24 September, 2013

A Cut Above: Best Barbers on the Oz East Coast

I know the majority of the posts on this blog are geared towards females, particularly with the fashion and beauty posts that I do. But it's what I know and they interest me - so sue me! I do however know that I have some wonderful male followers as well and don't pretend like you've never used my advice to find your lovely lady something ;) But I thought it's about time I threw you a bone. After a few requests on social media, I bring you the top 3 barbers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. These guys will have you lookin slick in no time, whether you're after a pomp or a flattop.

~ Brisbane ~

Bare Bones Barber Shop

602 Wynnum Rd, Morningside (07) 3899 6995

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, these guys are responsible for bringing old school barbers back into the spotlight up here in Brisbane. Continued on by a family tradition, the shop's distinctive boxing old boy logo is almost as famous as the cuts and shaves they give. Creators of the Upper Cut Deluxe pomade range, Aussie rockabilly heavy weight Pat Capocci has even written a song about them.

Johnny Voodoo's Barber Shop

Shop 4/326 Old Logan Rd, Camira (07) 3818 3303

Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturdays from 8am to 1.30pm, Johnny Voodoo's is a real man's shop. Covered wall to wall in Kustom Kulture artwork, skate decks and oddities, recline in an old school barber chair and let the boys work their magic on your 'do. Stocking pomades and products from all around the world, these guys also do a pop up barber shop at the Woolloongabba Antique Centre on the last Sunday of every month.

5 O'Clock Shadow Barber Shop

325a Oxley Ave, Margate 0431 392 274

Open from 9am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Saturday with late night until 7pm on a Thursday and an early finish of 2pm on a Saturday, this intimate little shop just a short stroll from the waterfront. Offering everything from specialty cuts to the iconic rockabilly quiff, this shop is described as a little left of centre. Better yet, you can crack open a cold one while you wait.

~ Sydney ~

Sterling HQ Hairdressing Parlour & Barber Shop

3/29 Brisbane St, Surry Hills  (02) 9262 7777

One for the girls and the boys, this shop is one of Sydney's most famous. But we're all about the guys today and I think it's safe to say you'll feel like you've stepped back in time to the very chair where your grandad's hair was cut. From the girlie pictures on the walls to the vintage barber chairs and the dying art of cut throat razors, the whole experience is perfected by the music and friendly staff.

The Chop Shop

21 Jaques Ave, Bondi (02) 9130 3684

Open Monday to Wednesday from 10am to 7pm, Thursday to Friday from 9am to 9pm and Saturday from 8am to 7pm you're guaranteed a great cut any time. Started on his grandmother's tiny inheritance, owner Dan Dixon has created an accessible salon that promotes no pretension, just great hair. Featuring tattoo-style artwork on the walls within the salon, this boutique barber shop is just a short stroll from famous Bondi Beach.

Ziggy's Barber Salon

183 Riley St, Darlinghurst  (02) 9267 0057

Open Monday to Tuesday from 11am to 7pm, Wednesday to Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday from 11am to 8pm, Saturday from 9am to 7pm and Sunday from midday to 6pm, is an old school barbershop with a modern twist that caters for both the lads and the ladies. The walls of their shop are absolutely covered with edgy imagery and it could almost be mistaken for a trendy rock n roll bar. From buzz cuts to something a little more interesting, Ziggy's has got you covered.

~ Melbourne ~

The Barber of Seville

237 Church St, Richmond  (03) 9645 8898
Open Monday to Wednesday from 9.30am to 6pm, Thursday from 9.30am to 7.30pm, Friday from 9.30am to 6pm, Saturday from 8.30am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm this barbershop is a stalwart in the Melbourne barbering tradition. Specialising in style cuts, particularly those of the old school cool variety, as well as cut throat shaves, these guys have been around longer than barbers have been cool.

All The Kings Men

558 Queensberry St, North Melbourne  (03) 9328 5599
These 'gentlemen haircutters' are open Tuesday to Wednesday from 9am to 6pm, Thursday to Friday from 9am to 7pm and Saturday from 9am to 4pm and pride themselves on keeping things simple. Surrounded by antique barber’s accoutrements and taxidermy you too can enjoy the simple pleasures of a great haircut and shave accompanied by great tunes and the quintessential cold beer.

Dr Follicles

240 Gertrude St, Fitzroy  (03) 9416 3999
Open Tuesday to Wednesday from 10am to 6pm, Thursday to Friday from 1am to 7pm, Saturday from 9am to 4pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 4pm these 'barbers of distinction' offer a free beer with every cut and spin classic vinyl while your follicles are seen to by their talented team. With a shop who's looks have been likened to the cover of a glam rock album, you know your in stylish hands whether you just want a little off the top or a completely new look.
So there you have it, the top 3 barbers in the major cities along Australia's east coast. Whether your a local who needs grooming or find yourself out of town and looking for a last minute close shave, you wont be short of places to go for a cut...or a beer. All that's left to do is choose your style.
Do you enjoying going to the man caves that are barber shops? Lets face it, in rockabilly it's all about the 'do and getting it slicked back or high and tight!

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