Old-school bar­ber is on trend in the Whit­sun­days

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

IT SEEMS men are ea­gerly head­ing back to the tra­di­tional bar­ber shops, ac­cord­ing to a new bar­ber shop owner lo­cated in Cen­tro.

Owner of True Blue Bar­bers Mary-anne Tuck­ett said busi­ness was boom­ing as men were now look­ing for a high qual­ity ser­vice com­bin­ing mod­ern hair de­sign with clas­sic bar­ber tech­niques.

“Seventy to 80 per cent of men and fam­i­lies come through the door be­cause it is con­ve­nient and cheaper,” she said.

True Blue Bar­bers pro­vides a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence in hair care by of­fer­ing all tra­di­tional bar­ber shop ser­vices in­clud­ing hair­cuts for men, women and chil­dren and face groom­ing with no ap­point­ments nec­es­sary.

With a pas­sion that started while watch­ing her fa­ther op­er­ate his own bar­ber shop, Mrs Tuck­ett is de­ter­mined to ex­pand ser­vices as quickly as pos­si­ble.

“I am per­son­ally train­ing all staff to do full face shaves with a hot towel, pre-shave and cut-throat blade on the neck,” she said.

“The bar­ber’s chair re­clines back for max­i­mum com­fort while I com­plete the fi­nal shave and then a cold towel is ap­plied fol­lowed by a nice af­ter­shave.”

With more than 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in hair­dress­ing, Mrs Tuck­ett is sup­ported by two pro­fes­sional staff Jac­qui Brack­ley and Mikahla Sol­way.

Ms Brack­ley is a Whit­sun­day lo­cal boast­ing an im­pres­sive hair­dress­ing ca­reer with over two de- cades of ex­pe­ri­ence while Ms Sol­way re­cently moved here from Bris­bane af­ter com­plet­ing her hair­dress­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions.

Con­ve­niently lo­cated in Cen­tro Whit­sun­day, True Blue Bar­bers of­fers a full men’s ser­vice in­clud­ing hair­cuts, clip­per cuts and beard, mow and goa­tee trims. They also pro­vide the lat­est hair cuts for women, se­niors and chil­dren in a fam­ily friendly en­vi­ron­ment.

BAR­BER CHARM: Owner of True Blue Bar­bers Mary-anne Tuck­ett gives 2-year-old Jia-han Brown a style cut in her shop which opened last month in Cen­tro Whit­sun­day.

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