10 funky barbers on the Sunshine Coast
Layne Whitburn discovers styling shops for men have become as much about camaraderie as they have about looking good
FIRST came rustic decor and then bearded men. The latest what’s-old-is-new-again hipster trend to hit the Coast combines the two – funky barbers. We’ve mapped out 10 of the coolest old and new barbers so all bearded and beardless men on the Sunshine Coast can get groomed, shaved and/or chopped in style.
Logan’s Barber Lounge
Key word: Lounge. That’s right lads, turn a haircut into a man’s day out and lounge around their old-school leather seats, catch some sport on the TV and sink a cold brew at Logan’s Barber Lounge. Oh, and don’t forget to get a fresh cut from one of their talented barbers.
Scumbags Barber Shop
Whether you are a professional business man oozing with swag or a motorbike-riding scumbag packed with ink, the team at Scumbags Barber Shop will make sure you look good. The Scumbag crew offer an easy solution to the modern man’s styling needs – a quick haircut with style. Be in and out in no time, and the best part…no appointment necessary.
They are the new blokes on the block. With their grand opening last weekend, Forever Barbers already have a grooming good reputation. Their men’s style cut and hot towel signature cutthroat is a must try Forever Barbers experience, as are the antique barber seats taking you back to the 1920s. You’ll walk out looking and feeling like a 20th century gentleman.
Captain Sip Sops Barber Shop
In the shallow end of a pool bar on a small island in the Caribbean, something magic happened. An idea to combine a full service barber shop with a surfboard factory was born. The Captain Sip Sop Barber Shop culture has shaped blokes’ hair since 2012, and surfboards too. It is conveniently located besides Thomas Surfboards. Get a new set of fins to complement your fresh cut.
Unkle Hingy’s Barber Shop
We all have one or at least know of one – the fun uncle. He’s colourful, cheeky and the life of the party. Meet uncle Hingy of
Unkle Hingy’s Barber Shop. The moment you step foot inside his barber shop, which is in collaboration with Moffat Beach’s Hitbikes, Unkle Hingy will make you feel a part of the Hing family. He’ll also have you walking out with a sharp haircut…and possibly a new mountain bike.
The Barber’s Shed
For the lads in the south, The Barber’s Shed in Caloundra and Wurtulla bring back old-school charm and service with a modern day twist. Dapper your beard with a trim and colour or transform your upper lip hair into a serious moustache. Their master barbers can fix you up with whatever hair-tale you’re dreaming of.
Why is it that a stack of skater dudes walk out of the Boardstore with sharper-than-normal looking locks? Tucked behind this skate shop is a hidden man cave known as Stallion Barbers. The man behind the scissors is Nick Trotin. A barber from Boston, Nick established himself as a perfectionist in the craft after chopping his mate’s hair growing up. Now calling Sunshine Coast home, Nick is sharing clippings of precision and passion with all who walk into his parlour.
Cut n Go Barber Shop
The name says it all. For the man on the run, drop into Cut n Go to get the job done. Established in 2008, these guys know what men on the Sunshine Coast want. Beer, haircut and a bit of banter – simple.
From the modern day man to traditional gentlemen, MAD Barbers is a rad man cave for the young and forever young. Catch up with mates over a beer, game of pool and a haircut. It’s common to see a line of motorbikes lined up outside this joint and extremely uncommon to see any females within a 1km radius.
The General Officer
Coffee, threads and second hand vinyls – you wouldn’t be blamed for mistaking this barber for a boutique store. The General Officer salutes the modern day man with impeccable
swag. Along with great haircuts for toddlers to seniors and every man in between, this barber offers a unique range of men’s clothing and supplies including brands such as Brixon, Uppercut Delux, Station Stripes and their own range of General Officer clothing. They also have a new range of used vinyl arriving every week to keep you grooving in style.
Scumbags Barber Shop is a barber for “the blue and white collar man.”
Forever Barbers opened it’s doors last weekend.
Tyler Hing of Unkle Hingy’s Barber Shop.