If you think of The Rocks precinct in Sydney as "Sydney's First Village", you'll get a general sense of what the area is all about. Sure, it's steeped in convict history, is on any visitor's "must visit" list, and, for locals, is a great locale for dining and drinking, but there's so much more to The Rocks
True, there's no shortage of excellent dining and drinking options for a great night out. But there's more to The Rocks than that, and for those who visit the area regularly, work in or near the area or will stay in the area, it has some great options for you to explore. As it stands, 70% of visitors to The Rocks precinct are local (residents of NSW), while the rest are interstate and international. This means that there is now more than ever a real local feel to the area. The Rocks isn't just for tourists anymore - it's an important hub for any Sydneysider.
Here are two great places to visit for any visitor's beauty and grooming needs, whether you're visiting for a week, a day or out on your lunch break!
BARBER SUPREME 31 George Street Phone: 02 8068 0772 Email email@example.com for any bookings
Scrub up nicely courtesy of Barber Supreme
Thanks to the hipster trend that doesn't seem to be dying any day soon, barbershops are not only a fad, but also making a comeback.
Enter Barber Supreme, a high quality barbershop offering men's grooming services.
Established in 2011 by Chris Dugdale and Matt Sheldick, Barber Supreme is real deal vintage, located in an 1860s terrace, restored with vintage-style touches. It's close enough to the northern end of the CBD that most men can get an appointment in close to their offices, and most of the clientele are actually walk-ins.
Chris explains that he didn't think of The Rocks as an area to set up shop at first, but now they find that the location is ideal, and their services, which are more upmarket, are perfect for the men in the area, particularly those working in the creative industries.
The barbers from Barber Supreme
Get a Clipper Cut (single grade) service for $30, or get the Combo service for $90, which includes a scissor cut and wet shave (clients get the lather, straight razor shave, hot towel and after shave balm).
Ladies, your man might enjoy a proper grooming session as a gift idea. Many men have been for a Barber Supreme appointment before a night out, important event like a wedding or function or an important meeting and have scrubbed up nicely!
Once part of the old hospital, MOHS Hair and Beauty are still looking after your wellbeing. No coincidence it's located on Nurses' Walk in The Rocks!
In a quiet area on Nurses Walk, Jane and her team from MOHS Hair and Beauty work their magic on men and women looking for a new style or simply a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of their day. MOHS is known for their relaxing and comfortable space, which is perfectly in keeping with a building that used to be part of the old hospital.
MOHS offers cuts and colours for men and women, as well as special occasion and bridal styling. They also offer beauty treatments such as tanning and waxing. Prices start from $85 - $95 for a Ladies Scalp Massage, Stylecut & Blowdry and they also offer professional protein treatments. Check their website for a full list of their services.
Quirky, private but always very inviting, Jane and Phoebe (and perhaps mannequin Charlie) will always make you feel right at home.