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James' Hair Salon and Curio Emporium

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by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
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Published June 13th 2012
On a seldom used street in the South West Corner of the city, an anonymous frontage identified only by the characters "9/11" hides one of Adelaide's most unusual businesses. More often known as Gang Hair and Gang Home, this thriving enterprise needs no signs or advertising.

Gang Hair and Gang Home
Gang Hair and Gang Home

It is a unique combination of hair salon and collectibles gallery. While the objects are all available for sale, they are also props to support another facet of James Knight's business - interior fitouts for homes and businesses. With the help of stylist Jodi Coulthard the display is an eclectic mix ranging from the unusual to the bizarre.

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James at Gang Hair

A skeleton stands below a zebra's head, while a client reclines adjacent to a bank of ex-GPO private mail boxes. A collection of old furniture gives a workshop feel to one corner, while a variety of art decorates the walls in an old warehouse look.

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Collectibles at Gang Hair

His trade comes mostly by word of mouth and from its Facebook pages here and here. The website was not fully working when I checked, but that is perhaps a symptom of the casual nature of the concern.

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Chart at Gang Home

James and Jodi welcome people to visit for a cut and style, or just to browse and pass the time of day. I've hear that some good coffee is on offer too. Call in and see for yourself!

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One of the Clan at Gang Hair

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Why? Go for a hair cut, or just to have a browse
When: Tue - Wed: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Thu: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (08) 8231 6136
Where: 9/11 Bailey St Adelaide, SA 5000
Your Comment
Isn't it?
I was walking around the SW corner of the city researching pub food when I stumbled upon it.
It's very strange, even the owner seemed unable to put his finger on exactly what they do :)
by Dave Walsh (score: 4|11258) 2618 days ago
What an absolutely curious place. I can't quite put my finger on it.
by Yin-Yin Ow (score: 3|1596) 2619 days ago
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