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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Take your son to the barbershop!

Started by Col. Q. Douglas Whitaker. Last reply by kevin webster Sep 15. 2 Replies

I have seen many dads allow mom take the kids to a hair salon. Men you must take your son to a baber shop! If you go to a "salon"...change! There are so many "man lessons" to be learned at the barber…Continue

Why does it just not feel right?

Started by ClubmanPinaud. Last reply by Chuck Knight Feb 13. 14 Replies

I shave my head and I'm happy with my look and myself. That isn't the issue, the issue is that I do miss going to the barber. Why, though, does it just seem out of place to go in for a head shave?…Continue

Compiling a photobook of awesome haircuts

Started by Ruas Onid Feb 5. 0 Replies

I have a great appreciation for barbers who put in the work to churn out a really good looking hair for his customers. Here in Malaysia, its a trend thats only grown in the last 3-4 years, and maybe…Continue

Vocation over job

Started by JB Boles. Last reply by Paul Sposite Jan 5. 3 Replies

After reading AoM posts and talking with my father.(He is a barber)  I'm heading up to the barber college today, and putting my money.  Time to do something I love, instead of something I have to…Continue

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Comment by Michael J. K. on September 28, 2016 at 8:41pm

hi Reid Gobin

Comment by Michael J. K. on September 28, 2016 at 8:39pm

howdie everyone Hi Brian S. hope all is well with everyone.

Comment by Liam Strain on September 28, 2016 at 8:01pm
Comment by Matthew Green on September 28, 2016 at 4:02pm

I live in Charlotte, NC and I've been looking for a honest to god barber shop with not luck. I'm sick of the, what I call, fast food places (Great Clips, Super Cuts, ect.). I have found a good mens saloon but it's not quite the same. Those places use attractive women to butter you up for more money. Does anyone know a good place in the Charlotte area?

Comment by Sir on December 23, 2015 at 11:58am

My favorite barbershop is one where they really do sing, in barbershop, while you're getting your hair cut.  I haven't found one yet, but by insisting, I have been asked not to come back from numerous establishments.

Comment by Tony TR on December 23, 2015 at 11:29am
My favorite barber has recently become a friend of mine. This statement shocks me as I even write it. Nowadays it is harder and harder to form true and close adult male friendships. I found that walking into my barbershop and sitting down for a fresh-cut has turned into an opportunity to escape. The freedom to just be a man and be myself and have an open honest conversation with somebody is and in frequent experience with me because my job is so demanding and time is very valuable. Thank you to all the barbers on this site because you guys are contributing to society in a major way that impacts all of us and we leave your shop. The confidence I feel when I leave helps me succeed.
Comment by Brian S on July 26, 2015 at 7:46am

I love a proper shave. I mostly do my beard etc myself but sometimes a real shave is called for. Just found a new place in Birmingham, UK which is awesome

Comment by Michael J. K. on July 26, 2015 at 7:15am

I need a better hair cut

Comment by Paul Martin on March 1, 2015 at 11:45pm


I got to do some barbering today, I'm trying to find some way to pay for my certification and training.  until I'm certified, I cannot legally charge for a haircut.  thankfully I have enough friends who let me keep my skills sharp while I figure out how to go to full time barber school and work so I can pay rent.

Comment by Rob S Thompson on July 11, 2014 at 7:59pm

Just found this place and LOVE it. I have been a master barber for 20 years and a licensed barber instructor. I love going to work every day because of the atmosphere,,, its a proper barber shop where men come in and gather and visit. I call it the original chat room! 


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Introductions are in order!

Greetings!I am Chris and I am 25. I live in Greece and I suppose I am here because I would like to have some meaningful conversations, the kind I, for some reason, get in real life, in day-to-day life.I am studying to become a programmer, I am almost done and starting to think about my actual future in the workforce, while at the same time a lot of my opinions have changed lately. I feel like I'm going through a second puberty... A good thing I suppose, I am becoming a better me! And I would…See More
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Chris Pogon replied to RayRay's discussion Hair or Sex?
"Don't know if you have already tried it or not, but do the drastic thing, shave everything off. In the beggining you will not like it, but stick with it, try it for a month. No matter how bad you think you look, keep shaving (or buzzing) that…"
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