Big Bushy Mustache – TG Review

In the third release off his self-titled debut album, Jake Shears, front man of the Scissor Sisters, affectionately and aggresively shares his passion for a “Big Bushy Mustache”. And who would have guessed, but everyone here at Tommy Guns is stoked on it (as we are about most facial hair references).

The music video is equal parts sexy and disgusting. Fitting; considering the polarizing nature of most flavor savers.

Whether you are looking to maintain your big bushy mustache – or  if Shears video wanted to make you shave yours off, the team at Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop can help out no matter how big or small you want your mustache to be.


New Shop Opening: Nanaimo

Coming this fall, Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop will be opening a new location in Nanaimo! Not only are we excited for another excuse to experience Vancouver Island in all its rugged glory, we are even more stoked to offer more cuts and shaves to our mo-bros and bearded brethren than ever before.

To celebrate our new shop opening this fall and all things Nanaimo, we thought we would offer you a glimpse into Nanaimo life so you can experience it like a local.


White Sails
Built on the site of the old Newcastle Hotel, White Sails Brewing  is close to the downtown waterfront, across the street from Maffeo Sutton Park. The ambiance combined with great craft beers is what White Sails is all about! The excitement of sailing on the open ocean, the exhilaration when you get going and the peacefulness and relaxed feeling of being so close to nature all symbolize the ambiance in White Sails’ taproom.


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2. Take the Ferry

Ferry and seaplanes offer services to most of the islands surrounding Nanaimo. Home to provincial parks with huge, old growth forests and giant trees. Get outside and explore them! Head to New Castle Island  (Saysutshun to the local Indigenous Peoples) or Gabriola Island and start feeling like the lumberjack you are.

3. Eat

Downtown Nanaimo Farmers Market
Located at the harbour, where you will be at the centre of Nanaimo’s distinct culture and outdoor beauty, this Farmer’s Market features local food and crafts each Friday from 10am – 2pm. The market is now in its 19th year. It is open this year until October 6th.

Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe
An incredibly popular brunch spot, Gabriel’s sources the freshest ingredients directly from the farmer. They’ve built up several partnerships with local, small-scale, family farms to bring you fresh, seasonal vegetables, free range eggs, and pasture-fed, ethically-raised meats. They post the specials on Instagram everyday.

4. Get Your Fix

When you need a bit of a pick me up to help get yourself off of “island time” visit the crew at Regard Coffee Roasters. Established in 2015, they’ve built themselves a name as the friendliest coffee shop in town.

5. Look Good

Before you get too far into exploring everything that Nanaimo has to offer, make sure you look good doing it. Check in for some He-Time at our Tommy Guns Original Barbershop location in Nanaimo opening this Fall!

The XY – Tommy Gun’s Original Magazine

Extra! Extra!

We are incredibly excited to officially announce the first edition of our in store magazine – The XY, hot off the press.

This is the first issue of The XY. A publication for the modern man who lives freely and without apology. Nothing is off limits between these pages, but for the most part you can expect style, grooming and lifestyle features as well as stories of great men not unlike yourself.

If you haven’t already stolen this copy, please feel free to do so now. Share with your friends and enjoy.

Sports Stars with Style

At Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop we believe that looking good is a reflection of feeling good, and when you feel good you can do anything you set your mind too.

We’ve compiled a list of 5 star athletes that embody those values – Star athletes on the field achieving their dreams, while still killing the style game by looking and feeling good in the streets.


  1. Dwayne Wade

2. Henrik Lundqvist

Enroute to Oslo to see an old friend, and to announce something…

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3. LeBron James

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4. Cristiano Rinaldo


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5.Lewis Hamilton

Thank you @gq @dylanjonesgq @tommyhilfiger

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Beard Care and Maintenance

Beard Care and Maintenance – Taming Your Face Mane

At Tommy Guns Original Barbershop we are proud supporters of facial hair, and we believe that you should always give your beard the care and attention it deserves. We’ve pulled back the chin curtains to compile a list of some must-do maintenance for the man who wants to keep that face mane tamed!

  1. Your Barber is your Best Friend
    Growing your beard can be a lengthy process, but now that you’ve made the commitment to let it grow – avoiding a scraggly beard is key. Don’t abandon your barber just because you want to keep a bit of length on your chin whiskers. Trimming your beard regularly promotes a healthier, fuller beard and can even promote faster growth.
  2. Sean Diddy Combs That Bad Boy
    Chances are you made it through the growing stages and have endured that scratching and itching beard phase. Combing the beard everyday will not only improve the way your beard feels, but you will train it which way to grow, alleviating patchiness and problem areas.
  3. Hydra-Beard
    Hydration of the skin and beard is paramount to a thick and delicious beard. After a shower your pores are more open and will more readily absorb anything you put on it. Before bed apply a beard balm. This will allow the product to spend the maximum amount of time on the skin and beard allowing for a deep conditioning which means a softer yet stronger beard.
  4. Clean Up Your Act
    Shampoo and Conditioner – Not just for the hair on your head anymore. Products like this should be used frequently. Your beard is coming in contact with food crumbs and all sort of things that your hair does not. Be wary of commercial brands that contain harsh chemicals that can actually dry out the skin and leave beard hair brittle. Be sure to check the ingredients list in search of things like natural oils and ingredients that will leave your beard fluffy and touchable.
  5. Oils vs. Balms
    With so many options to choose from, keeping track of what goes where can be a tricky task. But when it comes to beard maintenance two things remain clear; Just as grass won’t grow well on dry ground, a beard won’t grow well on dry skin. Beard oils are essential for keeping the skin underneath the beard healthy, and balms keep the beard hair conditioned.


Join us April 25th Wednesday, at these locations to help raise funds for the Humboldt Broncos team and their families.

Below is a list of  Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop locations that will be donating $5/ service ALL DAY Wednesday April 25, 2018.

Saskatoon – Stonebridge
Saskatoon North – Preston Crossing
Saskatoon – Blairmore
Saskatoon – Millar Crossing

Abbotsford – Sumas Power Centre
Brandon – Brandon Shoppers Mall
Calgary – The Core
Calgary – Market Mall
Calgary – Heritage Station
Calgary – Beacon Hill
Calgary – Sunridge Mall
Calgary – East Hills
Calgary – Deerfoot Meadows
Calgary – Southcentre Mall
Calgary – Shawnessy Co-op
Edmonton – Kingsway Mall
Edmonton – Brewery District
Kelowna – Central Park
Kelowna – Orchard Park
Langley – Willowbrook Mall
Medicine Hat – Southlands Crossing
Regina – Eastgate Crossing
Oshawa – Oshawa Centre
Spruce Grove – Century Crossing
St. Albert – Village Landing
Surrey – Grandview Corners
Surrey – Guildford Mall
Tsawwassen – Tsawwassen Mills
Vernon – Anderson Village

See locations address here:

2 NEW Shops opening March 2018

You read that right! 2 NEW shops are opening in March 2018. We are excited to welcome yet another shop in Edmonton but in the Edmonton Kingsway Mall! Make sure to stop by March 16.

We are also excited to open our first Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop in Brandon, MB! There’s been plenty of hype for the opening of this one. Make sure to check them out as of March 24!


UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who joined us on November 4th for our Cuts For Nuts event where we donated $10 from every cut or shave and raised $51,390! After the event we continued to raise $$ for Movember Foundation Canada. We have combined all TG shops donations for the month of November and we have a grand TOTAL of $90,652 raised for Movember’s Testicular Cancer research!!! Next year we hope to raise over $100,000!!!