Barber brings experience from B.C.
|By Jennifer Hughey - Contributing Writer | January 4, 2018|
There’s a new barber in Haliburton, and he’s creating more than just waves.
Thirty-year-old Cody Nasby is a trained barber originally from Vancouver, B.C., who just moved to the Highlands with his wife Jennifer and 16-month-old daughter Ella, to be closer to his wife’s family. Nasby said he was switching his driver’s license info when he met The Hair Lounge owner, Mark Christiano.
“Cody was in Service Ontario … saw my sign and just stopped in,” Christiano told The Highlander. “We chatted and hit it off right away and the rest is hair history!”
The Hair Lounge is located at 50 York St. and is owned and operated by Christiano. He said he wasn’t really recruiting, but having someone on-hand that can offer full modern/vintage barbering seemed like a win-win.
“It seemed like our services fit well together,” Nasby said. Nasby started as an ironworker on big projects in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta from his late teens onward, before he went to barber school.
“I went to school in Edmonton and specialized in men’s and boy’s barbering,” he said, recalling his time at Mr. Barber School. Their website says they “focus on having the best instructors in the field to help students learn the latest skills and the most precise barbering.”
Right out of school, Nasby worked at a few shops in Calgary and estimates he has already cut hundreds of heads of hair by this point.
“I like doing anything from traditional cuts to today’s modern fades and styles, but anything where I get to use the straight razor is my favourite.”
Nasby specializes in both men and boy’s haircuts, fades and modern styles, hot towel and foam straight razor shaves, beard line ups, shaping and overall upkeep. He will even do a free blackhead peel mask with your haircut.
Nasby’s hours are Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or he can make other times available upon request. Call 705-457-7222 for an appointment or walk-ins are welcome.
JENNIFER HUGHEY is a contributing writer for The Highlander.