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A New and Exciting Era for The Den!

Posted 7/16/2018

For those who know the history of The Barber Den, you know it has been in the Walters/MacLean family for over 40 years. Today marks the third generation of Barber Den owners, as Doug passes the “clippers” to his son Phil and Phil’s wife Sarah. Phil has been managing the shop for the past year and has seamlessly retained the dynamic of the Den, while integrating his own style.

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Celebrating Freedom

Posted 7/8/2018

The festivities of the past week remind us of the cost of freedom. We gained our independence from Britain July 1776, but the Revolutionary War which began in 1775, raged for seven more years. 

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There are going to be some changes around here...

Posted 6/18/2017

These were words that first struck fear in the lives of Doug’s sons, and then later became a source of eye-rolling and cajoling. The reason for changes might have been too much clutter around the house, chores not being done, chaotic schedules or unattended homework. Doug would take it as long as he could, and then most likely at the dinner table, these infamous words would ring out…

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It's No-Shave November

Posted 11/7/2015

Many of you have heard of No-Shave November, but did you know how it started? The Today Show is a proud supporter of the cause, and this video from their site profiles one of the families who paid tribute to their father by starting the non-profit to bring awareness for men’s health and raising funds for cancer research.

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New Year, New Pricing

Posted 1/4/2015

The only thing going down in price these days is gasoline, so after two years, The Barber Den is raising our prices. We still offer professional cuts, shaves and trims for men at competitive prices, and our barbers make every effort to send you ...

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To Shave or Not to Shave

Posted 12/13/2014

Hey guys, Phil from The Den here. These days it's common for guys to grow big full beards. A lot of times though, because of work or personal reasons, they need to shave those beards down. Before you go and completely shave off the beast you have grown to love, have some fun with it first. I just recently shaved off my beard. Over the course of a three-week time, tho, I did a lot of different fun beard styles. I started by shaving just my chin area down to a half of an inch (a number 2 in barber terms). This left me with...

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Veterans Day Remembrance

Posted 11/11/2014

History of Veterans Day

(from the US Dept of Veterans Affairs)


Armed Forces

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

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Old School New Age

Posted 9/25/2014

These days, there’s a barber shop or hair salon on nearly every corner in town. Some guys pop in to the first one they come to when they need trimmed up, while others have been with their stylist or barber for years. At the Barber Den, we have clients who drive across town for not only the cut they like, but also for the home town feel of bygone days. Coming to the barber shop ...

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Labor Day at the Barber Den

Posted 9/1/2014

Change begets change

Labor Day Weekend has always marked the end of summer fun and the beginning of the fall season, with schools back in session, football season gearing up and shorter, cooler days. The shop closes for the Labor Day holiday, and for a number of years, I volunteered to help out at the local MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon, another Labor Day staple.

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Getting the Cut You Want

Posted 8/19/2014

Hot summer days send guys running to their barber for something cooler, shorter and off the ears. The cut you have in mind might not be what you get, if you aren’t able to communicate your wishes correctly. “A little off the top and sides” might mean a ¼” touch-up to the barber, while you were expecting something much shorter. If using shears, your barber will measure with his or her fingers at one to two inch lengths. This gives you a good overall blend.

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