Grooming our city one kid at a time

Free cuts for kids 12 years of age and under every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday until Monday, September 29th, 2014. We didn’t cut as many kids in Toronto as we wanted to so we are extending it to the entire month of September! 

With the up coming school year, Onyx Barbers is on a mission. Now before I get into the details, I’ll have you know that the following information will be shocking to all of you but has always been apart of our business. The idea is free. Not the idea itself but the movement. To give something for nothing.

Free has been apart of Onyx Barbers for a long time. Free gift bags and cheers for new customers. Free cuts on your birthday. Free cuts on customer appreciation days. Free Sundays back in the summer of 2003, and now our biggest gift of all. Are you ready for this? Free cuts for kids 12 year of age and under every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday in September. 

Free back to school kid's cuts at Onyx Barbers

Free back to school kid’s cuts at Onyx Barbers every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday throughout September

That’s right! We want to make you smile right in time for back to school. Back in 2001 we cut for charity in a Brampton recreation centre and I’ll never forget the feeling of appreciation we received. Since then we’ve been addicted to giving and it’s time we scratch that itch in a big way! We know that a difference can be made in our city if we could cut every kid’s hair for free. Just imagine an entire generation of kids with a higher sense of self, self esteem and pride in grooming with that financial burden lifted off of the family. We are venturing to start this trend as of Monday August 18th and Wednesday, August 20th. Bring your kids in and send them to school feeling and looking fresh, the cost is on us! We need to take care of the youth. Let’s groom our city one kid at a time.

Proper government issued id (birth certificate) must be presented before the cut for each child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. 

Peace and hair grease.

What’s your number?

What’s your Number? What do you think of when someone asks you…”what’s your number?” I know what you’re thinking, but we at Onyx Barbers are about to give that question a new meaning. In the week leading up to and after Caribana, you will see Onyx Barbers wearing t-shirts with the question, ‘What’s your number?’

The “What’s you number” movement started from confusion; confusion between the barbers and customers over the level of the clip used to cut their hair. How many times have you gotten a haircut just the way you liked it;  with a number 2 clip as explained by the barber, but you don’t have to think about it until 2 weeks later? You may have forgotten the specifics,  meanwhile your favorite barber is also a favorite to many others and he also has forgotten your level and both of you go through the same old song and dance.

“What level do you want?”

“Huh, umm, I think I got a number 2 or maybe 1.5 last time?”

See what I mean. What’s your number is an initiative to help the barber and customer relationship. We intend to make it easier for you to remember your number and to become more familiar with the barber language. So the next time that you visit us and see your favorite barber wearing the shirt or you see one of our street teams outside,  you can join in on the fun and let them know…what’s your number?

Peace and hair grease

Month of Change

The month of August in Toronto is always exciting with activities and different events as each weekend roles by. The Scotiabank Caribbean Festival, or to all the regulars “Caribana”, kicks off the first week followed by many parties and functions celebrating both Jamaica and Trinidad’s 50th year of independence. Don’t forget the heat waves! We are sure to have some more with the summer we’ve had so far. To add to the excitement of the month of August, we at Onyx Barbers are gearing up for some changes as well. Read More