Image Anthea and Lyndon Film and Photography. Via Bec and Anthonys Modern Canberra Wedding

Anthea and Lyndon Film and Photography via Bec and Anthony’s Modern Canberra Wedding 

To trim or not to trim, that is the question! Usually a haircut is no big deal. Book it in whenever and get the job done. But when it comes to your wedding day, that haircut is going to be memorialised forever in the form of your wedding photos, not to mention the memories of your significant other as they walk down the aisle and lock eyes on you for the first time.

So many things to think of: timing, length, style, colour. And so many ways to go wrong! I recently attended the newly opened Kings Domain Barber in Melbourne where a Kings Domain spokesperson told me that during wedding season they have “pretty much a constant stream of guys wanting to look the best they can for the big day”. As for what’s hot in hair right now, the Kings Domain team says the classics are the most common requests.

“We really do get a bit of everything but I guess it’s the classics that most people want: clean and sharp. A lot of guys are coming in for tailored facial hair – neat beards and cut throat on the cheeks and neck.”

It’s amazing the difference a professional barber can have to your overall look. It’s the little things like the pre-cut conversation, which leaves you feeling as comfortable as the razor does is at work and the extra attention to detail ensuring that you leave without a hair out of place.

Image via Kings Domain Barbers

Image via Kings Domain Barbers

Groom tips from the Kings Domain team

Practice makes perfect

“If you’re not already a regular, come in for at least three haircuts with the same person before the wedding cut – so the barber has time to get to know you, what you like, what you don’t like and what will work best with your hair type.”

Hot shave? Don’t come in cold

“If you are going to get a hot towel shave on the big day, then come and get one a week or two before to make sure you don’t have any reaction to the blade.”

What to ask for when you don’t know what you want:

“A classic cut, worn with a bit of natural texture, not too short either.”

Image via Kings Domain Barbers

Image via King’s Domain Barbers

Hot barbers across the country

Kings Domain Barber – Melbourne

With multiple locations across Australia, including 128 Swan St, Cremorne (Melbourne). Kings Domain “strives for excellence”, with all services including a hair and scalp consultation and product recommendations. You can even come in early and enjoy a beer before your trim.

The Barberhood – Sydney

Wintergarden, 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney. The Barberhood is a barbershop paying homage to traditional barbering techniques, supreme customer service and luxury men’s grooming products. They were the proud winners of GQ inaugural barber of the year competition.

The Men’s Room – Adelaide

109 Hindley Street, Adelaide. In the heart of the Adelaide CBD, The Mens Room is a traditional barber with a modern approach. They’ve even got a shop dog named Lenny.

Ms Zebra Says: It’s certainly important to get the right hair do for your wedding! I know too many men who have a “bad cut” and regret it! Such great advice to go in a few times so you get it right for the big day!

About the author Mr Houndstooth: I am a happily married man. I enjoy a fine whisky, a new suit and swashbuckling around town with my beautiful bride. Looking back on my wedding day always makes me smile, even though it began to rain just as I said ‘I do’.


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