Mystery Barber Sets Up Shop on Brooklyn Street for Quarantine Clients


A barber set up shop on a Brooklyn sidewalk this past Sunday, taking advantage of the lovely spring weather to give a man a haircut in broad daylight. An observer captured the strange scene from a building on the same block as the impromptu street salon on Ocean Parkway, between Brighton Beach and Ocean View avenues in Brighton Beach.

The short clip opens with the nonessential worker brushing hair off his most recent client before dramatically ripping off the man’s white barber cape. The newly trimmed fellow then wanders over to a parked car to examine his reflection in a window as the barber wipes down the chair and changes his gloves.

Another customer sits in the chair and the barber puts the same white cape on the second man. Lacking a formal workspace, the rogue barber appears to keep his tools on an empty adjacent bench as other people mingle nearby. As hair salons prepare to reopen in states loosening their lockdown orders, business owners are putting safety precautions into place, including reducing the number of customers allowed in stores at one time and providing workers with face coverings.

Source: NY Post

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