Barbers of the Month: Tokoya Barber & ShopLocation: 279 PONSONBY ROAD, PONSONBY, AUCKLAND Website: www.tokoya.co.nz Instagram handle: @tokoya_barber_shop How would you describe your shop’s vibe? Very friendly, relaxing and homey What’s your most popular cut at the moment? Classic, slick back, comb over and fade, but we also provide any sort of haircut that is trending
How to Style: Textured QuiffWant to nail that fresh out of the Barber shop look? Check out this step-by-step guide to nailing a Textured Quiff, styled with Matte Clay. Matte Clay was designed for guys who like to rework their style throughout the day – perfect for anyone that plays sport, hits the gym or just likes to run their hands through their hair. The Clay grips the hair effortlessly and shapes just about any style with a dry finish. Matte Clay is best used to create shorter, textured looks where control is required. Being a wax based product, Matte Clay is completely reworkable and won’t come out with water, which makes it perfect for active guys. Though when you want it gone, it’s best to use Uppercut Deluxe Degreas
Time Well Spent: Niklas SöderlundPhotographer, tattooist and explorer, Niklas Söderlund is one interesting guy. Born in Sweden, Niklas grew up exploring the forest and lakes that surrounded him. From his early age, he always had a spark for adventure. A creative at heart, Niklas is inspired by music, movies, art and photography. However, Niklas found his real passion in drawing, which lead him into a career of tattooing. In his spare time, Niklas began experimenting with a camera, quickly falling in love with the art. As his interest in photography grew, Niklas moved to Iceland is pursuit of the rain, fog and wild weather. Now, Niklas spends every spare minute of his time exploring the rough and ruggered landscapes that Iceland has to offer, in his Land Rover Defender capturing unique and awe inspiring images along the way. We were lucky enough to hang out with him for a few days to see what he gets up to.