Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, Robar is a Canadian-American hairstylist and founder of Robar of Ocean Drive Hair Care Products. For the past fifty years, the name “Robar of Ocean Drive” has been synonymous with style, excellence, and sophistication. Robar’s client list, past and present, reads like a Who’s Who of A-Listers. During Robar’s extraordinary career, his salon has been visited regularly by numerous celebrities, including Don Johnson of Miami Vice fame, Versace, Barbara Walters, Frank Sinatra, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bill Clinton, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Margaret, Senator and Mrs. Bob Dole, The Bee Gees, Tip O’Neill, Sylvester Stallone, Versace and Anthony Quinn, and The Golden Girls.
Beauty and Elegance have been hallmarks of Robar’s life from a very young ago, and central to his unique style of treating each and every one of his distinguished clients as if they were no less important than Her Majesty the Queen of England. In fact, when the Monarch travelled across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver aboard a Royal Train of the Canadian National Railway, it was a young and talented Robar who headed up the Private Dining and Catering Department on that historic journey. From that experience, Robar naturally transitioned into another realm of sophistication and refinement, the realm of exquisite hair care and spa treatment.
At the age of fifteen, Robar began his amazing journey in Montreal, Province of Quebec. There he studied fashion, and was enlightened by runways of men’s and women’s clothing. But after six months, Robar realized that women’s clothing, footwear and hair care were his primary interest. Hairstyles of the rich and famous of Montreal society which resembles that of Paris and New York, led Robar to enter the Legrand Beauty School. After one year of study, Robar qualified to be employed at “Le Cirque”, hair salon, on prestigious Sherbrooke Street in downtown Montreal.
At the age of twenty-two, Robar moved to South Florida. Upon entering the exclusive enclaves of Bal Harbour, Surfside and Bay Harbor Islands, Robar immediately made a name for himself. Although these neighborhoods already had several beauty salons, Robar of Ocean Drive at 41st Street, next door to the famous “Forge” restaurant, became very popular among the teen, young adult and older generations. Numerous celebrities visited Robar’s Salon at the Salon, including Don Johnson of Miami Vice fame, Versace, Barbara Walters, Frank Sinatra, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bill Clinton, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Margaret, Senator and Mrs. Bob Dole, The Bee Gees, Tip O’Neill, Sylvester Stallone, and Anthony Quinn, and The Golden Girls.
Due to the success of his business, Robar expanded to the point of having a total of seven Salons in South Florida, and created his own line of beauty products. In 1994, he created his own line of beauty products. Working directly with a chemist in California, a wide range of Robar of Ocean Drive hair care products became a staple in every story. These included everything from hairsprays to mousses, gels, conditioners and scalp stimulants. The entire line of Robar of Ocean Drive hair care products can be purchased online, by phone or directly at Robar’s Salon, located at 2500 East Hallandale Blvd., Suite W, Hallandale, Florida 33309.