Brian is the proprietor of the shop. He served an apprenticeship in traditional barbering at the Waldorf Barbershop in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland. He has worked as a barber in both Europe and North America, and has travelled throughout the United States to teach his craft. His true passion is education and passing along the traditions of barbering through the Apprenticeship and Guest Barber programs.
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.
Shop Manager (Brockton)
Enjoy a visit to the Nite Owl for a precision haircut or a relaxing hot towel shave with Jill, the Shop Manager. She's originally from the Prairies, but is very much a Torontonian at heart, and has lived here for 10 years. In a former life, Jill was an English teacher, a yoga instructor, and a competitive volleyball player. Essential skills, you could argue, which help her hold her own in the barbershop. When you sit in Jill's chair, you will know you are in good hands.
Shop Manager (Junction)
Mike is a Senior Barber at the Nite Owl. Before serving an apprenticeship at the shop, he was an accomplished hairstylist and had competed at international hair competitions. He has travelled abroad with his craft as a Guest Barber on different occasions.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Jesse is a Senior Barber at the Shop, and is a longtime resident of Long Branch where the original Nite Owl is located. Before working behind the chair, Jesse was probably the most frequent customer of the shop: it was his obsession to keep his iconic hairstyle as high and tight as possible. Jesse has lived, he's got some crazy stories to tell you. Before becoming a barber he worked in school kitchens but couldn't stand the heat. He's a mean skateboarder, and with his signature skateboarding moves you could mistake him for a teenager. Ask him about his collection of deadstock socks (actually!) and beer merchandise.
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Roman is something of a prodigy. He first started coming to the Nite Owl when he was 12 years old, and shortly after expressed a desire to become a barber. Despite his young years, he has learnt the skill of the straight razor shave, and is well on his way to becoming the youngest professional barber in the country. In his spare times he attends a local high school, and is one of the fastest long distance runners in the province.
Dylan is a special advisor to the Nite Owl. You will often find him in his office at the back of the Brockton shop. He is a conduit between the shop and the community. He takes care of a myriad of details in the background, which allows the barbers to focus on doing what they love. In his night life, he is one half of the Patchouli Brothers, Disco DJs who have a hit party called Beam Me Up.