Arthur Rubinoff, 43, opened the roll down gate on a storefront along Columbus Avenue in Manhattan.

“Coming Soon,” read a sign on the door. “NYC Barber Museum Shop.”

Inside the space was under construction but already Mr. Rubinoff’s signature décor — with all the subtlety of Versailles — could be seen in the six ornate chandeliers being hung on a small ceiling and the elaborate gilded trim along the edges.

“I’m doing it to give respect to all the barbers in the world, and to show that barbering is an art”.

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