New barber shop bucks the trend

Lacey O'Hara and Jamie Sinclair from Upper Royalty Barber & Shave Parlor.
Lacey O'Hara and Jamie Sinclair from Upper Royalty Barber & Shave Parlor.

Despite many businesses being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, one empty shop in Cowra is set to be buzzing again next week.

Monday, June 29 will mark the official opening of Upper Royalty Barber & Shave Parlor in the Cowra Plaza.

Owner Lacey O'Hara will work alongside Jamie Sinclair and says she's excited to open the doors.

"Excited, nervous, it's my first business," she said.

The pair were apprentices under former Cowra local Michael Sinclair, who runs a barber shop on the South Coast.

"I wanted a change and this was the best opportunity," Lacey said.

"We want to provide a friendly, clean and relaxed environment."

The shop will be open Monday to Friday, 8.30am till 5pm and also on Saturdays from 7.30am till lunch, perfect for families before sport, people who live out of town and workers.