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Newcastle's Best Barbers

The teams at our Newcastle Concept Stores have developed a hard to earn reputation and are widely regarded as the regions best barbers. Our concept store experience is a modern day delivery of age old customs and traditional barbershop culture.

Leave your manly looks in the hands of our professionals and experience the timeless art of grooming delivered by the maestro barbers from Barber Industries Kotara. From old school to ultra modern styles, what you ask for is what you get, our approach is positive, comfortable and our services are always delivered with the greatest care and attention to detail.

We have a great range of mens grooming tools and products. We boast a fine selection of strait razors and shaving brushes as well as soaps, oils, pomades and putties, we have the right product to address all of your grooming needs and we are an official supplier of American Crew products in Australia. Can't decide? Give the perfect gift with a Barber Industries Gift Voucher.

We are open seven days a week on level 2 in Westfield Kotara. We welcome kids, students, seniors and pensioner cards, see our services section for daily trading hours and for full list of rates for hair cuts, beard & shave.

Come see Mike and his team of Newcastle's best barbers at Barber Industries Kotara.

HOURS

OPEN 7 DAYS
  • Monday
    9.00am-5.45pm
  • Tuesday
    9.00am-5.45pm
  • Wednesday
    9.00am-5.45pm
  • Thursday
    9.00am-9.00pm
  • Friday
    9.00am-5.45pm
  • Saturday
    9.00am-5.00pm
  • Sunday
    9.30am-4.30pm
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
  • Christmas Day
    X
  • New Years Day
    X
  • Easter Sunday
    X

SERVICES

HAIR
  • Mens Cuts
    $30
  • Skin Fade
    $35
  • Kids
    $25
  • School Student
    $25
  • Uni Student
    $28
  • Seniors Card
    $25
  • Pensioner
    $20
  • Crew Cut
    $20
FACE & BEARD
  • Beard Shave
    $30
  • Cut & Shave
    $55

GOOGLE REVIEWS

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Best barbers we have ever been too! My son and I are always looked after by the boys at Barber Industries Kotara. My son is only 9 and he loves nothing more than coming to see Mike to get his hair cut. Also the coolest looking barber shop around!! Thanks boys 👌  See you next time!

5 Star Google Rating
Evans Family
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@barberindustries.kotara is by far the best barber shop 💈 in Newcastle!! Highly recommend it to all men who want a good clean up! Thanks once again Mike and team! 5 stars from me! Will only use you as my barbers!

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Fernando Martinez
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Undeniably the best barbers in town. Such a great atmosphere with a team of highly experienced barbers. I’m so fussy with my haircuts but these guys never fail to deliver the best haircuts possible because they take time to actually listen what I want 😍

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Grishiv Arora
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  • Barbershop Locations
    Shop 2020B, Westfield Kotara
    75-89 Park Ave Kotara, NSW 2289

Barbershop Blog

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEARD OIL AND BEARD BALM

October 16, 2020

So you have ditched the daily shave and decided to grow out your beard. Many blokes will choose to go down that path because it seems an easier option. However, growing and maintaining a legitimate beard takes effort, regular grooming and a little know how. An all too common question that is raised in the barbershop is - “what’s the difference between a beard oil and a beard balm?”
Flat Lay with beard oil, beard balm, beard comb and brush.WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEARD OIL AND BEARD BALMWHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEARD OIL AND BEARD BALM

Take one look at the products shelf and it quickly becomes evident that there are many different beard products to choose from. Many products of the same variety claim to serve different purposes and provide wildly different results. The hardest thing as a customer is knowing which product to pick amongst several that have a very similar effect on the hair.

Beard oil and beard balm both moisturise your beard but which product is the right choice for you?

Beard Oil

Starting with the most fundamental of the beard grooming utilities. Beard oils are generally recommended for all types of beards and for all stages of growth. For newly developing beards, the oil can help to soothe the itch that is synonymous with growing through the early stages.

The lucidness of beard oil means that it can very quickly be worked through a shorter beard where it can start to moisturise the hair and hydrate the face. The appearance of beard oil on the beard may seem subtle but it offers a silky smooth finish without the bulking of heavier products.

The antibacterial and moisturising properties of beard oil also work wonders on longer beards. A good beard brush will assist in evenly distributing the beard oil through the long growth. Ensure that the oil gets in underneath to help alleviate any dry or flaky skin.

Beard oils are best suited to short or medium beards and offer little to no styling hold.


Beard Balm

Beard balms have a much higher viscosity than beard oils. This thick texture leads to longer absorption times and the products tending to coat the beard and skin for longer periods. This coating can provide some extra shine as well as helping to make your beard appear fuller and thicker which is exceptional for big luxurious beards.

Another functionality of beard balms is that they generally provide enough hold to help you control flyaway whiskers and let you brush down those stubborn hairs into a clean and decent style.

Beard balms are best suited to medium or long beard lengths and offers a little hold for styling.


Can I Use Both?

If you're reading this and wondering “Can I use both?” the answer is yes and you can even apply beard oil and beard balm at the same time if that’s what floats your boat. Each offers unique benefits and the trick to getting the best out of both products is in being conservative. It is easy to overdo it so use each in appropriate amounts while obtaining your grooming goals. Try using a small amount of product and then working in more if needed.

If you have any difficulty in settling on one product over the other, we recommend purchasing both. That way your options are open and you will always have the right tools to address your grooming needs. We stock the world’s leading brands and our knowledgable staff are always here if you have any further questions.

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