For years, the Barnes' family-run barbershop has been a place where guys can get a trim while shooting the breeze about anything. So when the barbershop is sold to a large hair salon chain, prodigal son Kevin Barnes (Marques Houston) finds himself co-managing the shop and butting heads with the new owner's spoiled daughter, Tiffany (Shannon Elizabeth). With differing ideas about how to turn their shop into a success, these two new partners find themselves in a battle of the sexes. Kevin is adamant about keeping it a place where men can hang out, watch sports and have a beer…all while getting a haircut. Tiffany wants to create an urban oasis for women and men; where they can offer massages, highlights and lattes made to order. The direction of the new business also has the current employees taking sides. Tiffany's improvements have all of the female employees excited, particularly Candy (Shondrella Avery), the sassy manicurist, who has no qualms about sprucing up her surroundings. But Kevin has heavy support from the male staff, especially Walt (Rashaan Nall), the gambling barber, who knows he can try to win some extra cash if sports are playing all day in the shop. Believing that they each have something to prove to themselves and their families, Kevin and Tiffany agree to incorporate both under one roof. But running a business is not as easy as it appears, as the two will have to ride the many speed bumps along the way. But these two people from completely different worlds, with very different approaches to life, will work to find some common ground and try to turn this local barbershop in a burgeoning neighborhood into the hottest and hippest spa on the Eastern seaboard.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Cuts - Crew cut - Netflix
A crew cut is a type of haircut in which the upright hair on the top of the head is cut relatively short, graduated in length from the longest hair that forms a short pomp (pompadour) at the front hairline to the shortest at the back of the crown so that in side profile, the outline of the top hair approaches the horizontal. Relative to the front view, and to varying degrees, the outline of the top hair can be arched or flattened at the short pomp front and rounded or flattened over the rest of the top to complement the front hairline, head shape, face shape and facial features. The hair on the sides and back of the head is usually tapered short, semi-short, or medium. A short crew cut is sometimes referred to as a butch, though with the exception of variant forms, a butch differs from a crew cut in that the top hair is cut a uniform short length. A long crew cut can be referred to in the US as an ivy league crew cut or ivy league. A crew cut where the hair on the top of the head is graduated in length from the front hairline to a chosen point on the mid to back part of the crown as a flat plane, of level, upward sloping or downward sloping inclination is known as a flat top crew cut or flattop. Crew cuts, flattop crew cuts, butch cuts and ivy leagues can be referred to as buzz cuts; all are traditionally groomed with hair control wax, commonly referred to as butch wax.
Cuts - History - Netflix
The term, originally crew haircut, was most likely coined to describe the hairstyles worn by members of Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell and other university Crew teams, which were short to keep the hair from being blown into the face of the rower as the boat races down the course opposite the direction the rower is seated with both hands on the oars, making it impossible to brush the hair out of the face. The name drew a contrast to football haircuts, which had been long since 1889 when Princeton football players began wearing long hair to protect against head injury, thereby starting a trend, not altogether welcome; mop haired football players were frequently caricatured in the popular press.In 1895, the championship Yale football team appeared with “close-cropped heads” and subsequently long hair went out of style for football. Almost concurrently, the first helmets began to appear. Crew cuts were popular in the 1920s and 1930s among college students, particularly in the ivy league. The style was often worn as a summer haircut for its cooling effect. Men inducted into the military in World War II received G.I. haircuts, crew cuts, and a significant proportion continued to wear a crew cut while serving and after, as civilians. As long hair became popular in the mid 1960s, the crew cut and its variants waned in popularity through the 1970s. The crew cut began to come back in style in the late 1970s and early 1980s with the flat top crew cut being the most popular crew cut style during the 1980s.
The crew cut, regardless of the name applied to the hairstyle, was not limited to, nor did the style originate in the United States. In English, the crew cut and flat top crew cut were formerly known as the pompadour or short pompadour, as well as the brush cut, and had been worn since at least the mid 18th century. The style went by other names in other languages; in French, coupé en brosse; in German, Bürstenschnitt; in Russian, ёжик. A short pompadour with a flat top was considered the standard while a somewhat curved appearance across the top was suggested for wider foreheads and face shapes. The style with a flat top acquired the name brush top short pompadour and the style with a more rounded top, round top short pompadour. Prior to the invention of electric clippers with a motor in the handle in 1921 and their ensuing marketing and widespread use, barbers considered the perfect short pompadour to be the most time consuming style to trim.
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