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MEMPHIS & CO DOWN UNDER
February 06, 2016 - Daily Telegraph (Sidney)  /  Elvis Express Radio
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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