About our Erina barber shop and our skilled barbers and hairdressers

Kid with faded haircut — Barber shop in Erina, NSW
T53 Men's Hair. It's not just a haircut, it's an experience. Established in Erina in 1993, T53 Men's Hair gives you an authentic barbershop experience. The owner of T53, Steve Monk came first in his apprenticeship in the last barbering course held in NSW in 1987.

He continues the barbering line of the late Angelo De Marco, who was the master of barbers in Kings Cross in the early 1950's. All staff have completed their apprenticeships in barbering at T53 which means you get a consistent haircut every time you visit.

T53 Men's hair can give you the highest tightest fade to the flattest flat top, using scissor over comb technique, which is how it should be.
Come in and enjoy getting the right haircut for you, in an easy going atmosphere. After all, traditional barbers never go out of style.

Meet the Team

Stephen Monk—Owner


Steve started his hairdressing apprenticeship in November 1983. During the next 4 years, Steve completed a NSW barbering course where he achieved the highest marks in both stage 1 and 2. He was also awarded a certificate with a distinction, was named the leading apprentice and also received the inaugural Western Sydney Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (WSAAC) Certificate of Achievement in Men's Hairdressing.

Steve opened T53 at Erina Fair in October 1993, operating in that location for 15 years before moving to the Fountain Plaza in July 2008. Throughout the years, Steve has trained many apprentices and passed on his knowledge and passion for barbering to them.

Scotty Bolton—Senior


Scotty started his apprenticeship in March 2012 and completed it 3 years later, along with a NSW hairdressing course. While working at T53, Scotty has been fully trained in all aspects of traditional barbering.

Aaron Bolton—Senior


Aaron entered the industry under an apprenticeship in November 2013, which was completed with a NSW hairdressing course in 2016. He has also been fully trained in all aspects of traditional barbering at T53.