The NYC Barbershop Museum is not just an exhibition of the rich history of barbering, but also a working barbershop that creates a full, immersive experience. Treat yourself to a luxurious, modern haircut, shave and more.
Historically, the men’s Barbershop emerged before women began going to their first salons. Working men treated themselves by getting haircuts, manicures, shoe shines and facial massages. As a result, the Barbershop became a place where they would gather and socialize, smoke a cigar or have drinks together.
Arthur Rubinoff, a 4th generation Master Barber and celebrity groomer, has been collecting Barber antiques and memorabilia for over 25 years. He was inspired to open the NYC Barbershop Museum, to offer his clients the finest haircuts, shaves, and grooming services in an engaging turn-of-the-century environment, surrounded by the historic artifacts and memorabilia he loves.
“The history of the Barber is a very rich but forgotten one,” explains Rubinoff. “My goal was to give respect to all Barbers and our history as well as educate. Barbering is a true art with a fascinating legacy.”