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Spotlight: Proper Barbershop, Denver

When there isn’t a business you want to work with, open your own one up. That’s why Jordan Weinstein opened up Proper Barbershop in Berkeley, an up and coming neighborhood in Northwest Denver in 2011. “What was available was either chains, salons, or old-man barbershops and I’d had my fill of those,” says Weinstein. Proper Barbershop stocks Imperial…

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Spotlight: Greasy Hands Barbershop, The Shoals, Alabama

After a spell working in Brooklyn as a barber, Austin Shirrey opened Greasy Hands Barbershop in Florence, Ala. in an area known as the Shoals, on October 1 this past year. “I wanted to bring my passion for men’s grooming back home to North Alabama,” says Shirrey. “The trade down here was dying out. I…

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Send a Broquet, Braugh!: Q&A with Max Solomon, Broquet.co

Stumped on buying a gift for a bro, pops or boss for the right price? A custom gift basket with shaving goods, a cocktail shaker and Sriracha popcorn sounds cool, but who has time to gather goods around town or pay combined shipping costs? That’s where Broquet.co comes in. They offer gift sets specifically designed…

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Brother Can you Spare a Shave? Q Brothers Opens in Lincoln Square, Chicago

Merz Apothecary is a Chicago institution—a family-owned pharmacy and sundries store open since 1875.This past Dec. 1, the Qaiyum brothers— all grooming aficionados—opened Q Brothers – The Men’s Shop adjoining the Merz Lincoln Square flagship to feature shave goods including brushes, soaps and razors. The Qaiyum’s recognized that shaving is back especially wet shaving since it…

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FIELD REPORT: THE NOMAD BARBER

The Nomad Barber is Miguel Guiterrez, an award-winning stylist and shaver based in Shoreditch, London. In his YouTube show, Gutierrez explores barbering culture around the world from Turkey to Vietnam, interviewing barbers and getting haircuts and shaves on the street. On his Instagram, he documents setting up shop in far-flung places from Kurdistan to Australia…