The Barber Shop Museum Opens in New York City

Arthur Rubinoff is steeped in barbering history, literally and figuratively. He’s a fourth-generation master barber and celebrity groomer, is the founder of the Reamir & Co. chain of New York City barbershops and just opened the city’s first barbering museum. Curated by Barber Shop Museum general manager Rasheed Hart, the site is home to an array of beautifully colored vintage artifacts, many of which are more than 100 years old, like the 101-year-old gas-powered steam sterilizer. Also on display are historic clippers from brands like Andis, Oster and Wahl, not to mention antique chairs, razors and scissors. What’s more, the museum is also a working old-school barbershop where patrons can choose from three different packages, the 19th Century, the 20th Century and the 21st Century, each increasing in services provided and luxury. (The 21st Century package includes champagne and black caviar!) For more info, follow on Instagram.

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[Images: Courtesy of The Barber Shop Museum]

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