Hair by Tommy J
This 50s-style barbershop has just one style on the menu: short back and sides.
Redfern barbershop Hair by Tommy J has a bit of a rock n' roll edge to it. A self-proclaimed 'greaser style' stylist, it made a bit of itself by offering just one particular style: the classic short back and sides. Run by barber Tommy J Heath, the shop's prices are reasonable — think $50 for a cut, $20 for a beard trim and $40 for a face or head cut throat shave. Uppercut Deluxe products are used liberally — Heath is a brand ambassador.
The barbershops offers both men's and women's cuts and attracts a motorcycle crowd, with bikes regularly seen lined up out front. Hair by Tommy J is also a regular at events around the city, having participated in the Rock & Roll Alternative Markets and Sydney's annual Tattoo and Body Art Expo. And, for those located in Sydney's northwest, there's a second shop in Windsor.
Images: Cassandra Hannagan