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Robin Barker began his career in London, England in the 1960s and soon after moved to Canada and became head stylist of Gus Caruso's Toronto Salon. By 1971, Robin Barker opened his own salon, which was the first one where makeovers became an integral part of the service.
Robin Barker's work has been featured in major trade publications such as Vogue and Vogue Italia. He has served as both the Artistic Director and the President of the Guild of Hair Design and was a long time member of Intercoiffure.
Barker has received many accolades and awards including the Imagine Mirror Awards, the Contessa and the coveted Gus Caruso. For over 30 years Barker was a regular on Cityline, and was the host and producer of a weekly television show, called 'WOW! You Look So Good!
With wide range of services offered, founder Robin Barker still finds time to give back to the community. In 2010, Barker released What are the Children Worth?, a CD benefiting the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The album features artists such as Dora Award winner Waylen Miki and Juno Award winners Tony Quarrington, Brandi Disterheft and Liberty Silver, in addition to artists Elise LeGrow, Sophia Perlman and Sarah Daye, to name a few.
Robin Barker was the first beauty industry leader to advocate for AIDS related causes (AIDS' Committee of Toronto) and has also contributed to the Sick Kid's Hospital Telethon, the Parkinson's Cut-A-Thon and the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Robin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Canadian Hairdresser Magazine in March 2011.