A new barber shop, resembling a man cave is set to take the Valley by storm.
The Gentlemen’s Club Barber Shop opened last week on Ann Street, offering men a fun place to get their haircut.
Owner Aleksander Keric says the barber shop is a place where men can come and relax.
“We have a pool table, couches and a TV,” he says.
“I really wanted to make it comfortable for people who are waiting for a haircut. You often feel awkward sitting so close to people you don’t know.”
“This way people can relax, feel comfortable, play a game of pool together and make friends.”
Aleksander says the idea stemmed from his own personal experiences.
“My dad used to cut my hair when I was young and that stuck in my mind, then I found out my grandad used to be a barber and that’s when I became interested in the idea,” he says.
“At one stage, I was getting haircuts twice a week. You get a haircut to feel good and you want to go somewhere that is relaxed and friendly.”
“I realised I wasn’t happy with the experience I was getting, and I wanted to do something different.”
Upon entering, the shop feels and looks homely, featuring timber floors, leather couches and neutral colours throughout. Aleksander says he wanted it to be like a home away from home.
“I appreciate feeling good and a think a lot of other men do too, which is why I tried to make the shop a place where people can come and relax,” he says.
“I really put all my heart and soul into this and I hope the experience will make people excited to come back.”
Aleksander says although the shop is very manly, he’s happy to accommodate women too.
In the future, the shop also plans to include massage services.
The Gentlemen’s Club Barber Shop is located at 11/913-915 Ann Street in Fortitude Valley.