The Cutthroat Journal has made some good friends across the ditch and have  delightfully watched some businesses blossom into exciting concepts. One of these barbershops is Browns Bay traditional Barbershop, right in the middle of the strip mall at Browns Bay on Auckland’s North Shore.

The owner, José, has been a barber in Browns Bay for over 20 years and 16 years at the current shop. He is well known in town and is the go to for traditional styling and good old fashioned quality barber service. The shop has stuck to old school styling and has a regular walk in service. Not all come in for a cut, as it seems to be the place to stop by and say hello and chat about anything from the weather to if the fish are biting out in the bay, which is a stone’s throw away.

José has a strong team of loyal barbers who all fit into the friendly, casual atmosphere of the shop, and the day I was there, lots of fun banter was getting thrown around amongst the boys on the floor. The young guys have also given the shop a modern twist to the traditional business model, and some pretty cool styles are hitting the streets of Browns Bay from these clever barbers.

José stocks some cool men’s grooming products and well-known brands in the marketplace. He holds several New Zealand men’s products, supporting the local grooming industry.

Browns Bay is a sought after location to live at on the Auckland coastal north shore, and many of its inhabitants have been in the area for a long time. José has a charismatic personality, which draws customers back, and he practices what he preaches with excellent customer service skills.

It was a pleasure to jump in the chair for a clean up from José and have a laugh with the rest of the guys in the shop. I always get a kick when I see a pile of well read Cutthroat Journals in the waiting area.

Browns Bay Traditional Barbershop
86 Clyde Road, Browns Bay, Auckland NZ  
P: +64 9-479 5660