Written by Kiante Williams and Jada Parada-Hemmings
We know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from us, but we’re back and better than ever! We’re here to bring you a newly updated list of natural hair stylists and salons in Toronto and the GTA. If you’re ready for change or looking for that fun summer style, check out our list below to support local businesses and continue to uplift our community.
Crown & Glory
Crown N Glory is a leading Natural Hair Studio located in Toronto; They are dedicated to natural hair care and personal hair education. Their team of experts offer the ultimate salon experience with in-depth consultations, one-on-one training services, and a diverse selection of natural and protective styles. Crown N Glory cares about quality service, professionalism, and good vibes at every appointment. If you’re looking to take charge of your crown of hair, check out their Natural Hair Workshops for beginners or attend one of our workshops from our summer program The Mane Event in partnership with Steps Public Art, BBPA and Cultural Hotspot!
Textured Hair Education
TK is a home based stylist and founder of Textured Hair Education. She specialises in natural and textured hair services including cuts and colour. TK offers a variety of natural hair care resources such as: virtual and in-person training, and in-depth consultations. Her long-term goal is to complete a full course library that can be used to build Canada's 1st Textured Hair Curriculum. TK’s work was featured on Global News, The Brandon Gonez Show, BlogTO and many more. Check out Textured Hair Education to learn about how to best care for your hair.
Stylez by Jordy
Jordy is the GTA’s ponytail Queen. Specialising in natural hair, Jordy offers weave, braided styles and her specialty: ponytails. At only 19 years old, Jordy shares an office with her sister, located in Brampton. Check out their instagram’s FAQ for more information on their styling services.
House of Elite
House of Elite is a Toronto based natural hair and extension specialist. Proud curator of the “drench” method, House of Elite is dedicated to helping you build and maintain happy, healthy, and well hydrated curls. They are the owner of Est.30 Collections, a burgeoning human hair business servicing bundles, and custom wigs. House of Elite is committed to well-rounded service, also offering their own Drench hair care products and nail services to give your look the final touch. Check out House of Elite for your special hair styling needs!
Taheshia is a natural Hairstylist offering braided styles, sewin/weaving, invisible cornrow, crochet, rope twist, and hair relaxing. A one woman show, Taheshia is a talented braiding stylist, capable of executing intricate styles and techniques. Book now and get ready to have the chic and unique braided look you’ve always wanted.
Located in Brampton, Afrodisiac Hair specialises in natural hair care and extensions. Owner Tesha Medley executes the silk press with precision, among other services; She creates hand stitched wig units and hair extensions to your liking and suggests targeted hair treatments and colouring services. Tesha never holds on to unhealthy hair while styling, and uses signature products that repair any damage to bring you back on track if you've been slipping. She is booked and busy, so make sure to plan in advance for your spot!
Double A the Stylist
Double A the Stylist specializes in wigs, frontals, and closure installations. Established in 2016, her goal is to bring your hair dream inspo to life because she’s the queen of recreation. From stitch braids to sewins, Double A can do it all. Along with her passion for hair, she is also a member of Creative Costume Designers, bringing her love of beauty and culture to new creative heights.
4tunate Hair is a Toronto based locs, braids and twists, specialist. Located at Yonge and Finch, 4tunate is ready to get you fit with your perfect look. 4nuate offers goddess braids, marley twists, and many more hair styling services. They are as passionate about maintenance as they are about styling; 4tunate offers touch up services so your look can stay fresh for longer. Don’t worry Emperors, there’s room for you too! Hit up 4tunate for men and women’s loc styling.
Renee’s Beauty Bar
If you’ve been struggling to find a one-stop-shop for beauty out east, look no further. Located in Ajax, Renee offers a wide variety of beauty related services. Renee is passionate about curly hair care; next time your curls look like they need that hit of hydration, visit Renee for a hydration treatment to keep your crown shining. From brows and lashes, to natural hair washing and colouring, Renee's Beauty Bar does it all. Check them out below!
Cloud 9 Curls
Located in Scarborough, Cloud 9 Curls cares about your hair health. Passionate about hair education, Owner Zee wants to empower curly hair havers with the knowledge they need to care for their own hair. Cloud 9 Curls specialises in all curly hair textures. If you’re looking for a change, Zee is ready to take your curls to the next level with a fresh cut and fun colour.
TLC Natural Hair
If you have been thinking of joining the locs community, Tresses, Locs, and Coils (TLC) Natural Hair is ready to get you started. Established in 2013, TLC caters to the cultivation, maintenance, and styling of locs. Their goal is to give you an experience, not just an appointment; you can expect punctuality, finesse, and passion with every visit. If you live in or near Toronto, we urge you loc’d kings and queens to hit up TLC.
If you’ve been wanting to get those knee-length braids but haven’t found a stylist you're willing to spend 10+ hours with, we think we can point you in the right direction. Located at Yonge and Eglinton, STT is dedicated to giving you the long luscious look you want – book fast Empresses! STT is booked for the rest of July, and needs 4 weeks notice to give you the look you’ll love. Check out the STT Hair instagram for their braiding hair recommendations.
Tres Beaux is a salon that specialises in locs, loc extensions, and working with natural hair. Tres Beaux is here for loc maintenance; on top of washing, styling, and starting locs, they offer loc repairs and smoothing services. Located at the Shops on Yonge, Tres beaux offers complimentary parking to better serve the York community.
Honourable Mention: Fyne App
The Fyne App - beauty services made easy! Use the app to stay up to date with beauty trends and find inspiration from beauty influencers. You can filter based on style and location, or even create a request with your specific preferences. Try the Fyne app and book appointments with ease!
Written by Kiante Williams and Jada Parada-Hemmings