Landmark Barber Honours NAIDOC As They Reveal New Look

Waves Barber Shop, one of Brisbane’s best, is celebrating in pairs this week, offering FREE services to First Nation’s peoples for NAIDOC Week whilst also revealing a vibrant new hub that’s meant to be a melting pot for youth and culture. 

In true West End style, the new Waves Barber Shop has been designed solely to be more accessible for younger and more diverse demographics and they’re kicking things off this Saturday, 8 July, with FREE haircuts for all National Aboriginals and Islanders. 

Located at 173 Boundary Street, Waves occupies the previous Langanis Barber storefront and will be the brand’s very own practical hub where apprentice barbers gain experience on the tools while bringing the latest in styling trends to the people of West End. 

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Waves Barber Jasiah Mackie said that as an Indigenous Australian, he can’t wait to see the hype throughout the community as this innovative new space comes alive this weekend. 

“It’s cool to be a part of a brand that’s really staying true to its roots,” Jasiah Mackie said. 

Waves Barber West End NAIDOC
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“This weekend will be an opportunity for us to introduce Waves and to show our fellow NAIDOC’s the respect they deserve in our own unique way.”

Waves NAIDOC barbers

Twenty-eight-year-old Director Michael Langanis said that this location has received immense support from locals since it opened in 2016, welcoming 30,000 people through the doors over the past seven years. 

“We’ve got such loyal customers here in West End so we wanted to give the shop an overhaul while staying true to our customers and giving something back,” Michael said.  

Servicing Brisbane via four locations and employing over 30 staff collectively, the Langanis brand also launched On the Rocks late last year – a city-based barbershop designed for gentlemen to gather, enjoy a glass of whiskey and get a haircut. 

  • WHAT: Free haircuts for all First Nation’s peoples in celebration of NAIDOC Week and Waves launch
  • WHEN: Saturday, 8 July. 9 am – 4 pm
  • WHERE: 173 Boundary Street, West End

You can also follow the journey of Waves on Instagram at @_wavesbarbershop.