Dapper and Doll Style Parlour is Sydney’s newest barbershop, opening its doors recently. Dapper and Doll is a Classic Men’s Barbershop as well as a full service Ladies Salon in the heart of the ever transforming Parramatta CBD. They focus on providing best in industry classic services with a modern edge.
The Barbershop offers traditional hot towel shaves, beard trims, Line ups, style cuts, fades and clipper cuts as well as a large range of styling, shaving, skincare and beard care products and fragrances. The Salon offers everything from cuts and blowdrys, colour and balayage to treatments and extensions using some of the most exciting products from Alfaparf Milano, Kevin Murphy and Olaplex.
But what makes this opening so unique, is what owner George Makram calls, “whole of experience thinking”. Dapper and Doll Style Parlour is located in the newly established “The Wentworth Atelier” at 19-21 Wentworth Street Parramatta. The Wentworth Atelier is Sydney’s newest destination precinct for fashion, style, food and coffee. Coming from a collaboration between Western Sydney business pioneers Aykut Sayan (Circa Espresso, The Smith, Three Ropes), George Makram (Dapper and Doll, Uncle Kurt’s bar) and John-Pierre Georges (Tailor & Co), The Wentworth Atelier is just another step in their mission to transform Parramatta’s image to uber cool status, with products, experiences and services that not only keeps up with the inner city venues but also sets a new benchmark for them. The converted 1890s Victorian Terrace mansion is now home to a barbershop, hair salon, high end European Tailor and specialty cafe as phase 1. Later in the year The Wentworth Atelier looks to include a wine bar, shoe shine service, pop up shoe, denim and art boutiques as well as a members only cigar and cognac lounge. The fitout is modern but with strong classic statements to keep in character with the terrace itself and has an open flowing plan which integrates the respective businesses together well.
“What do I mean by Whole of Experience thinking? as an example, this collaboration means that while a guest is enjoying a service at Dapper and Doll, a single origin coffee, Tumeric latte, or Chai Tea from neighbouring Circa Espresso will be delivered directly to your chair. As a matter of fact, you can order any of their artisan beverages on their menu all complimentary to your service”. “Or get measured up for a suit at Tailor & Co whilst your partner gets her hair washed and blow dried before breakfast”. Future phases at The Wentworth Atelier will only just bolster the entire guest experience as it becomes a hub for good fashion, great style and amazing food and wine offerings.
Dapper and Doll have hired the best in the Industry. Sherri Ponisi the Venue Director will be on the floor and applying what she has learnt at the BIBA academy in Melbourne, runway shows, Vidal Saloon training and over 15 years experience in the industry. Similarly, Head barber, France Khamees will lead our experienced team of barbers in the front room. France comes from over 11 years of Industry experience, most recently at the Barberhood Sydney after moving up from Melbourne where he worked at award winning salons and barbershops such as Kings Domain, Joey Scandizzo and Rokk Ebony as well as a stint at American Crew. France has been in various high profile editorials including a write up for GQ magazine and landing over 9 trophies in barbering/hairdressing competitions. Dapper and Doll’s hiring policy is all about collaboration, cross skilling and training. They are looking to grow their team with experienced hair dressers and barbers that can both have something to teach and have something to learn. The end goal is that anyone in the team can confidently perform every client service from short hair to long, scissor work or clippers, ladies or men’s.
The Atelier Package is Dapper and Doll’s premium grooming experience which includes a shampoo and hair treatment, style cut and a traditional hot towel shave. This is no ordinary shave though, France Khamees has designed the entire shave experience involving preshave treatment, two lathered badger brush open blade shaves with hot and cold scented towel treatments, post shave ointments and tonics finished with an eight & Bob fragrance spray of choice.
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