Sunday, 3 December 2017

Christmas Trading Hours

Week commencing 18th December

Tuesday 19th - 10am - Late
Wednesday 20th - 12pm - Late
Thursday 21st - 10am - Late
Friday 22nd - 10am - Late
Saturday 23rd - 7am - 12pm

I will be away from 24th December

I will be back in the salon
10am - 11th January 2018

Thank you for your continued support!
See you in 2018 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Easy grooming tips

Some easy grooming habits all men should get into.

1 | Become a regular at your barbers Book your next appointment while you're there for roughly 4 weeks time, and stick to it. Too many men wait far to long for a tidy up. Basically, if you've noticed your hair needs a cut, then other people have too.

2 | Know which hair products work for you Hair products for men have got a bit more confusing since the Brylcreem your Grandad swore by, so make sure you're clued up on what product is best for you. Ask your stylist for advice, the right product can make all the difference.

3 | Find your signature scent Aftershave isn't supposed to be loud or obvious. You don't want people to stop in their tracks and notice (if they do, you've worn too much). Rather, it should become a subtle part of your overall presence. Rather than owning 8-10 average quality bottles you pick from each morning at random, find one or two classic scents you really like and invest in them.

4 | Scrub your face Face scrubs are just textured face washes designed to get the dead skin off your face (particularly the nose, the most exposed part of your face). Use one on a Monday morning to scrub the weekend off your face, and every other day of the week go for a plain face wash that's less abrasive. You'll be looking better than you feel in no time.

5 | Manage your facial fuzz Facial hair of any length needs to be tamed and maintained if you want to be taken seriously.

6 | ...Or learn how to shave like an expert You might not have time in the morning for an extensive wet-shaving routine, but learning the basics of a good shave is important. Preparing your skin beforehand with a shave oil will help the razor glide over your hairs, while soaking the blades in warm water will help your pores expand, allowing the hair to come off your face with less redness and irritation.

7| Sort out stray hairs Big eyebrows aren't a problem but if they're meeting in the middle, you've got a problem. Pay attention to the spot in the middle, and any errant hairs above and below your brows are also worth staying on top of. Ask your stylist to tidy up your brows.

Now taking bookings for Christmas!!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Helen's Holiday

I will be away on holiday from

6th November - 12th November

Back in Salon 10am - 14th November

I apologize for inconvenience caused

I am now taking Christmas bookings!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Tips for a healthy scalp

A damaged scalp can be itchy and flaky or oily and scaly. In severe cases, a person may develop scalp sores or suffer hair loss. Many things including diet, hormonal fluctuations, medication, hair care products and the environment affect the health of your scalp. Here are a few tips to help you get your scalp back into superior shape.
1. Shampoo Hair for a healthy scalp
Maintaining a healthy scalp starts in the shower.

Shampooing is the easiest and most effective way to clean your scalp and keep it healthy. The shampooing action invigorates follicles, reduces the excessive sebum buildup that can lead to dandruff and oiliness, and prevents excess skin from accumulating on the scalp.

For best results use Redken for men Mint Clean shampoo.
Protein – leaves the hair stronger

Peppermint – scalp stimulation

Macro soother – scalp balance & relief
2. Massage for a Healthy Scalp

Did you know that massaging your scalp can help relieve problems such as dandruff?

First, wash your hair then with a conditioner massage your scalp for a couple of minutes even combing the scalp can help increase circulation to the scalp, finally rinse.
3. Make Small Changes to Your Everyday
Besides using the right products, eating well and getting regular exercise are two things that can help you maintain a healthy scalp.

Salon Closed for show day weekend 1st & 2nd September

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

The Undercut part 4

Channel the 1950s into your undercut with a voluminous, rockabilly pompadour. The pompadour works best with longer locks and brings a stylish and slick look to your length. Think along the lines of the slicked back version of this cut, but bigger and bolder. You’ll want to use a powder wax & a strong hold putty or clay product and comb for the most genuine interpretation of the ‘50s look.


Forward-Swept Undercut

Let’s get this straight, forward does not necessarily equal a fringe. That being said, forward-swept hair brings a modern take on this haircut, and could bring about the fringe’s resurgence in 2017. The cut offers a neat look that works best with shorter hair. Use a matte hair product to add some interesting texture to this look. If it has been a while since your last fringe, opt for consistent length across the top, you will soon learn how (and if) a fringe works with your face

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Undercut part 3

Side Swept Undercut
Much like the slicked back version, the first step to harnessing a side swept undercut is to ensure you have longer proportions up top so the slicking of the hair works well with the shorter sides of your haircut. The key to pulling off the side swept undercut is to make sure that you are parting your hair the right way. This differs for everyone, so ensure that you are choosing the best part for your face. This is generally determined by which way your hair naturally falls.

5. Puffy Undercut
The one thing that you will need to pull off the puffy undercut is a lot of volume and texture. This version of the undercut is also dependent on the kind of hair that you naturally possess. Gentlemen with curlier hair types will find this styling easier to recreate, particularly when it comes to applying product to your hair to enhance your natural waves. For men with straighter hair types, creating more texture with the layering of your hair is important and will aid when it comes to styling this cut. Keep in mind that matte hair product works nicely with this version.

Friday, 16 June 2017

The Undercut Part 2

Layered Undercut
For something a bit different, a layered undercut is what you will want. This version of the cut is also advised for those who want to add fullness and depth to your hair from a visual perspective. By adding layers, this will visually amplify your locks, working to make the hair look more voluminous. You should also determine to what degree you wish to layer your hair, your hairdresser can advise you on this.

Slicked Back Undercut
The trick to pulling off the slicked back undercut is to ensure your hair is long enough to style it back. You’ll want your hair longer, and the key to ensuring it looks polished is to use a great quality hair product to tame the longer proportions up top. For a more modern take on this cut opt for a matte putty or clay to keep things relatively textured. For a more old school adaptation of the trend, a pomade product will ensure the cut looks more structured while maintaining a relaxed reference to the past.


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The undercut

Part 1 

The undercut has typically been a staple hair trend in men’s runway and editorial looks. Not only strictly popularised in fashion, but this haircut is also common amongst many film and television stars. It has also celebrated a long-lasting popularity in street style, particularly with the younger generations eager to embrace the trend. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, it’s youthful and can work incredibly well for curly, straight or wavy hair types. The other great thing about the undercut is that it can be interpreted in many ways. From the classic versions to the more modern adaptations and everything in between, consider this your ultimate guide for the top undercut hairstyles you should try today.

For something a little more conservative, go for a classic cut which still maintains trimmed sides, but leaves the top not too long. The classic undercut is recommended for those who may be a little apprehensive about this haircut because it is relatively simple and isn’t too extreme. Styling the classic undercut is simple, and a bit of hair product will keep it clean and polished. A wet look pomade. will give this cut a 40’s/50’s touch which can be great to change the proportions up.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Why is your beard red and your hair isn't?

It’s one of the great questions of our time. Is there life after death? Do we have free will? And why the bloody hell is my beard red when my hair isn’t?
If what’s on your chin doesn’t match up with what’s on your head (and you didn’t have spaghetti for lunch), then it falls to science to explain this follicular phenomenon.
The genes that determine hair colour are so-called ‘incomplete dominant hereditary traits.’ This means that there isn’t one single gene that’s dominant over the rest, but all genes influence each other.”
Put simply; genes get passed down from parents, grandparents and earlier ancestors. Combinations of these genes present differently in different people, which allows for lots of possibilities including having different colour armpit hair, pubes and beard.
No big surprise there, but why does that result in so many ginge-tinged gents? It turns out red whiskers are the outcome of a gene known as MC1R. When someone inherits this from both parents, they get red hair and fair skin. However, if they only get one MC1R gene, ginger traits are only sprinkled into their genetics and so can appear in other (unwanted) places.
So there you go, you can sleep easy knowing your mother didn’t have it off with the ginger postman. And if it still bothers you, just hold out for the greys to set in.Keep that red beard moisturized with FATS Beard oil $34 At Urban Male

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Friday, 10 March 2017

The best haircut for a man with a widows peak 

Ever wondered what would be a good haircut for a guy with a somewhat rounded face and a widow’s peak? 
A widow’s peak is the v-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead and is thought to be genetic. 
The name comes from a belief that it was an omen of early widowhood thanks to its similarity to the peak of a widow’s hood – worn as indication of mourning since the 16th century. On men, in modern popular culture it has become associated with villainy. Think of The Joker, Count Dracula and, of course, Eddie Munster.
If you have a round face you are advised to balance it out by making it appear elongated. So, make sure the sides are shorter than the top and avoid short fringes.
You should also definitely not consider growing it at the sides as you'll risk looking like a cantaloupe melon.
There is no reason to hide it, as a widow’s peak is a sign of a strong hairline and preferable to receding. However, if it does bother you the quickest way to hide it is to adopt a side parting. If you have a round face do not attempt a side parting unless you want to look like a pair of curtains.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Urban Male has moved


To Jodie’s Hair Designers

175 Ferry Road

Opposite TSS
next to Zarraffa’s


I look forward to seeing you in my new location

Monday, 23 January 2017

Styling Pomade


Buff up hair with high shine! Work through hair for strong definition and flexibility without weight. Moisturizers add super shine and provide moist separation.


Add to dry hair for intense shine and definition

Salon closed Thursday 26th January
Australia day!