Nice Work. Metro article about the rise of authentic ,cool barbershops and tattoo parlours , leads off with a bit of Glen Eden Barber Heritage and G.E.’s Eight One Eight Barbers. Love the graffiti wall. Authentic, working class suburbs are the new cool. Shhh.
The Return of Hairy Men
The striped pole signifies an age-old trade, but the second coming of the barber shop — and the attention to male hair it signifies — is far more likely to involve hipsters, sports stars and ultra-trendy beards.
This story was first published in the January 2015 issue of Metro. Photos of Flash City, Ponsonby, by Josh Griggs.
At the railway crossing at Glen Eden, a local history board lists a barber shop as one of the first businesses in the fledgling 1886 settlement. Today, directly across the road is Eight One Eight Barbers, a plain white space with one large hip-hop graffiti piece on the wall and Sanctify Tattoo Studio out the back.”
“Part of what’s happening around the world is the steady rise of a cool-as “barber culture”, which creates men’s spaces, takes in men’s grooming and is closely associated with tattooing.” Full Story on Metro Here.