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Museum Dedicated To History Of Haircuts Opens On Upper West Side

June 18, 2018 - 9:47 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- History comes with a haircut at the new Barber Shop Museum on the Upper West Side.

Arthur Rubinoff, who runs a chain of barber shops, says he opened the museum in memory of his barber father.

We are ready to welcome you tomorrow! --One of a kind operating barbershop where haircut and shaves will be performed in atmosphere of the beginning of XX century. In the museum ambitiously decorated with lots of décor, golden elements, handcrafted woodwork and impressive chandeliers brightening the space, all guests would get a pleasure to go back to the earlies 1900, the beginning of modern history of barbershops. Which are not only the place of quick clean up, it is a meaningful social formation for a man in America. -- #Barbershop #museum #newyork #city #manhattan #upperwestside #nycbarbermuseum #nyc #newyorksights

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Displays include a barber chair from 1929, as well as poles and signs from over 100 years of barbering.

You can buy a trim during your visit to the museum.

The museum is free to visit, but grooming services are available for purchase, the Associated Press reported.