Our Fave Creative Businesses in the Region

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Our Fave Creative Businesses in the Region

Regional Victoria is one damn creative space, and if you’re in need of further proof, just have a look at what the region has to offer. These are a few of our favourite creative instagrammers you should definitely be checking out…
Cactus Clothing
Founded by Thomas Grigg, Cactus Clothing Co. is a Geelong-based local label representing a unique take on modern surf and street wear. Being the local go-to for all things street, it’s no surprise that their Instagram is the holy grail for some laidback streetwear aesthetics. Featuring a good sprinkling of street and surf themed shots and some trendy lads, you’re sure to be inspired.
Kissy is the Geelong-made, boutique accessory brand by designer Amie Hall, and is all about handmade fashion pieces with bold uses of colour and pattern. If you’re after a splash of colour to your feed, this is one page you are going to adore… Oh, and the earrings are stunning as well!
Rex & Ross Barber Shop
Is there anything more satisfying than seeing a fresh skin fades, razor parting or buzz cuts? We don’t think so! Barbering is a timeless art that should be celebrated by men everywhere and Geelong’s Rex & Ross Barber Shop are one of our fave hair-cutting heroes. You’ll be treated to barbershop candids, end results, the occasional Harley Davidson and the right amount of inspiring quotes – plus it’s a pretty good reference if you’re trying to decide what style to get on top.
rex and ross barber
Luxe on Chester
Instagram may be a haven for selfies and humble brags, but it’s also an excellent place to get your daily dose of beauty. Luxe on Chester is a busy, boutique, home beauty salon created by award winning, Diploma qualified beauty and skin therapist, Bec Connolly, and her instagram is a treat! You’ll be blessed with product pics, relatable life quotes and inspo, tanned beauties, as well as supportive pics of other local creatives… what a legend.
luxe on chester
As Daisy Does
Whether you need to brighten up your day or your living room, flowers are the way to go. What’s happier than a fragrant burst of colour and texture? Well local florist As Daisy Does has you covered. From wedding flowers and native flowers to fiddle leaf figs and indoor plants, Daisy’s shed in Newtown has some serious character. Posting photos of flower fields, ethereal arrangements, and opulent centerpieces, it’s hard not to smile when you come across one of Daisy’s posts. This flourishing feed is an instant mood booster.
as daisy does
How You See It Art
Mandy Dollery is the local artist is best known for her quirky characters and custom pet portraits! Working with acrylic on canvas, pen and ink on watercolour paper, resin on plywood and posca pen on surfboards, Mandy has a quirky fun style that shines through each individual art piece. Whether you love a bit of visual arts inspiration or you just enjoy really fun pet portraits, this is the instagram feed for you! If you need more convincing, it’s also not uncommon to scroll past a super cute little Dachshund painting… amazing.
how you see it art