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The Barbershop

It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group.  My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found  to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop.  

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Pomade.

Started by Matt Peterson. Last reply by Nate Thallas Feb 18. 13 Replies

What's everybody currently using? I'm almost done with my tin of Shiner Gold. Water soluble, solid hold.Continue

Women working at a barbershop…

Started by Tor. Last reply by Walter B. Pewen Feb 18. 46 Replies

I’m in my 30’s now and I’ve been going to the same barbershop most of my life. Place was great. This last year one of the old timers retired and there’s now a woman with mall-hair who took his place.…Continue

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Problem finding a good barbershop.

Started by Reid Gobin. Last reply by JonEdanger Dec 18, 2013. 6 Replies

I live in a small city 55,000 population.For the last little while I've been trying to find a barbershop or hairdresser that will cut my hair and do a good job.There is a chain here in town called…Continue

Barbershop Features

Started by Nolan Poulson. Last reply by Travis Spuhler Dec 16, 2013. 28 Replies

Okay I am currently in the process of turning my passion into a source of income.  That's right I am in the early planning phases of opening a barbershop.  I have a potential opportunity to purchase…Continue

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Comment by Matthew Patton on Monday

Gents:  I just recently joined the AoM community and this group. One thing that always stands out at a barber shop for me are the hot lather straight razor shaves. The ritual, brotherhood, and community that stems from this shaving cannot be created anywhere else.

If you're interested in getting into straight razor shaving, I offer straight and safety razor restoration and repair services. Take a look at my profile and my classifieds listing for more info! If anyone has questions or needs some help let me know.

Comment by Brian S on March 21, 2014 at 6:33am

I live in a smallish town in Warwickshire, UK. There are two proper barber shops here that i know of and many more in Coventry which isn't very far away. I guess we are just lucky here, there is so much choice.

Comment by Tim Dienes on March 19, 2014 at 9:39pm

If there's one thing I miss from my early years, it's barber shops. The nice smell, the rhythm of the scissors, and the straight blade on the neck and sides,  and the talk and even when I needed a booster seat as a small boy, the all-male atmosphere, I soaked it up. When I was in college, there was a little place underground and it cost $5. The last time I went to one was about 15 years ago, and I never went back. Why? They were too damn busy to walk a broom across the floor, and I about fell flat on my face when I slipped on some hair. 

Comment by Shawn Steinschreiber on December 16, 2013 at 3:19am

I want to find an old style Barbershop around Lancaster Ohio. My mom and sister are Beauticians but it is not the same. I would love to have the experience of a sorry for the pun... but a shave and haircut! 

Comment by Jason M Gaines on November 14, 2013 at 9:05am

Finally found a barbershop I like close to my workplace.  For nearly 30 years I went to the same guy (he also cut my Grand-dad and my dad until both passed) but then I moved away upon marriage.  I spent 2 years going to a unisex salon and all the conversation was about Miley Cyrus and the latest fads.  Visited my new barber yesterday for the second time...30 minutes of good conversation about the Kennedy Assassination, plus a great cut.

Comment by Nate Thallas on September 20, 2013 at 6:12pm

Truly, the bastion of manly interaction in the modern world> I always had my hair cut at a unisex salon growing up (Since the owner was my next-door neighbor and "Other Mother", i feel no shame in it), That being said, i was ecstatic to find that an old friend of mine (and professional tattoo artist/piercer) opened a punk/ rockabilly barbershop named Sweeney's next door to his tattoo studio. Sorry , Carol... But Jonny does it better.

Comment by Daniel Fallin on September 16, 2013 at 9:07am
Love finding out we have a barbershop group on here! I will not use a salon, sport clips etc. Do we have a barbershop recommendation or locator sub-forum? I travel for work and it would be nice to find a place to get a trim and maybe a good shave on the road.
Comment by Brian S on July 28, 2013 at 9:24pm

I can beat that Kevin B. Turkish barbers in Bahrain will shave you and cut your hair for about $ 4.50

Comment by Kevin B on July 28, 2013 at 3:48pm

How have Turkish barbers not taken over the world? I recently had the opportunity to experience a Turkish haircut/shave/mask/ear flame thing...amazing. And here in Turkey that whole thing cost $15. I can't even get a decent haircut in the States for that price. Has anyone had a similiar experience?

Comment by Brian S on June 18, 2013 at 4:52am

I returned to the UK a few months back and was very happy to find a proper barber in town. He is an Iraqi Kurd. I find that barbers from that sort of area - Lebanon, Syria, Iraq are the best for beard trimming and shaping. It is always a great experience for sure.

 

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