A Guide to Guy's Grooming

By Marie Antoinette Issa
Tommy Guns

Tommy Guns, Westfield Parramatta

When it comes to hair it’s no longer just a woman’s world

When it comes to hair it’s no longer just a woman’s world. In fact, according to Sherri Ponisi, local hairstylist and salon manager of Dapper and Doll Style Parlour, these days, good grooming is just as important to gentlemen and is it is the girls. 

“More and more we are finding men looking after all aspects of their image, from skin and hair care to fashion and accessories, all while being pampered and relaxed,” says Sherri. “This trend is also evident with the amount of men's hair care products in the market,” she adds. 

So whether you’re a metrosexual male who's into man buns (yes, they’re still in style) or prefer a classic close cut, here are some of Parramatta’s best men’s hair dressers guaranteed to get you groomed to your very best. 

Dapper And Doll Style Parlour

A modern space with old-school values, Dapper and Doll is the perfect fusion of classic and contemporary. The salon’s “Style Parlour” features two separate rooms – a barbershop and hair salon - and is part of an 1890’s built two storey heritage listed terrace, which also houses a European tailor and Circa Espresso (one of Parramatta’s’ most popular coffee shops).

“At Dapper and Doll Style Parlour we offer everything from traditional hot towel shaves to style cuts, and classic beard styling to fades. We focus on meshing the best of the barbering and hairdressing world to provide a classic service with a modern edge,” Sherri says.   The collaboration with one of the suburbs most popular cafes means that those popping in for a service, can also get their favourite brew delivered to their chair.

“Customers can get a complimentary beverage delivered straight to their chair from neighbouring Circa Espresso, or if it's later in the day why not opt for a manly craft beer or neat single malt whisky,” says Sherri. Sounds like a match made in hair heaven. Because as everyone knows, the only thing that can top a hot new look is cool drink to go with it.

The Wentworth Atelier,19-21 Wentworth Street Parramatta 2150; Open Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm, Wednesday 9:30am - 8:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm; Visit the Dapper and Doll website

Dapper and Doll men's shave

Dapper and Doll men's shave. Image: Carla Dibbs

Whisky at Dapper and Doll

Whisky at Dapper and Doll. Image: Carla Dibbs

Dapper and Doll.

Dapper and Doll. Image: Carla Dibbs

Famous hot towel shave.

Famous hot towel shave. Image: Carla Dibbs

Shave at Dapper and Doll.

Shave at Dapper and Doll. Image: Carla Dibbs

For the dolls - the Dapper and Doll hair salon

For the dolls - the Dapper and Doll hair salon. Image: Carla Dibbs

Dapper and Doll men's shave
Whisky at Dapper and Doll
Dapper and Doll.
Famous hot towel shave.
Shave at Dapper and Doll.
For the dolls - the Dapper and Doll hair salon

Moe & Co

It's a family affair at Moe & Co, with the stylish salon first established by siblings Moe (who has been in the industry since the age of 18) and Bill - the head of Barbering at Petersham TAFE and The Australasian College of Health & Beauty, in 2014.

With a growing number of franchises regularly opening up across NSW (including the Sydney CBD and uber-funky Inner west locations such as Tramsheds), these barber brothers have worked hard to build a unique brand that positions them as some of Sydney's best. And while the graffitied walls and urban soundtrack of their Parramatta branch may be short on traditional salon decor, it's a cut above the rest when it comes to quality men’s hair care.

Moe & Co keep their customers happy by providing a range of services for gents including haircuts, colour, keratin, straightening, beard trims and  treatments.

They even offer a Men’s Loyalty Card Program to reward repeat visitors with special deals and free haircuts! With a relaxed environment (no appointments are necessary and walk-ins always welcome) and a passionate and professional team trained in trends and techniques, you'll be sure to end up on the best-tressed list after a trip to Moe & Co.

Make sure you go and check out their new store at Wentworth Point for a great all-around experience.

Westfield, 11 Aird St Parramatta 2150; Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:30am - 6:00pm, Thursday 9:30am - 9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm; Visit the Moe & Co website

7/1 Burroway Rd Wentworth Point 2127; Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00am - 7:00pm; Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm; Visit the Moe & Co website

Moe and Co. Wentworth Point

Tommy Gun's Original Barbershop

Established in Canada, designed with a Chicago-style golden-era environment, and catering to the modern Parramatta male, Tommy Gun’s has come out blazing with an offer of a complete men’s grooming experience.

The Tommy Guns team comprises of trained stylists and barbers focused on delivering the latest in men’s style, while offering complimentary scalp massages with every hair service, as well as hot shaves, neck shaves and facial waxing.

The salon also prides itself on combining old-school charm with innovative modern luxuries such as a self-managed queuing system, individual in-mirror TV displays, a male-orientated waiting area with iPad, game and complimentary beverages, as well as a comprehensive men’s retail products offering.

The Tommy Gun motto: “Watch the game, grab a drink, the chair awaits.”

Shop 1144, Westfield, 159-175 Church Street Parramatta 2150; Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30am - 7:00pm, Thursday 8:30am - 9:00pm, Saturday 8:30am - 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 5:30pm; Visit the Tommy Gun's Original Barbershop website.

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Tommy Guns

Image courtesy of Tommy Guns