The Goldie combines glamour with an easygoing vibe. No wonder it’s a hub of bliss-out spas and sought- after salon.
This Palm Beach barber shop is a favourite of locals, thanks to its chilled environment, topnotch service and focus on “classic cuts and clean shaves”. Shipwreck prefers to take bookings but accepts walk-ins when it can. Expect a beer or rum and a hot towel as part of the service.
Shop 8, Palm Beach Avenue, Palm Beach; (07) 5525 6018
Lost Boys Barber Shop
Since opening in mid-2017, this barber shop in Southport has gained a strong following for its close shave, which includes steaming to soften the skin and a peppermint face mask. While you’re there, stock up on pomades, balms and other goodies from brands such as Proraso and King Brown.
Shop 14 / 107, Ferry Road, Southport; 0498 490 823
Best for beards
Barber Bro’s & Co.
According to the experts at Barber Bro’s & Co., the secret to a great beard is fortnightly trims and a daily regimen of beard conditioner, oil and balm. It’s walk-ins only at this vintage-style Isle of Capri barber shop. If you do have to wait, enjoy a cold beer and the camaraderie of the 10-strong team.
Capri on Via Roma, 15/21 Via Roma, Surfers Paradise; (07) 5538 5485
Modern minimalism dominates the décor at the spa at Hilton Surfers Paradise but the treatments are lavish. The most popular for men is the 90-minute Three Part Recharging Massage where heated bamboo is rolled over the back and legs to release tension.
Level 2 – Hilton Surfers Paradise, 6 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise; (07) 5680 8111
The 60-minute customised Hydra Memory Facial at this light-filled spa at RACV Royal Pines Resort in Benowa is deeply hydrating. It’s ideal for men because it soothes and nourishes skin that’s damaged or irritated from shaving. As a bonus, the Royal Pines championship golf course is on site. So you can team your skin treatment with an 18-hole round.
Ross Street, Benowa; (07) 5597 8700
Top image: Lost Boys Barber Shop