pretty Ugly: New book explores the science behind our personal tastes
 

Kate Taylor

 
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What to wear
 
Innovators in the Canadian textile world are building a new model for clothing production
 

Emily Neill

Innovators in the Canadian textile world are building a new model for clothing production
 

Kat Tancock

 
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Beauty tips
 
What is a hair protector and how do I use it?
 

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  What is a hair protector and how do I use it?
 

Caitlin Agnew

 
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Gardening
 
Climate change keeps changing the game for home gardeners
 

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  Climate change keeps changing the game for home gardeners
 

Dean Fosdick

 
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Design & decor
 
Renovation and home-improvement spending booms as COVID-19 changes consumer habits
 

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Renovation and home-improvement spending booms as COVID-19 changes consumer habits
 

SAIRA PEESKER

 
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I’ve grown my first beard while working from home. How do I maintain it?
 

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  I’ve grown my first beard while working from home. How do I maintain it?
 

Caitlin Agnew

 
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