In the age of quarantine there is Barba's Quarancuts

April 18, 2020, 4:05.41 pm ET  

Photo: Xavier Cruz © Barba                                                                                                     
By now, most folks are looking a bit shaggy after weeks quarantine.  Now comes "Quarancuts," New York's men's grooming boutique Barba's new Virtual Hair School.  For those in dire need of a haircut and willing to draft their spouses, partners, parents and children, Quarancuts may be the solution. Barba’s Owner and Master Stylist, Xavier Cruz, will guide student "stylists" through the techniques of men’s haircuts online using Zoom. Anyone interested in taking the “course” can Direct Message (DM) Barba on Instagram, with all Quarancuts sessions airing simultaneously on IGTV so that friends, family and the wider community can get in on the lesson.

Photo: Billy Porter/Barba                                                                                      
Every ground-breaking initiative must have a first star and the first amateur stylist to attend Quarancuts was Grammy-winning singer, Tony-winning actor, and renowned style icon Billy Porter, who was enlisted to cut his husband Adam Smith’s hair.

According to Cruz's video on Instagram, the virtual advice is offered for free. 

Digital and social content for the Quarancuts Virtual Hair School will be broadcast across social media on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, as well as on Barba’s website. To get a virtual lesson visit   

For when things return to normal, hopefully soon, you can get a professional style at Barba loccated at 235 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 675-2010

- TR

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