about mankind


a little bit about us…

Mankind Barbers is open at the Tannery Boutique & Arts Emporium in Woolston offering a traditional barbers service, producing contemporary looks for the stylish men of Christchurch. Situated in a vintage setting, Mankind Barbers provides a relaxing service that includes a scalp massage with every cut and we offer appointments so you can plan to fit your cut into your busy schedule Whether it’s a hot shave before your important meeting, or a new cut & style before a hot date, we will ensure you look the part!! So come in, kick back, relax, enjoy the banter and leave looking like a new man!!!

our location

One of Christchurch’s earliest industrial sites has recently been reconstructed and is on track to become an exceptional Boutique shopping experience .

Located with views to the picturesque Port Hills and next to the historic Heathcote river, the Tannery complex comprises five different “precincts” creating a micro Retail community. From Boutique retail to arts and light design based manufacturing, artists quarters to a World class music and Performance venue.

The emporium quarter inspired by the opulent Victorian style shopping arcades, it is home to around 30 boutique fashion, homewares, arts, gifts and hospitality based retailers. Food, wine and beer lovers are spoilt for choice. With Cassels & Sons Brewing Co. award wining craft beer made on site, to the ever popular and mouth-watering wood fired Pizza’s at the Brewery.From Fine Dining, Opulent Restaurants & Pubs to more casual Providore, delicatessen & cafe style ventures, there is something for everyone at the Tannery.

meet the team…

Donna Freeman

Mankind Barbers is Donna’s latest venture in her quest to make sure the men of Christchurch are fulfilling their potential! She has a wealth of experience from both sides of the world having qualified at the London School of Fashion and harnessed those skills under the bright lights of the UK capital. Since her move to New Zealand, Donna had been looking for the right opportunity to open her own barbershop and is looking forward to showcasing her skills at the Tannery. Bright and bubbly, her infectious personality ensures your next cut at Mankind will definitely not be your last!

Rebecca Smith

Bex has recently returned from her O.E in Canada. Previous to that she was working as a senior stylist at a busy up market salon in Wellington. She has been in the fashion industry for over 6 years and loves working with her clients to give them the best service possible. Bex was drawn to Mankind Barbers by their classy and vintage barbering style and she loves that there is a place where guys can come and relax, be pampered and leave looking sharp.

Amanda Smith

Amanda is the newest member of the team at Mankind Barbers. A born and bred Christchurch girl, Amanda has been in the industry for 6 years working as a senior stylist and is excited to take the next step in her career within the unique environment offered by The Tannery. She loves the outdoors, horse riding and travelling to new exotic places as well as having a good yarn with the boys!