Barbers show new trends at the market

Sunday October 29, 2017 Written by Published in Local
Barbers (from left) Peter Numanga, Abraham Fonmoa and Nigel Hoefl ich with Taofa O’Brien who had just fi nished having his hair cut at the barber stall on Saturday. 17102801 Barbers (from left) Peter Numanga, Abraham Fonmoa and Nigel Hoefl ich with Taofa O’Brien who had just fi nished having his hair cut at the barber stall on Saturday. 17102801

A Cook Islands and a New Zealand hair cutting business are working together to showcase popular trends in men’s grooming – and on Saturday, they demonstrated their skills at the Punanga Nui market.

 

Hairdressers from Nikao’s Three Brothers Barbershop and New Zealand business “Kuki Cutters Barbershop” did a steady trade during the morning, with plenty of children and adult men seen walking around the market sporting fresh “fades”, and slick haircuts.

Three Brothers Barbershop owner Nigel Hoeflich said the market promotion was an opportunity for men to get their hair cut.

“It has been great to see all sorts of young and older guys come in and want their hair freshly cut,” Hoeflich said.

Numerous people gathered around the barber stall to watch haircuts in progress.

Abraham Fonmoa, who runs Kuki Cutters Barbershop in Christchurch, New Zealand, says he was proud to be representing his Cook Islands culture in New Zealand.

“I am excited to bring the business name “Kuki Cutters” to my home island, Rarotonga,” Fonmoa said.

“The community has shown a lot of support and our hope is that we have inspired people to pursue their passions.”

The barbers are running a workshop today at Three Brothers Barbershop in Nikao to teach hair-cutting skills and develop talent and skills in anyone interested in barbering.

The free workshop is open to anyone wanting to learn hair-cutting techniques.

The workshop time has changed to 4pm-7pm.

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