Australia has a new barber.
A barber’s shop is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the capital city of Perth.
Barber shop owners are happy to be doing what they do, says Chris Lees, managing director of the Perth barberies’ association.
“We like the fact that we’re in Perth,” he says.
“It’s just a bit of a challenge for us because we are in a city that is not a very cosmopolitan city, which is a bit like a city where there are a lot of bars and restaurants.”
There’s a lot to do around Perth, a lot more to do in the country.
It’s a big city, so it’s easy for us to come in and do what we do.
“Mr Lees says the barber shops that he owns are the first to open in Perth.”
The first one opened in March, which was about a year and a half ago,” he said.”
Then we opened in August, which I guess was a year ago.
“When we first opened the barbershop was only about a hundred metres from our shop, so we were quite comfortable with that.”
Mr Peers said the shop would open on Thursday.
“They’re going to have their first opening on Thursday, so they’re pretty excited about it,” he added.
“I think they’ll be very happy with it.”
The new shop is located at the corner of Queen Street and Glenmore Avenue, about a block from the main shopping centre of Perth’s CBD.
It will offer a range of products including barbers and haircuts, waxes, shaving shampoos and beard trims.
“For the first time we’re going for a wider range of haircuts and products,” Mr Peers says.
Barbershop owner Chris Leers says he has had success with his barbershops.
“Since we opened, we’ve had customers come in with their kids, with their family and all sorts of different things,” he explains.
“And they’ve been very supportive.”
He says the store will be open seven days a week, and he hopes to attract new customers by offering a wide selection of products.
“Our customers are quite loyal, and so we want to make sure that our customers are really happy with their products,” he explained.
“So they’re going in and they’re looking for a product that they can trust, and then they’re really enjoying that experience, and we want that customer to stay for as long as possible.”