There’s a new buzz around barbershops

BY ROSE ADAMS | When Alex Nuñez’s father, Patricio, returned home one evening in 1994, he asked his 12-year-old boy for an unusual favor.

“Son,” he said, “cut my hair.”

Patricio sat in a chair by the bathroom mirror and Alex stooped over him, gliding a pair of electric clippers over his scalp. When the buzzing stopped, Patricio looked in the mirror and smiled. Alex was a natural.

News of Alex’s barbering skills spread across the Lower East Side, and soon, his tenement building on Suffolk St. became a destination for trims and shaves.

“I started to do all my friends, my school friends, my church friends, the friends in the neighborhood, my family,” Alex said. “I fell in love with it at an early age.”

Alex Nunez at his Neighborhood Cut and Shave barbershop on the Lower East Side, one of the business’s three locations. (Photo by Rose Adams)

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