Amy Winehouse circa 2003

Wednesday July 23rd will mark the third anniversary of the day the world lost the talented Amy Winehouse. Let’s take you back to circa 2003.

Back in the summer 2003 a then little known jazz artist from London-town came to Toronto to do her first Canadian interview. Fitting her personality, oddly enough, she wanted it done in a barbershop and we were happy to oblige. Here at Onyx we thought it would be interesting to dig deep in the archives and let all of you see this video.

Feed the Deed

Pay it forward was a movie that came out in 2000 and if you didn’t see it, it was about a little boy that came up with the idea for a school project to do something nice for 3 people, who would in return do something nice for 3 other people. He believed eventually the niece deeds will touch the whole world. It was a brilliant idea. So since then different forms of paying it forward have popped up and I just a think it’s a beautiful concept.

A few months ago people were astonished to find out that their morning coffee had been already covered. It spread like wildflowers, people were randomly prepaying for hundreds of Timmys special brew….annonomously. I remember watching the morning news surprised to see what a free cup of coffee did for people.Unless you’ve never experienced it nothing feels better than helping someone else especially a stranger. The feeling is magical. Because social media is so huge right now doing good deeds have spread in the form of a video. People posting deeds of various types and sharing with friends. I like this, I think it helps to spread the word faster. Kindness for your fellow man overall.

A regular customer came into the shop about 2 weeks ago and paid for all the haircuts of the customers that were presently getting their hair cut, in the name of Feed the Deed by Kindness Counts. He filmed himself , nominated three friends and posted it to Facebook . Those three people who also have to go out within 24 hours and do a good deed also filming themselves for the charity. He had previously been nominated and that’s when he thought of using Onyx Barbers in his deed. And we were more than happy to be a part of the good deed. Here is a video of some of the customers reactions.


Peace and hair grease

Lights, Camera & Action

If you’ve ever been to the shop you’ve seen us filming and recording cuts and special events so you know we’re comfortable with cameras. We therefore have tons of footage.  Check out a little something we put together on our YouTube page.

We offer more that a cut here at ONYX Barbers. Some of our value added services include:

  1. Entertaining characters; we’ve got that!
  2. Characters with interesting personal lives outside of the show; we’ve got that!
  3. A wide range of personalities with unique opinions appealing to a wide audience; we’ve got that!
  4. A depth of topics for captivating conversations; we’ve got that!

Pease & hair grease

ONYX Barbers: The Challenge

This latest video represents one of our many bets we challenge each other with everyday. It also coincides with the arrival of Dr. J this Thursday, April 19th for his first of many information sessions. The first topic is general health and I hope you all are here.

SPECIAL DEAL — Mention ‘Green grapes, yellow apples’ with your next visit to Onyx Barbers by Sunday, April 22nd and receive an exclusive discount on your Full Hair Cut. Deal only applicable to Full Hair Cut service. Exclusive of other deals and promotions.

Ball so Hard

On the 10th Anniversary, ONYX Barbers turned a new chapter and so did Tomasi!

SPECIAL DEAL – Mention ‘Ball So Hard’ with your next visit to Onyx Barbers by Sunday, April 15th and receive an exclusive discount on your Full Hair Cut. Deal only applicable to Full Hair Cut service. Exclusive of other deals and promotions.

ONYX Barbers Camera – Sinai Birth

 

The first of many videos have arrived. Short videos, skits, anecdotes and blurbs will be waiting here for your feedback and amusement. Check in on a weekly basis for contest and discount details attached to each video.

This first one is Kirk talking about the birth of his second child at Mount Sinai hospital and how it almost never happened.

SPECIAL DEAL – Mention ‘Mount Sinai’ with your next visit to Onyx Barbers by Monday, March 26th and receive an exclusive discount on your Full Hair Cut. Deal only applicable to Full Hair Cut service. Exclusive of other deals and promotions.