National Barber Day!

National Barber Day!

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September 16th is National Barber Day – a day to recognize barbers and appreciate their work!  How much do you know about barbers? Checkout the interesting facts below!  Fun Facts Dating back to the Bronze Age, the art of barbering was performed only by the most skilled individuals.  ‘Barber’ is derived from the Roman (Latin) word ‘barba,’ meaning ‘beard.’ Barbering services can be traced back to 5000 B.C. using instruments made from oyster shells or sharpened flint. During the Roman Empire, barber poles represented “barber-surgeons” who performed…

A look into Milan’s Barbershops

A look into Milan’s Barbershops

During our recent trip to Milan, we stopped by a few different barbershops to share an authentic view of Italian wet-shaving and grooming culture. From traditional to modern and everything in-between, Milan has some of the best barbershops we’ve ever seen. Antica Barbieria Colla di Franco Bompieri Milan’s original and the most recognized barbershop is that of Antica Barbieria Colla di Franco Bompieri. Founded in 1904, their knowledge and experience remains unmatched. In the center of Milan, you’ll find their unassuming…