"I wanted to create two distinct spaces where both Blokes and Babes would feel equally comfortable."
- Jo Gorman
Jo is the very proud owner of Brooklyn Barbers and Babes.
While she may not look it – she’s been around forever and has been involved in the hairdressing and barbering trade for even longer! During her apprenticeship (way back when) she won the NZ Apprentice of the Year and since then has gone on to win numerous hairdressing awards. As well, she’s owned a number of hairdressing businesses in Christchurch and Central Otago. She’s tutored in hairdressing at Awa and run courses at the Christchurch Academy. And if all of that’s not enough she has also been a rep and educator for a number of hair product companies.
In 2020 Jo Started her Brooklyn Barbers and Babes shop in Akaroa which has been a roaring success and given Jo the confidence to open another shop in Colombo Street Christchurch.
The Christchurch shop is worth a visit just to take in the ambiance of the fitout.
Jo wanted to create two distinct spaces where both blokes and babes would feel equally comfortable. Although it’s one space the fitout creates two distinctive areas.
For the boys
The boys side is unashamedly darker and moodier. Antique styled barbers chairs which help create an aura reminiscent of an authentic Brooklyn Barbers shop. A wide range of men’s grooming products sourced from both NZ and around the World are available. All barbering services are on offer including hot shaves, fades, buzz cuts and lots more.
This is a more open light filled space exuding a comfortable and casual but stylish atmosphere. This is life in the ‘slower lane’ where the girls can relax and really appreciate the high level of hairdressing expertise they have been searching for.