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Samir Samaali – Hair Stylist, DJ and Creative Space operator
What Brought you to Australia?
Travel! I lived in Thailand for few years traveling and met some cool Aussies who invited me and I never left 🙂
I am a hair stylist by trade and Dj at night. I run a hair salon/ Records store called Le Garage in Surry Hills, Sydney. We are only selling vintage plates mainly 70’s, 80’s, 90’s based on Soul Jazz Funk reggae and Hip Hop and We do also a bit of accessories from local artists.
We love the idea of a “Creative Space”. What’s the vision for Le Garage?
It is a creative space which attracts different artists and the clientele is very diverse. Luckily, being located next door from M2 Art Gallery (we actually opened on the same day) we get to meet painters, writers and creatives. The walls at Le Garage keeps changing with great art works all the time. We need more walls!!
DJ / Hair Stylist – that’s an interesting mix, BTW – how did you fall into that?
Growing up in a musical family I had all the fundamentals in therm of Soul funk reggae hiphop. I started collecting vinyls at 14 years old, and not long after got an old mixer from a friend and then it all started!
How do you find time for everything?
Its def getting harder by getting older haha! Always trying to find a balance.
Favourite way to spend time when not working?
Sunshine and beach.
3 items you can’t live without?
Short black, Sunnies and my stereo
Sneaking Duck frame of choice:
Even though I’m rocking a limited edition pair of Sneaking Duck’s in the picture you’ve got there (Editor: He’s not lying – they were one of our fastest selling pairs a little while ago and we’re now out of stock.) my frame of choice today is a new pair of Yabbies I just bought. Thought it was time to add some geek to my game 🙂
Why Sneaking Duck?
The company and their glasses have always been authentic to the creative class of which I count myself a member. There’s always a style that lets me express myself in the way I want and the quality is always top. Oh – and the team. Love those guys and girls.
Any last words:
Come see me if you’d like an amazing haircut experience 🙂 Also, if you love good music check out some of my DJ sets and mixes on my JuzzLikeDat SoundCloud account.
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