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It's not just a hair cut... it's an experience!

Karratha's Best Barbershop

Welcome to The Big Beard Cartel, Karratha’s ultimate destination for the best cuts and beard trims, every single time.

Our full-service barbershop offers a truly relaxing environment where you can sit back, unwind and enjoy a cold beverage while we take care of all your grooming needs.

Katliin, the founder and owner of The Big Beard Cartel made it her mission to create a space that puts the experience of every man who walks through the door front and centre.

As an appointment only barbershop, there is no rushing or waiting, just the best grooming experience in a relaxing and chilled out space.

Triple M voted us for best Hair & Beauty business in Karratha in 2023!

Making men look and feel their best!


At The Big Beard Cartel you'll always receive the time and attention you deserve. Our barbers are passionate about providing a personalised pampering experience with hot lemon grass towels, razors finishes, hair washing and scalp massage.

The Big Beard Cartel is exclusively appointment only ensuring that your valuable time is never wasted waiting in line or feeling rushed in the chair.

When you leave our barbershop, you'll feel happy, confident, and completely satisfied with the exceptional service you received. Our 175 5-star Google reviews are proof of this.

We can’t wait to look after you.

The men have spoken

The Big Beard Cartel has over 180 five star Google reviews, that's saying something!

Callum BrunelCallum Brunel ★★★★★ Had a cut from Raj this arvo! Good bloke, great yarn and the bro has mad skills 🔥Kane Della VedovaKane Della Vedova ★★★★★ Best haircut I've EVER had. These guys are amazing. The set up is unbelievable and smells SO good. Great music and vibe, it was an absolute pleasure 🙂 can't wait for my next cut !!Cameron BrooksCameron Brooks ★★★★★ Hair cut done by Tiago twice now. Easily the best barber to cut my hair in town.Response from the ownerThank you Cameron! Harvey CroftHarvey Croft ★★★★★ Got my Haircut today for the first time at the Big Beard Cartel. Thiago was really friendly and gave me the best skin fade I’ve ever had. Would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a professional haircut. Will 100% be going back, thank guys.Response from the ownerHi Harvey, when you love what you do it really shows. Tiago is awesome, you'r review made his day 🙂 David KenneyDavid Kenney ★★★★★ Tiago did a lovely cut.I myself am a hairdresser so it is nice to see stylists to take pride in their work. Thank you again, I'll be back on my next visit to KarrathaResponse from the ownerHi David! Tiago is both passionate and skilled which makes for an amazing combo, glad you enjoyed your experience. See you next time! Mattia LorizzoMattia Lorizzo ★★★★★ Best barber in town! Professional, clean and knows what he is doing! I definitely recommend it.Response from the ownerThank you Mattia! Gerardo MoisesGerardo Moises ★★★★★ Excellent haircut by Tiago.You can see his long experience in the industry.I recommendResponse from the ownerHi Gerardo, he really is amazing! Your review made his day 🙂 Mathis ChabMathis Chab ★★★★★ Good service, good skills, best barber in townResponse from the ownerThank you Mathis, hope to see you again soon! Rasmus KaverRasmus Kaver ★★★★★ Very detail oriented cuts and excellent customer service.Response from the ownerThank you Rasmus 🙌 we do our best always TontoTonto ★★★★★ Great service good at their job and Verry friendly. They fit in well here in karrathaResponse from the ownerThank you Tonto 🙌 hope to see you again soon! Mick NewmanMick Newman ★★★★★ What can I say...... Tiago is a master at his trade. This guy is good.Response from the ownerThank you Mick 🙌 we love his work and happy you do too! Myles BradleyMyles Bradley ★★★★★ 100% recommend these guys. Professional and high quality. Fantastic service and haircut. Thank youResponse from the ownerThank you so much Myles, glad to hear Tiago made someones day already 🙌 it was his first day working in Australia yesterday! Hope to see you around again. Ralph Jay BernadasRalph Jay Bernadas ★★★★★ I highly recommend this barber shop. The best experience i ever had. 💯Response from the ownerThank you so much Ralph, we enjoyed looking after you on Saturday! Ken DodgeKen Dodge ★★★★★ Really good great professional personal service,thank youResponse from the ownerThank you for your kind review Ken! Hope to see you back here before your awesome new adventure ☺️ Lenny PeriLenny Peri ★★★★★ Hands down "The best" haircut experience I've had thanks to the brother Vince,Hospitality and vibes were on point! Highly recommend this to anyone. 10/10Response from the ownerWow Lenny thank you! We’re beyond happy to have Vince join our small team and will let him know what a good job he has done ☺️🤟 Kevin DetailleKevin Detaille ★★★★★ Definitly the best barber in Karratha !!! And Kath is so nice! Thanks again !!Response from the ownerKevin, you’re absolutely our favourite Perth customer! 😃 Owen RyanOwen Ryan ★★★★★ Best in Karratha! I will definitely be going back, thanks alot big beard cartel 😊Response from the ownerThank you so much Owen! We love taking care of you ☺️🙌 Vince is looking forward to seeing you again. El BartoEl Barto ★★★★★ Was in Karratha recently on holidays and didn't get time for a trim before leaving so looked up a local barber to get sorted. I selected BBCB based on the reviews and can confirm all the positive feedback is totally on pointI booked in for short back and sides with Abe and on arrival was offered a drink, sat down and while waiting was joined by a furry friend as Kat was looking after her friends puppy. Beer and puppy pats, we're already off to a great start!Abe was excellent and I had the best cut I've had in many months.I really like the booking process as my local that I normally go to is a walk in only. The price of a cut here is a premium price, but totally worth the extra for the service, quality and the value to my time by not having to wait around. Highly recommend BBCB.Response from the ownerWow what a nice through review! For a small business it’s feedback like this that keep us going. 🙌 So happy to hear you enjoyed your appointment and Cocos company! Hopefully life brings you back to Karratha again and we get to thank you for this kind review in person. ☺️ Ådne KarlsenÅdne Karlsen ★★★★★ Best shave and hair cutt I have had In WA since 19 bowe and arrow. Recomended to all!!! BIG beard Cartel 1 min walk from Karratha city apartments. 😂👍 and The beer is cold too. 🤤🤤🤤Response from the ownerThank you Aiden for sharing that with us, super happy to hear! Next time you have to tell us about 19 bow and arrow as we’re intrigued 😁 D ThomD Thom ★★★★★ A must do! Definitely up there with the best barber experiences I have had!Super easy going and lovely staff. Had a wash of my hair with a little head massage. Great conversation while in the chair and because no one was behind me, so Kat went even further to put in more effort and time to make it perfect while holding a nice conversation.Not to mention you can help yourself to a beer while waiting for your cut!!11/10 !!!Highly recommended 👌🏽Response from the ownerThank you Dean for your kind review, all the best with your travels! Lewis CurrieLewis Currie ★★★★★ The best barber experience I’ve had in a very long time! Kat’s attention to detail and overall barber experience she creates is unreal!Response from the ownerThank you so much for your awesome feedback! Glad you enjoyed it, hope you have a good weekend. SamSam ★★★★★ Great service. Good banter. As always will return.Response from the ownerThank you Sam, always a pleasure! Chris HallChris Hall ★★★★★ The best place to come in the Pilbara, and I haven’t found one anywhere near as good in Perth either.Response from the ownerThanks Chris! We miss you and always a good time when you’re in the shop. 🙌 Lauren BurtonLauren Burton ★★★★★ Kat is the best of the best! Highly recommend you will not be disappointed she has so much passion for the industry! Your haircut will be unmatched!Response from the ownerThank you Lauren, we really appreciate your feedback! Gazza JayGazza Jay ★★★★★ Kat is a master of her craft, made me look 10 years younger with a cut and my beard groomed.Cheerful and friendly, happy to come back.Response from the ownerThank you so much, very happy to hear you loved your service here! Sam DoranSam Doran ★★★★★ Best barbers in the Pilbara! Friendly staff and welcoming shop. Can not recommend enough! … the staff are like a family! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Response from the ownerThank you Sam, you’re part of the fam! bradley roebradley roe ★★★★★ Excellent service by the whole team. Highly recommendResponse from the ownerThank you Bradley for this review, happy to hear you loved our little shop and team! Paul SmithPaul Smith ★★★★★ Awesome place, and great staff. Very welcoming and a top notch grooming experience. Best place for a bloke in the PilbaraResponse from the ownerThank you Paul, always a pleasure having you in the shop and thank you for trusting us with that amazing beard of yours! Oren PortelliOren Portelli ★★★★★ Absolutely awesome!First haircut in over 10 years and had a wedding coming up so was a bit nervous but Cat did not fail to disappoint, didn't go overboard and tidied everything up and left me feeling like a new man 😊Response from the ownerOh how good!! So happy you’re feeling the new fresh look ☺️ thanks for the review Oren! Kale BranchiKale Branchi ★★★★★ Best barber shop in the Pilbara 💯Response from the ownerThank you Kale, it was fun to have you around yesterday! Joshua CruickshankJoshua Cruickshank ★★★★★ New to Karratha, won’t be looking anywhere else for a cut, will be back. Great service.Response from the ownerThank you Joshua, welcome to Karratha! And congrats on being our 150th five star review 🥳 we thank you 🙏 CB4CB4 ★★★★★ Kat is hands down the best barber in karratha period. Can't go wrongResponse from the ownerThank you very much for your kind words, it just made out day 🙌 Brock MillerBrock Miller ★★★★★ Great barbershop setup and an awesome cut from Barber Abe. Thanks!Response from the ownerThank you Brock, will let Abe know he did a good job! Cameron InchCameron Inch ★★★★★ The best customer service, and the best hair cuts! Highly recommend!!!!Response from the ownerThank you Cam, appreciate your support! Scotty G RossScotty G Ross ★★★★★ Saw Abe who is new there. What a good fella and best hair cut I’ve had. Got the beard service too and was treated to an experience fellas don’t often get, with hot towels, bit of a massage, razor around the beard edge. Highly recommendResponse from the ownerThank you so much Scotty, Abe says massive thanks for your kind review and see you again soon! Bailey SharpBailey Sharp ★★★★★ 10/10 haircuts and no waiting time, Would recommend to anyone.Response from the ownerThank you Bailey! samuel nanaisamuel nanai ★★★★★ Wow where do I start abe is a perfectionist I’ve traveled to all 69 countries never had quite the experience like I had today with with Abe at the BBC from start to finish absolute professionalism could not recommend Abe more than I already have if I could give more than 5 stars I wouldResponse from the ownerSo very kind of you sir Tyrus SneddonTyrus Sneddon ★★★★★ Abe did an outstanding fade on me. Friendly staff who don’t just have small talk, they actually chat like a normal human. Love this place. 10/10 would make my regular if I lived up hereResponse from the ownerThanks Tyrus, we’re so glad to hear about your experience. When work brings you back to Karratha come and visit us again! ☺️ Tim DonaldTim Donald ★★★★★ Fantastic service. Cat was very welcoming and offered a drink on arrival. She took her time and made sure to cut exactly how I wanted. Best haircut I’ve had in Karratha.Response from the ownerThanks Tim, you’re very kind! Hope and your mates have the best time in Karratha this weekend ☺️ js_loader

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Local Artist Feature Wall // Kertu Ehala

Our favourite Estonian artist & Karratha local has kicked off our artist feature wall with her amazing paintings. Some of our blinder clients mistake them for photographs and we don't blame them!

Contact us or Kertu directly to purchase the paintings or enquire more about her art

''BLUE BUDDHA'' oil painting on canvas $1000
''ON THE ROAD'' oil painting on round canvas $500
''KARRATHA'' oil painting on canvas $1200
''IRON MAIDEN'' oil painting on canvas NOT FOR SALE

You can find more Kertus work on her instagram @kertuart or contact her kertueh8@gmail.com
Although Karrathas newest appointments based barbershop is FULLY BOOKED for 2021, we’re proud to offer the best range of Hair, Skin & Beard products Australia has to offer!

Come and check out our new barbershop @ 16 Hedland Place (next to the best pie place in town). Help yourself to our coffee or beers and treat yourself or your hairy buddy with a quality skincare range, yummy beard oil (that leaves you running from the ladies wanting to eat your beard) or top notch hair styling products. 

With our Chrissy deals hopefully some of the products make their way to the hardworking Pilbara mens gift bags. 🤞We know they deserve it!

If the ever-growing selection is too wide we also have Gift Cards available for pick up or E-Gift Cards to purchase online 🧔
Our social media account may be new, but there's nothing new about us at The Big Beard Cartel!
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​We've been so overwhelmed with all the support from our loyal customers, seeing us booked out within the first month of opening 🥰 so much love, you guys!
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​If you haven't been in yet, I'm Kat, the proud owner and barber behind The Big Beard Cartel. My passion is providing the men of Karratha with a luxe barbershop experience, making you feel like a boss. If this sounds like you, then hop online and make a booking for your next cut and shave!
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​Our team will be expanding over the next 12 months, so watch this space as The Big Beard Cartel takes over your socials!
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​#thebigbeardcartel #barberkatkarratha #karrathabarber #barbershopkarratha #barbershop #luxurybarber #beardexperts #mensstyle #mensstyling #menshaircut #menshaircare #karratha #karrathabusinesswomen
Psst. Did you know we stock some of the best beard, hair and skincare products in Karratha?
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​Well, now you do! From badger hair shaving brushes, sustainable razors and beard oil using the best ingredients (all pictured here!), we want you to take that luxe barbershop experience from our salon to your bathroom. 
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​We also stock hair products, and skincare products that are all low maintenance and will take you less than five minutes each morning - yep, it really is that simple!
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​Drop into The Big Beard Cartel, or hop onto our website link in our bio, to discover the quality range of products we sell. 
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​#thebigbeardcartel #menscare #mensselfcare #mensstyle #menshaircare #mensskincare #lowmaintenanceroutine #barberkarratha #barberkat #karratha #karrathalife
Something that's important to us at The Big Beard Cartel?
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​Style. For me, each person has their own unique sense of style, something that brings out their best features and gives them that extra bit of confidence when they walk out the door.
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​That's why when you come to me for a cut, I will always ask you about what you like, your lifestyle and the level of maintenance you want for your hair. I want you to walk out my doors knowing that you look the absolute best, and feel so confident with you new cut, that people will stop you in the street and ask what your secret is!
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​So if you're looking for more than just a 'cut', and looking for a new style, or simply want to discover what exactly your style is, book an appointment and let me help you.
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​#thebigbeardcartel #barberkat #barberkarratha #karrathabarbers #barbersau #barbersofinstagram #mensstyle #menshair #styleinthepilbara #menslifestyle #karrathabusiness #smallbusinesskarratha #buylocal #shopsmallandhappy
Ever wondered why we chose to call our business The Big Beard Cartel?
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​If you've ever had the pleasure of working with Kat, you'll know that she is the QUEEN of beards! Her 'magic hands' (someone else's words, not ours!) have transformed and tamed the unruliest of beards, and for many, they won't go to anyone else 😱 now that's loyalty!
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​Don't believe us? Test Kat's expertise by dropping ANY question you have about beards in the comments, and let Kat find a solution to your hairy problem 🙃
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​#thebigbeardcartel #karrathabarbers #karrathabarber #barberkat #barbersofinstagram #bigbeards #ilikebigbeards #beardexpert #bearded #beardgang #beardlife
✂️ NEW BARBER + MORE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE 💇‍♂️

If you've been trying to get in with us recently, I'm thrilled to let you know that we now have a new barber starting with us tomorrow, so more appointments are now available! 

You can book your appointment now by tapping the link in our bio - be quick before they're all snapped up.

Thank you for your patience and I'm looking forward to welcoming you all at The Big Beard Cartel. Stay safe out there and drive carefully ✌🏽

#thebigbeardcartel #barberskarratha #karrathabarbers #barberkat #barbersofig #appointmentsavailable  #mensgrooming #clippers #beardgang #bearded
They say two heads are better than one - well, how about two pairs of hands?!

If we haven't met, I'm Kat, the owner of The Big Beard Cartel Barbershop in Karratha. What you might not know is I'm from a a small, northern European country called Estonia, and I've been enjoying the eternal sunshine in Karratha for a little over 3 years 🔆

As the barbershop name suggests, I'm obsessed with beards. I just love shaping them to their full potential, small or big! My mission here in Karratha is to run the best & most relaxed barbershop with the best service for our dear clients and also a nice place to come to work and have fun at. If you love what you do you'll never work a day in your life!

This dapper man to my right is the newest member to The Big Beard Cartel family, Sam 😊 while a Perth born-and-raised man, he now calls Karratha home, and has been barbering for over a year now. He's loving his life in the Pilbara, and has had a lot of opportunities for growth, which is what I love to hear! 

Sam's specialty is skin fades and tapers giving the sharp lineups, leaving all his clients happy feeling fresh for the weekend 😎

Drop some love in the comments to welcome Sam to the Big Beard Cartel family ❤️
F.A.M.I.L.Y 💈❤️ 
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​Being a Big Beard Cartel customer means being a member of our family!

That means that when you walk in the door, you’re treated like one.
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​So come say g'day and let us give you an experience that feels equally as good afterwards as a Sunday barbecue down at the Dampier foreshore. 
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​ ​​​#thebigbeardcartel #barberkat #barberkarratha #karrathabarbers #barbersau #barbersofinstagram #mensstyle #menshair #styleinthepilbara #menslifestyle #karrathabusiness #smallbusinesskarratha #buylocal #shopsmall​
​6 star review 🤯 is that actually a thing?!
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Making you, our customers, look your best and feeling 100% confident with your cut is our top priority, so it makes us incredibly happy to know that we are achieving this 🥰
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​If you love what we do at The Big Beard Cartel, you can leave a review on our Google page and let others know about our work!
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​#thebigbeardcartel #beardedreviews #beardgang #beardexperts #sixstarreview #expertbarbers #customerreview #testimonials #barbersofig #instabarbers #karratha #karrathabarbers
Need to book in for some beard maintenance or a trim, but busy doing man things? 💪🔧

Or do you think the man in your life is overdue for that special barbershop experience? 

No worries! We’ve got you covered 😉

The Big Beard Cartel makes 📆 booking 📆  yourself – or that special guy in your life – an appointment that much easier. 

Simply visit our online booking system and book ahead, or take a look at our last minute cancellations. 

What are you waiting for? Head to the link in our bio, and book now. 💈 
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​​#thebigbeardcartel #barberkat #barberkarratha #karrathabarbers #barbersau #barbersofinstagram #mensstyle #menshair #styleinthepilbara #menslifestyle #karrathabusiness #smallbusinesskarratha #buylocal #shopsmall
Help us help Ukraine 🇺🇦 Maybe it's your kindness that'll get you a cut on us next time!

Kat is very passionate about this war as it’s all happening less than 1000km from her home Estonia. 

Fun fact - Estonia has 2 independence days and they’re both from kicking Russias butt. We support Ukraine is this fight with all our hearts! 💙💛

#standwithukraine
If you're thinking about booking an appointment with us, there's a few things you should know about The Big Beard Cartel: 

✅ ​Every single appointment is timed to ensure enough care and focus is given to you
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​✅ Yes, the rumours are true - we do offer complimentary beverages and a hair wash with head massage for every client. 
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​✅ Every hair cut and beard shave is carefully considered to make it last as long as possible (no matter your maintenance level)
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​✅ We will show you how to maintain your hair and beard so that it can look it's best. 
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Just because you live in the Pilbara, that doesn't mean you can't be well presented. We got you. 
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​#thebigbeardcartel #barberkat #barberkarratha #karrathabarbers #barbersau #barbersofinstagram #mensstyle #menshair #styleinthepilbara #menslifestyle #karrathabusiness #smallbusinesskarratha #buylocal #shopsmall
Ever had a hair cut or beard trim, only to realise you have to go back two weeks later for a tidy up?
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​Not at The Big Beard Cartel. We want you to walk away with a look that will last. 
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​So whether it's a long swing on site, or life has got you run off your feet - you won't need to rush back. 
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But when you do, we'll have a nice cold drink and relaxing head massage waiting 🍺 💆‍♂️ 
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The stash 😎
Time for a trim? Book it in! 💈💆‍♂️✂️ 
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​We've got appointments available all week, so jump onto our website and lock in your spot now. 
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​#thebigbeardcartel #barberkat #barberkarratha #karrathabarbers #barbersau #barbersofinstagram #mensstyle #menshair #styleinthepilbara #menslifestyle #karrathabusiness #smallbusinesskarratha #buylocal #shopsmall
Been rocking the same hairdo since... well, since forever?
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​It can be scary changing your hairstyle, however we highly recommend it! Not only can changing your hair change how you look, but it can also make you more confident and suit changes in your environment (eg: when moving to a hot climate, long hair isn't practical!). 
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​If you're ready for a change with a trusted barber, look no further than Kat at The Big Beard Cartel. With over 100 5-star Google reviews, you know that this will be a good change.
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​#thebigbeardcartel #mensstyle #barbersofig #barberquotes #femalebarbers #badassbarber #barberkat #barbersau #changeisasgoodasaholiday #karratha #pilbara
Before you consider investing in the fanciest new shaver, have you thought about the carbon footprint of your new purchase?
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​We're all about honesty at The Big Beard Cartel, and we're going to be honest.
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​Before you jump into buying a new shaver, you should look into eco-friendly options, like this shaver pictured, which we stock in our salon.
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​Unlike supermarket shavers, where you replace the entire head, contributing to landfill waste, all you need to do is replace the razor blades, which are also recyclable. 
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​This shaver, which is made of ethically sourced materials and stainless steel, will last you ten times longer than plastic shavers, and best of all, it looks pretty good on your bathroom shelf. 
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​You can buy it as part of this pictured set, which includes a badger hair shaving brush, and the stand. We also sell a pack of 100 replaceable blades for $30 - cheaper than a 15 pack of disposable razor blade heads!
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​It's time to treat yoself and upgrade to sleek, and eco-friendly shaving accessories. Check it out in our barbershop, or hop online and add it to your cart (website link in bio). 
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​#thebigbeardcartel #bigbeardcartel #ecofriendlybusiness #ethicalproducts #sustainableproducts #barbersofinstagram #shopsustainable #shopsmall #buylocal #karratha
A barber shop that's appointment only?
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​Yeah, that's us. You're probably thinking: "wait, what? But who's going to book appointments? No one's got time."
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​But the fact is, appointments are a fantastic idea. Why? Because:
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​💇‍♂️ appointments allow us to spend the right amount of time on your cut and shave, and we're not rushing you out the door for the next customer
​💇‍♂️ no queues! Is there anything else worse than queueing for a haircut?
​💇‍♂️ we're not just about the 'cut' at The Big Beard Cartel. You're here for some time out and self care, and appointments mean we're allowing time for the little things, like that scalp massage, and the hot towels.
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​While we love walk-in appointments, the fact is, our books are usually full so we can't accept them - so booking ahead is the safer option.
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​Interested? Why not book an appointment with us and discover what all the fuss is about. 
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​#thebigbeardcartel #bigbeardcartel #barbershoptips #barberadvice #barberkat #barberhacks #barbersofinstagram #customerservice #appointmentsavailable #mensstyle #selfcareisnotselfish #mensgrooming #barbersofkarratha #karrathabarbers #karratha #pilbara