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April 22, 2010

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Andrew Lambdin-Abraham

What are the licensing requirements in Germany like? I know in Texas, in order to be a barber one must pass a written and practical exam. Moreover, it is forbidden by law for anyone who is not a barber to use a razor to shave someone. However, a licensed cosmetologist may trim a beard or mustache.

(I learned a lot about the law I had not known before I started researching this post.)

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Heh, the barber shop I go to here in New York is run by Turkish immigrants. It's not all that unusual. With most of the Italian immigrants who traditionally ran barber shops (at least in the Northeastern US) having retired or died off, immigrants from Turkey and from some parts of Eastern Europe have taken their place.

On a more controversial note, many of the long-established beauty salons in black neighborhoods are being put out of business by discount salons run by Dominican immigrants.

Peter

Doug (not Muir)

Similar problems in Munich until I found the barbers in the immigrant quarter. I think most of the guys at the place I went to were Arabic, but same principles.

Are Erfurt, Schweinfurt and Fulda all too far to go for a haircut? Also, isn't there still a fair amount of DoD presence in northern Bavaria? Might be an American barber near the military folks.

maria

I have never noticed your weird haircut before, but I will pay attention to it from now on (-:
I have also hated German hairdresser but because of all the specialized hair/cosmetology vocabulary I was unable to understand. I have also wait to be on holidays in Spain to cut my hair. But women long hair can wait 6-10 months without problems...

Noel Maurer

Three on the top, one on the sides, conservative fade. I've never had trouble with getting that from a European barber.

When you ask for longer, but still short, they get all weird.

Me, I'd try asking for a shorter haircut.

Gerald

Now, that gave me a laugh. Especially the part where the barber had nothing to say.

Next time you visit us in Ingolstadt, bring full hair. I shall introduce you to my special hideaway.

Lace Front Wigs

Similar problems in Munich until I found the barbers in the immigrant quarter. I think most of the guys at the place I went to were Arabic, but same principles.

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