Frontier grooming

Hairdresser Joe Rosina has been a fixture on Parramatta Road since opening in 1964. For forty years his salon, fitted out in the style of a shoe-repair shop, has been home to men lost to the beauty industry, his trademark no-fuss haircuts proving popular amongst an otherwise committed DIY crowd. If you fell through a vanity mirror, the world on the other side would be Joe's

Joe retired last week. Here he's performing the final cut on shipwright, Ken Clarke. Both men have known each other since Ken walked in off the street four decades ago becoming Joe's first client. Witnessing the last trim were other regulars, John, John and Alf. The occation was followed with beer and Joe's home-made Lemongela.

Joe's tireless work at the outer limits of vanity will be sorely missed.