Two weeks ago, we asked you about barber shops in Kingston and the results showed a fairly close race. Those who commented shared stories of kindness, generosity and great conversations while in the chair. These stories are what keep us going back to the same place week after week or month after month. Growing up in Hamilton, I was very committed to my hair salon. I had my very first cut there and it wasn’t until I moved to Kingston to attend Queen’s that I finally had to visit a different salon. I think many of us share this custom of returning to the same salon or barber shop, much like we do with our doctors and dentists. We develop a relationship with these people and the more they know us, the better job they can do providing us with care, or in this case, giving us a great haircut. I still have yet to fully commit in Kingston, not because there aren’t fantastic shops and stylists to chose from, but just because that bond is a hard one to break! (yep, been here over 10 years and I still stop in at my old haunt when I’m home for a weekend). This week we want to know:
Which downtown Kingston salon do you prefer?
- James Brett (30%, 28 Votes)
- Echo (28%, 26 Votes)
- Luce (13%, 12 Votes)
- Envy (10%, 9 Votes)
- F.A.B. (10%, 9 Votes)
- Diva (9%, 8 Votes)
- Lulu's (0%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 93
At some point I recall someone telling me that Kingston has the most hair salons/barber shops per capita in Canada. How one acquires this information and how accurate it is is unknown to me but I can see how that assumption could be made. Walking along Princess Street downtown, you’ll pass over a dozen of these types of establishments. Naturally, this makes it pretty much impossible for us to include everyone in this week’s poll so I’ve decided to stick with downtown establishments simply because they are most familiar to me personally. If your favourite place isn’t listed, please tell us about them. Who do you visit on a regular basis and what is it that keeps you coming back? Maybe you have great conversations with your stylist or perhaps you’re a sucker for a relaxing head massage while they wash your hair. Show your salon and/or stylist some love in the comment section below.
Thanks to JamesDPhotography for today’s pic.