Old School Barber Shop opens in Plantsville

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A barbershop with an old-school feel just recently opened in Plantsville this month.

Christopher Lombardo, who has been a barber for nine years, opened the doors of Lombardo’s Barber Shop on Jan. 8 at 1201 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike.

“I always wanted to have my own barbershop and have my own theme,” said Lombardo.

Lombardo’s barbershop has a unique design in comparison to most barber shops today. The shop has two old barber chairs from 1930 and one from 1905.

The art work in the barbershop also has a classic vintage feel to it with a Norman Rockwell barbershop picture, a picture of Babe Ruth, four antique car ads, and a vintage Coca Cola Ad. Outside of the shop, Lombardo has an old fashioned barbershop pole to top it all off.

“When I was looking up barbershops only, I really liked the older shops,” said Lombardo. “The barbershops back in the day were awesome.”

Lombardo said that his affinity for antiques was influenced by his uncle’s antique collection.

Lombardo’s technique to cutting hair is also old school. He uses straight razor with the hot lather machine.

In addition to his older novelty barbershop equipment and décor, Lombardo’s shop has a pool table and a 50 inch television.

“I just wanted to have a barbershop that people could have fun at,” said Lombardo.

The price for a men’s haircut is $15, senior citizen haircuts are $13 and beard trims are $8. All services include a complimentary hot neck shave.

For more information about Lombardo’s Barber Shop, call 860-863-5865.

To comment on this story or to contact staff writer Lindsay Carey, email her at LCarey@Southington Observer.com.

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