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The Lucky Country-For Some

Australia, a land of opportunity, a beacon of hope for weary immigrants in search of a new beginning. A symbol of freedom to thousands of "New Australians" every year chasing the dream down under.Ever since the Irish graced these shores led by the likes of Ned Kelly's father and his Irish counterparts, the path was paved for future generations [...]

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Is chivalry dead?

Chivalry. What happened to it? Well it’s pretty obvious that it is completely dead. Yes, rigor mortis has set in and it cannot be revived. Or can it? And why is it dead? What happened to pulling out the chair from under the table? Or opening the door? Or standing to one [...]

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Trade Show at Coffs Harbour with The Real Trippy

The night with Trippy at Coffs Harbour Tafe was a resounding success with a great turn out of hairdressers hungry to learn barbering techniques.  First up, Trippy and Tim Dodd took to the stage fading and sculpting.  Great to see classic barbering in action.Next up yours truly took to the stage and performed a face [...]

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Mens Night

To the men of Australia, I feel your pain. Yes that weeklyassault upon our senses that occurs twice weekly when the women in our livesturn into gooey, doe eyed jibberingidiots for roughly an hour each night.Am I talking about when they attack the wine cabinet? No. Am I talkingabout when they get on the phone [...]

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THE FINAL CUT

An extract of a piece I wrote for the 2nd edition of the Cutthroat Journal. Thanks to Jimbo for the opportunity to write and for giving me a stage to rant on. Some of us have had one, some of us are never going to get one and some of us are going to get one. John was one [...]

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Proraso pre and after cream review

There's something about Proraso shaving cream that I can't quite put my finger on. It oozes tradition and takes me back to when I was a youngster in Ireland and watching the older guys getting shaves at the local barber shop.  That distinct smell of Eucalyptus and menthol takes me back there like it was [...]

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Wahl Detailer Review

The Wahl Detailer is the best neck trimmer on the Australian marketplace from Wahl at this point in time there is no doubt. They boast zero gap blades which allow for sharper, crisper lines-just don't press too hard against the skin,they are very sharp and can irritate the skin if you are too rough, so [...]

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A History Of Shaving

A Brief History of ShavingShaving- We all pick up a razor a couple of times a week(most of us blokes anyway), and although shaving can be the bane of our existence we don’t do it as tough as our forbearers did that’s for sure.Early man was known to use two shells gripped closely together to [...]

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