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Barbershop helps shape young minds with reading initiative

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The City Cuts Barbershop in Kutztown is offering haircuts and, for young customers, confidence. Inside the shop, you’ll spot all the barbershop essentials, but tucked away in a box is a collection of children’s books.

“Soon as we got the books, we just needed the kids, and once the kids came, it just worked out perfectly,” said barber Jerry Jones.

There’s the typical barbershop talk, but on any given day, you’ll hear something else: children reading books out loud. The shop calls it ‘Books by Kids.’   To read more, click here.

December 7, 2017
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Barbershops are Back; Along with Tattoos, Beards and the Pompadour

Messy-and-Wavy-Slick-Back-e1475069450248-650x650Ask most barbers who have been in the game for more than three decades and they will tell you that the modern barbershop is nowhere near the place where they were in the 50s and 60s.   You can blame the demise of the traditional barbershop on the “grunge look” of the 90s or the disheveled video-game player look of the early part of the 21st century or even the recently popular organic movement – which places more value in wide weeds than manicured lawns.    One thing is clear, though, barbershops are back!

 

September 13, 2017
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The New Barberpreneur: Jacob Sullivan

Most people likely that that Barbers sit around all day waiting for customers, cleaning their tools and stations and talking to one another about sports.   However, the world of barbering is much, much more entrepreneurial and opportunity-focused than that.   Barbers are constantly looking for opportunities to either growth their customer base or their barbershops in new markets.   Here, Baeberpreneur, Jacob Sullivan, talks about what his plans are as  barberpreneur.  Read more.

September 12, 2017
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No Shortcuts: The Importance of a Retirement Plan for the Professional Barber

Barbers work hard, real hard! When barbers retire they want to retire happy and comfortably with personal and financial piece of mind.   Fact is, though, the quality of life that a Barber wants in the future depends on what he/she contribute in the present. Therefore to truly enjoy and be able to reap the benefits of retirement you have to start saving into a retirement plan immediately – like when you serve your first customer.  Read more.

September 12, 2017
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Style Icon: The Maestro Wynton Marsalis

Acclaimed musician Wynton Marsalis hits all the right notes as the leader of the impeccably dressed jazz at Lincoln center orchestra. Here, he sits down with writer Darrell Hartman to talk about jazz as a uniquely American art form and share his own style improvisations.  Read more.

September 12, 2017
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How to Get a Job in the 21st Century: A Great Cut, a Nice Suit and a Smile!

We all know that a great haircut is critical to landing a job, but what kind of difference can a great suit make? According to the folks at Career Gear, a nonprofit that helps men in need suit up for job interviews, a mighty big one. Read more.

September 12, 2017
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Jaden Smith Expresses His Cool, One Hair Color At  Time
At Beautycon—a Los Angeles beauty-industry festival—Jaden Smith flexed his grooming skills with a brand-new hair color: something between pink and neon red, faded down to blond on the bottom. Whether it was a fresh dye job, a washed-out, grown-out version of the burgundy color he was sporting last month, or a little of both is difficult to say. Whatever the answer, it contains a lesson: The 19-year-old proved that buzz cuts don’t have to be boring—and can free you up to take more chances with your hair.  Read More.
September 12, 2017
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Yep! The Rock Even Excels at Growing Facial Hair

Human superhero, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, shines at pretty much everything he does. Acting? The guy is box office gold. Wrestling? I think you’ve smelled what his cooking. Working out? He’s peak swole. He’s aging in reverse, he can charm the pants off of anyone he meets, hell, he’s even good at designing gym bags. Oh, and making Instagram videos. And covering up ill-conceived tattoos. He is just the king (and maybe the future POTUS, but that’s a whole other story). Today he checked “grow an in-between-projects beard” off his bucket list (The Rock loves bucket lists) and man, did he knock it out of the park.  Read more.

September 12, 2017
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The Beauty Industry is One of the Best Industries for the Billion-dollar Startups of Tomorrow

If you want your startup to achieve meteoric success, you need to start your business in an industry that has the potential to create billion-dollar startups. Here’s what you are probably thinking – how can one know which industries are capable of producing successful startups? The answer is easy. By speaking with experts and examining investment data, you can find the industries that are offering major opportunities for new ventures.  Read More.

September 12, 2017
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Barbershops Continue to be Catalyst for Redevelopment Along Urban Commercial Corridors

Traces of immigrant enclaves live on south of downtown Omaha: the Sons of Italy hall; the Ethnic Sandwich Shop; the Bohemian Cafe ghost sign at 13th and William Streets.

But redevelopment projects continue to transform neighborhoods rooted in ethnic identity into homes for a new and different population.

One Omaha developer is planning another batch of row houses near 12th and Briggs Streets that will attract buyers able to pay around $300,000. That site is just a stone’s throw from Clarity Development’s still-rising 36-unit South Hill Rowhouses, and only blocks away from a separate cluster of old houses that Clarity has rehabilitated and rents out for now.  Read more.

September 11, 2017
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