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Barber Feud Over Traditional Barber Pole
5 years, 5 months ago Comments Off on Barber Feud Over Traditional Barber Pole
Posted in: Barber News

Barbers, beauticians get snippy over striped poles. Friendly arguments aren’t hard to find in a barbershop, but try cutting in on a hallowed symbol – that red, white and blue pole – and it may be time to hide the scissors. Steeped in history and symbolism, those iconic cylinders spinning on storefronts across America are […]

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Barber Lingo
5 years, 6 months ago Comments Off on Barber Lingo
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“How to Talk to Your Barber” “Think back to your last haircut. How’d you feel about it when you walked out of the shop? Disappointed? While your disappointing haircut might have been due to poor barbering, it’s often the case that your poor communication with the barber was at least partly to blame. Barbers can’t […]

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5 years, 7 months ago Comments Off on Why Real MEN Go to a Barber Shop
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“For the past few months, I’ve been having my haircut at various barbershops. For most of my life, I went to unisex salons that reeked of perm chemicals and mousse. Every time I’d go, I’d walk away with a bad haircut. On top of that, I always felt out of place. Most of the clients […]

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History of the Barber Pole
5 years, 7 months ago Comments Off on History of the Barber Pole
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“The origin of the barber pole appears to be associated with the service of bloodletting. The original pole had a brass basin at the top representing the vessel in which leeches were kept, and also representing the basin which received the blood. The pole itself represents the staff which the patient held onto during the […]

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Secrets to the Perfect Shave
5 years, 7 months ago Comments Off on Secrets to the Perfect Shave
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“Most guys just throw some barbasol on their faces and start shaving, but a good shave– especially a hot towel, straight-razor shave– is the male equivalent of a woman getting an expensive facial at a spa. Step 1: Get Hot. Begin every shave with some heat, which will open your pores and soften your skin […]

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Straight Razor Shave: Luxury for Men
5 years, 11 months ago Comments Off on Straight Razor Shave: Luxury for Men
Posted in: Specials

If you’ve never experienced the pleasure of a hot towel shave, you really don’t know what you’re missing. To better explain, here is an excerpt from “The Art of Manliness” by Brett and Kate McKay (a must read): “Many barbershops still give traditional single blade razor shaves. You haven’t lived until you’ve experienced the pleasures […]

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