Our friends at Uppercut Deluxe feature an awesome barber shop each month on their blog.
Here’s our story – cheers Uppercut!
Have you tried the Uppercut range? Six hair products for every style and hair type, plus beard balm, shampoo & conditioner, mo wax and more. Ask your barber to try some next time you’re in. A true Aussie brand, developed by barbers for barbers.
If you’ve been in the shop lately you’ll have seen – and tasted – delicious brews from Deep Creek Brewing Company – our generous beer sponsors!
And in a double whammy of beer fun, barbers Ross and Jim recently chopped some locks over at The Beer Spot in Northcote when Deep Creek had a few brews on tap on the Road to Beervana tour. Now in its 7th year, purveyors and patrons of all things hoppy join in tastings and fun stuff as they wend their way to the Windy City.
“Why didn’t we come here on our FIRST day?” bemoaned a visiting English rellie when we rocked up to The Beer Spot on the last day of his trip. Why not indeed? 40 rotating beers on tap, a different food truck each week, dog- and child-friendly and a relaxed vibe a bit like hanging out in your mate’s garage, but cosier.
Keep an eye out for more guest cutting spots from us over at The Beer Spot, and in the meantime enjoy a complimentary cold Deep Creek beer next time you’re in*. We’re also planning tastings of their monthly special brews at the shop – check our Facebook page for deets.
*after 4pm Thursday and Friday, obviously you’ll need to be over 18 and a responsible, upstanding kind of person.
What’s the worst thing about riding a motorbike? Insects in your throat …. soaking wet pants …. aching muscles? Nah, it’s got to be Helmet Hair! You arrive at your destination, dapper and ready to enjoy a cold beer and some live rock n roll, but your hair’s plastered to your head in a bath of sweat and bad partings.
That’s what gave Auckland Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) organisers Mike Andrews, and Julian Maloney of Maloney’s Barber Shop, the idea to set up at the ride’s after-party to sort out those messy mops.
DGR 2017 saw 92,000 riders in 580 cities take part in this global gathering of vintage and classic motorbikes. Raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and male suicide prevention, on behalf of charity partner The Movember Foundation. September 24th was a beauty in the City of Sails, after 2016’s deluge which was more like swimming than riding ……..
Maloney’s friend Ygnacio Cervio (above and below) is the founder of the NZ Beard and Moustache Championship, now in its fourth year – a great parade of beards and mos, all raising money for mental health charities.
Ygnacio also recently headed to the World Beard and Moustache Championship in Austin, Texas. There, his hard campaigning paid off and lil’ ol’ New Zealand was named as host of the World Champs in 2021!
He popped by the shop for a quick trim and to share his beard growing tips with Julian and the crew – check out the story and beard growing tips here:
Thanks to Stuff for the story; photo credits: Chris McKeen.
How do you pick your barber shop? It’s often about location (near to work or home), but you’ve got to get consistently good cuts and cheerful banter too.
Auckland is lucky to have some awesome barber shops in the CBD and our friends at Denizen have picked the creme de la creme – check out their round up of Auckland’s finest barbers – we’re on there of course, and we’re in good company!