COVID-19 lockdown haircuts are being performed with varying degrees of success, but to help remedy the situation, New York's men’s grooming boutique Barba, in partnership with agency, Terri & Sandy, has launched the Quarancuts Virtual Hair School.
Each day, Barba’s Owner and Master Stylist, Xavier Cruz, has guided students through the techniques of men’s haircuts online using Zoom. Anyone interested in taking the course is invited to direct message Barba on Instagram @barbamgb. All Quarancuts sessions are airing on IGTV so that friends, family and the wider community can get in on the lesson.
The first amateur stylist to attend Quarancuts was Grammy-winning singer, Tony-winning actor, and renowned style icon Billy Porter, who enlisted help in cutting his husband Adam Smith’s hair.
The Billy Porter kick-off IGTV Episode at the Quarancuts Virtual Hair School can be viewed here.
Of his first Quarancuts experience Billy Porter said, “My nerves faded away with Xavier’s guidance. Humbling and fabulous!”
Xavier Cruz of Barba adds, "Without a doubt, these are hard times, but not all is lost. Quarancuts puts us closer together. We created this program to not only make us feel great over our appearance, but to also have fun. We will certainly have some good laughs during our sessions."
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 www.barbamgb.com.
About Barba Men’s Grooming Boutique
For years boutiques and barbershops have coexisted, separate entities serving different clients. Barba has united these two different services in a single place, offering high-end boutique services and more modestly priced traditional barbering under a single roof, led by Xavier Cruz. This men’s Grooming Boutique is provided by a highly experienced and well-regarded, staff, including the owner-founder of Xavier Cruz Salon and Xac Anthony Salon & Spa.
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