; Male Grooming is Booming at Taylor and Colt's BarberSpa

Male Grooming is Booming at Taylor and Colt's BarberSpa


Sep 03, 2013

Men are tired of horrible haircuts, rushed appointments and loud, crying kids disrupting what should be a relaxing escape from the pressures of everyday life.

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You won’t find any of these annoyances at Taylor & Colt BarberSpa’s flagship location in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, which has been delivering one-of-a-kind grooming and spa services to men since its grand opening eight months ago.

“Most men are going to unisex salons where they feel awkward and don’t get the high-quality service, comfort and convenience they deserve,” says Doug Warren, director of franchising for Taylor & Colt. “The response from clients since Taylor & Colt opened in the Royal Bank Plaza earlier this year has really affirmed that men love being pampered and indulged.”

The barberspa combines an old-English barbershop vibe — especially since it has revived the dying art of the straight razor shave — with spa services like laser hair removal, teeth whitening and registered massage therapy (which will soon be added to the company’s offerings). Modern amenities, a complimentary espresso bar, daily business newspapers and a TV monitors tuned to financial news add to the relaxing and masculine ambiance. Salon-professional products are available for purchase, letting men easily recreate their salon look at home.

“By offering such a wide variety of services, Taylor & Colt is catering to the guy that considers his appearance to be a key component of a healthy lifestyle,” Warren says. “Taylor & Colt is a one-stop-grooming-shop made by men for men.”

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Even BeTheBoss.ca has noticed concept’s niche targeting and “upscale service at reasonable prices,” specifically naming the Taylor & Colt as a salon gaining traction in the marketplace right now. Canada’s male grooming industry, which was worth an estimated $2.9 billion in 2009, is exponentially growing and Taylor & Colt is ready to capitalize on changing consumer preferences with franchising partners in cities across Canada and the United States.

Old has met new at Taylor & Colt — and it’s changing the game one haircut, straight razor shave and laser hair removal appointment at a time.


Taylor & Colt BarberSpa, a division of GS Beauty Group, is a Canadian company proudly owned and operated by Canadian entrepreneurs. It combines the services of a traditional men’s barbershop with the pampering of a spa in an upscale salon environment built for today’s professional man. By purchasing a Taylor & Colt franchise, you’ll be investing in a 25-year-old parent company with a proven record of success in the beauty retailing and salon industry.