About us

The Spot Braiding Bar was founded in 2018 by Ianis Catan.

The Concept was to find a way to respond to a high demand of quick hair braiding needs and also to share and develop the African hair culture. 

Ianis the founder was born and raised in France of Afro Caraïbes descent. 

She culturally was entangled in the hair process from her younger age.

While doing hair as a side activity in Toronto, the demand was incredible and kept increasing. So many different backgrounds were interested and were curious about her hairstyles and culture that she thought it could be a great Idea to open Braiding Bars as pop ups with an Afrocentric atmosphere where clients will be able to experience a braided hairstyle and some flavors from Africa and the Carribeans.

Keep an eye out for where we will be next in Toronto!

All you have to do is to come to the booth, select the hairstyle of your choice and get your hair braided.

The Spot is a Great Substitute to a hair salon, it is effective, you do not need an appointment and everyone is welcome.

The Spot Braiding Bar has successfully collaborated with AFWM (The African Fashion Week Montreal), The college Boreal Toronto and diverse photoshoots across Canada.

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The Spot is my way of expressing my culture and display the roots of my inspiration. “Ianis Catan”   

OUr styles

Each of our styles are perfect for all occasions.
Our specialists are there to guide you through your hair experience.
An option to add accessories and colours to your hair style is also available.

The benefit of having us

Corporate or Private event

Surprise your guests, clients or associates with a fun, new and artistic concept.

In-store braiding bar

The Spot Braiding bar will enable you to uplift customer experience which will help drive your sales, keep your clientele engaged in your store longer and attract new potential buyers.

What to expect?

A special and memorable event where experienced hairstylists will be performing sophisticated braids and also sharing their culture.


We offer different packages to accommodate your needs.
Please select below which package will suit best your event or fill out the quotation form for a specific request.

Bronze package copy


2 braiders
Hair style: Royal

Goodie bags
Complementary savory dish to discover
3 hours base services

Golden package copy


2 braiders
Hair style: Venus

Hair accessories
Goodie bags
Complementary savory dish to discover
3 hours base services

Elite 1 package copy


2 braiders
Includes 3 styles of your choice

Hair extension
Hair accessories
Goodie bags
Complementary savory dish to discover
3 hours base service


We are here for you and open to discussion.

Email us for collaboration, booking, sponsorship, recruitment and any idea you may have.

Talk to you shortly…