Barbershop Blog


September 25, 2019

While heading down to the barbershop might be a necessary chore for some us, for others it is a time to be cherished, a break from the grind, a time to refresh, reset and a time for a little modern day mens therapy.
Man Relaxing in barber's chair as barber uses strait razor on foreheadMan is sprayed with cologne after receiving haircut and shaveMan relaxes with eyes closed as barber shaves with a strait razor

It has been said that the only difference between a barber and a therapist is the pay check, we disagree, you will never leave your therapist with a fresh skin fade and killer line up and at the barbershop the therapy comes free.

For many blokes it can be hard to find a judgement free outlet in what seems to be an increasingly critical society. Since time eternal the barbershop has been a place of sanctuary for us blokes and our barber has been someone that we put our ultimate level of trust in. To the barbers strait razor blade we lift our chins and expose our throats along with all of our vulnerability.

This heightened level of trust is likely why men feel comfortable opening up to their barber, there is a necessary respect for the man or woman with the blade and many men will use their time in the chair as an opportunity to get something off their chest. Blokes will often seek advise or an opinion from their barber and will leave the barbershop knowing that what has been discussed in the barbershop stays in the barbershop, that is the barbers code and an etiquette that is taught with the trade.

Not everyone is equality keen for a good chin wag and many guys prefer their quiet time as they almost ceremoniously kick back to enjoy the therapy of the service.  A good barber will understand pretty quickly if someone is chatty or not and they will never push for an unwanted discussion. Equally that same level of respect should always be shown towards your barber.

We encourage our clients to try different barbers from the team, if they find a barber that they particularly like, they may wait for them on their next visit. It may take some time to discover the right ‘therapist’ for you and the rapport may not always be instant but it will develop over time.

We wish to provide a place in the community that fosters a special kind of culture, a place that maintains those age old traditions and gives blokes a refuge from all the trouble and chaos encountered on the daily grind. We wan’t to hear a sigh of relief as you walk into the barbershop and know that you are in good hands in a good place.

We welcome everyone and look forward to providing a little barbershop therapy to you soon.

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