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Master Barber: Michael Anthony

Michael AnthonyMichael Anthony is a unique hair artist well versed in both barbering and hairdressing. So aside from the obvious - men usually go to barbers....women to hairdressers....what’s the difference? Well, here’s a little tidbit.  The term “barber” comes from the Latin word “barba”, meaning “beard”.  “Barber” has come to be known as a person whose job is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style, and shave mens’ hair.  Their “house” - a “barber shop”.But get this. In old days, barbers also performed dentistry and surgery.  Lucky for us all....Michael Anthony only has to deal with “pulling teeth” when someone can’t decide on a hair color.

“Hairdressers” refer to anyone who changes a person’s image through a combination of cut and color. According to Wikipedia (the internet barbershop of information!): 

“Hairdressing as an occupation dates back thousands of years. Ancient art drawings and paintings have been discovered depicting people working on other people’s hair. Greek writers Aristophanes and Homer both mention hairdressing in their writings. In Africa, it was believed in some cultures that a person's spirit occupied his or her hair, giving hairdressers high status within these communities. The status of hairdressing encouraged many to develop their skills, and close relationships were built between hairdressers and their clients. Hours would be spent washing, combing, oiling, styling and ornamenting their hair. Men would work specifically on men, and women on other women. Before a master hairdresser died, they would give their combs and tools to a chosen successor during a special ceremony.

Michael Anthony marries the concepts of barbering and hairdressing together at his Farmington location with an artistry that so many have strived for throughout the centuries.  Come see what he can do for you today!

Services Include:

  • Senior Men’s Haircuts
  • Men’s and Boys Haircuts
  • Senior Women’s Haircuts
  • Senior Women’s Cut and Color
  • Senior Women’s Cut and Perm
  • Women’s Haircuts
  • Women’s Cut and Color
  • Women’s Cut and Perm
  • Women’s Cut and Highlight
  • Women’s Wash and blow dry for all ages

How It All Began

When you pull in....it feels like home.The house was built by John Antigiavanni in 1951 with a barbershop.  John ran it like that for almost 40 years before he passed.  When Michael Anthony took over, he accepted carrying forth the tradition with honor.  He kept it....and built upon it.

Michael Anthony wanted to keep the overall feel of a barbershop, despite adding in hairdressing.  That’s why he decided to go with a split shift, with morning and evening hours Tuesday-Friday.

The early shifts are run for boys and men to walk-in at their convenience.   The evening hours and Saturdays are for appointment-only for men and women. So how does Michael Anthony describe this new fusion?  “Floyd’s Barbershop meets Vidal Sassoon - it’s a blast!”

Pay-It-Forward

Michael Anthony, owner of Michael Anthony’s Hair, rolled back pricing to 1989 prices for the entire month of March as part of a “Pay It Forward” campaign.

Michael Anthony is celebrating 25 years owning his own barbershop.  1989 pricing is about 50% off all of his services for the entire month.  It’s his way of thanking the community for standing behind him for so long.

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15 Garden Street | Farmington, CT 06032 | 860.676.8168

Hours:
 Men and Boys Walk-in Tuesday 8-1 Wed-Friday 7-1
Appointments Men, Women, and Children Tuesday-Thursday 4-7:30, Saturday 9am-1pm