Award-winning hairdresser, and the man behind Albert Park’s iconic Ibiza Hair salon, Michael Piastrino has expanded his empire, opening Code Black Barbershop in July 2016, just two doors down from Ibiza Hair. A super cool space enhanced by concrete floors, old school barber chairs, and a selection of beverages that will quench your thirst, Code Black oozes cool sophistication and style; the perfect haven for any guy looking to chill out and receive a tailored grooming experience. “Ibiza has been such a success for me, but I really wanted to create a cool Barbershop for the men of Melbourne that wasn’t too traditional yet where they’ll have great personalized service, the highest quality haircuts, moustache trims and beard tidies, and cut throat, hot towel shaves,” says Michael. “I’m really proud of what we have created – the feeling you get when you walk into the shop is a feeling like no other! If you’ve had a long week or you’re simply just tired, the high energy and atmosphere at Code Black will have you bouncing back in no time!” Code Black boasts a talented team handpicked for their exceptional skills, carefully trained to guarantee clients always receive the high standard associated with Code Black. Says Michael, “We pride ourselves on our customer service; from our personable approach, and your dedicated barber taking you through your whole service; to our integrated vacuum system ensuring no hair strays down the neck; to our whisky and coffee bar offering a rolling calendar of seasonal tipples.” “As an additional point of difference, we also offer our newly created and launched Franco Alphonse & Co Barber Shop Grooming Products; a tailored product range which we use in the shop throughout services and retail to clients.”
The stylish and relaxing design highlights the masculine environment with Scottish oak cutting desks providing a communal atmosphere and bringing back the legacy of the barber as a social hub in the community. Although still the new kid on the block, Code Black has already captured the attention of an array of AFL Players, former Mafia Boss Michael Franzese and Scotty Cam from THE BLOCK. “We’re servicing a great clientele already and look forward to welcoming more men of Melbourne into the shop,” says Michael. And the name? Code references the unique code behind the cuts delivered at the shop, and Black is simply because 60% of the shop is black!