"Joel Cameron is a Sydney based artist and freelance designer, with a focus on illustration, branding and sculpture.
Joel has been involved with a number of group exhibitions around Australia and specializes in skateboard and t-shirt design having recently illustrated a series for Sydney Skate label Have Skateboards."
How excellent is that!
I will take this opportunity to let all you dudes in on a little advice. I can only imagine how hot it must feel in summer with a glorious, thick beard on your face. But before you go considering shaving it off for summer, remember this: Shaving your beard is going to give you as much relief from the heat as shaving your balls. So shave your balls not your beard. We'd really appreciate if all you glorious men could savor that facial fur for just a little longer than the official beard season. I'll tell you why soon, but it'll be worth it ;)
The wonderful dudes from Sailor Jerry are doing excellent things over in KingsX over the next couple of weeks, and, you guessed it... we'll be there chopping and snipping and shaving and keeping all you smashing young chaps looking sharp. They've got heaps going on over the next 5 weeks, go check it out here!
I always get a kick off how much you guys dig our little Chop and Run challenges. Already I've received so many photos of our stickers being slapped in risque places. Keep it up dudes! We've still got about 800 stickers to be distributed among you all! And don't forget the rules, get it done by the end of the month to get your free snip!
Sorry to cut this short, but we've had a ridiculous day in the salon and its nearly time to let loose for WORLD BEARD DAY!!
Seriously, a bearded kissing booth?? How could I resist?!
Stay gnarly Guys and Dolls, hope to see a bunch of you around tonight!
Ps, Matty Dillon is cool.
Just a little reminder to everyone as well, and to the folks that didnt get the momo, the event has MOVED VENUES!!
This week, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful lady dog, Bella.
We've had a big week this week, both personally and professionally. Thanks so much to everyone who came in to the shop over the weekend while Tommy was away being glamorous and partying it up in Melbourne. Matt tried extra hard to squeeze as many as you in as possible, but there is only so much one barber can do. To anyone that missed out on getting an appointment on the weekend you know what to do! Come in to the shop or give us a call. Rad.
The Perth edition of Tattoo Expo is quickly approaching! The flights have been booked and the dates have been set. We're so excited to be heading over to that side of the country and meeting some of our cool supporters over there! I wonder how many new tattoo's will be invested in while we're over there..... Be sure to pop on over and show us some love :)
We're also doing a pop up shop at the next Jurassic Lounge at the Museum in October. This should be heaps of fun... Dinosaurs!! Seriously, that's all I should need to say right? Oh, btw. Cuts will be HALF the price they are in shop... so y'all should definitely come down for a discounted snip... deets are Here.
Boy golly have we got a huge announcement for you guys in the months to come! I've been tucked away planning a super secret, super huge event for you guys to come along to. Stay tuned, the most exciting part is I will need your involvement for it to happen!
We've heard some shocking news about one of our favourite Doll's immacualte Valiant being stolen from the front of her home on Friday morning. If anyone has seen Buster, or has any information that could help us get her back to her owner, please pass it on to here. All our fellow car owners and lovers will understand the pain and frustration of having your pride and joy taken from you, after having put countless hours of work into them.
Stay gnarly Dudes and Dolls,
Keep being rad guys and dolls, we'll see you really soon!
Lots of love and glitter, Hannah :)
Big things have been in the works for us recently. Following a very successful meeting with the crew from Sailor Jerry, We're soooo stoked to be announcing that we've got some excellent plans in the making. We can't give too much away right now, but we'll be sure to keep you all posted in the near future!
Everyones got a Towny story. Its always there looking out for you. Its there with open doors when no one else will take you in, its there holding your hair back when you're vomiting in the gutter outside, And its the only pub in Newtown that won't let you in for being too sober. You'll be guaranteed a deafening ring in your ears after seeing a band that blows out the laws of sound, or no memory of being there at all.Last night Pat Capocci played a staggering 4 hour set to an audience of oldschool rockabilly swingin' cats, both young and old. We take our hats off to anyone who can for starters, play three sets over four hours, and secondly, get a a crowd of people both young and old, swinging and dancing and shaking for every single song. If you havent already, check him out. They play so regularly you'll never have an excuse to not catch them at your local venue.
Check him out Here.
In other news... the July task for Chop and Run has been going off! We ran out of stickers within the first week and recieved so many photos of glorious beards being whacked with our stickers. Firstly, congratulations on not getting your face wrecked as you slapped said beards...Its risky business hitting an adhesive on such delicate facial hair. Secondly, you've only got 4 days to get your free snip in for putting your balls on the line. Call the shop or pop in and say hey and book in your chop!!
We were given the amazing priveledge to guest spot up at Barebones in Brisbane! Wow, what a bunch of rad people.
We got to catch up with Frazier who had a broken ankle (from skating, haha!) Hope you're feeling better! Man up, my girlfriend is more hardcore than you.
We also got to catch up with Luke and Steve and Kira from Uppercut, so good to see you guys again! Its been too long.
All in all, it was fucken rad to work in the shop.. Everyone made me feel at home and super comfortable, it felt like just another day at work.
Thanks for having us guys, Rad.
In Local news, Povie is doing some excellent pinstripingon Jenny! He's also doing a sign at King St Laser. This kid is effing rad, if anyone needs signwriting or shop front illustration, hit him up! He's up and coming!
Check out his site Here
Melissa Jayne Wylie, Songs from the shower, is an amazingly gifted friend of ours. A modern talent with a 90's twist, with the soul of Chrissy Amphlett, It was a breath of fresh air to see an incredibly talented friend with a powerful voice sit in front of a mic with a guitar and a shower curtain and sing from the heart.
Check her work out Here
Also, we think we've found our new favourite Sydney band! Fox Company, the headliners for the night, played the best renditions of Johnny Be Good that I've ever heard. Not to take away from their original tracks. They've got their own style going on. If Kiss, the Clash and Jerry Lee Lewis had an epic threesome, Fox Company would be their gnarly love child. Its been a long time since I've seen two consecutive acts that have both Radelated* me.
Have you ever had a woman using beer cans for rollers strutting around in a diamante dress tell you that you're the shittest crowd ever and that she's too pretty for you, all the while, swigging cheap wine from a bottle by the mouthful?
Well, be prepared to meet the infamous Lauren LaRouge tonight at Black Cherry as she dares you to question your values and your stiletto height. Amongst some hypnotizing and tantalizing burlesque performances, Jackson Firebird from Melbourne are gracing the stage supporting Regular John. A night not to be missed!
Fun Barbering Fact:
- "The barber was paid higher than the surgeon until surgeons were entered into British war ships during its many naval wars."
* Tommy's definition: Radelated; to have your hair stand up on the back of your neck, for your head to be thrown into an uncontrollable banging motion and your foot commences to attempt to slam through a concrete floor as the music takes over.
Cheers to Uppercut for hooking us up with such a rad little event, and Sailor Jerry for sponsoring.
And thanks a bunch to the photographer, for snapping us doing what we love. His folio can be found here: Aboutlstnight
The night started out with knocking back a few of Sailor Jerry's spiced rums... and then straight in to some knarly quiffs, pompadours and side parts. Its safe to say, the Bondi crew definitely know how to polish off a bottle or 5!
By halfway though the night the skateys had come out, with myself and Mr Cory Carn and Miss Ella DaSteeze having a little session right on the front stage seeing who could do the best nose stalls onto the couch.
Spurring up the publics interest, the barbers chair was full again. Everyone from little rocking hipsters to some of the navy crew, and even some true Bondi locals..
I haven't had so much fun styling up some hair while sneaking a few Sailor Jerry's and skating the platform and repping the infamous Uppercut.
My Bondi Riot... can't wait till the next one!
Cheers, Tommy J.