We headed to Level 3 of Myer in Sydney (who knew you could get a world class haircut while stopping in to buy some socks?) to catch up with France Khamees at the Kings Domain Barber Shop.

As you would expect the premises are bright and classy, though the open plan looking out onto the men’s clothing section might surprise some. It did ensure we could see France plying his trade from a distance off though, the master of his domain in every sense.

My 12 years of industry experience comes from working at award winning salons and barbershops in Melbourne such as Kings Domain, Joey Scandizzo Salon and Rokk Ebony. I have been in various high-profile editorials, including GQ Magazine and have been awarded over 10 trophies in barbering/hairdressing competitions.

Three years ago, I moved up from Melbourne and with the help of my business partners, I recently opened the first Kings Domain Barbershop in Myer Sydney City.

Once the shop, my team and clientele were comfortably built in Sydney, I wanted to get my hands and mind back into the real reason why I do what I do. I wanted to challenge and better myself. I was ready to uncover the creativity in me. 

Being awarded Barber of the Year for 2018 is enormously gratifying and a proud achievement of mine. It feeds my passion and reminds me there is always more to learn and accomplish. 

This award particularly displays recognition for myself, my business and the industry which I deeply value and appreciate.