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

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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.

For­ever Bar­bers

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.

Stal­lion Bar­bers

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.

MAD Bar­bers

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.

PHO­TOS: CON­TRIB­UTED.

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.

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