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The Freemans Sporting Club family expands to Williamsburg this week with the launch of Barber & Supply. Unlike the F.S.C. Barber hair salons in Manhattan, this one is huge—1,500 square feet—with high ceilings and plenty of light.
F.S.C. Barber founder Sam Buffa built the space out of a former garage, removing the drop ceilings, revealing the original beams, and adding custom-built white oak fixtures. The look is deliberately airy and modern, he says. "It's not like you walk through the door and you're transported to the early 1900s. It's still a warehouse, so it needs to embody that attitude."
The shop offers the same services you'll get in Manhattan: a haircut is $40, a straight razor shave is $40, and a beard trim is $15. But there's also an apothecary area in the front that houses a rotating pop-up shop. Right now, it's occupied by Malin & Goetz, which Buffa chose because it's a New York brand that has been with Freemans since its start.
New pop-ups will kick off roughly every three months, with themes ranging from products and accessories to food and drink. Once it's warm, Buffa plans to leave the mechanic-style garage doors open, bringing in fresh air and encouraging people to spend time on the big round bench in the center of the store. Expect to see plenty of Barber & Supply employees hanging around: Their 1,500-square-foot offices are in the back.
· Barber & Supply [Official Site]
· Malin + Goetz [Official Site]
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