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  • The classic barbershop is alive and well
  • The classic barbershop is alive and well
    Duncan Rawlinson (2014) ©

The classic barbershop is alive and well

Men are becoming increasingly style-conscious. But has talk of beard sculpting and geometric fades put you off the new, hip-as-hell male grooming experience? Want a return to cheap cuts and a familiar face? Never fear, because the classic neighbourhood barber is alive and well in Toronto.



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