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George’s Barber Shop | April 2, 2010

Last Saturday, Mark needed a haircut so we went to George’s Barbershop in Park Slope. Mark had gotten a nice haircut there once before, so we decided it would be good to go there again. We were not disappointed.

This time, Mark’s barber was Sam, an older Italian man with bushy eyebrows. He was very kind and good with a buzzer and scissors.

When other “hairstylists” would have stopped, he kept going — spending a few extra minutes fine-tuning and making sure every strand of hair was cut just right.

When he was satisfied, Sam put some warm shaving cream on Mark’s neck and shaved it with a straight-edge. It was awesome. Mark was impressed with how quickly the straight-edge was able to cut through his neck hair. This made him realize how wussy his “safe” razors are that he shaves his face with.

We thought the haircut turned out nicely. Sam even styled it with some mousse.

Then it was time for Sam to get a haircut, but who cuts the barber’s hair? That is one of life’s mysteries.



  1. I like your haircut. How nice of him to pose for a picture with you afterward. I’m glad there are folks who give high quality service these days.


    Comment by Marisa — April 3, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

  2. Wow that reminds me of being a missionary in Argentina. Real barbershops with old guys cutting hair, and doing it well. Often Italian or at least a generation or two from the old country.


    Comment by Ken — April 3, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

  3. So, this is kinda of random, but my great-grandfather George was a barber in NYC in the early 1900’s. i’m wondering if this is his shop. Is there any way you could do some investigation work for me and find out? His name was George Campisi and he was italian. he definitely owned a shop in 1920 and 1930. After that, I have no idea. Thanks.


    Comment by keyessa — January 27, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    • That’s a great question. When I inquired about the history of the barbershop on my first visit, I recall being told that the original George had long since retired or passed away. To get more info, why not go straight to the source? I’m sure they’d be glad to hear from you. 🙂 (718) 499-2021 Thanks for the question.


      Comment by Mark J. Sanderson — January 27, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

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