Gossips Hairstylists Inc.
- 3037 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6P 1Z5
Gossips Hairstylists Inc.
Gossips Hair Stylists Inc. is a Junction Hotspot for natural curls and curl care, owned by Soho NYC-Trained, Advanced Deva Inspired Curl-handler Mary MacDonald, who has more than 32 years experience behind the chair and is unphased by the wildest, crunchiest of curls. The salon also specializes in colour and colour correction for curls, leaving customers with healthy, shiny hair in any shade from rich auburn to bright peacock blue.
This revolutionary cutting technique was designed for all natural textures, from wavy to super curly. Hair is sculpted curl-by-curl, while dry, in its natural state. This service includes a transformation service.
This award-winning technique was designed to add gorgeous, light-reﬂecting highlights to all natural textures. Pintura Highlighting offers the perfect harmony and balance to waves and curls giving brilliance and dimension to beautifully compliment your DevaCut.
From wavy to super curly, the beauty of this service is the customized design for every client. This luxurious process begins with a healthy botanical cleanse and condition, followed by a styling and coaching session for at-home curl care.
Stylists at this salon
Senior with curly hair issues
I am a senior, and after a medical issue my normally thick hair was falling out, wispy, and the natural curl seemed gone. That, coupled with a lifetime of stylists who seem to know nothing about curly hair (ie “layer it and the curl will spring up”) I took a chance and came to see Mary. Joy and relief! Mary knows what she is doing. She took her time, heard my concerns, cut it dry first and then wet, and when it was all over I had curls that I hadn’t seen in years. Despite the thinning condition, my hair felt full and healthy. And, I came away with a handbook on how to wash and care for your curls. It’s a small, modern and inviting salon. So seniors, I urge you to come in and learn to love your curls again.
Don't let a bad review deter you from trying Mary. Yes she is strict about how to present your hair for her to cut and she has her own ideas about how to do curly hair that are different from what everyone elae is doing. That's because she knows what she is doing after so many years. I was very sceptical the first time when she said she would cut my hair wet. Wet! It was my first wet cut in years but my wavy curly hair ended up bouncy and juicy with the way she cut the ends. Not one wispy curl in sight. She cleared up all the doubts I had about what actually works for my hair. Don't be afraid to try those who don't do things like all the others. She has a lot of experience and has discarded all the rubbish. Mary also has a clean, cg friendly, custom hair care line in the works which works wonderfully and smells awesome. I hope she expands the line to include a holding product as well. Thank you for the enlightening experience Mary! Oh and let me mention that her price is about half of what the other deva stylists will charge you! Bonus
Mary is the curl queen!! She has her own way of doing things and you would think she is nuts but they work!! She is fabulous with color corrections and can fix just about any mishap
This salon is great!
This salon is great! I have been seeing Mary, the owner, for at least 20 years. I followed Mary from Salon to Salon until she decided to go into business for herself again at her current location. Mary is very skilled and has never done anything to disappoint me. She has her own products in store that I love using.
Mary is a genius
I went to Mary after having an extremely bad experience at a local well known salon. She looked at my hair and immediately knew who cut it (I hadn’t said a word). Within minutes she did her magic and my hair looked infinitely better. I’ve now been going to Mary for over five years and she deals with all of my issues with a laugh. My hair has never looked better. And Mary is just a delight to spend time with.
Customer service leaves something to be desired
Let me preface this by saying that I didn't actually have my hair done here, but there is a very good reason for that! I had contacted Gossips for a consultation for colour. They are known for doing vibrant looks so I thought I would be in good hands. I should also say that when I made the consultation appointment it was the owner herself that booked me with this other stylist after hearing a brief of what I wanted. It took me an hour each way to get to the salon, where I proceeded to spend another hour with the stylist. I brought a ton of photos of the look I was hoping for, as well as going in with freshly washed hair so they could see my texture. The owner was there and it was not a busy time (daytime weekday). I was satisfied with the outcome of the consultation and proceeded to book an appointment for 2 months later. Fast forward to a week prior to my appointment, I get a call from the owner saying that the stylist had left so she could either book me during the afternoon a week later or just cancel the appointment. WTF! Who says that?! I told her that I specifically booked for the day and time that I did because of how far I had to travel. She proceeded to tell my that her clients book far in advance and she only sees new clients on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I was immediately turned off by this attitude, but because I had already waited 2 months by this time, I agreed to change the appointment. The following week I realized that I should have listened to my gut and found someone new. I arrived, only to wait for 1/2 hour with no acknowledgement (only from the receptionist). When she finally came up to me, she says she can't do my hair! While her explanation for why she can't do my hair, I am frustrated that the salon essentially allowed me to waste 5 1/2 hours, only to be told no. She did not apologize for the big mistake that happened and only continued to repeat that she has been doing this for 35 years so she knows what she is talking about. What the hell was the point of that consultation if something like this happens? Where is the due diligence on making sure your staff isn't going to ruin my hair? What would have happened if she wasn't there to see what was supposed to be done?! While the owner knows her stuff, I can only give this salon a 2/5 because there needs to be responsibility taken for employing people that are not properly trained and can potentially destroy someone's hair.