Our Barbers - The Emporium Barber

Our Barbers

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  • King St.
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King St.

Alan T


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Khaled


Where did you start cutting hair? 

I was 14 when I first started cutting my brother's and cousins' hair.

What do you like about being a barber? 

I love seeing people happy and seeing someone coming back to get their hair cut again means that I made them feel good about themselves and the time they sat in my chair was memorable enough for them to come back again.

What's your specialty?  

In all honesty I'm perfectionist so I feel my specialist is everything including those hard to master techniques like threading and cut throat shaves.

What's your favourite sports team?

I watch a lot of UFC

What do you like about working at TEB?

When I began at TEB I had the freedom to cut people's hair the way I want. 

I like having the chance to improve my skill, which gives me the opportunity to get better and provide a better experience for my clients.



Fortitude Valley

ALEN Y


Where did you start cutting hair? 

I started after I attended the Brisbane school of hair college. Once I completed that, I travelled to Canada and worked in my uncle’s barber shop... that’s when i really started cutting hair.  

What do you like about being a barber? 

I like to make people happy, and it’s skill you’re continually learning so it never gets boring.

What's your specialty?  

I like the classic cut and comb over because they look elegant and the image they portray shows that they look after themselves are well groomed. 

What's your favourite sports team?

Arsenal all the way.

What do you like about working at TEB?

I like the service we provide and with the variety of products we get to use. Plus the people I get work with are really cool chill people. 


Fabrizio


Where did you start cutting hair? 

The first time was in actually my garage in Italy,  I wasn't ready to work in a real barber shop so I bought my tools I needed and I started cutting all my friends hair.  


What do you like about being a barber? 

I love seeing how people how can transform in my chair. I like it that when person sits in my chair they completely trust me and it my responsibility to make them look good and feel good.


What's your specialty?  

Scissor work, geometric cut and long hair, I love making fades but I think that's not the only beautiful side of our job using scissors is an art.

What's your favourite sports team?

Sorry I know I'm like an alien but I don't follow any sports

What do you like about working at TEB?

I really like the business concept and the experience we provide, the people I get to work with are very friendly.


Livingstone


Where did you start cutting hair? 

Back in NZ when I was the age of 12. Being the eldest of 5 boys and we were sick of our father giving us the good old buzz cut or Jona Lomu cut haha so one day I picked up the clippers and the rest is history

What do you like about being a barber?

 It's meeting new faces from all walks of life and building a relationship of trust with each client and people are so fascinating because everyone has a story to t

What's your specialty?  

I love every style of haircuts but if I had to choose I would say hair tattooing/track work. Being a former art student I love having the opportunity to express my creativity through my passion. 

What's your favourite sports team?

I don't have a favourite team as I am a former professional boxer so I love all sports but mostly boxing/mma.

What do you like about working at TEB?

The concept behind the store is like no other plus it's a great team environment where we all share the same views of our profession. In other words every barber on board cares about each other and their quality of work it’s a unique culture nothing like I have experienced before.


Paulo


Where did you start cutting hair? 

I first started cut hair in Brazil before I came to Australia,  I used to have my own small Barber Shop business back home.

What do you like about being a barber? 

Barbering is something I really the like  people always so different like and I think it is a profession I  will always have work. Plus it's the feeling of seeing people happy with the work we do, the direct contact we have with different people every day

What's your specialty?  

Men's hair fades because it’s hard skill everyone has different shaped head and facial features  

What's your favourite sports team?

Corinthians and Barcelona Yoine

What do you like about working at TEB?

I like working at TEB because the vibe from staff and clients makes a cool place to work from. Plus the large range of products we get to use is pretty good and I also get to improve my technical skills working alongside highly skilled Barbers

Hannah 

Where did you start cutting hair? 

The very first time was in Mum and Dad’s living room and I shaved my brothers hair into a mullet

What do you like about being a barber? 

Every cut is different you can personalise it so much and meeting new people so frequently I get to establish a good relationship with my clients it’s like going work your friends everyday.


What's your specialty?  

The Emporium Barber Experience, so satisfying looking after a client for an hour and half and making them feel so good by the time they've left

What's your favourite sports team?

The almighty All Blacks!

What do you like about working at TEB?

The work environment is really fun it’s always busy and the client base are really nice people.

Marie

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Post Office Square

John (AKA Hot Chocolate)


Where did you start cutting hair? 

I first cut my younger brother's hair when we were at school, but in my early 20’s when I was in between jobs word got around in the neighbourhood that I could cut hair that’s when thought I could make something of this.

 

What do you like about being a barber? 

That feeling when I see people's reactions to the haircuts it’s really rewarding

What's your specialty?  

Fades and cut throat shaves because of the care and attention to finer details can make or break a great experience

What's your favourite sports team?

All Blacks & Broncos

What do you like about working at TEB?

Different clientele it’s alway someone different sitting in my chair looking for a different style of haircut and I love the range of products we get to work with.

Pamela


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I trained at the VS Academy for my first qualification in hairdressing in Korea but I was taught barbering through American Crew here in Australia


What do you like about being a barber? 

I have always enjoyed cutting hair, especially men's hair because I LOVE having a chat. It’s important to know what your client wants, listening to them and making suggestions based on their hair type and facial features . It’s always satisfying to know that my clients leave the Barbershop happy with the cut they wanted.


What's your specialty?  

I really like doing restyles haircuts for special occasions like weddings or job interviews or any special day. I just want my clients to look their best. People are always surprised at the confidence a good style can give them.

What's your favourite sports team?

I like watching Tennis and the world's game football

What do you like about working at TEB?

I love the variety of high quality men's grooming products I get to use. It makes the experience we provide really enjoyable for me plus the client.


Maryanne 


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Bondi Beach

Brooke


Where did you start cutting hair? 

At hair college back home in Dundee


What do you like about being a barber? 

Meeting new people, and that you’re always learning new things.


What's your specialty?  

I really love children’s cuts they but if it’s not kids then it’s nose waxing!! ( Inserts evil laugh) I still love anything when I can restyle with scissors


What's your favourite sports team?

Dundee United

What do you like about working at TEB?

The people, the atmosphere and of course the location


Conor


Where did you start cutting hair? 

I started by helping out at a local barbers when I was 18 before going to the London School of Barbering on a full time course to learn all aspects of the industry.

What do you like about being a barber? 

That you're only as good as your last haircut so you always have to be on form and improving. The friendships you build with clients so it's just like seeing your mates everyday.


What's your specialty?  

I love a skin fade or skin taper but also think you can’t beat a good old classic pompadour with a DA.

What's your favourite sports team?

Exeter City Football club not that I expect anybody to have heard of them, or Chad Reed the motocross legend.

What do you like about working at TEB?

Great products, clean shop and not a bad view either.



Julie


Where did you start cutting hair? 

Once I finished my hairdressing and barbering courses at TAFE I started to work in different salons and barber shops in Woolloomooloo, Bondi Junction and Redfern.


What do you like about being a barber? 

Attention to detail, no mistakes, you always have to perform at your best to ensure the customer is happy, which is also satisfying personally. Building a rapport with customers so they become “your” customer- aka your regulars!


What's your specialty?  

Cut throat shave & skin fades.


What's your favourite sports team?

The Waratahs!

What do you like about working at TEB?

Good environment, friendly customers, nice location.



Issy


Where did you start cutting hair? 

I started my hairdressing apprenticeship back in 2008 and completed it in 2011 in my home town of Coffs Harbour.

What do you like about being a barber? 

It’s very focused on attention to detail, I enjoy learning new skills which I have accumulated since starting barbering which I did not learn in hairdressing.


What's your specialty?  

Can I say everything? But if I had to pick a favourite I would say The Emporium Barber Experience

What's your favourite sports team?

Sydney Swans

What do you like about working at TEB?

I learn new things every day, the team are a good group all with different specialties and we all learn from each other. Also I love the endless supply of coffee!

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