I was due for my next cut and I have been a bit time poor recently and have gone back to a few of the other Barbers I have already been to on my Brisbane Barber Shop Bucket List, it was time to get back into it and therefore time to visit The Emporium Barber in Fortitude Valley.
The first thing I liked about this barber was the website, when you hit their page it is a good looking website and sets the scene for them.
It is also a selling site too which I have noticed not many barbers have embraced so far, The Emporium Barber has an online presence more so than a few of the other barbers I have visited.
This is not a good or bad thing as different customers have different needs but in this day and age of social media and tech it is still good to have a functional and appealing online presence.
I rung the mobile number and after a few tries got through and booked, The Emporium Barber has an online booking service too which can be used.
They could fit me in within the hour, so I headed off to the valley for a cut at The Emporium Barber shop.
The first thing I noticed and this is a good point in Brisbane City, is that The Emporium Barber is nestled in the Emporium Brisbane retail sector ironically and there is plenty of parking and post cut lots to do and look at with so many boutique style shops, dining and coffee shops too.
So I parked easily and walked across to the barber and strolled through the doors.
There were about 3 people waiting outside when I got there and 4 barbers working, so I knew it wouldn’t be a long wait.
I was welcomed as soon as I set foot in the door and told to wait outside for the next free barber.
This didn’t take very long as I said and before I knew it I was sitting in the chair.
Looking around this is a standard barber shop, seats outside for waiting as the shop is pretty full.
The shop is long and skinny and from the front, so you have the front section with the barber chairs and then walk down what feels like a corridor/hallway to the back section where you pay the bill.
There are mirrors on the wall in this front section as you would expect and TV’s to look at in this area too.
The shop feels full from as soon as you walk in, I think this is because of the amount of people in there working, the customers that are spilling out the door and they have shelves with stock and products lining the wall making maximum use of the space in this regard.
I had a barber cut my hair that had been working at The Emporium Barber for a fair while and he was pretty good.
As per the normal I was asked “How do you want it?”, I replied with the standard too, short on top, even shorter on the sides and trim the beard please.
This was not a worry and definitely by the end I could tell I was in capable hands in regards to barber shop cutting and also the trimming of the beard.
I was driving and couldn’t partake in the free beverage although I could’ve had a water, soft drink or coffee.
So the cut was done, the beard was trimmed and the hot towel was applied and taken off and now onto the last part of paying the bill.
I could tell from looking online at The Emporium Barber website when I was looking up opening hours that they were a little dearer than the normal chop chop I have been getting from the past barbers, but I tell you what, that little bit extra was worth it in the end.
The cut was tight and the lines were good and they extra time was taken to complete the cut well from start to finish.
So The Emporium Barber in Fortitude Valley gets the thumbs up from me this time.
Good cut, moderate pricing and easy car parking, what more could you want?
Where is The Emporium Barber?
The Emporium Barber
1000 Ann Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Phone Contact : 0478 500 055
Opening Hours :
Mon to Tues 7am to 6pm
Weds to Fri 8am to 8pm
Thurs 10am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm
One more down off Brisbane’s Best Barber Bucket list, who is next?
Find out here on my Barber Shop Bucket List.