Palm Sunday


 Palm Sunday (formerly Saloon Salon) is a hair salon located in the Little Italy neighbourhood of Toronto. It's where I've been going for the last few years now to see stylist Kat Marcus. She's amazing. Not only can she do amazing things with hair, she's one of the coolest, nicest, most down to earth people I've ever met. There are few people in this world who I would trust weilding scissors in close proximity to my head...she is one of them. (My cousin Brad and my former hair stylist Marie are the only other people I would trust with this responsibility!) Anyhoo, the reason I'm writing about my hair salon today is because they've recently rebranded and renovated the space, and they're holding a grand opening tomorrow night. But they are more than just a hair salon - they have a gift shop set up at the front of the space where they've curated some really great products from local artisans, and they have plans to feature artists by having gallery showings in future. This salon totally gets it - that hair is style, style is art, and art is culture, and they have created a destination for the community to experience this together.

From Palm Sunday:

                  "PALM SUNDAY IS A CONTEMPORARY SPACE FUSING HAIR,
                   FASHION, ART AND CULTURE. WE PROVIDE AN
                   INDIVIDUALIZED SALON EXPERIENCE THAT REFLECTS
                   YOUR HABITS AND YOUR HAIRSTYLE. OUR ENVIRONMENT 
                   IS INSPIRED BY RADIANT BEACHES TO REFLECT OUR
                   SUNNY DISPOSITION. WE ARE YOUR ALL INCLUSIVE
                   HAIR RETREAT!"


Loving the way the colours are placed in this herringbone tile pattern.

Does your hair salon have a white piano? No? Mine does. :)



The gift shop and waiting area.


This chandelier kills it!!! It's made locally and you best believe I got the maker's
 contact info because this is exactly what I want in my dining room.
 
The salon window. Look for the palm tree upon your arrival.


Palm Sunday's grand re-opening is tomorrow night, Sunday April 13th from 7-11pm at 384 Harbord Street. Join Kat, Ronnie, Mark and Shane for a toast, a taste, and music by Fawn B.C. and Brendan Boyle. Special guest Pinky's Nails will be on-site providing complimentary nail art - RSVP at PALMSUNDAYPARTY@GMAIL.COM to attend the opening and to get your nails done.

P.S. Ronnie is a bad-ass hair stylist - she gave me an incredibly sexy faux-hawk a few years ago that I rocked at my friend's CD release party. Wish I could find a picture of it to show you!

P.P.S. I confess that I am a bad blogger - I had taken pictures of this salon back when it was called the Saloon Salon and I had good intentions of posting them and writing a blog post about the place last summer. But I got really busy at that exact time and took an unintentional hiatus from blogging. It doesn't make sense to post those photos now that they've rebranded, but I will at some point  in the future because as much as I love their new look, I'm still very fond of the decor from the salon's past life. It was very rustic-eclectic with a country-western vibe, and I will pay it it's due respect and memorialize it on this blog in due time.