Dave – Shop Manager
Dave is a former Iron Worker who learned to use a straight razor and followed a passion for barbering. He trained formally and competed in hair competitions internationally before finishing off his training at the Nite Owl. His imposing stature belies his gentle touch and incredible finesse at executing each haircut and each hot towel shave.
“Me, I don't talk much… I just cut the hair” - a quote from the 1940s barber in the Coen Bros movie The Man Who Wasn't There. Brian is the proprietor of the shop. He served an apprenticeship in traditional barbering at the Waldorf Barbershop in Dublin, Ireland.
Mike is a Senior Barber at the Nite Owl. Before serving an apprenticeship at the shop, he was an accomplished hairstylist and had completed at international hair competitions. He has travelled abroad with his craft as a Guest Barber on different occasions.
Lauren is a Senior Barber at the Nite Owl. She completed barber school in the States and has years of experience under her belt in traditional barbering. She joins us from Milwaukee, USA.
Enjoy a visit to the Nite Owl with Waylon who completed his apprenticeship here at the shop, and is now a Senior Barber. Waylon knows his way around Cental Texas-style Barbecue and was a patron at the shop before swapping his chef's knife for a straight razor. Waylon's got a brother named Pablo and an uncle named Tex. I guess you could say good names run in the family.
Vincent is from Long Branch. He learned his craft from scratch at the Nite Owl under the close direction of the shop proprietor. He has developed an excellent reputation for offering world class hot towel shaves. He is a trained theatrical actor and recently was the subject of a documentary filmed at the shop about shoeshiners around the world.
Dan is a Senior Barber at the Nite Owl Barber Shop. He was born in Canada but grew up in Ireland where he first found an interest in traditional barbering and started helping out at a local shop. After he moved back to Toronto, he started and completed an apprenticeship at the Nite Owl under the direction of the Shop Proprietor.
Jara is a Senior Barber at the Nite Owl. He is originally from Germany. He completed his apprenticeship from scratch under the direction of the shop proprietor.
Enjoy a visit to the Nite Owl for a haircut or a hot towel shave with Steph, who apprenticed from scratch at the shop. Hailing originally from Guelph, Steph likes to rock climb and often rock out in the shop! She went to OCAD and has a keen artistic sensibility and appreciation for the historical integrity of the shop.
• APPRENTICE MEANS THEY ARE LEARNING •
Jill is our Apprentice Barber. While she is apprenticing and learning the ropes at the barbershop, she will be offering a shoe shine service for patrons. By booking with an Apprentice Barber you are supporting a person who is learning and honing their craft.
Enjoy a visit to the Nite Owl for a haircut or a hot towel shave with Antony, who completed his apprenticeship here at the Nite Owl. Before joining the crew, Antony was a long time patron at the shop. In his spare time, he keeps fit, listens to Outlaw Country more than occasionally, and is a pretty competitive bowler.
Nate joins us from San Luis Obispo, CA. A California native, Nate travelled and pursued photography before completing barber school and becoming a California State licensed barber. He completed a tour at the Nite Owl as a Guest Barber before returning to the shop as Senior Barber. You will not mistake him when you see him driving around the city in his '47 Chevy Stylemaster.
• APPRENTICE MEANS THEY ARE LEARNING •
Enjoy a visit to the Nite Owl for a haircut or a hot towel shave with Jesse, our Apprentice Barber. While he is apprenticing he will be charging a reduced rate. By booking with an Apprentice Barber you are supporting a person who is learning and honing their craft.