Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mr. Figaro Unisex Hairstyling in Sheepshead Bay was established in 1977 by Jerry May aka Mr. Figaro.

Mr. May was born in Russia in 1927 into a family of barbers and not only learned to cut #hair but also to sing #opera at a young age. He told us that he "took the name Mr. Figaro after the original singing #barber from Rossini's 1816 comic opera." We love the #handpainted #signage ๐Ÿ’ˆ✂️as well as all of the photos of Mr. Figaro and his customers in the windows. Photo from 2009 and full interview with Mr. Figaro and his protege Sal "Cutz" appear in our book "Store Front II- A History Preserved."

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