Splice Barbershop Articles — barbering history

‘Barbering Is an Art’

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Arthur Rubinoff, surrounded by memorabilia he’s been collecting for the NYC Barber Museum Shop, which he will open soon on the Upper West Side.Credit...Levi Mandel for The New York Times By Corey Kilgannon May 4, 2018 Arthur Rubinoff, 43, opened the roll down gate on a storefrontalong Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. “Coming Soon,” read a sign on the door. “NYC Barber Museum Shop.” Inside the space was under construction but already Mr. Rubinoff’s signature décor — with all the subtlety of Versailles — could be seen in the six ornate chandeliers being hung on a small ceiling and the elaborate...

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FADEing Frenzy

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In recent years men’s hairdressing and barbering has excelled and has quickly established itself as the fastest growing sector in health, hair, beauty and holistic therapy therefore attracting attention from a wider range of people and has also been trust upon the general public via social media. This progression has pushed the expectations far beyond a simple 10 minute hair cut which has long been seen as the norm in the common barbershop. However, things have changed and more and more people expect the 'photo shopped looking' styles being seen published online on a daily basis. One aspect of barbering...

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Why Every Man Should Go to a Barbershop

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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 were usually women and a woman was cutting my hair. I’d just go in, sit there silently while the person cut my hair, and leave. I don’t know why I stopped going to a barbershop. As a child, I went to a barbershop on the...

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Roadside barbers - Singapore

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Background Roadside barbers used to be a common sight in Singapore, operating mainly out of makeshift sheds with walls of wooden planks, and wooden roofs or awnings.1 Also known as street barbers or five-foot-way barbers, they offer fuss-free trims in back alleys.2HistoryRoadside barbers were commonly found along Singapore’s streets and back lanes.3In the 1950s, the bustling side lane in Bugis was dubbed “Barber Street” as many barbers vied for customers there.4 They were also found along a cobbled lane that served as a link between Jalan Sultan and North Bridge Road. The lane was called the “Barber Row”.5 Most barbers...

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The Barbering Industry is Booming—Here's What You Should Know

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By Michelle McKelvey The future looks especially bright for those in the barbering industry. In fact, according to a Statista report, the men’s grooming industry is expected to hit 26 billion by 2020. David Raccuglia, founder of American Crew, predicts that this steady growth will shed light on how exciting and innovating the grooming space really is, while also offering men an industry that is focused on each of their grooming needs—hair, skin and beyond. “Men are starting to put their best face forward and the industry is finally listening,” Raccuglia says. Michael Martin, Reuzel educator and owner of Hawkins...

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Suntec City Mall

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Suntec City is one of Singapore’s largest malls and an exciting shopping destination nestled in the heart of the bustling Marina Bay precinct. The mall boasts more than 380 retail establishments across 3 levels and a basement. With over 100 Food & Beverage outlets located within the mall and the charming Sky Garden offering alfresco dining, guests will be spoilt for dining options. Suntec City offers a unique one-stop shopping, dining, lifestyle and entertainment experience for all. Suntec City is segmented into 4 zones, the North, East and West Wings, as well as the Fountain Court. It is also home...

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Suntec City Singapore Shopping Complex

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Suntec City in Singapore is a vast shopping complex that boasts a mall, an exhibition and conference centre, as well as office tower blocks. Its sheer size is home to a few flagship stores. There’s a movie theatre, as well as video arcades, and almost always a fair being held. It’s worth checking out what else is on for you to see when you’ve finished shopping. Suntec Shopping Mall has over 600 shops spread over 4 floors featuring brand names, department stores, and plenty of restaurants. Suntec City’s magnificent Fountain of Wealth is a landmark that’s worth seeing – listed...

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Suntec City

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Background Suntec City, commissioned and built by a private consortium, began construction in 1989 and was completed in phases between 1995 and 1997 at a cost of US$2.3 billion.1 Built in the heart of Marina Centre near City Hall MRT station, it has been described as a “city within a city”.2 It comprises five office towers, a retail and entertainment complex, and a convention and exhibition centre.3BackgroundThe name Suntec is derived from the Chinese words xin and da, which mean “new achievement”.4 The building’s design was inspired by Asian elements such as the Hindu mandala (a Sanskrit word for circle),...

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What it’s like living in Bukit TImah

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Whether you’re already living in Singapore or moving here from overseas, nothing beats hearing from the residents themselves! Here, we speak to Canadian FRANCINE MARTINDALE-SHARP. She’s a management consultant in branding and marketing and tells us what it’s like living in Bukit Timah as a neighbourhood and about her particular condo. She’s right near the Nature Reserve for walking and hiking but also has some favourite restaurants nearby. 5 facts about Bukit Timah Bukit Timah Hill is the highest point in Singapore – not that it’s very high! (163 metres) The neighbourhood is home to a number of Good Class...

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Mixed-use development One Holland Village to include homes, retail, offices and community spaces

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SINGAPORE - The upcoming mixed-use development One Holland Village in Holland Drive will feature 296 residential apartments, 255 serviced units, as well as retail, office and community spaces. The residences will be open for sale on Saturday (Nov 30). The retail space has already signed on a few companies, including supermarket Cold Storage, pharmacy chain Guardian, non-profit arts and culture organisation The Rice Company and movie theatre The Projector. One Holland Village is being developed by Far East Organization and its joint venture partners Sekisui House and Sino Group, which bought the coveted site in May last year for $1.213...

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