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15 Gold Coast Barbers to tame your Movember mo

GoodFellaz Barbershop (Image supplied)
GoodFellaz Barbershop (Image supplied)

As if the year hasn’t flown by already, it’s now almost Movember. And if you haven’t noticed, here on the Gold Coast, there are some truly enthusiastic mo’ growers out there. But we moust-ache you a question, where are you getting yours groomed? (#sorrynotsorry)

You deserve the very best. So, if you aren’t quite sure, here’s a list of Gold Coast barbers to choose from — so, prepare yourself for some hot towel action and a side of whiskey comin’ your way!

Zeppelin Barbers
One of the Coast’s most beloved barbers, Jase Alpen, opened Zeppelin to rave reviews due to his exceptional skills, renowned good vibes and a space in Mermaid Beach that promises a laugh and a cold beer. By appointment only, the boys are very busy these days!
Where: Shop 3/2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

GoodFellaz Barbershop
Bring back that old-school barbering feels with exposed brickwork and custom-made barber chairs and of course accompanied with the option of both modern and classic haircuts and hot towel shaves. Make the visit worth your time with the option to swig a beer, scotch, vodka or water. How good!
Where: Benowa Village, Shop T6, Cnr Ashmore Road and Ross Street, Benowa 

Made Barber Barista (Image: © 2020 Inside Gold Coast)
Made Barber Barista (Image: © 2020 Inside Gold Coast)

Made Barber & Barista
Having only just celebrated their 1st birthday and being one of only a few who boast a female barber, Made has quickly become a firm local favourite. Barber Britt is a legend, and as the shop is half café, half barbershop, you can sip seriously good espresso and nibble baked goods while you get your mo trimmed. Now your talkin’ our language.
Where: 2B/417 Golden Four Drive, Tugun

Shipwreck Barbers
Say Ahoy to classic cuts and a mighty clean shave. Hot towels, cold beers (or smooth rum) and a super chilled vibe, you’ll be well looked after here. Make an appointment or walk-in for a good time and an even better do.
Where: Shop 8/1134 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Lost Boys Barber
They’re reigniting the traditional barbering industry qualities whilst adding a fresh modern-day touch in a positive, relaxed space and a cold craft beer to top things off. Since first opening their doors in 2017, you’ll now be able to visit them at one of their two locations.
Where: 14 / 107 Ferry Road, Southport or 2 / 1842 Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh

Mobile Barber Shop Depot (Image supplied)
Mobile Barber Shop Depot (Image supplied)

Mobile Barber Shop Depot
Mobile Barber Shop Depot is not just your average Barber Shop, it’s also a wedding venue and event space, and if you’ve ever been there, you’ll understand why. It looks sweet, plus the boys are some of the best around. Get in there and find out for yourself!
Where: 49 Upton Street, Bundall

Haychdee Barber Shop
Head into Haychdee for quality banter, better service and a place to spend time with new mates. The boys are mental health advocates, which means they’re always up for a chat, and of course they do an excellent trim too.
Where: 3/108 Helensvale Road, Helensvale 

Legend Cutz
This Mermaid Beach Barber & Shaving Lounge specialises in pretty much all the things you need, including hair art guys. They also offer a complimentary hair wash which sounds like one of the best things ever. Helllloooooooo reclining chair.
Where: 2468 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

Barber Bros & Co (image supplied)
Barber Bros & Co (image supplied)

Barber Bros & Co
This old-school favourite once was strictly “walk-in only” but now offers online bookings gents! So once you secure an appointment, let them take you back in time and experience a unique slice of the old and the new all whilst sitting back in a traditional US barber chair dating back to 1907.
Where: 15/21 Via Roma, Isle of Capri and 1e/11 Charles Ave, Broadbeach

Black Market Barber
The Black Market Collective is not your average barber. This one-stop-shop is a tattoo parlour, street apparel retailer and traditional barbershop all in one. Behind the collective are a group of artists and a unique set of talents, providing a mix of excellence with a fresh taste of street culture.
Where: Shop 1A 76 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina 

Lino from Luigi & Sons (image supplied)
Lino from Luigi & Sons (image supplied)

Luigi & Sons Barbershop
Following his father’s footsteps, Lino D’Addario has carried on the family passion for offering men perfect grooming. With over 25 years of experience, a cut-throat razor shave combined with flawless scissoring techniques, you’re going to leave looking ready for a runway show.
Where: Crestwood Plaza, Ashmore; 58 Brooke Avenue, Southport and Southport Park Shopping Centre, Southport

The Barberoy
Step back in time upon entering The Barberry in Coolangatta. It’s the perfect barber for any man that craves individuality, values the craft of a true barber and longs for the best service in town. Oh and save the waiting around by booking ahead of time.
Where: 25 McLean Street, Coolangatta

Ace Of Fades Barbers
Offering all your grooming needs in one of the coolest spaces around, Ace of Fades is the place to be in Surfers Paradise. Offering various services, including facial waxing (yep you read that right fellas), why not treat yourself to a steam shave? Sounds pretty good right about now, doesn’t it? Head into Ace of Fades to try it for yourself.
Where: 35 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Tommy Gun's Barbershop (image supplied)
Tommy Gun's Barbershop (image supplied)

Tommy Gun’s
It’s high-tech meets Chicago’s golden era at this Pacific Fair barber. With a self-managed queuing system, individual in-mirror tv displays, a male-orientated waiting area with iPads, games, and complimentary beverages: welcome to your man cave. Don’t forget your dude facial.
Where: Shop 2778A, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach

Boardriders Barbershop
Find yourself in Coolangatta and feel like freshening up? Then let no one else but the talented Tenneal from Boardriders Barbershop tame your mane and trim your ‘stache. And whilst you wait, you can check out some new surfboards and, post-appointment, treat yourself to a beer at Café 28!
Where: Shops 28, 72 Marine Parade (inside Boardriders between Boards and 4Pines Brewery), The Strand, Coolangatta

Words by Alex Mitcheson.

10 local brands for Christmas present inspo

Mr Consistent (image supplied)
Mr Consistent (image supplied)

It goes without saying that we live and breathe all things Gold Coast, and we know you do too.

So, in the spirit of local love and that of the festive season, we’ve decided to purchase all our Christmas presents from some talented and creative Gold Coast brands — and we hope you’ll do the same.

Here are a few of our favourites to get you started.

Mr Consistent
If there is a Christmas present more exciting (and universally loved) than cocktail pre-mix that’s as good as anything you’d sip in a bar, we have not heard of it. Mr Consistent gives you bar-quality Margaritas, Sours, Espresso Martini, Bloody Mary’s – just add alcohol – and you’ll have one very stoked loved one on your hands. Plus, its a great way to crack out those shaker skills on the big day!

Greenfolk Botany Shop
One of the Coast’s most iconic and well-stocked plants and gifts stores that has so many options for greenery it’s not even funny. Located in the bustling Burleigh, you can grab anything from the smallest succulent right up to a full-blown cactus. Plant goals amirite?
Where: 5/2 West Street, Burleigh Heads

Greenfolk Botany Shop (image supplied)
Greenfolk Botany Shop (image supplied)

The Undercurrent
Since we all love the Gold Coast, why not wear a little piece of it on your chest. The Undercurrent has a range of suburb-inspired tees designed by local artists, and they are as cool as can be. Nab one of these for anyone who loves their local suburb (or someone you’d like to coerce into moving Coast-side).
Use Inside Gold Coast’s exclusive redeem code: XMASIGC for 15% OFF here (valid till 24th December 2021).

Capricorn Distilling Co.
After relocating from Rockhampton to Burleigh Heads earlier this year, (and creating a great place to drop by and have a drink) these guys have wasted no time in pumping out some incredible spirits. This year they have created a Christmas style Pudding & Spice rum as well as a few special gift packs and their own bons bons full of mini bottles of gin or rum. SIGN.US.UP!
Where: 21 Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh Heads

The Ceramic Mill
There’s been a resurgence of ceramics lately, and we’re certainly not complaining. Think sleek, modern designs and beautiful reusable coffee cups in the brightest of colours and patterns. You can even get yours customised with your name, so there’s no arguments as to who gets to use it! Stock up for your mum, sister or bestie and sneak an extra little something in for yourself!

The Undercurrent - Broadbeach range (image supplied)
The Undercurrent - Broadbeach range (image supplied)

Granddad Jacks
When it comes down to some tasty gins and nifty tasting vodkas, Granddad Jacks is a fine option for filling someone’s stocking with something a little stronger this year. Always ones to keep up with special times of the year, if you get in quick, you might be able to snag a bottle of their limited release Pavlova Gin! Tell us something that screams Christmas more! We’ll wait! There’s also several gift packs available, so they’ve done all the hard work for you.
Where: 45 Lemana Lane, Miami

ducky.
If there’s one gift every lady in your life will love, it’s a beautifully scented candle, and ducky.’s soy candles are as good as they get. Infused with absolutely magical scents — like Black Raspberry — and hand-poured in Currumbin, there are SO MANY beautiful options that are a total treat for your nose. There’s even a candle named after local haunt The Henchman, but if you’re into the Christmas spirit already, the Mrs Claus or Nan’s Pudding featuring top notes of orange and clove will have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree early.

A Bit Hippy
Skincare in the prettiest packaging is the perfect pressie for the lady in your life. Much more than this, though, is Burleigh-based skincare brand, A Bit Hippy, whose entire ethos is about simplifying things with their entire plant-based range. From sunscreens to balms to shampoos, they’re so proud and sure of what they make and do there’s even an irritation-free guarantee or your money back. You can’t go wrong!

A bit Hippy products (image supplied)
A bit Hippy products (image supplied)

OBfive Skateboards
Always wanted to give skateboarding a try but not so keen on getting up close and personal with the pavement? Take a look at the selection of boards available from OBfive: there is literally a skateboard for every ability and taste. And if you’re stuck on which one to choose, get hold of their gift cards instead and let that special person choose their own. Either way they’ll (or you) will be hitting the street soon to take part in a Gold Coast rolling crawl. And if you need the pressie in a hurry, you can pick-up direct from their head office in Burleigh!

Rhythm
Everyone loves comfortable, stylish togs and clothing, and the team at Rhythym have it in spades. Everything is designed right here in Burleigh, and it’s all so beautiful and ethically produced. From tees, shorts, dresses and now lifestyle products such as towels and beach umbrellas, there’s the perfect pressie for summer. What more could you, we mean bestie, boyfriend or sis want? The perfect Christmas gifts if ever we saw one. With two brick and mortar locations in James Street or Pacific Fair too.
Where: 2/12 James Street, Burleigh Heads and R10, L1, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

Get shopping! Time’s a-wastin’, folks.

Words by Alex Mitcheson.

Rhythm (image supplied)
Rhythm (image supplied)

Get buzzed at Tugun’s new espresso bar and barber

It’s been a minute since we delivered news out of Tugun but here we all are with exactly that. And it’s good news too Gold Coasters.

You may have seen a bit of movement along Golden Four Drive of late and it’s all come together in the form of a sweet new space known as Made. It’s a barber and a specialty espresso bar rolled into one and it’s the perfect spot to stop in for an exceptional coffee and some baked goods, plus of course, a haircut if you’re a man in the market.

Made is the work of a couple of passionate locals; Brit Westcott and Josh Blair, who brought their combined passions together to create something we haven’t before seen on the Coast. Obviously the concept is a good one and with Josh on the tools pouring coffees and building the space and Brit behind the chair snipping hair, it works like a dream.

Brit has over 15 years experience as a barber and Josh has the same as a carpenter, so it was a no brainer that they would set up shop combining all the things.

At the front of Made you’ll find the coffee bar and you have a choice of everything from Moonshine coffee (LOVE) to Grounded Pleasures Chai (also love), teas, turmeric and Matcha lattes and cold press juices.

To eat, there are baked goods from the best at Fuel Bakehouse and obviously, you should sample one of everything.

Two barber chairs can be found at the back and it’s best you make an appointment with Brit, though walk-ins are possible should you need an emergency fade before an arvo on the beers with the boys at Burleigh Pav.

There are big communal tables, bench seats out the front and the space is dotted with greenery. It’s modern and cosy and we see a lot of it in our future.

What’s not to love right?

Head on down to Tugun to give Brit and Josh some love and then go for a stroll on the beach why don’t you.

What a time to be alive.

LOCATION: 2B/417 Golden Four Drive, Tugun
HOURS: Open from 6am daily

Words and photos by Kirra Smith

20 reasons locals love Burleigh Heads

Oh Burleigh you little beauty, what’s not to love right? Since the dawn of time (or the dawn of the GC at least) Burleigh has been one of the most-loved suburbs amongst a slew of strong contenders.

Sure, the beach is beautiful and James Street boasts all the best eats and acai bowls galore but it’s more than that, Burleigh has a soul of its own born of cruisy, barefoot, salty seabreeze vibes you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Gushing aside, here are 20 solid reasons why the locals love it and you should too (or else). And yes, we understand there are many more, hold your horses for list 2.0.

Restaurant Labart
The fine dining venue is only a couple of years old, but in that time has become one of the Gold Coast’s premier dining destinations. Tucked away on West Street, the five-star, seasonal produce-led restaurant is an absolute must-visit and your dining experience there is one you won’t long forget. The produce is sustainable and the wine list is filled with some of the most stunning natural wines in the world. The service is impeccable too, but in a fun, not-too-formal way. We LOVE.
Where: 2A/8 West Street, Burleigh Heads 

Rosella’s 
It’s the good time, slightly fancy Australiana bar of your dreams and it is perfectly at home in Burleigh Heads. Rosella’s very quickly became a firm local favourite when it opened last year and with both a drinks and food menu made up entirely of Australian produce, we are in love. There are cocktails made with Nutri Grain, some of the tastiest toasties around and all the very best Aussie beers. It’s refined, beautifully decked out and created by a couple of absolute legends. Love.
Where: 6/1734 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Mr Hizola’s
Yum, contemporary Cantonese food, we love you. Mr Hizola’s is dishing up the goods in the form of tasty share-style dishes and we are here for it. Particularly the sizzling steak dish that is all kinds of delicious and an array of epic cocktails to match. Mr Hizola’s is by the gang who brought you Hideaway Kitchen and Bar, Nightjar (see below), Bine, Soho Place and Nightcap, so it’s fair to say they know what’s up.
Where: 1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Hill
Well hasn’t this simple little piece of Mother Nature become a local legend. No matter the day of the week (but particularly Sunday arvos) “the hill” as it’s affectionately known is packed with picnic rugs, ball games and groups of revelers basking in the sunshine. Looking out over the ocean and with the city in the distance, it’s the perfect spot for a late afternoon lemonade or early morning coffee date with the crew. If you’re feeling energetic, take a stroll around the hill to Talle Creek for some Insta-worthy scenery.
Where: The south end of The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads

Nightjar
It’s the good old-fashioned party bar Burleigh has welcomed with open arms and there’s absolutely no doubt that all the best things go down behind Nightjar’s spray painted roller door. Inspired by wanderluster Sailor Jerry and with very few rules, the back alley bar is home to epic live jams, crazy cocktails and guaranteed good times.
Where: Justin Lane, Burleigh Heads 

Iku Yakitori Bar
Yakitori translates to chicken on a stick, simple enough to describe, but much more intricate in nature. As for Iku, ask the crew when you stop in. Also found in Burleigh’s bustling back alley, Iku is even better than you’d imagine it to be. Skewers are the name of the game and no part of the chicken is left behind. There’s also veggo ones and some ridiculous edamame dip and plenty of tasty cocktails too.
Where: Justin Lane, Burleigh Heads 

Jimmy Wahs
The stunning space offers incredible Vietnamese dishes inspired by Head Chef Jakes’ trip through Vietnam and a desire to eat some of the very best street food in the world every single day. Same. It’s a refined style of dining paired with mouthwatering cocktails and a sleek, paired back vibe. Jimmy Wahs is one of the Gold Coast’s most impressive eateries and we are big fans.
Where: 1724 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Sean Scott Boutique
Gold Coast local Sean Scott is a world-renowned surf and nature photographer and his gallery on James Street is filled with his stunning images and the coolest of clothing and accessories. The gallery has been open for five years and is the perfect spot to stop in for some creative inspo or grab yourself a piece of Sean’s incredible art. Read our interview with the man himself here.
Where: 21 James Street, Burleigh Heads

Rick Shores
Literally opening out onto the sand at Burleigh beach, Rick Shores is loved (not only locally) for its stunning sunset views and those tiny little taste sensations otherwise known as Bug Rolls. If you’ve never tasted one, you’ve been wasting your life, make a booking RIGHT NOW and order them all. Wash them down with one of Rick’s signature cocktails and you’re a bonafide Burleigh-ite.
Where: Shop 3, Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Bowls Club
A relaxing little beachside club loved by young and old alike, Burleigh Bowls has been around since 1937 and is certainly a prime piece of real estate these days. Barefoot Bowls roll on from 12 to 5pm every Sunday and it’s a measly $5 per person including coaching and bowls (AKA ball whipper snappers). Live music can be heard on Sunday arvos from 2 to 6pm. Get down and support your local while sipping on a schooner.
Where: Connor Street, Burleigh Heads

The Village Markets
Our beloved boutique fashion and lifestyle market, The Village Markets, is home to hundreds of local makers and has helped to launch the international careers of countless creatives. Head down for an early morning coffee and breakfast while wandering through the stalls until it’s time for lunch. Oh and there’s always live music if you need a breather. It’s the best way to spend a sunny Sunday
Where: Burleigh Heads State School, Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Baker
The baked goods that come out of this friendly little bakery are honestly something else. Owners Geoff and Lisa are passionate about baking and opened Burleigh Baker to provide us with the best tasting and most nutritious Artisan Sourdough and boy do they deliver. They use only the finest ingredients and the traditional process of fermentation. Do not buy bread anywhere else. You’re welcome.
Where: 13/50 James Street, Burleigh Heads

Freedom Float Centre
Floating in an enclosed tank of water may not seem like the most freedom-inducing activity in the world but trust us, it is. It’s the perfect place to experience the deepest of relaxation for the mind and body and literally involves floating weightlessly in a concentrated salt solution in a specially designed lightproof and soundproof pod. You’ll be shut off from the entire world. Sign us up!
Where: 105 West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads

Justin Lane Rooftop
Don your finest frock and rally up your girlfriends for a Sunday session and a spot of people watching on the roof at Justin Lane. With cocktails in hand and a balmy breeze blowing in through the windows, you need never go anywhere else again. After a few hours, pop downstairs for one of Justin’s famous pizzas and that’s your Sunday sorted.
Where: 1708 – 1710 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Pavilion
Absolute beachfront views and balmy ocean breezes aside, Burleigh Pavilion is a real treat. The interior is all pastel hues with greenery dotted throughout, two distinct sides including a sit down restaurant (The Tropic) and a more casual beach bar-style situation (The Terrace) for the best of both worlds. There are tasty eats on both sides and many a refreshing cocktail. Not to mention their new baked goods-filled van. Get involved in all of that.
Where: Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Pavilion (image supplied)
Burleigh Pavilion (image supplied)

Ze Pickle
The OG of giant, gourmet burgers, Ze Pickle’s Burleigh Heads store is all the best burgery things. Opened by friends Joey, Nathan and Aaron in 2012, the concept has spread around Australia and is now loved nationwide. Paired by your favourite local craft beer or a tipple of primo tequila and you’ve got yourself a good time.
Where: Corner Park Avenue and Connor Street, Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Farmers Markets
Everyone’s favourite Saturday morning market adventure. Get up early, grab your basket and set out in search of fruit, veggies and of course, your first coffee of the weekend. These days the farmers market also boast locally made clothing and homewares, flowers, meat and seafood and delicious breaky and lunch options. There’s also live music and plenty of laughter floating around. Happy days.
Where: Burleigh Heads State School, Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

David Fleays Wildlife Park
Nestled in the heart of Burleigh Heads, David Fleay’s is a wildlife park with a difference. Stroll through the tranquil surroundings to experience some of Queensland’s most iconic natural habitats and meet the resident wildlife — all in just one day. Explore the park solo or join the dedicated Park Rangers at the daily wildlife shows.
Where: Corner of West Burleigh Road and Loman Lane in West Burleigh

Burleigh Brewing Co.
If there’s one thing Burleigh deserves (the big legend), it’s a brewery and Burleigh Brewing Co. certainly delivers. After opening in 2006, Burleigh Brewing Co. has produced nine delicious drops with delightful names such as ‘My Wife’s Bitter’ and ‘FIGJAM’ – perfectly Burleigh. Get a sixer for Netflix and chill or head into the brewery from Wednesday to Sunday afternoons to get amongst it. There’s live tunes too, what a combination.
Where: 2 Ern Harley Drive, Burleigh Heads

Lockwood Bar
A somewhat hidden little speakeasy in the heart of Burleigh Heads, Lockwood Bar specialise in all of the very best varieties of whiskey along with many a local tipple transformed into tasty cocktails. It’s a laidback, jazz bar kind of vibe, low lit, often with live music and once you’re inside, you likely won’t want to leave. We dig it.
Where: Justin Lane, Burleigh Heads

Words by Kirra Smith

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