QT Canberra Barber Shop Hosts An Evening Of Style, Beards, And Art
QT Canberra Hosts An Evening Of Beards, Whisky & Art
For the launch of the first issue of our new magazine, we’ve been fortunate enough to receive the support of some amazing brands and companies. One being QT Hotels & Resorts, who hosted our Sydney launch party a couple of weeks ago. Last Friday, QT Hotels & Resorts helped us continue the celebrations with another party in the country’s capital. QT Canberra hosted guests to raise a glass and hang out with Jimmy Niggles of Beard Season, check out the art of Brock Elbank, and take home a copy of Hey Gents magazine.
Beard Season is an initiative launched by Jimmy, which helps to encourage men to get their skin checked regularly for melanomas. Everyone in Australia is aware of the alarming skin cancer rates down here, so it’s an especially important cause. The premise behind Beard Season is to get men to grow out their beards over a couple of months, in order to encourage a bit of beard chat, and to have conversations with each other about the importance of skin checks. It’s a great charity and one we’re proud to be aligned with.
Brock Elbank, the other man of the hour at the event, is an English portrait photographer. His works explore the beauty of natural ‘imperfections’ in people. His current series is focused on the skin condition vitiligo, while prior to that he crafted a striking series of portraits of people with freckles. Brock’s popular series #Project60 is a showcase of 60 very impressive beards from around the world, one of them belonging to Jimmy Niggles himself. It’s currently on display at QT Canberra.
Guests at the event enjoyed some generous servings of Chivas Regal Whisky and beers from Lord Nelson Brewery, as well as a delectable tasting menu from QT’s kitchen. The Barber Shop remained open for complimentary beard touch-ups for guests too.
It was a spectacular night for all, and a great celebration of style, beards, and art.