Bar­ber a cut above

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By ROSANNA CAN­DLER

THE men of Perth are re­turn­ing to good old-fash­ioned bar­ber­shops in droves, and Lon­don School of Bar­ber­ing-trained Becci Har­vey could not be hap­pier.

Ms Har­vey opened her Su­bi­aco gen­tle­men’s bar­ber­shop His Lid on Sheen Street last month.

“I thought of the name about five years ago and I have been dream­ing about open­ing my first shop ever since,” she said.

“It comes from the old ex­pres­sion of ‘lid’ as your head, which I think is fit­ting.”

With more than 150 bar­ber­shops open­ing in the United King­dom last year alone, Ms Har­vey said she knew it was the right time to open His Lid.

“Guys these days want to be more cre­ative with their look, rather than just the short back and sides,” she said.

“The clip­pers have come back in a re­ally arty way.

“I find that blokes are a lot more clued up about what they want. I do a lot of beard sculpts and close shaves. Ev­ery­thing is about clean cut and pre­ci­sion.”

Ms Har­vey said Su­bi­aco was the ideal lo­ca­tion for His Lid be­cause it was close to the city with lots of younger, fash­ion­able peo­ple mov­ing into the area that were re­cep­tive to the “new gen­er­a­tion of bar­ber­ing”.

“I just had a re­ally good gut in­stinct about Su­bi­aco,” she said.

Dur­ing Novem­ber, Ms Har­vey will do­nate all pro­ceeds from beard and mous­tache trims to the Movem­ber char­ity, rais­ing money and aware­ness for men’s health is­sues.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d444509

His Lid owner Becci Har­vey.

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