Gettin’ the chop? Or just need a spruce up?
It’s official, if you’ve got a mop of hair hanging off your chin or you’re a dude with a hair style that needs constant tending to, then no doubt you and your barber are already tight.
But, if like us, you’re new to this man-hair-focused world, where a beard is judged on its shape and weight rather than what’s caught in it (seaweed from yesterday’s surf, anyone?), then you’re most likely going to need some pointers on where to head for your next trim.
Don’t sweat! We’ve saved you that awkward lopsided cut, and hunted down the best barbers on the Sunshine Coast for your next bro-mance.
Captain Sip Sops
Way more than just a barbershop, Captain Sip Sops helped to propel the resurgence of barbers on the Sunshine Coast. Found on a main drag in the industrial area of Noosa, this concept store pulls together all things surf–think menswear, boards, and everything in between–and has garnered a loyal following for sleek haircuts and even sleeker shaves.
Get the shear of a holiday at Peregian Beach’s General Officer and you can browse through the tees, caps, shorts and artworks in store while you wait. Tucked down a side alley off the main village square, you’ll feel like a local just by knowing this place exists. Got the girl with ya? There are plenty of boutiques nearby for her to while away the trimming minutes.
Logan’s Barber Lounge
Note to self: If you’re going to compete with the best barbers on the Sunshine Coast, this is how you do it. Blackboard pricelist. Old-school fridge stocked with tipples. Swivel barber chairs that you’d kill to have in the office. Basically, if you’re visiting from Bris Vegas or further afield, Logan’s is the closest you’ll get to a barber shop that’s dripping with a city vibe.
The Privateer Barber
The new kids on the barber block, The Privateer Barber in Marcoola have gained quite the following since opening earlier this year. Our eyes went all love-hearty over the all black shopfront and from there, well, we were already hooked. Tucked around the corner from some of our foodie faves like Little Boat Espresso and Bulli, if you’re on the hunt for one of the best barbers on the Sunshine Coast and you live around the middle of the Coast, you should be counting your lucky stars, right about now.
Unkle Hingys Barbershop
We doubt there’s many barbers like Unkle Hingys in Maroochydore. The Ocean Street space doubles as an uber cool barbershop and tattoo studio (check out Victory Tattoo), so not only could you emerge with a bangin’ new do, but also some fresh ink to seal the deal. You know what they say, walk in as one man and emerge as another…or something like that.
Don’t let the name fool you, these blokes aren’t that bad. Actually, they’re pretty proper and they’ll whisk the modern man in and out before you can say “Scumbag Barber”! If you do have to wait your turn, there’s manly chesterfield couches to lounge on. Stock up on wax, bloke-y combs and the likes, before taking that freshly pruned beard for a spin.
If having a game of pool while you wait to get the chop, sounds like your idea of pre-cutting heaven, then do yourself a favour and head straight to Mad Barbers in Mooloolaba. After you’ve sunk the black, grab a coffee from next door and plant yourself in one of their comfy swivel chairs—now, for the boys to work their magic.
The Barber’s Shed
A no-appointment policy makes this old-school barber a first-in-best-cut kinda place, which we love. After all guys, you’re still men. And spontaneous cuts should be the way you work (leave the 5-week-in-advance hair booking to us girls). Kitted out with massive timber mirrors and the coolest black leather barber chairs this end of the coast, if you’re in Caloundra The Barber’s Shed have got your beard, I mean back.
Got a fave we didn’t include in our roundup of the best barbers on the Sunshine Coast? Tell us!
Image credit: Amy Higg and Sarah Vercoe for The Urban List