153 Brock St N, Unit #3, Whitby, ON L1N 4H3


Justin Rootham


The Rooted Barber Experience is a modern, male centric barbershop focused on fades, beards and culture. I would personally say this barbershop is a community social hub for young men and where the previous generations of Whitby/Durham touch base and keep the community stronger, we make Whitby better one haircut at a time. The Rooted Barber Experience strives to bring that classic hot towel straight blade shave, with that modern sharp taper look that the newer generation desires... but don't let that fool you we also are proudly crafted with mens old school scissor cutting techniques paired with some family friendly conversations. Come by and enjoy an Experience.... Get Rooted!.

What inspired you to start your own business?
I have worked in this industry form 2016 till current, I started in high school and I haven’t taken my foot off the breaks since I have started, I’ve worked in many workplace environments and have loved some and hated some, they all have had their pros and cons. but ultimately the main inspiration was to create an environment that everyone can feel welcome, calm, cool and professional! I’m so happy to see my vision start to flourish and it was helped so much by the BACD program and Joanne ferns. I’m here to make Whitby the freshest place one haircut at a time.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to start their own business?
Make sure you have more capital that you think you actually need, be aware you will have no life besides your business when you first start, its a long lonely road, you might sacrifice your health and relationships…. but building Rome didn’t take a day. Keep your vision clean.