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February 06, 2016 - Daily Telegraph (Sidney) / Elvis Express Radio
IF your hair is “all shook up” perhaps it is time to rock down to Marrickville’s new men’s salon Memphis & Co.
Long-time hair stylist, singer and Elvis Presley fan Dom Vasta recently opened the salon.
He is ready to style a signature quiff for anyone looking for that swept back pompadour effect.
He and his wife Alessandra officially launched the salon on Wednesday night — the same day 60 years ago that Elvis released his single Heartbreak Hotel.
“Elvis is my idol and he came from Memphis,” Mr Vasta said about the salon’s name.
“The ‘& Co’ is all his peers, such as BB King and Jimmy Hendrix.”
Mr Vasta, a professional singer, and his wife Alessandra have decorated the salon with Elvis posters, a candelabra and oversized mirrors.
Taking pride of place is a 100-year-old barber’s Chicago chair which came from the old Sydney Gowings building.
It did the rounds in Sydney salons before a friend passed it on to the couple.
An Elvis fan since he was a boy, Mr Vasta, 48, has enjoyed singing professionally on the weekends and working weekdays cutting hair in Sydney salons and overseas.
But when he shared his dream of owning an Elvis-themed salon with his wife, she was on to it like a hound dog.
She used her design background to come up with the look.
The Vastas have put all their Elvis energy into making the project a success, and the curtain has gone up, so ... it’s now or never!
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WHERE: 100C Sydenham Rd, Marrickville.
STYLES: Mr Vasta will work with his customers to achieve the look they want.
SPECIAL OFFERS: The Rat Pack men’s bridal party package, the Elvis wash, cut and stylin’ or Hendrix makeover restyle, to name a few.
PHONE: 9518 0177.
Dom Vasta and Chris Ninni. A new hair salon is opening in Marrickville called
Memphis and Co which specialises in Elvis-style 50s hair styling