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The local barber shop by Richard Perry

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  • Henry's Hairstyling. This is where I get my hair cut. It's a small shop next to a popular cafe in Antigonish called the Tall & Small.

    The guys who cut hair are older gents, mostly retired and making some extra money. It's a shop with faded pictures on the walls. Autographs from old sports stars. Old calendars. Faded pictures of local sports teams from the old days.

    You could say it has a 1960's feel to it. That's why I like it. Time slows down here. The old men snip away. In the summer you need to pay close attention because half the time they're looking at the young ladies passing by on the sidewalk out front.

    It costs $16 for a cut. I usually attempt to leave a $20 bill, but sometimes when you say "keep the change", they give you that 'aw shucks' look and make you take back the extra four dollars. "Get me next time", they say.
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