In an effort to showcase popular trends in men’s grooming and inspire others to pursue careers as barbers, Three Brothers Barbershop will be introducing Kuki Cutters Barbershop to Rarotonga.
The two businesses will show their skills at the Punanga Nui Market this Saturday and will also run a workshop on Monday of next week at the Three Brothers Barbershop at Nikao from 10am-2pm.
Kuki Cutters owner Abraham Fonmoa who is of Cook Islands descent, said he was excited to be bringing his business name to his home island, Rarotonga.
“When I first opened the barber business, I could have gone with any name, but I take pride in my culture and identify with my Cook Islands roots in New Zealand, which is why I named it ‘Kuki Cutters’,” he said.
Fonmoa says the workshop will teach hair cutting skills and help inspire young Cook Islands people to build their own businesses and pursue their passions.
“Our aim is to help develop talent and skills in anyone interested in barbering,” he said.
The workshop is free and open to anyone desiring to learn techniques including fades, razor shaves and modern men’s cuts. It will also appeal to anyone who just wants to learn the craft. Fonmoa says the idea of working with Three Brothers Barbershop is to build relationships with local barbers that will create opportunities such as running workshops for aspiring barbers.