Rokk Man Barbers Still Booming On Its First Anniversary
One of Melbourne’s newest gentlemen’s barbers, Rokk Man Barbers is in expansion mode after one year of operation. The barbershop, situated in Collins Place at the Paris end of Collins Street, is already recruiting due to increased demand for services now that the word is out about its unique, tailored services and cool atmosphere. Word of mouth about Rokk Man Barbers spread like wild fire throughout the end of town under-resourced in high-end barbering and men’s hairdressing. Surrounded by towers of business executives, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins and retail stores like Armani, Zegna and Herringbone put them in the exact right spot. Rokk Man Barbers co-director Rob “The Calabrese” Ferlaino said that the profile of barbershop was being bolstered along by a savvy marketing program of inner city connections and events. In May this year, a very swanky official opening night complete with a swinging jazz duo and loads of very well-coiffed guests caught the attention of many. Next, an invitation to participate in the Collins Place Rokk Ebony SS15 hair and fashion catwalk for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week: Curated was too good to refuse. A bevy of handsomely groomed Rokk Man Barber models paced the catwalk with style and trademark humour before more than 1,000 guests and lunchtime onlookers. The bookings keep flowing in as clients enjoy an architect designed environment that’s part gentleman’s club and part San Francisco ‘30s gangster lair. Rob said that the CBD brings the greatest diversity of clients to them from business executives, to top jockeys, sport stars, skater guys and VIP tourists. The next big Rokk Man Barbers event will be a charity bike ride to raise funds for former AFL star Neale Daniher’s Cure For MND Foundation. Funds for research into a cure for Motor Neurone Disease will be raise by barber Rob and two mates cycling from Sydney to Melbourne, starting on Monday 30 November.
“After our 2014 charity ride from Adelaide to Melbourne, we wanted to formulate another ride,” Rob said. “When we saw Neale Daniher interviewed on The Footy Show about his illness and his foundation,” Rob said. “We were moved by his story and decided that this was the cause to support.” As Rokk Man Barbers continues to steam ahead, more quality barbers are needed to meet the demand.
Barbers, from Australia or overseas, interested in a career with Rokk Man Barbers are welcome to call co-director,
Maurice Torcasio on +61 (0) 438 759 383 or e firstname.lastname@example.org w rokkmanbarbers.com.au