our Erina barber shop & skilled CENTRAL COAST hairdressers


Kid with faded haircut — Barber shop in Erina, NSW
Established in Erina in 1993, T53 Barbershop will give you then authentic barbershop experience.

Owner of T53 Barbershop, Steve Monk topped the class in his apprenticeship while completing his barbering course, the final one held in NSW in 1987.

Steve carries on the line of barbering tradition established by the late Angelo De Marco—the reigning master of all barbers in Kings Cross during the early 1950s.

Nowadays at T53 Barbershop, all the hair-cutting, beard trimming and barber shop wizardry is being passed on by Steve to his staff. Having completed their apprenticeships in barbering with Steve, the level of expertise at T53 means you get a consistent haircut every time you visit.

For the highest, tightest fade to the flattest flat top, the scissor-over-comb techniques (how it should be done) we use at T53 Barbershop present you with a great opportunity to experience the best in barber shop skills.

Make sure you head to Erina and drop in to T53 Barbershop. In the laidback atmosphere of our Central Coast hair salon, you'll experience men's hair-styling done right. You'll quickly see why traditional barbers will 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 and was named the leading apprentice. Steve also received the inaugural Western Sydney Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (WSAAC) Certificate of Achievement in Men's Hairdressing.

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

Scotty Bolton—Senior



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

Aaron Bolton—Senior



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