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CLASSIC MEN'S GROOMING IN CAPE TOWN
Tue, 11 September 2012
Nestled in the hub of the cosmopolitan Foundry in Green Point, a fine barber establishment has opened its classy doors to men of all persuasions. They will find themselves in a place where they can truly be paid homage and just be a “bloke” at Bloke’s Hair.
The renewed male grooming salon, Bloke's Hair, was opened and is run by South African-born hair stylist Brian Oosthuizen. Brian has travelled far and wide on his journey to hair perfection. Starting in Bloemfontein, and then onto London, Brian started as a receptionist in a salon and eventually began professionally styling hair.
He then returned to bustling Cape Town where he was recently placed as one of the top 10 stylists in Cape Town by GQ magazine. He has also been featured in publications such as Cape Town Magazine, M magazine and the Sunday Times.
“A personalised and exclusive, male-only grooming service where perfection is key,” is the main focus at Bloke's Hair. Brian, who says “I’m not into manufacturing hair,” believes that cutting hair should be an experience where the client receives a hair style custom-made to fit their unique personality and panache. “My haircuts last for months. They grow out in the style that my clients prefer.”
Never one to turn down a challenge, Brian draws his inspiration from clients with problematic and difficult hair, stating, “I love to solve hair problems and give my clients exactly what they want and deserve.”
Set in a warm atmosphere designed specifically for men, the salon is a fresh and masculine loft space with elements of dark wood, granite, exposed brick walls and metals finishing. The waiting area offers a choice of beer, whiskey, brandy, wine or coffee while you are relaxing in one of their comfortable wing-back arm chairs and a wall with an abundance of vintage ‘blokes’ showing off their impressive mustachios.
Businessmen and on-the-go executives can use the mobile phone chargers and the available laptop to ensure that they don’t miss a beat of business while getting their locks trimmed.
With the sweet sound of smooth jazz drifting in the background and a glass of single malt in your hand, old fashioned pampering and service has never been this manly, or this fabulous.
Prices range from R70 to R150 for clipper cuts, short back and sides, cutthroat shaves, scalp treatments or a beer rinse. Operating hours are 09:00 to 18:00 weekdays and 09:00 to 14:00 on Saturdays (closed on a Sunday).
Physical Address: Unit 108, The Foundry, Prestwich Street, Greenpoint.
Call 071 402 4664 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org