The Hawkesbury's Best Barbershop

At the foot of the Blue Mountains you will find one of our Barber Industries Concept Stores in Richmond. With the towns historic charm it is the perfect location for a barbershop rich in its own tradition, a store with a modern day delivery of age old customs and barbershop culture, a home of grooming for modern masculinity, manly youth and even for the littlest of blokes.

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. Touch up your hair line and keep your style on point or indulge in the kings shave with hot towels and a face massage. Our team of professional barbers are craftsman of the highest degree and you are in the hands of the Hawkesbury's finest tradesman when you are with us.

We offer a great selection of men's treatment and grooming products, many of which make great gift ideas, if your unsure about the products or their suitability for your man just ask the staff, if you can't decide or are overwhelmed by the selection we have vouchers available and they are always the perfect gift.

We are open seven days a week and are conveniently located at Shop 26 in the Richmond Marketplace. See our services section for daily trading hours and for a full list of our rates on hair cuts, beard treatments & shaves. Come for a visit and enjoy the Barber Industries Experience.


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  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Christmas Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • New Years Day


  • Men's Style Cut
  • Skin Fade
  • Kids
  • High School
  • Seniors Card
  • Pensioner
  • Crew Cut
  • Beard Trim
  • Beard Trim & Line Up
  • Hot Towel Shave


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  • Barbershop Locations
    Shop 26 Richmond Marketplace
    78 March St, Richmond NSW 2753

Barbershop Blog


June 15, 2022

Meet ‘The Taper’, the workhorse of men’s hairstyles, the foundation on which a multitude of styles are built upon. But what is a taper hairstyle, how does it differ from a fade and how do I ask my barber for a taper? Read on as we explain it all in this article.
Taper Hairstyle At Barber Industries Richmond

What is a taper haircut?

The term ‘taper’ refers to the gradual change in length of the hair. This is traditionally longer up top and becomes shorter down towards the natural hairline and nape of the neck. The length of the hair can be long or short, it doesn’t really matter, it is the gradation in length that makes a taper. Not all, but most men’s hairstyles involve some kind of tapering and therefor fit into this basket.

“If the hair is shorter at the bottom than on the top, it’s a taper haircut.”

Men's Taper Hairstyle At Barber Industries Richmond
Men's Taper Hairstyle

What’s the difference between a taper and a fade?

These are two common barbering terms that are regularly misunderstood. With good reason though and that’s because fades are actually tapers but not all tapers are fades. Confused? Ok:

A ‘fade’ is actually an extremely short taper, the hair tapers all the way down to the skin so that it looks like the hair fades away above the natural hairline. The term fade refers to this changing of the hairline and this fade can be down low around the ear or up high on the head. A fade requires regular maintenance to keep the faded to skin effect in tact.

The term ‘taper’ on the other hand refers to any gradation in length where the natural hairline remains. This may be as short as a number two grade on the clippers or a longer scissor cut. A taper is not as extreme as a fade and caters to longer, more conservative lengths. A taper can be a long lasting hairstyle, as it does not require the same regular cutting as a fade to remain true and and stylish.

Skin Fade Hairstyle At Barber Industries Richmond
Men's Low Fade Hairstyle

What to ask your barber?

When communicating with your barber it’s great to be able to correctly describe the type of haircut you’d like. Hopefully this article has better explained some important terminology and you will never ask your barber for a fade when you actually just meant a taper.

In closing, don’t be afraid to come into Barber Industries Richmond and ask our team of master barbers any question you have. W’re open seven days a week at Richmond Marketplace and are always ready to help where we can.