Haircuts and memories part of Newport barbershop

Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 21:13 PM.

"That helps too," Buie said. "Marty’s got a great place. Very seldom will you go into a barber shop that has any kind of atmosphere like right in this place. It’s just amazing. The only thing I can say is he’s been doing something besides cutting hair. He’s been collecting."

Word has gotten out about Shirley’s place, all the way to reality television.

Recently, a television crew hired Shirley and The Barber Shop to do some "on location" footage.

"They were looking for a barber shop scene and someone sent pictures by phone and they said this looked just right," Shirley said.

The Hollywood types swooped in and closed him down for a day, put up lights, rearranged a little bit and said "Action!"

Shirley hired an old barber friend to work at the shop’s rarely used second chair and Shirley pretended to cut the star’s hair.

"All I had to do was cut the boy’s hair that was in the show," Shirley said. "I was all wired up with microphones and everything. It was kind of neat."



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